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British MP compares anti-Israel university riot to Kristallnacht

Senior Conservative Party MP slams ‘anti-Jewish’ demonstration at Kings College London University, likens to Nazi pogrom.

By Ari Soffer


A senior British MP has compared a violent anti-Israel riot at a London university last week to kristallnacht, as condemnation of the violence carried out by pro-Palestinian activists continues to mount.

In an interview with Sky News on Sunday morning, Sir Eric Pickles – a former minister who now serves as the United Kingdom’s Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues – likened the incident, in which windows were smashed and at least one Jewish student was physically assaulted, to the Nazi pogrom in which anti-Semitic thugs ransacked Jewish-owned synagogues, shops and other establishments in Germany.

“You’ve got a situation where a bunch of people are gathered, they were listening to a speaker who wanted to talk about how peace was going to be possible in the Middle East, and a bunch of Palestinian activists come in, smash the windows, smash glass,” he said, branding the incident “anti-Jewish.”

“It just seems to me that one thing you


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