Apparently, Ward has had the whip taken away from ‘over his views on Israel and its treatment of the Palestinians’. No mention, of course, of the form these views took.
However, this is my favourite paragraph,
‘Last year, the Lib Dem peer Lady Tonge resigned the whip after refusing to apologise for an outspoken attack against Israel.’
So, in short the Guardian is perpetrating three myths in one go,
1 ‘Criticism’ of Israel cannot be and never is, antisemitic;
2. that you cannot ‘criticise’ Israel without being labelled antisemitic; and,
3. that if you do ‘criticise’ Israel, you may well suffer severe penalties.