Chikli ‘uninvited’ to London Jewish center due to ‘internal pressure’

File - Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli speaks at the AJC Global Forum in Tel Aviv, on June 14, 2023 (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
File - Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli speaks at the AJC Global Forum in Tel Aviv, on June 14, 2023 (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

Controversial Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli has been “uninvited” to a London Jewish Center due to “internal pressure” from the local community, the UK’s Jewish News reports.

Chikli, who is on a two-day visit to the UK, was set to visit JW3, also known as the Jewish Community Centre London.

According to the report, the visit was called off due to “internal pressure” and “long-running concerns” about Chikli’s record of making inflammatory statements promoting “vitriol” against anti-government protesters, his previous anti-LGBTQ statements and spreading of conspiracy theories and anti-Palestinian rhetoric.

Chikli faced similar concerns on recent trips to the US, where several Jewish groups declined to meet him and he was photographed apparently giving the middle finger to anti-judicial overhaul protesters.

Chikli denies he made the rude gesture, saying he was telling them to smile.

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