Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Netanyahu's Charmless Offensive: UK 3

As charmless Israeli thug Benjamin Netanyahu lectured UK PM Theresa May on Iran, and ignored her on Israeli settlements, Israeli aircraft and tanks were once again pounding the crippled, impoverished Gaza ghetto, and the Israeli Knesset was passing legislation enabling Netanyahu to "unilaterally seize [occupied West Bank] land privately owned by Palestinians, make it state property, and then transfer it to settlers for the construction of settlements... " (Israeli Knesset agrees to seize Palestinian land in late night vote, Jason Ditz,, 6/2/17)

Her reaction? Invite him back later in the year for a birthday bash:

"May also invited Netanyahu to return to the UK later this year to attend events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration in November." (May refuses Netanyahu's call to impose new sanctions on Iran, Patrick Wintour,, 7/2/17)

 Teensy Weensy Britain...


Grappler said...

Mark the anniversary of one of the stupidest and most egregious ideas that colonial Britain every had? Where are a Curzon and Montagu when Britain needs them?

Quoting Balfour - if you can unmangle the double negatives:

‘In short, so far as Palestine is concerned, the Powers have made no statement of fact which is not admittedly wrong, and no declaration of policy which, at least in the letter, they have not always intended to violate’.

‘The weak point of our position’, Balfour wrote to Lloyd George in February 1919, ‘is of course that in the case of Palestine we deliberately and rightly decline to accept the principle of self-determination’

This old article by Sir Anthony Nutting lays out the perfidy of British leaders at time; it is well worth reading.

MERC said...

Gob-smacking quote that one. It should be plastered on every pole and wall all over the UK this year.

Grappler said...

Nutting was another casualty of the Zionists, by the way. Wonderful career prospects. Clearly a powerful mind, good writer, and belief in justice. The last quality did him in.

MERC said...

If you can pick up a second hand copy of his 1967 book 'No End of a Lesson: The Story of Suez' (never reprinted I bet) you'll find it's not only an excellent account of the 1956 Suez Crisis, but a fine portrait of a Foreign Office official who not only had principles but acted on them, and paid the price for doing so.