Eylon Levy reportedly suspended from spokesman role after UK complaints

The British-born spokesman was appointed to his post in the wake of October 7


Israeli spokesperson Eylon Levy addressed South Africa's accusation of genocide in the Israel-Hamas war during a press briefing on 2 January.

The Israeli government’s English media spokesman Eylon Levy has reportedly been suspended from his post after comments he made in response to the UK Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron.

According to Israeli media reports, the British government complained to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office after Levy posted a reply to Lord Cameron urging the Israeli government to deliver more aid.

Replying to the former Prime Minister, Levy, in a now-deleted tweet said: “I hope you are also aware there are NO limits on the entry of food, water, medicine, or shelter equipment into Gaza, and in fact the crossings have EXCESS capacity,” 

“Test us. Send another 100 trucks a day to Kerem Shalom and we’ll get them in.”

According to Israel’s Channel 12 news, the Foreign Office wrote to the Israeli government asking if the post they deemed critical of Cameron was the country’s official position, at which point Levy was suspended.

The 33-year-old, has not acknowledged his reported suspension, and at the time of writing, his profile on Twitter still described him as occupying the role.

Earlier this year, the wife of Israel’s Prime Minister Sara Netanyahu reportedly tried to have Levy, from his role due to his former life as organiser of protests against judicial reform.

The news of Levy’s reported suspension comes on the same day that the Times of Israel reported Netanyahu’s frustration with the English language spokespeople, reportedly saying the country lacked staff that could “string two words together” in English.

Levy, who was raised in London and attended University College School Hampstead, was appointed to the post of English language spokesman in the days after Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7. 

Since the outbreak of the war, he’s been a regular feature on British TV screens, regularly going viral with his forceful defenses of Israeli government policy. 

Eylon Levy has been approached for comment.

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