Andrew Percy, the Member of Parliament for East Yorkshire and a recent convert to Judaism, has revealed the “torrent” of anti-Semitic abuse he was subjected to just before Christmas.
The backbencher is vice-chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel and has defended Israel in many occasions in parliament and this is the second time he has been targeted for supporting Israel.
During the General Election last June, two supporters of Corbyn screaming at him for being “Israeli scum” and “Zionist scum”.
It appears those same two people have now attacked him again.
He told MPs: “Those same individuals found me again in a shopping centre in Doncaster on the Thursday before Christmas and again subjected me to a torrent of abuse.
“They ended up questioning why a Jew would want to be ordering food in KFC, and followed me to the exit asking me why I do not tell people that I am Jewish before elections.”
“It started with anti-Israeli sentiment and descended very quickly into some significant anti-Semitic incidents.”
Mr Percy praised both South Yorkshire and Humberside police forces, who he described as being “absolutely fantastic” in their investigations. No arrests have been made in connection with either incident.