Matthew Gould
Photo: Oren Aharoni

UK lawmaker criticized for 'Zionist bias' comments

Paul Flynn said constituents complained Ambassador Gould 'serving the interest of the Israeli government'

A British lawmaker has been criticized after suggesting the country's ambassador to Israel may be biased because he is Jewish.


Related articles:


Labour legislator Paul Flynn told a parliamentary committee that two constituents had complained that ambassador Matthew Gould "was serving the interest of the Israeli government."


Flynn added: "I do not normally fall for conspiracy theories, but the ambassador has proclaimed himself to be a Zionist."


The Jewish Chronicle newspaper later quoted Flynn as saying the ambassador to Israel should be someone who "can't be accused of having Jewish loyalty."


Fellow lawmakers condemned the remarks, but Flynn called allegations of anti-Semitism "ludicrous."


On his blog Thursday, he said he was "a lifelong friend of Israel and Jewish causes."



פרסום ראשון: 12.01.11, 23:20
 new comment
This will delete your current comment