A member of the British Labour Party has been suspended from his local party chapter amid an anti-Semitism investigation.

Manchester council member Majid Dar was suspended after now-deleted anti-Semitic Facebook posts of his were exposed on Twitter.

Manchester council leader Sir Richard Leese said the posts were “anti-Semitic and, in at least one case, grossly so.”

Dar said he was “apologetic,” but added that what he posted was a criticism of Israel and Zionism, not Jews.

His suspension comes about six months after police in the United Kingdom have opened up a criminal probe over accusations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party.

More recently, the BBC profiled complaints about anti-Semitism and related issues within Labour in its TV program “Panorama.”

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