LABOUR CAN­DI­DATE IS EX-MEND

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

A Labour Euro elec­tion can­di­date for the West Mid­lands is an open sup­porter of the Boy­cott, Sanc­tions and Divest­ment cam­paign against Is­rael who has worked as Par­lia­men­tary Of­fi­cer for the con­tro­ver­sial Mus­lim ad­vo­cacy group Mend.

Zarah Sul­tana, one of seven Labour candidates on the re­gion’s list for Thursday’s elec­tion, an­nounced in her elec­tion man­i­festo she was standing for the “one party of­fer­ing the solutions to is­sues that were per­haps the rea­sons peo­ple voted for Brexit in the first place.”

The JC can re­veal Ms Sul­tana has long his­tory of cam­paign­ing against Is­rael in her role as NUS Black Stu­dents’ Cam­paign com­mit­tee mem­ber, where she de­fended Malia Bouat­tia, the for­mer stu­dent leader ac­cused of an­ti­semitism.

Ms Sul­tana was con­firmed as hav­ing helped with Mend’s sub­mis­sion for the pro­posed work­ing def­i­ni­tion of Is­lam­o­pho­bia.

Last week­end she sup­ported on­line mes­sages from proPales­tine campaigner­s who crit­i­cised other ac­tivists for watch­ing the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test on TV.

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