UK vicar attends Tehran ‘Zionist lobby’ conference

By JERRY LEWIS
October 6, 2014 23:21

 
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LONDON – Long-time Israel critic Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer appears to have landed himself in hot water by participating in a conference in Iran alongside Holocaust deniers and conspiracy theorists.

Sizer’s presence in Tehran last week at the “Second New Horizon Conference,” where he was listed as a speaker in a session on the Israel lobby in England, “brings into question whether he is honoring the spirit of the conciliation agreement [between Sizer and Jewish representatives] in good faith,” said the Community Security Trust (CST), the organization that tackles anti-Semitism in the UK.

Hosted by the Iranian regime, those attending the conference reportedly included French comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, whose controversial “quenelle” gesture was deemed anti-Semitic, and Medea Benjamin from the US CodePink organization that supports the boycott of Israel.

Church of England cleric Sizer has long voiced rhetoric that at times some feel has anti-Semitic undertones.

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