New headache for Corbyn as Labour picks election candidate who edited newspaper which ran anti-Semitic stories

One of Labour’s candidates for next month’s council elections is the former editor of a journal repeatedly accused of anti-Semitism, it has been revealed.

Sameh Habeeb, who founded and once edited The Palestine Telegraph, has been selected as the party’s candidate for the May 3 elections in Northwood, London.

The Community Security Trust (CST), a government-backed organisation that protects Jews from attacks, has previously rebuked Mr Habeeb and the journal he edited for publishing ‘vile anti-Semitic cartoons’ and ‘Holocaust denial’ content.

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