A member of the British Labour Party has been suspended from his local party chapter amid an anti-Semitism investigation.
Manchester council member Majid Dar was suspended after now-deleted anti-Semitic Facebook posts of his were exposed on Twitter.
Manchester council leader Sir Richard Leese said the posts were “anti-Semitic and, in at least one case, grossly so.”
Dar said he was “apologetic,” but added that what he posted was a criticism of Israel and Zionism, not Jews.
His suspension comes about six months after police in the United Kingdom have opened up a criminal probe over accusations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party.
More recently, the BBC profiled complaints about anti-Semitism and related issues within Labour in its TV program “Panorama.”