Al-Quds Day organiser sells Israeli products
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Al-Quds Day organiser sells Israeli products

Chelsea chemist run by Nazim Ali, who claimed Zionists were “responsible” for Grenfell, stocks Teva Pharmaceuticals medicine for asthma sufferers.

Nazim Ali (left) with an anti-Zionist rabbi from Neturei Karta
Nazim Ali (left) with an anti-Zionist rabbi from Neturei Karta

A pharmacy run by the Al-Quds Day organiser who claimed Zionists were “responsible” for Grenfell sells Israeli products, Jewish News has discovered.

Nazim Ali, whose 2017 comments at the annual anti-Israel march in London heralded a long legal fight, is managing director of Chelsea Pharmacy, which was this week shown to stock products from Israel’s Teva Pharmaceuticals.

A visit to the Sloane Avenue pharmacy by an undercover shopper on Monday revealed it stocked Teva products including Salamol Easi-Breathe, which is used by asthma sufferers.

A visit to the Sloane Avenue pharmacy on Monday revealed it stocks Teva products including Salamol Easi-Breathe, used by asthma sufferers.

While the marketing authorisation holder is Norton Healthcare Ltd, a Teva UK spokesman confirmed this week that it was a Teva product.

News that Ali’s Chelsea Pharmacy stocks Israeli products will come as an embarrassment to the director of the Wembley-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), the principal organiser of the pro-Hezbollah rally.

It was in his IHRC role that Ali angered the Jewish community two years ago by appearing to blame the Grenfell tragedy on “Zionists” and calling the Israel Defence Forces a “terrorist organisation”.

Addressing Al-Quds Day counter-demonstrators at the time, he said: “These people do not know what justice is because it is their supporters who are supporting the Tory Party. That’s who they are: Zionists who give money to the Tory Party to kill people in high rise blocks.”

A private prosecution against Ali was brought by Campaign Against Antisemitism but the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stepped in to end the group’s efforts hours before Ali was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Pro-Israel activist and undercover shopper Jonathan Hoffman said: “This vividly shows the utter hypocrisy of the Israel haters. Nazim Ali blamed Zionists for the Grenfell Tower inferno in full knowledge that his pharmacy business profits from Israeli medical technology.”

Last month the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is understood to have told Teva that it will soon appear on a list of companies operating in Jewish communities in the West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.

Mr Ali was contacted on Tuesday morning for comment.

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