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.