UK Labour denounces anti-Israel motion as not 'comprehensive' or 'balanced'

Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy claimed a motion calling for sanctions against Israel because it practises the crime of apartheid was not "comprehensive" or "balanced" and the leadership would not support it. The motion, voted in at the Labour Party Conference yesterday, called for sanctions on the State of Israel and demanded it stops building illegal settlements, ends its occupation of the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza and reverses its annexation of Palestinian lands. It received overwhelming support from local Labour Party branches and trade unionists and passed at Labour's annual conference in Brighton, however, it was deemed unbalanced and incomprehensive and rejected by the leadership. Nandy, however, claimed that Labour policy was to condemn unacceptable use of … Continue reading UK Labour denounces anti-Israel motion as not 'comprehensive' or 'balanced'