"Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni has told her visting British counterpart David Miliband she expects the international community to support the Jewish state's tough stand on Gaza... Mr Miliband, who will tour the rocket-battered Israeli town of Sderot with Defence Minister Ehud Barak later today, said he was 'looking forward to showing solidarity in my visit tomorrow'." (Support urged for Israeli stand on Gaza, Herald Sun, 17/11/08)
Israel, the feral child of imperial Britain, "expects the international community," no less, to applaud its ongoing mugging of those it has dispossessed, caged, starved and brutalised for decades. Britain rushes to its side, stooping to polish the young thug's bover boots, recently scuffed while grinding the faces of its Palestinian victims. How touching this display of unconditional parental love.
And on another matter: I'll be away from my computer for a week or so.