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UK's Labour suspends ex-London mayor in anti-Semitism row

Britain's main opposition Labour Party, facing growing criticism over perceived anti-Semitism in its ranks, suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday over his comments in defense of a lawmaker who made anti-Israel posts on social media.

Livingstone, who sits on Labour's National Executive Council, said in a radio interview that he had never heard any anti-Semitic views expressed by Labour members during several decades in the party. He also said criticism of Israel wasn't anti-Semitism, claiming Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism "before he went mad and ended up killing 6 million Jews."

Livingstone was defending lawmaker Naz Shah, who was...

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