Rowan Laxton was the head of the British Foreign Office South Asia desk. He is suspended from his post after the outburst aginst Israel and Jews and could now be sacked.
Laxton worked out at a London gym when his anti-Jewish remarks was presented in public. He has been fined 350 UK Pounds, and his remarks might soon cost him his job.
A court was told the 48-year-old shouted: «Fucking Israelis, fucking Jews» as he watched a television news report about the death of a Palestinian farmer.
His fellow gym members Gideon Falter and William Lemaine overheard him and complained to gym staff. Falter claimed he also heard Laxton say:
«If I had my way, the fucking international community should be sent in and if the Israelis got in the way, they’d be blown off the fucking earth».
Lemaine said: «No-one really expects to hear those words being uttered and when you do, you take a note of it».
The incident, which happened 27th of Janaury during the conflict in Gaza, was described by Laxton’s lawyer as a «moment of madness».
Laxton, who earns £3,000 a month after tax, was suspended from his post after the outburst and could now be sacked.
Source: The Guardian-UK.