by Stuart Littlewood
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
The name of the game: erasing Palestine…
I do not agree that those who want to boycott Israel want to ‘consign it to an international ghetto’. Quite the contrary! I believe they want to bring Israel in from the cold, as it were, so it may join the community of real democracies – ones that treat all their citizens equally. Personally, I want to boycott Israel for the same reason I wanted to boycott South Africa: for its blatant and brutal racism.
The conflict can not be resolved while the Western countries employ double standards in their treatment of Israelis and Palestinians, or, for that matter, of Jews and Moslems. Have you, for instance, ever made such a speech as this to the Palestinian community in the UK?
Iran has flouted six of them, you say. Well, Israel has flouted several dozen! You say that Iran’s claim that its nuclear programme is intended purely for civilian purposes is not remotely credible and yet you appear quite sanguine about Israel‘s nuclear weapons.If Iran is a threat to the world, Israel is a far greater threat: its very creation brought endless turmoil into the Middle East… It has incited terrorism all over the world, and especially hatred of our country for having given Palestine away over the heads of its indigenous population almost a hundred years ago…
You said that support for Israel was in the DNA of the Conservative Party. I wish that support for the downtrodden, ethnically cleansed Palestinians were likewise in its DNA! I wish you had the wisdom to realise that as long as Britain displays double standards it cannot hope to be ‘on the path to peace’; it will remain on the path to further enmity and conflict.
Just how many more decades of ‘negotiation’ do you think will be needed?
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