Originally published on 2013-05-03 at 12:37:28
More Jews should join UKIP to help the party combat far-right extremism and bolster support for Israel, activists have claimed.
Revelations about extreme comments made by UKIP candidates ahead of today’s local elections should not discourage members of the Jewish community from supporting the party, they said.
Backing for Israel within UKIP was “massive” and growing, added Curtis Sinclair, an executive member of the UKIP Friends of Israel group.
Mr Sinclair said: “UKIP Friends of Israel is part of the solution to ensuring these sort of people don’t stand again. A strong friends group is helpful for achieving a decent stable of candidates.”
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