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the ac­cu­sa­tions about the at­tacks.

Sir Ger­ald read from the friend’s let­ter: “More than half the stab­bing claims were def­i­nitely fab­ri­cated. The other half, some were true, the oth­ers there was no way to tell since they ex­e­cuted Pales­tini­ans and no one asked ques­tions.”

A Labour spokesman said Sir Ger­ald’s views “do not re­flect the views of the party”. As the JC went to press, the party had taken no act­tion against him.

SirGer­ald­did­notre­spond­toare­quest for a com­ment be­fore pub­li­ca­tion.

His re­marks were recorded by blog­ger David Col­lier who was at the meet­ing. Mr Col­lier said: “It took a while to di­gest. Is some­one re­ally push­ing this in West­min­ster,in2015?And­no­bodyinthe room raised a protest. It was sick­en­ing.”

Labour’s Shadow Min­is­ter for Hu­man Rights, Andy Slaugh­ter, also spoke at the event. He dis­tanced him­self from the re­marks.

A spokesman for the PRC said the group did not agree with Sir Ger­ald’s com­ments but re­fused to rule out invit­ing him to speak in the fu­ture.

He said: “We did not have any con­trol over what he said. We do not tol­er­ate an­tisemitism what­so­ever.”

Sir Ger­ald’s com­ments were con­demned by his fel­low Jewish Labour MPs Ruth Smeeth and Louise Ell­man, the Board of Deputies and Com­mu­nity Se­cu­rity Trust.

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