Andrew Phillips, Baron Phillips of Sudbury - Statements On Israel and Jews

Statements On Israel and Jews

In February 2011, Phillips, part of at a panel discussion on the Palestine Papers held at the University of London, gave the following statement on Jews:

"The world we are now moving into has been turned upside down. The Jews aren't lacking in intelligence, they may be deeply prejudiced, many of them, but they are going to be saying the same sort of thing as you on the panel are saying ."

Jonathan Hoffman, co-vice chair of the Zionist Federation, who attended the meeting, sharply criticized Phillips, stating that: "Lord Phillips is an obnoxious man and his views are revolting."

Several months earlier, in November 2010, Phillips told a Palestine Solidarity Campaign meeting that: “Europe cannot think straight about Israel because of the Holocaust and America is in the grip of the well-organised Jewish lobby”

Phillips has called for economic and cultural boycotts of Israel.

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