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January 30, 2017

Baroness claims she was ‘caught in a trap’ in interview on Israel

by
Henry Jackson Society

Originally published by the Times of Israel.

London — Baroness Jenny Tonge, one of Israel’s fiercest critics in the UK, has claimed on Facebook that she was “interrogated” on the Jewish current affairs channel, J-TV, and that she had been “caught in a trap… by a very nasty character who was determined to blacken my name and stop me saying anything meaningful.”

In fact, in the nearly hour-long unedited conversation, the interviewer, Dr. Alan Mendoza, allowed the member of the House of Lords a very free rein to express her views.

Tonge, who was suspended and then resigned from the Liberal Democrats in October 2016 after years of controversial statements on Israel, admitted that in talking about the “financial grip” of the pro-Israel lobby she “may have gone too far” and that her comments were “a bit over the top.”

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