An adviser to Sadiq Khan on policing accused Israel of “settler colonialism,” while another adviser accused the country of genocide, according to The Telegraph.
The Mayor of London faces criticism for a perceived lack of judgment as one adviser responsible for scrutinizing police reform expressed an inability to respect Israel. A second adviser, involved in shaping Khan’s equality strategy, accused Israel of genocide.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism called for the removal of all three advisers, emphasizing the concerning nature of such views from individuals overseeing equality, diversity, and policing in London.
Khan’s team stated that he did not agree with the advisers’ views, emphasizing their independence from the Mayor.
The first adviser, Sayce Holmes-Lewis, shared posts condemning Israel’s actions, including suggesting boycotts for alleged “war crimes.”