Sadiq Khan today ordered the removal of 'offensive' posters that condemn the state of Israel as a 'racist endeavour'. The London Mayor hit out at 'vandalism' after the images started appearing on bus stops around the capital.
The posters sprung up as Jewish groups warned that anti-Semitism was on the rise amid a major battle inside the Labour. Among the key issues in the dispute between the party's left-wingers led by Jeremy Corbyn and moderates has been whether it is acceptable to brand the state of Israel racist. The internationally-recognised definition of anti-Semitism that was finally adopted by Labour last night after months of wrangling makes clear that it is not acceptable.
A spokesman for the Mayor of London said: “These offensive adverts are not authorised and are acts of vandalism which Transport for London and its advertising partner takes extremely seriously. "They have instructed their contractors to remove any posters found on their network immediately.”
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