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British Jewish lawmaker apologizes for ‘Jews again’ remark


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/gerald_kaufman_british_jewish_lawmaker_apologizes_for_jews_again_remark_201

A British lawmaker has apologized for insulting a fellow Jewish lawmaker and Labor Party member during a debate in the House of Commons. During a debate Wednesday on plans to change the law of universal jurisdiction, Gerald Kaufman turned to a lawmaker sitting next to him and said, "Here we are, the Jews again," as pro-Israel lawmaker Louise Ellman rose to refute a claim by the Labor Party's Ann Clwyd that the lawmakers were trying to change the law -- making it more difficult to issue an arrest warrant against a suspected international war criminal -- to appease the Israeli government.

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