All i want to know is will Israel destroy england, should we get out of the pound? Israel accuses UK of anti-Semitism: MPs outraged by Peres's tirade against English By Daniel Martin Last updated at 7:16 AM on 2nd August 2010 Israel president Shimon Peres has angered British MPs with an astonishing outburst in which he accused the English of being anti-Semitic. Last night British MPs reacted with fury at the slur on Britain, which stood alone in 1940 to fight the Nazis who were committing genocide against the Jews. In the interview, Mr Peres, who was awarded an honorary knighthood by the Queen in 2008, said Englandâs attitude towards the Jews was Israelâs ânext big problemâ. He also insisted: âThere is in England a saying that an anti-Semite is someone who hates the Jews more than is necessary.