British Parliamentary Candidate Suspended for anti-Israel Tweets

Vicki Kirby may not run in the general election in May due to the suspension, the Sunday Times reported.

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A British candidate for Parliament was suspended by the Labor Party following a series of anti-Israel tweets, including asking why ISIS has not yet attacked it.

Vicki Kirby may not run in the general election in May due to the suspension, the Sunday Times reported. She was a candidate for a seat in the town of Woking, located west of Surrey.

Kirby in one of her Twitter posts called Hitler the “Zionist God,” the newspaper reported.

Also, according to the Labor Party, she wrote: “We invented Israel when saving them from Hitler, who now seems to be their teacher” and “I will never forget and I will make sure my kids teach their children how evil Israel is!”

Another tweet said, “Apparently you can ask IS/ISIS/ISIL questions on ask.fm. Anyone thought of asking them why they’re not attacking the real oppressors #Israel?”

Jennifer Gerber, director of Labour Friends of Israel, said she welcomed the suspension of Kirby.

“Her tweets were utterly vile and have no place in British politics,” Gerber told the British website Jewish News.

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