UK Labour Party Leader Corbyn Calls For Probe Into Israeli Interference

UK Labour Party Leader Corbyn Calls For Probe Into Israeli Interference
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The leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has urged the Prime Minister Theresa May to open an inquiry into the activities of an Israeli embassy officer who was caught on camera talking about “taking down” a British minister has resigned from government service.

An undercover investigation by Al Jazeera showed Masot discussing how to “take down” pro-Palestinian MPs, including the Conservative foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan. He talked about his “hit list” of MPs, which also featured Crispin Blunt, the chair of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee.  He told the Al Jazeera reporter, who was posing as a pro-Israel activist named “Robin,” about the frustration he faced while working at the embassy in London.

In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, Corbyn described the actions of Israeli embassy official Shai Masot as “improper interference in this country’s democratic process”.

Explaining that he was “concerned” by UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the embassy’s activities were a closed matter, Corbyn urged May to launch an inquiry.  He has considered that as a national security issue.

He has also stated that it is only on the basis of an investigation that Parliament and the public will be reassured that such activities will not be tolerated by your government.”

Masot was forced to resign from his position earlier this week, and Israeli officials have claimed he was a lone actor who was acting without the guidance or permission of his superiors.

 

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