Jewish legislators in Britain say that 'anti-Semitic' colleague could lose position

By JTA
February 8, 2015 08:35

 
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A Jewish lawmaker in Britain said that a controversial member of her party could lose his government position over offensive tweets about Jews and Israel.

David Ward of the Liberal Democrat party, who represents the Bradford East area, is walking a “thin line” with his attacks on Jews and Israel on social media, Crime Prevention Minister Lynne Featherstone told the London-based Jewish Chronicle. Featherstone is a senior member of the Liberal Democrat party.

Ward, who serves as party whip, lost his position for a short time in 2013 after tweets that made negative generalizations about “the Jews” and referred to Israel as an apartheid state.

“Netanyahu in Paris march – makes me feel sick. Je suis Palestinian,” Ward tweeted, parodying a popular slogan after the attacks, “Je suis Charlie.”

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