Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Amnesty International takes disciplinary action over official's tweet targeting Jewish parliamentarians

The leading human rights group Amnesty International (AI) has started disciplinary action against a senior member of staff at its London headquarters after he posted an offensive tweet targeting Jewish members of the British parliament. In a message he posted on Tuesday, Kristyan Benedict, AI’s campaign manager, said “Louise Ellman, Robert Halfon and Luciana Berger walk into a bar... each orders a round of B52s #Gaza.” Benedict was alluding to B-52 long-range strategic bombers, which is also the name of a popular cocktail, in his reference to three Jewish members of parliament. -- World Jewish Congress

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