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Israel envoy chides British intolerance

June 10, 2008 at 3:15 PM

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Israel's ambassador to Britain says the country is becoming a base for anti-Israel extremists, particularly in the academic community.

Ambassador Ron Prosor said Britain's reputation of fairness and courteous debate had been "hijacked" by critics of Israel who have created a double standard over the conflict between the Jewish state and the Palestinians.

"Britain has become a hotbed for radical anti-Israeli views and a haven for disingenuous calls for a 'One state solution', a euphemistic name for a movement advocating Israel's destruction," Prosor told The Telegraph Tuesday. "Those who propagate this notion distort Israel's past while categorically denying Israel's right to exist as a liberal Jewish-democratic state."

The newspaper said Prosor was particularly critical of academics who have been urging British universities to boycott Israeli colleges over Israel's Palestinian policies.

Topics: Ron Prosor
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