Don't miss the inspiring speeches at The Jerusalem Post Conference
Israeli diplomat nearly attacked in UK
ByJTA
April 29, 2010 19:51
Pro-Palestinian protesters lunge at deputy ambassador after lecture.
anti-israel protest 248.88

anti-israel protest 248.88. (photo credit:)

Pro-Palestinian protesters have tried to attack the Israel's deputy ambassador to Britain.

Protesters lunged at Talya Lador-Fresher following her lecture Wednesday at the University of Manchester. The envoy, who was not hurt, told Britain's Jewish Chronicle that she feared she would be physically assaulted by the protesters.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Lador-Fresher was removed from the area by a security vehicle, which she entered from the back entrance of the lecture hall. The demonstrators attacked the car, some holding Palestinian flags up to the windows and others climbing on the hood and trying to smash the windshield, according to reports.

“I don’t think they wanted to kill me, but I genuinely believed they wanted to physically hurt me," she said. "If I had not had the police and security team, I would have been beaten up.”

Lador-Fresher told the Jewish Chronicle, “No foreign diplomat should have to go through what I went through.”

She had been scheduled to give the lecture in February, but it was postponed following reports of planned demonstrations and the inability of university authorities to properly protect her. At that time, more than 300 protesters from the Action Palestine student society scuffled with Jewish students and police.

The lecture was scheduled for Wednesday, when police and university authorities said they were prepared to deal with the demonstrators, including a complete lockdown of the building, a high-level security presence, ID checks at the door and ticket-only arrangements.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • ron prosor
  • pro palestinian groups
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Joan Rivers
    August 28, 2014
    Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery

    By JPOST.COM STAFF

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 15 - 29
      Beer Sheva
      15 - 24
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 16 - 23
      Jerusalem
      15 - 22
      Haifa
    • 21 - 30
      Elat
      15 - 26
      Tiberias