Israeli Anti-Zionist Moshe Machover Retakes His Labour Membership

Moshe Machover, a retired University of London professor who has lived in the UK since 1968, was expulsed from Labour Party for his investigation into an article titled “Anti-Zionism does not equal anti-Semitism”.

On Tuesday, 31 October,  The UK Labour Party reversed Machover’s expulsion and permitted him back into the party.

Machover said:

“They realized that they were bringing the Labour Party into disrepute.”

His controversial article included a quote from Reinhard Heydrich, one of Hitler’s most dishonourable lieutenants suggested the early Nazi government agreed with Zionist which was widely distributed by Labour Party Marxists.

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Machover who is well known in Palestine solidarity circles as an activist and a founder of Matzpen was accused of writing anti-Semitic articles and supporting the Communist Party of Great Britain and Labour Party Marxists.

Labour’s head of disputes Sam Matthews wrote to Machover saying that:

“The Party has reviewed the matters of fact surrounding your case and the decision has been taken to rescind your automatic exclusion.”

Machover said that the Labour should apologize for the accusation of anti-Semitism and asserted that giving him back his Labour membership was “the least they could do.”

More than 1,200 people signed the letter of supporting Machover.

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