Baroness Jenny Tonge targeted by the Israeli Lobby
Father Roy writes: The story of Baroness Jenny Tonge is worth following. Baroness Tonge is a member of Britain’s Parliament, and she has been targeted by Israel’s lobby in the UK … because … she has spoken publicly and critically of the policies of Israel’s current government. She’s under an enormous amount of pressure, but she refuses to apologize for her remarks. She says she is not without Allies. Thanks to Sami Joseph for putting the information into circulation. Pasted below is a link to a short audio of her speaking for herself, and there’s an article about her plight by Stuart Littlewood. Peace, Roy
Craven Liberal Democrats dump human rights champion Jenny Tonge
By Stuart Littlewood
3 March 2012
Stuart Littlewood argues that the sacking of Jenny Tonge – one of Britain’s most committed campaigners for human rights – from the Liberal Democrats’ parliamentary party after criticizing Israel highlights the hypocrisy of the UK’s Liberal Democrats, the cowardice of their leader Nick Clegg and the extent to which the Israel lobby has penetrated British political life.
It was no surprise to read in the Guardian on 29 February that Baroness Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat peer who has given unstinting support to the Palestinian struggle for freedom, had been sacked after declaring that Israel would not last for ever. She rejected an ultimatum from party leader Nick Clegg to apologise and said she stood by her remarks.
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See also this BBC Radio 4 interview with the Baroness Tonge: news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9701000/9701612.stm…