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May challenges Corbyn to ‘stand up and condemn’ Israel travel bans

Prime Minister calls on the Labour leader to criticise discrimination against Israelis by Arab states, in wake of Trump travel ban

Theresa May speaking at Prime Minister's Questions
Theresa May speaking at Prime Minister's Questions

Theresa May has called for Jeremy Corbyn to ‘stand up and condemn’ discrimination against Israeli citizens by Arab states.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May responded to Theresa Villiers MP, who said: “Most of the countries covered by the Trump ban, have a total exclusion on the admission of Israeli citizens”.

May said parliament: “Should be aware of the discrimination and the ban that exists around the world .. particularly for those who are Israeli citizens.”

She added: “We don’t agree with that approach, and it’s not an approach that we will be taking. I wait for the day the Right Honourable gentleman opposite actually stands up and condemns it too.”

Responding to the remark at PMQ’S, the Labour leader’s team said: “Jeremy opposes all immigration bans based on religion, ethnicity or country of origin. In relation to the Israel-Palestine conflict, he supports a negotiated settlement based on UN resolutions to bring an end to and resolve all aspects of the conflict.”

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order which bans Muslims entering the United States if they’re from seven Islamic countries.

You can watch the exchange here:

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