Campaigners urge probe into UK-based pro-Zionist lobby group

Campaigners urge probe into UK-based pro-Zionist lobby group

Saeed Pourreza
Press TV, London

Pro-Palestine campaigners have called on Britain’s charities regulator for an urgent investigation into a London-based pro-Israel lobby group. The move comes a month after the group accused anti-Israel demonstrators at a protest rally against the Israeli ambassador to the UK of extremism, racism and intimidation. 

Demonstrations are a stable of the British democracy. A protest rally last month against the Israeli ambassador Tzipi Hotovely was one of them, leaving a debate at the London School of Economics.

The event passed off peacefully. Police made no arrests. But then came a torrent of criticism from British officials and anti-Semitism allegations from pro-Israel organizations — chiefly from the Community Security Trust CST, a charity with the purported mission of looking after the Jewish community in the UK. Campaigners say the CST misrepresented the event as violent, and linked the protesters to terrorism.

The pro-Palestine campaigners have also…

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