“Livingstone disgraces himself with his crank history,” says Board of Deputies President

Board of Deputies of British Jews President Jonathan Arkush has responded to the latest statements by former mayor Ken Livingstone, including the claim that the creation of Israel was a great catastrophe and that Israel was responsible for the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries. He said: “It is beyond comprehension that Ken Livingstone should disgrace himself with his crank history, littered with revisionism and distortion to justify his bigotry – particularly on the eve of crucial elections. Before he does any more damage to his reputation or that of the Labour Party, he should leave politics, for good.”

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