During the conference in the EU parliament, numerous antisemitic statements were made. (Photo: European Parliament)

Left flirting with antisemitism in EU parliament

Two major issues have been shaping the western world for the last decade and a half: terrorism and racism.

In spite of what is often thought, both have strong contemporary connections to the European left.

At the end of September, the GUE/NGL - a political group uniting parties to the left of social democracy - organised a seminar in the European Parliament where both these tendencies were on display.\n \nOne of the speakers was Leila Khaled, a member of the Palestinian terror g...

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