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Pro-Israel Gay Man is Favorite to Lead UK Independence Party

Candidates in the race to be the next leader of the UK Independence Party include a gay, pro-Israel former television producer and an activist who has described herself as “an opponent” of Islam. Pro-Israel issues surface.

Peter Whittle is the bookies’ favorite to lead Britain’s ninth biggest political party, and Anne Marie Waters has received widespread media coverage for her views of Muslims.

Mr Whittle received a warm reception when he spoke at a Jewish community event ahead of the London mayoral election in April last year.

He told the audience that as a gay man he found the prospect of boycotts of Israel “outrageous” given the country’s prominence on LGBT rights.

A London Assembly member, he has previously told the JCof his concerns about extremism directed at Jewish students on university campuses. Continue reading in the Jewish Chronicle