Why Do We Have So Many Politicians Who Are "Friends of Israel"?
Earlier this week we covered Channel 4's Dispatches documentary on the power of the pro israel lobby. The Guardian also printed a review of the program which reveals that 50% of the Shadow Cabinet are in the so called “Friends of Israel”.
I did read recently that over two thirds of all British MPs are members, the highest proportion, percentage wise, coming strangely enough from the Liberal Democrats.
So what exactly is so admirable about Israel that makes our political representatives so anxious to show their appreciation?
Surely it can’t be because Israel is known for good reason as the “Apartheid State”, it is without doubt a racist society.
Even the US State Dept. in their annual report mentions many incidents of racial discrimination including:
“According to a 2005 study at Hebrew University, three times more money was invested in education of Jewish children as in Arab children.”
” Advocacy groups charged government officials with making racist statements. The Chief Rabbi of Safed, Shmuel Eliyahu, a government official, made public appeals for the expulsion of Israeli Arabs from Safed and other Israeli communities. In September 2006 MK Effie Eitam called for removal from the political system of Israeli Arabs, whom he called “traitors in the first degree.”
The Jewish National Fund (JNF) statutes prohibit sale or lease of land to non-Jews.
So not much in that regard to admire I would have thought.
Then perhaps it’s because British MPs believe that Israel is a small beleaguered state surrounded by hostile nations?
Prime Minister Begin at the National Defence College on the 8 August 1982 made a speech in which he admitted that previous wars including 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1982 were not undertaken on the basis of defence and they were not wars of “no alternative”.
As for the following invasion of the Lebanon in 2006 and the utter brutality of the Gaza was in 2008/9, we all know for a fact that both were pre-planned and both justified by false pretences such as kidnapped solders or Hamas rockets.
So once again nothing much to justify support.
It can’t be Israel’s record of observing International Law, human rights or the Geneva Convention either.
What is clear is the Zionist lobby’s control not over the British government, but even more seriously over the US in the fields of finance (All 5 Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank in 2008 were pro-Zionist) and the media, control of newspapers and TV, contributed a great deal to the justification of both the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and also part of the fictitious “intelligence”.
During the Bush era, over 30% of his advisor's and leading lights were pro zionist, I understand that with Obama the situation is even worse.
British foreign policy is heavily biased towards Israel, partly perhaps because of our tradition of having a Foreign Secretary that is always pro-Israeli.
You must realise that simply because of the fact that the pro-Zionists are not the majority in British politics in any party is not to say that their influence is not significant, you just need a large group voting in unison combined with others to make a huge difference.
We should really be learning from the past, at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia which began Communism over 70% of the leading echelons of the Bolshevik Party were Jewish, true that percentage fell as stated in this article in Israel's Ynet News;
"In 1934, according to published statistics, 38.5 percent of those holding the most senior posts in the Soviet security apparatuses were of Jewish origin"
According to Solzhenitsyn 11 of the 12 gulags had Jewish Commandants.
This part of history seems largely ignored, no Nuremberg trials despite the fact that the resulting genocide made Hitler seem a novice.
True Stalin wasn’t a Jew, but then neither was Bush or Blair but that fact didn’t stop them carrying out their duties to satisfy Zionist objectives.
Interestingly enough the percentage of the population in the USSR, USA and UK is only about 3%, quite remarkable in view of that just how much power they have.
Finally I would just like to mention Brig. Gen. Avichai Rontzki who is the The Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) chief rabbi as an illustration of the fact that when it comes to religious extremism none can surpass a this partcular nut job.
The chief rabbi told students in a pre-army yeshiva program last week that soldiers who “show mercy” toward the enemy in wartime will be “damned.”
“In Israel’s wars, warriors are God-fearing people, righteous people, people who don’t have sins on their hands, One needs to fight with an understanding of what one is fighting for.”
After hearing comments like this it’s easy to understand how the Israeli troops during the genocide in Gaza, didn’t think twice about deliberately targeting women and children and using weapons intended to cause maximum civilian death, because these nut jobs think their work serves a higher purpose.
I wonder why in that case why the British Government refused to endorse the Goldstone report, Goldstone being a self confessed Zionist himself, as Israel’s actions were in clear contravention of International Law, Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Convention, but I guess we all know the answer.
Because it pays well; why else be a "Friend of Israel"?
If you become one and stay one, you'll be set for life, even if you don't end up in Downing Street.