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Anti-Israel lawyer jailed for racist rant on Air India flight, found dead

The 50 yr-old rabid anti-Israel Irish lawyer/activist who was jailed for 6 months after a drunken, racist incident onboard an Air India flight to London has been found dead on an English beach.

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA,


A disgraced anti-Israel activist from Britain who was jailed for staging a rowdy and racist scene aboard an airplane was found dead in what police are treating as a suicide.

The lifeless body of Simone Burns, 50, also known as Simone O’Broin, was found last month on a beach, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Sussex Police confirmed her death “is not being treated as suspicious” and next of kin have been informed, the report said. Continue Reading »

Irish BDS activist awarded 6 months jail for racist tantrum on flight

Simone O’Broin, 50, a Northern Irish barrister and BDS activist, was sentenced to 6 months in prison for her racist, drunken assault and threatening an Air India crew with a boycott.

By Marcy Oster, JTA


A British activist promoting boycotts against Israel was sentenced to six months in jail for her drunken racist tirade on an Air India flight.

Simone O’Broin was filmed on the flight last November threatening to organize a boycott against Air India unless flight attendants served her more wine on the flight, that ended with her arrest.

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