CAN’T BE TRUE

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

Ge­of­frey Al­der­man’s ar­ti­cle about Labour’s Lon­don May­oral can­di­date Sadiq Khan ( JC, Oct 16) comes close to per­pe­trat­ing a McCarthyite smear about his views on Is­rael.

Ac­knowl­edg­ing that he does not know what Mr Khan said while ad­dress­ing a meet­ing about Gaza, Al­der­man cites the words of a spokesman of the meet­ing’s or­gan­is­ers to im­ply that he favours a boy­cott of Is­rael.

No at­tempt to as­cer­tain whether this is true ap­pears to have been made be­fore the re­gret­table at­tempt to find him guilty by as­so­ci­a­tion.

I have worked with Sadiq Khan for four years on the Op­po­si­tion Jus­tice team and can con­firm that he is nei­ther an­ti­semitic nor a sup­porter of BDS. I will cer­tainly be vot­ing for him in the Lon­don May­oral elec­tion. Jeremy Beecham Labour, House of. Lords

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