A Scottish National Party candidate has called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be tried for war crimes.
Stewart McDonald, who is standing in Glasgow South, has also backed a boycott of Israel, according to the Common Space website.
Speaking at a hustings last Thursday, he is reported to have said: “I think we need to get Netanyahu in front of a war crimes trial.
“The Palestinian issue was one of the things that brought me into politics. It is one of the biggest injustices still going on today and I’m a proud member of the SNP’s friends of Palestine group.
“It is British imperialism at its worst. Where someone sits in a hall and divides up a piece of land that they have never visited or been to, and look at the problems that it causes.
“If it looks like apartheid then I’m going to call it apartheid and that’s what it looks like to me. Boycott, divestment and sanctions is worthwhile pursuing and is one of the things I really hope to move forward on.”...Look at a map, laddie. "At its worst," British imperialism commanded an impressive swath of the globe, an empire on which the sun never set. Whereas Israel "at its worst" is itty-bitty.