Union race adviser thanked terrorist and wrote about ‘most powerful’ Israeli lobby

Fevzi Hussein backed George Galloway after he was sacked for his 'antisemitic views'


A racism adviser at one of Britain’s biggest trade unions praised a member of a Palestinian terror group, wrote that the “Israeli lobby is the most powerful in the world” and supported controversial activist George Galloway after he was sacked over his “antisemitic views”.

Fevzi Hussein is GMB’s National Race Network Lead and is also a policy assistant at the Communication Workers Union (CWU) — which involves promoting equality and leading inclusion initiatives.

Despite these roles, his Twitter timeline reveals a series of inflammatory posts about Israel, Palestinians and hard-left figures.

A spokesperson for GMB said Mr Hussein would be investigated after the JC flagged his social media activity.

The spokesman said: “GMB has a policy of zero tolerance of racism including antisemitism. The member... has been informed that an internal investigation will now take place into what the union regards as a very serious matter.”

On his personal Facebook page, Mr Hussein shared a clip of former leading Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Ghassan Kanafani, in which the militant rejects the possibility of peace talks with Israel.

He said “thank you imran brother” as he shared the clip.

The PFLP has been designated a terror group by the EU. It was involved in the 1972 Lod Airport massacre in which 28 people were killed.

In another provocative statement, Mr Hussein said in a 2020 piece for Euro Genc TV that the Israeli lobby was “the most powerful and far-reaching lobby in the world”.

In June 2019, Mr Hussein wrote on Twitter of his sadness that Mr Galloway had been sacked by broadcaster TalkRadio after the then-radio host hailed Liverpool’s win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League by tweeting, “No #Israël flags on the Cup” in an apparent reference to the team’s Jewish history. TalkRadio said after the sacking: “As a fair and balanced news provider, TalkRadio does not tolerate antisemitic views.”

At the time, the club said: “It’s astounding in this day and age to read such blatant antisemitism published on a social platform by someone who is still afforded air time on a radio station on which he has previously broken broadcast impartiality rules.”

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