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British Peer Resigns Over Anti-Israel Rant

British Liberal Democrat peer, Baroness Jenny Tonge, has resigned from the party over comments she made about Israel. The Huffington Post reports:

The Liberal Democrat peer, who once said she would consider becoming a suicide bomber if she were Palestinian, was roundly criticised for the remarks. According to reports on the Guido Fawkes blog she quit as a Liberal Democrat peer after refusing an ultimatum from Nick Clegg to apologise or resign.

Speaking at an event at Middlesex University last Thursday, Baroness Tonge said Israel would one day lose the support of the United States and would then “reap what they have sown”.

“Beware Israel,” she said. “Israel is not going to be there forever in its present performance. One day the United States of America will get sick of giving £70 billion a year to Israel.”

Although Tonge will no longer be a member of the Liberal Democrats, she will remain a peer in the House of Lords for life.

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