Jenny Tonge

Lib Dem peer Jenny Tonge crosses line again

By Robyn Rosen, November 18, 2010

Controversial Lib Dem peer Jenny Tonge has accused Israel of being the "cause of terrorism" and said the West's treatment of Muslims was due to "Holocaust guilt" and the power of the pro-Israel lobby.

Baroness Tonge, who was sacked in February by leader Nick Clegg as health spokesperson after demanding an investigation into allegations of organ harvesting by the IDF in Haiti, made the comments in the House of Lords on Friday.

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Jenny Tonge: Israel is 'cause of terrorism'

By Robyn Rosen, November 15, 2010

Controversial Lib Dem peer Jenny Tonge has accused Israel of being the “cause of terrorism” and said the West’s treatment of Muslims was due to “Holocaust guilt” and the power of the pro-Israel lobby.

Baroness Tonge, who was sacked in February by leader Nick Clegg as health spokesperson after demanding an investigation into allegations of organ harvesting by the IDF in Haiti, made the comments in the House of Lords on Friday.

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Hall of Infamy: Baroness Jenny Tonge

August 25, 2010


"It is simply not worth commenting on most of the vitriol written by the Israeli ambassador.


"Those parliamentarians who visited Gaza and talked to Hamas leaders in Damascus have formed a very different view of the situation, and know that there will be no peace process unless Hamas is included in negotiations.


"What is worth commenting upon, however, is his assertion that Gaza was a golden opportunity tragically missed.


"A much greater missed opportunity was the creation of Israel itself."

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Hall of Infamy: Baroness Jenny Tonge

June 15, 2010



"The only good thing that one can say about Gaza is that once inside that open prison - for that is what it is - is that there is no harassment from Israeli soldiers or settlers. It’s a very minor improvement however…


..."Legitimate criticism of the Israeli Government IS NOT anti Semitism, it is criticism of the Israeli Government. Period!!!!"



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Leeds student paper pulled for antisemitic interview

By Jessica Elgot, May 3, 2010

Leeds University’s newspaper Leeds Student has been pulled from shelves by the Students’ Union after it published an antisemitic comment by Palestinian Telegraph owner Sameh Habeeb.

The interviewer asked Mr Habeeb: “Do you believe mainstream media organizations have a hidden agenda?”

He replied: “They are certainly pro-Israeli. I think you have to ask yourself who controls the media.”

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Tonge quits Palestine Telegraph 'over KKK video'

By Jessica Elgot, April 22, 2010

Baroness Jenny Tonge has withdrawn her patronage of the Palestine Telegraph after the paper posted a video of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke claiming that Israel is a terrorist threat to America.

The LibDem peer has often been attacked for her patronage of the Palestine Telegraph, which has previously linked IDF doctors to organ theft in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

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Clegg: Tonge 'ludicrous but not racist'

By Robyn Rosen, February 12, 2010

Nick Clegg has reacted further to LibDem peer Baroness Tonge's comment this week that Israel should set up an inquiry to disprove allegations that its medical teams in Haiti “harvested” organs of earthquake victims for use in transplants.

The party leader insisted that despite admitting her comments were “ludicrous, ”she was not “antisemitic or racist”.

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