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LAZIR condemns persecution of prospective Member of Parliament by Israel lobby groups
A newly established Labour group that aims to counter Israeli penetration of the party has condemned a smear campaign conducted by Israel lobby groups against Lisa Forbes, a candidate for the parliamentary seat for Peterborough.
A media release by Peter Gregson, Chair of Labour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism (LAZIR), described the attacks on Ms Forbes by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council, and the Israeli secret service-linked Community Security Trust as “outrageous”.
LAZIR stands by our Labour candidate for Thursday’s [6 June 2019] election, for she has done nothing wrong, although an article in The Guardian suggests she has. Her interest in the Middle East and support for Palestine is to be applauded.
We condemn the outrageous attack on Lisa by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Community Security Trust.
We hope Lisa is victorious at Peterborough on Thursday, for she promotes true Labour values of social justice, anti-racist ethics and support for wronged minorities.