October 13, 2014: A Sad Day In The Annals of British Democracy

“There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is England.”

Sir Winston Churchill

The last seriously sad day in the annals of British democracy was in 2003 when smarmy British Prime Minister Tony Blair — urged on by his Zionist paymasters but against the will of the majority of British people — launched his career as a multimillionaire war criminal Middle East “peace Envoy” by taking Britain to war on the back of the blatant lie that Iraq’s Saddam Hussain had weapons of mass destruction that could be deployed within 45 minutes.

Now in October 2014 British Members of Parliament have just passed a motion by 274 votes to 12 stating: “That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution.” While the motion carries symbolic value for Palestinians in their pursuit of international recognition, it will in no way affect the government's Israel-biased stance on the issue. Furthermore it would be a mistake for the pro-Palestinian lobby — or anyone else for that matter — to regard this as a victory when in actual fact it is a defeat at the hands of the Zionist Israel lobby who as usual can rely on a British Prime Minister to genuflect before them.

“What I have always understood is the extraordinary journey of the Jewish people. Thousands of years of history in this holy land, thousands of years of persecution, and even today some people despicably questioning your right to exist [a right which the Palestinian people do not have]. Now, my Jewish ancestry is relatively limited but I do feel some sense of connection from the lexicon of my great-great grandfather, Emile Levita, a Jewish man who came from Germany to Britain 150 years ago [at a time when Palestine was inhabited by Palestinians] to the story of my forefather, Elijah Levita, who wrote what is thought to have been the first ever Yiddish novel. But more importantly, I have learnt to understand something of Jewish values and character [Operation Protective Edge?], and I have grown to appreciate the extraordinary contribution of the Jewish people to my country and to the world [annually relieving U.S. taxpayers of more than $3 billion]. That sense of understanding has shaped my determination to remember the past, my commitment to Israel in the present, and my hopes for Israel’s future . . . ”

British Prime Minister David Cameron obsequiously offering his credentials to the Knesset during a March 2014 visit, but failing to acknowledge a commitment to his own country or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which Israel contemptuously ignores.

Prior to the vote, busy bee “Friends of Israel” individuals and organisations resorted to their usual ploy of appearing reasonable by expressing “full” support for a state of Palestine achieved through negotiations. The Zionist Federation, the Jewish Leadership Council, the Board of Deputies, and the Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre (BICOM) all urged MPs to “ensure that the weight and authority of the Commons remains behind encouraging a negotiated and lasting peace [which Israel has never and will never allow to happen because that would curtail its ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people which in turn facilitates the gradual but resolute theft of Palestinian land for a Greater Israel], rather than supporting steps that might make peace more difficult to secure.” BULLS✡✡T!

The opinion that the passing of this motion is another sad day in the annals of British democracy stems from the fact that out of some 650 Members of Parliament, a majority of over 360 of them led by Prime Minister David Cameron, decided to abstain. So irrespective of how one may endeavour to explain such abstentions there is no escaping the reality that an “abstention” is no different from an emphatic “no!” This would suggest — on the assumption that MPs’ views are representative of those of their constituents — that the majority of British citizens (or are they now just subjects), including David Cameron, believe that Israel has every right to “defend itself” by any means including the genocide of the Palestinian people.

In accordance with that right, Israel has since its arguably illegal inception in 1948, “defended itself” by initially murdering thousands of unarmed Palestinian civilians and terrorising another 700,000 of them into fleeing and abandoning their homes; by causing more than 3.8 million displaced Palestinians and there descendants to become UN-registered refugees with another 1.5 million being unregistered; by openly declaring Palestinians to be beasts and depriving them of every human and legal right with the enforcement of Apartheid; by arbitrarily stealing Palestinian land, resources, and water (which they sell back to them at exorbitant prices) so as to accommodate illegal Jewish settlements; by enforcing a much abused system of Administrative Detention — including women, children, and the elderly — that defies even basic principles of Nazi era justice; by maintaining an air, sea, and land blockade of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (open prisons for 3.5 million Palestinians) that prevents the import of essential goods including food and medical supplies; and by using overwhelming military force to ethnically cleanse the Palestinian people who don’t have a single tank, warship, or jet fighter with which to defend themselves.

No intelligent person could honestly suggest that the people of Britain or any other nation believe that Israel is entitled to continue mercilessly persecuting the Palestinian people with impunity. So how does Israel consistently manage to get away with so many violations of international law? The answer is perhaps best provided by a recent must read article by Ariadna Theokopoulos in Deliberation which asked the question “How Many Jews Are Too many” (http://www.deliberation.info/many-jews-many/).

Unfortunately the passing of this motion by a British parliamentary minority is of less significance than the recent announcement by Sweden that it is to “recognise the state of Palestine” and thereby become the first long-term European Union member country to do so. Though more than 130 other countries already recognise a Palestinian state, no one should hold their breath in anticipation of a British government doing so in the foreseeable future. As Ariadna Theokopoulos made very clear in her article, there is a very determined and insidious “friends of Israel” lobby that corrupts and exerts influence over western democracies.

“I will always stand up for the right of Israel to defend its citizens, a right enshrined in international law, in natural justice and fundamental morality [which is not applicable to the Palestinian people because their lobby is nowhere near as powerful as yours], and in decades of common endeavour between Israel and her [bought and paid for political] allies. When I was in opposition, I spoke out when – because of the law on universal jurisdiction – senior Israelis could not safely come to my country without fear of ideologically motivated court cases and legal stunts [how dare they]; when I became Prime Minister, I legislated to change it. My country is open to you [barbarous war criminals] and you are welcome [as are your shiny shekels] to visit any time .”

Prime Minister David Cameron taking the art of Knesset-grovelling to new heights.

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