An Israeli official in London has been caught on camera saying how he would like to “take down” anti-Israel MPs, including Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan.
Shai Masot, a political officer at the London embassy, was recorded by Al Jazeera speaking in a clearly undiplomatic manner about a number of British MPs, including Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, whom he called “an idiot.”
Regarding Duncan, however, Masot said he was “doing [sic] a lot of problems,” while his dinner partner said the comments “sounded like a conspiracy.”
Masot was in conversation with Maria Strizzolo, a senior aide to another Conservative Minister, Robert Halfon, at a restaurant in Kensington, central London.
Strizzolo proposed “a scandal,” however the pair did not elaborate in the footage released by Al Jazeera.
An embassy spokesperson said the remarks were “unacceptable,” and that Masot would be ending his employment in London shortly.
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