Britain, Israel, And A Case Of Rank Hypocrisy

 

 

David Miliband must have enjoyed himself today. For finally, Britain’s Foreign Secretary got to announce an arms embargo on Israel.  Never mind that Britain itself sent soldiers thundering into two foreign countries.  The embargo might only have been declared today, but ever since Israel retaliated against Hamas at the end of last year, Britain has been waiting eagerly for this day to arrive.

 

Indeed, during Operation Cast Lead, nowhere was condemnation of Israel louder than in Britain. It’s a matter of public record that Muslims across the country bombarded their MPs with demands for Britain to sever all ties with the Jewish nation. Three British politicians, including Louise Ellman, received death threats purely because they had the guts to remind both parliament and the media that Israel had endured eight years of terrorism before finally responding.

 

The British media, led by the Guardian, threw out journalistic ethics entirely, dispensed with context, and swapped fact for fiction as they repeatedly ignored Hamas terrorism against Israeli civilians.

 

Forget the obscene suicide bombings that Hamas had routinely unleashed on Israel. Forget the roll call of women, children and babies who had died at the hands of Hamas operatives.  Forget the fact that when Israel left Gaza, it did so because this departure was deemed – by the international community – to be a necessary condition for DEcreased terrorism.

 

Forget all that. Nobody gave a damn. Israel had gone into Gaza to get rid of Hamas terrorists and that was all the media and the government cared about. What – Jews, defending themselves? How dare they. 

 

During this period I attended a meeting at the House of Commons, organised in fact by a Christian group whose members were distraught at the way Israel was being demonised. There, we were told by a small number of politicians, that the atmosphere in parliament was ‘poisonous’.  An out and out hate-fest was going on, and the few souls who spoke up for Israel were being shouted down and ‘bullied’ on a daily basis.

 

And so, here we are some months later, and finally the British government has done what it was longing to. In other words, punished Israel, publicly, for fighting its own War On Terror. Britain has revoked five export licenses, in what it calls in Brit-speak, a ‘gesture’.

 

I’m making a gesture right now, as it happens. It involves the middle finger of my right hand and I’m sure you can imagine to whom I’m directing it.

 

Because let’s face it, Britain’s hypocrisy here is staggering. How many civilians have died because of British troops, in Afghanistan and Iraq? Only yesterday, reports surfaced of British soldiers’ sadism in these countries. And yet here sits the holier-than-thou British government, judging Israel for trying to protect her own citizens?

 

Writing about the British government’s arms embargo against Israel, because of Gaza, Melanie Phillips  notes:

It says Israel’s actions were “disproportionate.” What is it talking about? The actual evidence showed that the proportion of civilians killed in Gaza was very small – far smaller than might have been expected given the tactics Hamas was using of embedding itself within the population.

 
The claims of large numbers of civilians and children killed were fabricated by Hamas and recycled by the Israel-bashers of the UN and media. Far from being “disproportionate,” Cast Lead was a carefully targeted operation which, given the circumstances, was astonishingly successful in its aim of confining its attack to terrorist operatives.
 
  The false flag of “disproportionality” is hoisted only by those who find it “disproportionate” that Israel should ever defend itself against the Palestinians by military means at all. Israelis are expected instead passively to die under rocket and bomb attack – or perhaps live in shelters for ever. That’s proportionate.
 

 

 
 
Britain showed its true colours today.  Several months back, David Miliband called for new coalition of consent’ between the West and the Islamic world. And if he has to hand Israel over on a platter to achieve this, then that’s just what he and the rest of the dhimmi Labour government will do.

 

Posted on July 15, 2009, in Dhimmis, Dhimmitude, Hamas, IDF, Islam, Islamic Jihad, Islamic Terrorism, Islamification Of UK, Israel, Media, Middle East, Palestinian Terrorism and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Jew With A View

    STEVEN:

    Hmmm… very interesting indeed!

    I agree with you re the Conservatives. They might be a bit more staunch towards Israel but as you rightly note, they’ll want to get the millions of Muslim votes as well. Many thanks for your most interesting comments!

  2. I guess this has quite a lot to do with domestic politics. At the general election Labour will be competing with the liberal democrats for Moslem votes in tightly contested marginal seats.

    In a constituency near me, there is a seating labour MP who is actually pro Israel, and understand the Lib Dems are playing the anti Israel card “heavy handed.

    While I will be pleased to see the back of this government. While I well be voting conservative (with a ” sigh ) have low expectations of them in all matters not lest in regard to Israel.

    I remember during the first gulf war, they refused to sell gas masks to the Israelis, and recall a story from the time the foreign office , gave this advice.

    ” Buy from Germany!.

  3. Jew With A View

    Thank you DERHUNTER :)

    It’s very interesting to read your comments and this analogy!

  4. As an Indian, I know and understand this situation, because we too face firing from Pakistan and Pakistan sponsored militants across the border and even the Indian army follows a policy of ‘we reserve the right of when, how and what measure to respond’ towards Pakistani shelling and firing.

    So – if Israel is a sovereign democratic republic, that too, one that is under attack; who is anybody to decide what quantifies as a proportionate or disproportionate response? Nobody at all, except the Israeli people and their elected representatives have the right to do so!

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