British MP apologizes for questioning Gould's ‘loyalty’

By JTA
December 8, 2011 10:48

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

NEW YORK -- A British lawmaker apologized for suggesting that the country's ambassador to Israel is biased because he is Jewish.

Paul Flynn, a Labour Party parliamentarian, was accused of anti-Semitism last week after he claimed that Britain’s ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, “was serving the interests of the Israeli government.”

On Wednesday, Flynn referred to his comments as “clumsily expressed remarks” and withdrew them in an interview with the London Jewish Chronicle.

"There is no reason that anyone of any race or religion should be debarred from public office," Flynn said. "That has always been my opinion. The comments were made in a heated exchange in a select committee discussion on probable warmongering. Other information received contradicts criticism I quoted on the conduct of our ambassador. I regret any offense caused.

Flynn has served in the House of Commons since 1987 and represents the Welsh district of Newport West.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
Erdogan to challenge those playing 'games' with economy

By REUTERS