Israel apologizes for asking for change


The change in question being the removal an inconvenient British Foreign Minister, a guy who had the temerity to declare “the continuing gradual annexation by Israel of their neighbour’s land is an ever-deepening stain on the face of the globe.”

The request was made by a senior official in the London Embassy.

From BBC News:

Israel’s ambassador to the UK has apologised after a senior member of his staff was secretly filmed saying he wanted to “take down” Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan.

Israeli Embassy senior political officer Shai Masot made the comment in footage filmed in a London restaurant and obtained by the Mail on Sunday.

He told a reporter that Sir Alan was creating “a lot of problems”.

Ambassador Mark Regev said this was not the embassy or government’s view.

The conversation involved Mr Masot and Maria Strizzolo, an aide to education minister Robert Halfon, the former political director of Conservative Friends of Israel, as well as an undercover reporter.

It was recorded in October 2016 as part of an investigation by Al Jazeera.

The British flap is just one in a long line of efforts by the Israeli government to change policies and laws of powerful countries. Just look at those AIPAC conventions in Washington, attended by more than half the members of the House and Senate and by Presidents as well to get a hint of Israel’s power over U.S. lawmakers.

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