Israel protests to Nick Clegg over MP’s Netanyahu tweet ~ Frances Perraudin, The Guardian, Wednesday 14 January 2015.
Ambassador writes to Lib Dem leader to complain about David Ward’s comment about Israeli PM at Charlie Hebdo march.
The Israeli ambassador to Britain has written to the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, to express his abhorrence at “offensive and shocking” comments made by David Ward MP on the presence of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, at the solidarity march in Paris on Sunday.
During the march, which followed last week’s terror attacks in the French capital that left 17 people dead, the Lib Dem MP for Bradford East tweeted: “#Netanyahu in Paris march – what!!! Makes me feel sick” and “Je suis #Palestinian.”
In the letter to the deputy prime minister, ambassador Daniel Taub writes: “At a time when leaders were united in condemnation of extremist atrocities…
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