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Starmer spoke at meeting which called for ‘Israeli racism’ to be punished
The then Labour candidate addressed a 2015 Camden Palestine Solidarity Campaign event. Labour say he has never supported a boycott of Israel
On the eve of the Labour conference vote on a new complaints process for cases of antisemitism, details emerged of Sir Keir Starmer’s appearance at a 2015 meeting which included a call to punish “Israeli racism”.
The Mail Online reported that the Labour leader, then the party’s candidate for the Holborn and St Pancras constituency, spoke at an event organised by the Camden Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
He was pictured in front of a banner declaring “Kick Israeli Fascism out of Fifa”, supporting a campaign to suspend Israel from the world footballing authority over claims that it banned the free movement of Palestinian players for training and matches.
Quoted by the Mail, Tory MP Andrew Percy accused Sir Keir of “shameful hypocrisy from a leader of a party that has only recently been found to have discriminated against its own Jewish members”. Labour responded that Sir Keir had never supported a boycott of Israel and had also never backed the campaign to suspend it from Fifa.
Sir Keir Starmer (Photo: Getty Images)
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