A response to the UK?
Labour anti-Semitism: Tell them the Mandate ended

Likud MK urges Netanyahu to summon UK Ambassador for a dressing-down over growing wave of Opposition party hate.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Oren Hazan and Binyamin Netanyahu
Oren Hazan and Binyamin Netanyahu
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

In response to the growing wave of anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic statements from the UK's leftist Labour party, Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Oren Hazan (Likud) on Monday called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to take action.

Hazan requested that Netanyahu use his role as the acting Foreign Minister to summon the British Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey for a clarification.

In the talk, Hazan asked the Prime Minister to express Israel's outrage over the comments by top members of the leading British Opposition party, and ask that they be stopped.

"Members of Great Britain's parliament must internalize that the British Mandate on the land of Israel ended with the establishment of the state of Israel," said Hazan, referencing the establishment of the modern Jewish state in 1948.

"They would be better off giving their opinions on the popular Islamist terror front that is 'starring' in Europe, their true enemy, which they must face also in the capital of the (British) Kingdom as happened in the past," he said, noting on Islamist terror attacks in London.

The MK urged the UK to confront Islamist terror "instead of wasting their precious time with a country that is a proponent of peace like the state of Israel."

After a week in which former London mayor and Labour activist Ken Livingstone, Labour MP Naz Shah and Councilor Ilyas Aziz were all suspended for anti-Semitic comments, the former mayor of Blackburn came under fire on Monday for social media comments posted less than a year ago.

Salim Mulla, who currently serves as a Labour councilor for the city of Blackburn, made a series of rabidly anti-Israel comments in the summer of 2015, when among other things he wrote that "Zionist Jews are a disgrace to humanity.”