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Mar 26, 2017
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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone: West Will Be Exposed to Attacks as Long as It Interferes in Middle East Affairs

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Source: Al-Araby TV (Qatar/U.K.)

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone said in an interview with the U.K.-based Al-Araby TV that "as long as the West does not stop interfering in the affairs of the Middle East, we will continue to be exposed to attacks like the latest one.” He added that the fact that he has disagreements with the Jewish community does not constitute evidence that he is antisemitic. The interview aired on March 27.

 

Ken Livingston: "I believe that the mistake made by Blair – and by Cameron, who took part in the ousting of Qadhafi from the rule in Libya – was that they assumed that things would be simple and quick. But the truth is that such intervention is catastrophic. As long as the West does not stop interfering in the affairs of the Middle East, we will continue to be exposed to attacks like the latest one.

 

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"I have some disagreements with the Jewish community because of the way that the Israelis treat the Palestinians, but this does not prove that I am an antisemite."

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