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It's Not Antisemitic to Protest Israel's Ambassador. Just Ask British Jews

Tommer Spence
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The protests against Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Tzipi Hotovely, when she spoke at the London School of Economics (LSE) last week, triggered a wave of condemnation across British politics, with senior Conservative and Labour figures labelling it antisemitism and an attack on free speech.

British Jewish institutions went, in some cases, further, with the Jewish Chronicle comparing the incident to Kristallnacht, when thousands of Jews were sent to concentration camps by Nazi paramilitaries, their property destroyed and synagogues desecrated.

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