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British Jewish organization tells far-right MK Smotrich he is unwelcome

Head of the Religious Zionist Party MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a rally against the government in Tel Aviv, November 2, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Head of the Religious Zionist Party MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a rally against the government in Tel Aviv, November 2, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, UK Jewry’s mainstream umbrella organization, says far-right Religious Zionism MK Bezalel Smotrich is not welcome in the country.

“We reject the abominable views and the hate-provoking ideology of Bezalel Smotrich,” the organization tweets, “and we call on all members of the British Jewish community to show him the door.”

“Get back on the plane, Bezalel, and be remembered as a disgrace forever.”

Smotrich is currently on a tour of Jewish communities in the UK and France to rally opposition to the government’s plan to reform conversion to Judaism. He met earlier today in London with a Bnei Akiva group. The MK has repeatedly made comments about Arabs and gay people that have provoked outcry.

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