Jewish groups rap British lawmaker over tweets

By JTA
January 21, 2014 10:57

 
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British lawmaker David Ward has raised Jewish ire again for a tweet following the death of Ariel Sharon.

“Sharon’s death makes you think. The brutal, genocidal treatment of Jews must never be forgotten but … the Palestinians were not responsible,” Ward said on Twitter on Jan. 13, two days after Sharon’s death.

One tweet in response to Ward, by British Jewish gay rights activist Benjamin Cohen, read, “I’m not sure who has implied the Palestinians were, other than you of course.”

“We are disappointed to see David Ward tweeting about sensitive issues in such a way,” read a joint statement from the Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews, the London Jewish News reported. “It raises questions about his motives and his real intentions.”

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