A Scottish Labour councillor has been reinstated into the party after she was suspended for suggesting a joint front page by three Jewish newspapers condemning antisemitism was a Mossad bid to discredit Jeremy Corbyn.
Mary Bain Lockhart, a Fife councillor, wrote this on Facebook in July after the three papers published a front page saying "Enough is Enough" over the party's antisemitism crisis.
The JC, Jewish News, and the Jewish Telegraph all warned that a government led by Mr Corbyn would pose an “existential threat to Jewish life in this country”.
In response, Ms Lockhart wrote: “If the purpose is to generate opposition to antisemitism, it has backfired spectacularly. (I)f it is to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader, it is unlikely to succeed, and is a shameless piece of cynical opportunism.
“And if it is a Mossad assisted campaign to prevent the election of a Labour Government pledged to recognise Palestine as a State, it is unacceptable interference in the democracy of Britain."
She added: “Israel is a racist State. And since the Palestinians are also Semites, it is an antisemitic State. It is time we stopped propitiating."
She later deleted the post. She was suspended but reinstated this week and given a warning about her behaviour.
Ex-Labour MP Thomas Docherty, who complained about the post to the party, said the decision was evidence that Labour was “not a safe space for Jewish people”.
He told the Dundee Courier: “At one level I’m not surprised that the party is clearly institutionally racist and does not take antisemitism seriously.
“It’s clear that the Labour party is not a safe space for Jewish people.”
He added: “She accused, without any evidence whatsoever, Jewish journalists of acting on behalf of a foreign government. It’s a classic antisemitic trope.”
A Scottish Labour spokesman said: “Ms Lockhart’s suspension has been lifted following the conclusion of the investigation and she has been reminded of her future conduct.”
At the time of her suspension, a Labour Party spokesperson said: “The Labour Party takes all complaints of antisemitism extremely seriously and we are committed to challenging and campaigning against it in all its forms.
"All complaints about antisemitism are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken.”