With the courage of her convictions. .

April 2004
Middle East;Apr2004, Issue 344, p11
Earlier this year, Jenny Tonge, a senior figure in Great Britain's Liberal Democrat Party, was fired for empathising with the plight of Palestinian suicide bombers. Speaking at a meeting of a pro-Palestinian lobby in January 2004, Tonge, Liberal Democrat MP, had made remarks that led to her being sacked by her party leader Charles Kennedy. Tonge, having visited Israel and the Palestinian territories in the summer of 2003, stated that it was important to understand what motivated suicide bombers to do what they do. She added that had she spent a lifetime as a Palestinian under Israeli occupation, she too just might have contemplated becoming a suicide bomber herself.


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