Monday, June 10, 2013


The Zionist Federation were shocked to hear of the antisemitism of Patrick Mercer MP during a recent BBC panorama programme. During the documentary Mr Mercer was secretly filmed recounting a story of an encounter with a female IDF soldier. He said he told the soldier “You don’t look like a soldier to me. You look like a bloody Jew”.

Chairman of the ZF, Paul Charney said “disgusting antisemitic remarks like this are completely unacceptable, especially from a member of Parliament. I call on Mr Mercer to make a public apology to Jews worldwide and in particular to the Israeli soldier he insulted”.

The ZF and all its UK members will always speak out against antisemitism.

The ZF will be offering spokespeople to the media.

Stephen Hoffman

Campaigns Officer, Zionist Federation UK
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