American Thinker: Meet Simone Burns, renowned “human rights lawyer” for Palestinians and anti-Israel activist, who is now spending six months in a British prison. Burns is an Irish citizen resident in England who goes by the name Simone O’Broin, who was flying from Mumbai to London on Air India, a nine-hour journey. When denied fourth bottle of wine following breakfast service, Burns engaged in a drunken, racist rant, spitting directly in the face of a female crew member. She also attempted to smoke cigarettes in a bathroom three times, but was stopped by crew members
Appalled passengers in the business class cabin (the Palestinians apparently pay their lawyers well), recorded her rant on cellphone videos (embedded video below), which gained considerable social media attention in India, the UK, and Ireland, where she maintains citizenship. But oddly enough, American media seem to have ignored the incident.
Daniel Sugarman of the UK JC News reports on her anti-Israel activism:
Burns has previously written a paper accusing Israel of genocide over its treatment of the Palestinians, whom she described as “a group struggling for self-determination against a colonial, racist regime”.
As discovered by investigative researcher David Collier, Ms O’Broin had also made Facebook comments about having “Mossad agents and Zionists operatives all over my life… there is yet again a fishy smell of CHABAD LUBAVITCH!!”
She also commented supporting a piece written by antisemite Gilad Atzmon attacking the sentencing of Holocaust denier Alison Chabloz, saying: “I wonder how many successful libel actions there have been for unfounded allegations of antisemitism and all the rest.”