London, 29 March 2017
Two pro-Israeli activists were removed from the House of Lords last night for breaking the regulations of the parliament by carrying out an unauthorised recording.
This happened in a meeting on Palestinians Return Centre’s Balfour Apology Campaign hosted by Baroness Jenny Tonge and Lord Norman Warner.
The meeting was titled, "Balfour Declaration, No Marking No, Celebration, It is an Apology"
Activist/Journalist Jerry Lewis and Jonathan Hoffman were removed by police upon a request by Lord Warner. Their removal came after their refusal to abide by the rules and regulations of the House and the many calls made to them by Lord Warner.
Lewis who was not invited to this private meeting came middle of the seminar and switched on his recording device.
He did not get the required permission from the chair nor the Black Rod office.
The Police confiscated the Parliament Press accreditation from Lewis due to his behaviour and breaking the laws of the house. See the link: https://www.parliament.uk/visiting/access/photography-filming-and-mobile-phone-use/
Jonathan Hoffman was asked to leave the meeting for his disruptive and disrespectful conduct towards the chair. He also used abusive language against the Lord and event's audience. Hoffman has a history of attending pro-Palestinian meetings in order to cause disruption.
The Centre commends the position of Lord Warner and invite all attendees to respect the rules of the House.
The Centre also thinks that pro Israeli activists are attempting to sabotage the civilised discussion and freedom of expression in the UK by constant smearing and proppoganda campaigns.