British MP apologises for antisemitic remark
A Liberal Democrat Member of Britain’s Parliament, who compared the Holocaust with the plight of Palestinians has apologized for causing offence after suggesting ‘the Jews’ had not learned the lessons of the Holocaust.
David Ward accused Israel of “inflicting atrocities on Palestinians… on a daily basis” but his statement has landed the MP in hot water with his party, who are to discuss whether to throw him out of the Liberal party.
The remarks were regarded as particularly insensitive and provocative coming as they did on the eve of Sunday’s Holocaust Memorial Day. More than one million people – overwhelmingly Jews – died at the camp.