The ambassador told the Daily Telegraph that the Jewish community felt fear due to ‘jihad ideology’ witnessed during pro-Palestinian protests in the capital city over the past month.
Hotovely, who has previously been called ‘zionist scum’ and harassed by angry mobs on Britain’s streets, said that whilst we live in a democracy, freedom of speech needed to be limited to prevent people spouting hatred.
She told the outlet: ‘Since those demonstrations started, I keep getting WhatsApp messages from friends in Israel. They ask me, do you feel safe there? Do Jews feel safe?
‘They feel like London is less safe during this war than Israel. They see the same jihadi ideology on the streets of London as in Gaza and they wonder what is going on.’
The Jewish ambassador, Tzipi Hotovely that the Jewish community felt fear due to ‘jihad ideology’ witnessed in the capital city
She said she keeps getting messages from friends in Israel asking if she feels safe in this country
On the 28 October, more than 500,000 demonstrators shut down central London (pictured) to demand for a ceasefire in Gaza
Hotovely herself has previously been subjected to vile anti-semitic abuse whilst speaking across Britain.
Last year, she was branded ‘Zionist scum’ by protesters who tried to block her car as she attended a Cambridge Union debate.
The protesters were heard chanting Hamas slogans and set off flares as they demonstrated.
In 2021, she herself branded hard-Left activists ‘shameful’ after they tried to intimidate her following a lecture at the London School of Economics.
The diplomat was harassed by an angry mob after delivering a lecture to the LSE’s student union debating society.
On the 28 October, more than 500,000 demonstrators shut down central London to demand for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Crowds gathered near the Golden Jubilee Bridge holding signs saying ‘Gaza, stop the massacre’ and ‘Free Palestine, end Israeli occupation’.
In 2021, Hotovely was harassed by an angry mob outside the London School of Economics
It comes just months after Hotovely faced a student mob when giving a lecture at the London School of Economics
More protests have been planned, including on November 11 – on Remembrance Day.
The Met Commissioner, Sir Mark Rowley, has insisted that any demonstrations will not ‘collide or interfere’ with Remembrance Day.
She insisted to The Telegraph that ‘this is not just Israel-Palestine,’ and said that her message to British people is that the ideology which is being ‘chanted on the streets in London was same ideology that took down the Twin Towers in New York.’
Writing for the Daily Mail on the 12 October, Ms Hotovely said: ‘In the UK, anti-Semitism is on the rise – a 324 per cent rise from this period last year – and as a mother here, it truly pains me to read that pupils of Jewish schools in this country have been told not to wear their blazers on the way to school.’
Speaking about Hamas’ attack on Israel on 7 October, Ms Hotovely said that the terrorist group ‘tied children up and burned them together.’
She said she knew this because of ‘the smoke inhalation in the children’s throats and lungs’.
Ms Hotovely, the first woman to become Israel’s ambassador to London, told the outlet: ‘It’s clear that nothing will be the same again. This is a watershed moment in our life.
‘I truly believe that, no matter how many investigations we will do, the biggest question is how come human beings can commit those types of atrocities.’
She believes that it is crucial to call Hamas terrorists after the BBC dodged the word. Instead the BBC refers to Hamas as a ‘militant’ group and described the slaughter of civilians as a ‘militant’ attack.
Pictured: Protesters on the Bridge in London on 28 October Pro-Palestine protest
Crowds gathered near the Golden Jubilee Bridge holding signs saying ‘Gaza, stop the massacre’ and ‘Free Palestine, end Israeli occupation’. Pictured: London protest on 28 October
Writing for the Daily Mail, she said: ‘Militants do not behead babies. Terrorists do. ‘Gunmen’ do not rape innocent girls. Terrorists do.
‘Fighters’ do not burn innocent people alive in front of their families, forcing them to watch. Terrorists do.’
Downing Street has heaped pressure on the BBC.
Last month a No10 source said: ‘As the PM has said repeatedly, Hamas are terrorists. It is incumbent on our national broadcaster to recognise this fact.’
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson wrote an article on the corporation’s website which read: ‘It’s simply not the BBC’s job to tell people who to support and who to condemn – who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.
‘We regularly point out that the British and other governments have condemned Hamas as a terrorist organisation, but that’s their business.
‘Our business is to present our audiences with the facts, and let them make up their own minds.’
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12705139/Jewish-ambassador-says-London-feels-safe-Israel-jihad-ideology-exploded-capitals-streets.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 London feels less safe than Israel for Jews after ‘jihad ideology’ exploded on the capital’s streets, friends tell country’s UK ambassador