Everything You Need To Know About The Anti-Semitism Fight Engulfing British Politics
It began with a Facebook post invoking Hitler and has somehow only gotten worse and weirder.
The United Kingdom is basically the birthplace of parliamentary democracy, so it's no wonder that they keep finding new and exciting ways to show the world just how weird and banal a system it can be.
This particular tale begins on Tuesday, when a political blog called Guido Fawkes unearthed old Facebook posts from Member of Parliament (MP) Naz Shah of the left-of-center Labour Party.
The two posts — made before Shah was elected to Parliament — were both about Israel and posted during Israel's most recent war against Hamas in Gaza.
In the first, she suggests Israel be relocated to the United States; in the second, she invokes Nazi Germany while calling Israel an apartheid state. "Never forget everything Hitler did in Germany was legal," reads the second post, made in September 2014.