Saturday, December 9, 2006

UK charity trustee resigns after attacking 'pro-Israel lobby'

Baroness Tonge claimed Israeli interests also had grip' on LibDems
[Daily Edition]

Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem
Author: JONNY PAUL, Jerusalem Post correspondent
Date: Dec 1, 2006
Start Page: 06
Section: News
Text Word Count: 422
Abstract (Document Summary)

London - Baroness Jenny Tonge has stepped down as a trustee of the charity Christian Aid, a move believed to be related to comments she made about the "financial grips of the pro-Israel lobby" in September.

Speaking last week at Edinburgh University, as reported in The Jerusalem Post, Tonge stood by her earlier comments, saying there had been "extensive" research in the US supporting her argument that the Israeli lobby has a disproportionate voice in Anglo- American foreign policy.

Dr. Daleep Mukarji, director of Christian Aid, confirmed that Tonge chose to resign and said this would be formally reported to the next board meeting.

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