A British rabbi’s car was set on fire, his house was egged, but he won’t stop speaking out for Gaza
Firefighters extinguished the blaze outside Mr Cohen’s home on Welbeck Grove in the early hours. No one was hurt but the car was destroyed.
Police are now investigating the arson, the latest in a series of attacks on Mr Cohen’s house and car over seven years.
The grandfather says he has angered some amongst the local Jewish community by his outspoken views over Israeli government policy and its actions against Palestinians. He spoke only two weeks ago at a pro-Gaza demonstration in Rochdale.
Explaining his views on Israel, he said: “Imagine if a group of foreigners set up a state in Lancashire. I don’t think it would be a lot different to the reaction of the Palestinians to the formation of the state of Israel. It’s been a disaster, a festering sore that goes back 100 years.”