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‘I Will Not Be Intimidated’: Israeli Ambassador to UK Evacuated After Event Amid Pro-Palestinian Protest

British ministers denounced on Wednesday the harassment of Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom by anti-Israel protestors after an event at the London School of Economics (LSE) the previous night, which saw her swiftly evacuated by security as protesters tried to reach her car.

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was “disgusted” by the treatment of Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely, who was confronted by protestors after the LSE Student Union Debate Society event.

“Antisemitism has no place in our universities or our country,” said Patel on Twitter. “I will continue to do everything possible to keep the Jewish community safe from intimidation, harassment and abuse.”

The event had incensed student activists in advance, according to the Jewish Chronicle, with LSE’s Palestinian society calling for its cancellation.

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