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Hardliners realise Britain is a soft touch
The Tzipi Livni fiasco illustrates how slavishly this country follows hypocritical UN edicts
December 17, 2009
As a piece of legal grotesquerie, the attempted arrest of the former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has its funny side. The biggest joke lies in the role of the UN. It was the UN Human Rights Council that endorsed the report by the retired South African judge Richard Goldstone on the Gaza conflict, in which Israel as well as Hamas was accused of war crimes. Read more
An open response to the December 1, letter in the London Times
urging PM Gordon Brown to endorse the Goldstone Report
December 9, 2009
From Maurice Ostroff
In view of the eminence of the signatories to the above letter, it is extremely difficult to understand their unqualified support of a document that contains serious flaws which are evident to all who examine it objectively. At best one must assume that being the busy persons they are, the signatories could not spare time to read, much less to analyze the 452 pages and that they relied instead on the reputation of Judge Goldstone. Read More
Britain forgets that it no longer runs Palestine
by Melanie Phillips
The Spectator - 30th July 2009
An eye-opening story in the Jerusalem Post takes the current anti-Israel stance by Gordon Brown's government onto a new level still. Herb Keinon reports that the British government is funding political activity in Israel that runs counter to Israeli government policy:
British spokesman Martin Day said in an interview in Dubai with Al-Arabiya television last week that the British government was ‘taking practical steps towards freezing settlement activities.' ‘For instance,' Day said, ‘we finance projects aimed at halting settlement activities. One of these projects seeks to build new Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem and save Palestinian houses from demolition.' In addition, Day said in an Arabic interview, ‘we also finance organizations that monitor settlement activities.'
Wow. Just imagine if America, say, during the Troubles in Northern Ireland had been funding projects aimed at halting Loyalist marches or building houses for Catholics in Loyalist areas.
It would seem that the British government is actively suborning the government of Israel. HMG appears to have forgotten that it stopped governing Palestine in 1948.