Labour’s candidate for the Gordon constituency has quit in a row over anti-Semitism.
Kate Ramsden has decided to stand down in the race for the Aberdeenshire seat after a blog post was highlighted.
The Jewish Chronicle said she compared Israel to an abused child who becomes an abusive adult.
Ms Ramsden has published an apology for her blog.
She said: “I have taken the decision to step down as Labour Party candidate for Gordon, following criticism of a blog written at the height of the bombardment of Gaza by the government of Israel.
“I can see why many Jewish people have been hurt by my words.
“That was never my intention and I apologise unreservedly.”
Another Scottish Labour candidate, Frances Hoole, has also been dropped over a social media post attacking her SNP opponent.
The party refused to endorse Ms Hoole as its candidate in Edinburgh South West after she posted an image on social media of her SNP rival, Joanna Cherry, being targeted with a bleach spray.
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She has since apologised for the post.
Meanwhile, two former Labour MPs have urged voters to back Boris Johnson instead of Jeremy Corbyn at the general election.
Ian Austin said the Labour leader was “not fit to lead”, and was joined by John Woodcock as they launched a campaign labelling Mr Corbyn a “disgrace to his party”.
It came as the Jewish Chronicle published a front page urging voters not to support Labour because of Mr Corbyn’s handling of anti-Semitism within the party.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell claimed Mr Austin was “employed by the Tories”, adding: “What else do you expect him to do in an election campaign where you’re employed by the Tories – you speak on behalf of the Tories.”