“Israel is a racist State. And since the Palestinians are also Semites, it is an anti-Semitic State,” said Fife councilor Mary Bain Lockhart.
A U.K. Labour Party member who suggested that Jewish news outlets worked with the Mossad has been reinstated into the party this week with a warning.
“Ms. Lockhart’s suspension has been lifted following the conclusion of the investigation and she has been reminded of her future conduct,” said a Scottish Labour spokesperson.
“The Labour Party takes all complaints of anti-Semitism extremely seriously and we are committed to challenging and campaigning against it in all its forms,” added the spokesperson. “All complaints about anti-Semitism are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken.”
Mary Bain Lockhart, a Fife councilor, wrote the accusation on Facebook last year after Britain’s three Jewish papers published an editorial, saying “Enough is Enough” over the Labour’s anti-Semitism problem.
“If the purpose is to generate opposition to anti-Semitism, it has backfired spectacularly,” she wrote in a now-deleted post. “(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 continued.
“Israel is a racist State,” she added. “And since the Palestinians are also Semites, it is an anti-Semitic State. It is time we stopped propitiating.”