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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Britain's morally offensive Prime Minister

I noted British Prime Minister David Cameron's offensive comments about Gaza here. Peter Wehner ripped Cameron some new body parts. Here's the bottom line:
It cannot be said often enough: in 2005, Israel and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon — in unilaterally withdrawing from Gaza — did for the Palestinians what the Turks (and, among others, the British, Egyptians, and Jordanian rulers of Palestine) never did: it granted them sovereign control in Gaza (see more here). Rather than build a peaceful and prosperous state, however, Hamas — which seized control of Gaza — decided to launch thousands of rocket and mortar attacks against unarmed Israelis. Israel responded as any sane, sovereign state would with measures including a blockade. Yet Cameron has no words of condemnation for Hamas. This sounds like midsummer madness.

The truth Cameron cannot abide is that the responsibility for the suffering in Gaza lies not with the Israelis but with Hamas and the Palestinians. And for the Prime Minister of Great Britain not only to deny this truth but also to engage in a smear of an estimable and admirable nation like Israel — all to establish a “new partnership” between Britain and Turkey and, in the process, to win applause from Turkey’s increasingly radicalized leadership — is troubling and disappointing. Prime Minister Cameron’s approach is morally offensive and strategically foolish.

On this matter at least, the British prime minister knows not of what he speaks.
Can anyone recall the last time there was a British Prime Minister who was sympathetic to Israel? I'm thinking Winston Churchill, but I could be wrong. In any event, it sure isn't David Cameron (despite the promise made to me by a friend who is high up in the British Conservative party). What a disappointment!


(After my internet connection went down for half an hour).

Melanie Phillips has much more on this story here and here.


At 4:14 PM, Blogger Andre (Canada) said...

A disappointment yes, a surprise no. The Brits have always been and remain a strongly anti-semitic bunch. Sure, they do it with a great accent and an unmatched polish, but they still remain the ones who screwed up the middle east so badly and never supported Israel in any way.
As the UK is quickly becoming the prime candidate for slowly but surely instituting Sharia law, and being on the verge of crowning Prince Charles who is a great admirer and follower of the Koran, I give Jews in the UK no more than a generation to pack up and go. Britain will then become the backwater cesspool that characterizes most countries which have rid themselves of their Jewish polulation.
Good luck with that!

At 4:55 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its goes to show not all conservatives are created equal. And you have a British Prime Minister of the Conservative Party pandering to the most extremist ideology of our day instead of taking a principled stand against it.

Islam is the West's problem child today not the solution. And any one not willing to recognize it for what it is is not my friend.

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Cameron has submitted to Obama/Osama.

His SS are already attacking white people for no reason, but whispers of conspiracy to bomb a mosque.



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