Corbyn urged to expel party member who posted anti-Israel comments on Facebook


Jeremy Corbyn has been urged to expel a Momentum activist from the Labour Party, after he posted anti-Israel comments online.

Bob Campbell, from Middlesborough, was suspended from the party pending investigation, following statements he made on Facebook, suggesting that Mossad was behind Daesh.

Mr Campbell said that the Israeli secret service was behind the terrorist attacks in Brussels. He also posted a picture of a rat with the Star of David, alongside the caption “the real plague”.

Mr Campbell was suspended from the party after his local MP Tom Blenkinsop was made aware of his Facebook posts.

The Momentum activist denied he was antisemitic. He said: “I post its of pro-Jewish posts, but i [also] post anti-Zionist posts.”

Appeals to Mr Corbyn to suspend Mr Campbell come following a series of new revelations about antisemitism in the Labour Party.

In a list allegedly drawn up by the Labour Leader’s political secretary Katy Clark, most Jewish Labour MPs were categorised as “hostile” to Mr Corbyn.

On Wednesday during Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron told Mr Corbyn to “sort out” the problem of antisemitism in his party.

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