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‘We could say sorry for creating Israel’ suggests Labour MP as party continues to reel from Livingstone’s suspension over his remarks on Hitler

  • Ealing MP Rupa Huq said a Labour Government could get apology through
  • Made controversial comments to Palestinian Solidarity Campaign meeting
  • They come after Ms Huq was attacked for defending Labour MP Naz Shah

The row over anti-Semitism in Labour took a new twist last night after it emerged that one of Jeremy Corbyn’s MPs suggested a Labour Government could make a historical apology for the creation of Israel in 1948.

In comments made last year to a meeting of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, Ealing MP Rupa Huq said that a Labour Government ‘could probably get that through’.

Ms Huq’s comments, leaked to The Mail on Sunday, have been revealed as the Party is still reeling from the suspension of former London Mayor Ken Livingstone for arguing that Hitler was a Zionist.


Answering a question about whether an apology should be made, Ms Huq said: ‘1948, that happened under a British government. To my mind, an apology – yes. You could do one. A Labour Government could probably get that through.’

She added: ‘But it sounds a bit Tony Blair to me though, and we all know what happened to him.’

Mr Blair attracted criticism when he was Prime Minister for long-past historical events, including the Irish potato famine and slavery.

The disclosure comes after Ms Huq was attacked for defending Labour MP Naz Shah, who was suspended from Labour for sharing inflammatory


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