Jewish Labour MP meets Jordanian Rep. who supports terror against Israelis

In a message posted on Facebook, it was said the delegation "discussed a number of issues, mainly the Palestinian issue and the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 15, 2019 02:53
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Labour MP for Leeds North East, Fabian Hamilton

Labour MP for Leeds North East, Fabian Hamilton. (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/RUSS LONDON)

A Jewish Member of Parliament from the UK Labour Party met last week with a Jordanian politician who in the past has supported the use of terror against Israelis to fulfill Palestinian ambitions, and called to "tear up" the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel.

Yahya al-Saud, a member of Jordan’s House of Representatives, met with Jewish MP Fabian Hamilton and other senior Labour figures, as a member of the Jordanian Palestine Committee. 

Hamilton, MP for North Leeds East since 1997, has been Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament since being appointed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in November 2016.

In a message posted on Facebook, it was said the delegation "discussed a number of issues, mainly the Palestinian issue and the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque." The post also included photographs of the delegates and Hamilton outside Parliamentary offices.


According to the post, al-Saud called for "countering the false Israeli narrative."

Al-Saud's visit to the British Parliament also led to the Jordanian Opposition Coalition to write to UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, questioning why exactly al-Saud was allowed entry into the UK despite his past proclamations.


The Jordanian Representative has made many controversial statements in the past, including claiming he is "a slave to whoever teaches [me] the path of martyrdom," and supporting suicide bombings in Israel, according to videos on MEMRI TV.


Hamilton’s meeting with al-Saud came at a time when the Labour Party is under ever-increasing pressure regarding antisemitism in the party. This week a BBC Panorama documentary interviewed for party employees who accused Labour senior officials of interfering with the party’s antisemitism investigations and grossly misleading the public about their handling of mounting complaints.


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