Naz Shah, a British member of Parliament representing a city with one of the country’s largest Muslim populations was heckled with cries of “Jew, Jew, Jew” when she said during a political debate on Thursday that Israel had a right to exist.
The incident in Bradford was captured on video:
@NazShahBfd reiterating her belief in Israel’s right to exist followed by audience member shouting ‘Jew Jew Jew’ at her #BFDWestHustings pic.twitter.com/iDDM8tt75H— aisha ali-khan (@aak1880) June 1, 2017
Nationwide parliamentary elections will be held on Thursday.
Shah was suspended from the Labour Party last spring after she posted an anti-Semitic Facebook image. She was later reinstated after promising to learn from her mistakes and apologizing several times, which was largely accepted by the British Jewish community.
Bradford remains a hotbed of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionist politics. The city was once represented by George Galloway, who rallied locals during Israel’s 2014 war with the terror group Hamas to declare the city an “Israel free zone.”
This story "Naz Shah Heckled For Saying Israel Has Right To Exist" was written by Jesse Bernstein.