UK leader rejects call to investigate Israeli embassy officials

Theresa May rejected a call from the Labour party for an investigation on a low-level Israeli embassy official who spoke of “taking down” British MPs, maintaining that an Israeli apology has closed the matter.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected calls from parliamentary opposition head Jeremy Corbyn, chairman of the Labour party, to open a full investigation on Israeli officials after a low-level Israeli embassy official was revealed to have talked of “taking down” several elected members of the British Parliament.

“It is clear these comments do not reflect the views of the Embassy or Government of Israel,” said a UK government spokesman. “The UK has a strong relationship with Israel and we consider the matter closed.”

Although May and her government have fully accepted an official apology from Israel, Corbyn was not satisfied. “It is only on the basis of an investigation that Parliament and the public will be reassured that such activities will not be tolerated by your government,” he wrote to May in a letter earlier this week.

Prime Minister May has recently called out Corbyn for the prevalence of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views in the British Labour party.

By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News