European Parliament lawmaker from Britain calls Israelis ‘a rash’

How can a convicted terrorrist be allowed to spout racist comments in the European Parliament with no disciplinary measures taken?

Behind The News

The European Jewish Congress is demanding that action be taken against a British lawmaker at the European Parliament, who compared Israelis to a skin disease.

“We can give you a list of all the things we attempted to do, the Israelis are all over this place like a rash,” MEP Martina Anderson from Northern Ireland said last week during a meeting at the parliament in Brussels on May 25.

EJC President Moshe Kantor on Monday called on European Parliament President Martin Schulz to take disciplinary action against her.

“Once again we hear deeply offensive statements about Jews from a European public figure and we demand action,” Kantor said in a statement. “The comparison of Israelis, or more precisely Jews, to a disease is incitement and has its roots in neo-Nazi and far-Right discourse.”

“Thus demonstrating once again that the far-Left and the far-Right too frequently speak the same language and…

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