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Hotovely thanks UK government for support after angry protest at London event

Tzipi Hotovely at her office in Jerusalem, February 19, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Tzipi Hotovely at her office in Jerusalem, February 19, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Israeli Ambassador to the UK Tzipi Hotovely expresses thanks to British government officials for their support after an incident at the London School of Economics last night.

“I’m thankful for all the support I have received from the British government, many friends and partners,” tweets Hotovely. “I had an excellent event at #LSE and I will not be intimidated. I will continue to share the Israeli story and hold open dialogue with all parts of British society.”

Hotovely was evacuated under heavy security from an event at the London School of Economics last night amid a large protest by pro-Palestinian activists against her presence. Video from the scene showed security guards rushing Hotovely, who was clutching a bouquet of flowers, into a vehicle, while others tried to fend off a group of jeering activists, who chanted, “Aren’t you ashamed?”

“This is deeply disturbing, I am so sorry Ambassador Hotovely,” tweeted Nadhim Zahawi, a Conservative MP.

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