Speaking at the annual Conservative Friends of Israel business lunch this week, David Cameron spoke out against any calls to punish Israel for its continuing occupation of Palestinian lands, its illegal Jewish settlements, its cruel and barbaric treatment of the besieged and repeatedly bombed people of Gaza and its known stockpile of nuclear weapons. According to this week’s Jewish Chronicle, he said:
“When we see boycotts…we should go in completely the opposite direction: showing the world that we are proud to do business with Israel.”
He added that “the ties between this [Conservative] party and Israel are unbreakable.”
Well, that will certainly encourage the Israelis to end their preposterous behaviour!
And what does Cameron say about Iran which is not occupying anyone else’s territory and unlike Israel does not possess nuclear weaponry?
“Iran needs to know if they continue on this course they will feel international pressure and international isolation.”
Voila! The difference made by financial donations to our main political parties by shady operators who use their wealth to undermine and corrupt our democracy.