UKIP Friends of Israel have issued an apology over its logo which features a pound sign in the centre of a star of David.
The logo – the result of bringing together the magen david and UKIP logos – has existed for three years but after the unfortunate image became a subject of ridicule on Twitter today organisers have promised to rethink it. Linking Jews and Money is one of the oldest tropes used against the Jewish community.
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The Friends of Israel in UKIP Twitter feed said: “After three years it’s been pointed out, our logo may be insensitive. We apologise for any offence caused & shall be reconvening our PR committee.”
The group’s chairman Shneur Odze said it had been “more oversight than conspiracy”.