This is a follow up post to yesterday’s news about Hamas being invited guests at the House Of Lords.
(to read yesterday’s post click HERE )
Britain is warming up to Hamas and blowing chilly winds towards Israel. Its government is considering a ban on arms exports to the Jewish state after legislators had demanded that British weapons parts not be used against Arab terrorists.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband told Parliament Tuesday that it will review weapons export licenses “in light of recent events in Gaza,” meaning the Operation Cast Lead counterterrorist campaign three months ago.
Independent MP Clare Short invited dozens of colleagues to attend a video conference in a Parliament office despite objections by both the British Foreign Office and Israeli ambassador to Britain Ron Prosor.
The Foreign office comments, “We are aware that some MPs are planning to talk to members of Hamas in a private capacity on Wednesday…. Hamas is a terrorist organization. We believe that to talk to Hamas directly at this time would simply undermine those Palestinians who are committed to peace.”
The European Union officially has defined Hamas as a terrorist organization, but Hamas has succeeded in breaking the boycott, working through constant international pressure on a country-by-country basis.