24
Jun
13

short and sharp

Ian Livingston, an observant Jew, was recently selected as trade and investment minister by British Prime Minister Cameron.

He is leaving his position as BT chief executive for the ministerial position.

He had this to say about a BDS-type request:

During his time at BT Livingston dismissed calls by charity War on Want for the company to disassociate itself from the Israel telecom company Bezeq, and told The Jewish Chronicle: “I have not received a single email from anyone in War on Want expressing any concerns about a relationship we may or many not have had in Syria, in Libya or anywhere else. You wonder and ask yourself repeatedly: Why is it? Is it anti-Americanism? Is it anti-Semitism? Is it anti-Zionism where they treat Israel differently? … That is a discomfort I feel just now. It is not a personal discomfort. It is a discomfort about something in society.”

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