President Shimon Peres has issued a denial after reports circulated that
he called the British "anti-Semites" in a recent interview with Jewish
news Web site Tablet.
The Daily Telegraph reported
late Sunday that Peres's office issued a statement denying the
accusation and stressing the importance of Israeli-British relations.
“President Peres never accused the British people of anti-Semitism. The
president does not believe that British governments are motivated by
anti-Semitism, nor were they in the past," the statement reportedly
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