Call for a public inquiry into the actions of the Israeli Embassy
The revelation this week that an Israeli embassy official plotted to ‘take down’ Alan Duncan, a critic of Israeli policy and the UK’s Deputy Foreign Minister is both shocking and disturbing. His words raise significant concerns about improper interference in UK domestic politics, echoed by Labour, the SNP and several Conservative MPs.
It is utterly unacceptable for the UK government to accept the Israeli embassy apology and consider the matter closed. These revelations add to existing concerns that those who raise legitimate criticisms regarding Israel’s policies towards the Palestinian people will be subject to smears and character assassination. Politicians, like all citizens, must be able to speak freely about their views on Palestine without fear of consequences.
There have been calls from all major parties and party members for further investigation of the concerns raised by this footage. We the undersigned call upon Theresa May to launch an immediate public inquiry to determine the extent of improper interference in UK democratic politics and to demand from the Israeli government that it is brought to an end.