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Protocols of the Elders of Christian Aid
One of the Elders of Christian Aid, Jenny Tonge, had to relinquish her position after some embarrassingly frank anti-Semitic words.
Baroness Jenny Tonge has stepped down as a trustee of the charity Christian Aid, a move believed to be related to comments she made about the "financial grips of the pro-Israel lobby" in September.
Remember, this is a woman who claimed that if she was a Palestinian she would consider being a suicide bomber. Any pretence that she is 'merely anti-Zionist, not anti-Semitic', evaporates when she starts spouting traditional anti-Jewish conspiracy theory garbage.
At a fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrat Party conference in September, Tonge said: "The pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on the Western world, its financial grips. I think they have probably got a certain grip on our party."
It’s not clear whether she jumped or was pushed, but she managed to embarrass her own Party leader with her ravings.
Liberal Democrat Party leader Sir Menzies Campbell disassociated the party from her remarks and condemned Tonge for "clear anti-Semitic connotations."
Making frequent, disproportionate and unjust attacks on Israel and holding it to different standards from the rest of the world is the acceptable, covert form of anti-Semitism for Christian Aid. Behaving like a talking version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is not – it’s just too obvious.
With anti-Semitic Trustees like this, is it any wonder Christian Aid is so prejudiced against Israel? I know she's gone now but why did they keep her on for so long after her comments about being a suicide bomber?
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