Peter Oborne: Britain Is Guilty of ‘Cowardice’ Towards Israel


Peter Oborne has written a fine comment piece in today’s Daily Telegraph in which he excoriates the Tory-led government for its “cowardice” towards Israel.

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the UK dropped all pretence at even-handedness in the Middle East by trying to strong-arm the Palestinians into promising not to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for war crimes and then refusing to take any actual action against Israel regarding the announcement of an additional 3000 illegal homes for Jewish settlers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Oborne reflects on these events and remarks that Israel is set on the path of “self-destruction” by insisting on creating an apartheid state that denies equality to the Palestinians.

If you have not already seen it, do watch Peter Oborne’s superb 2009 C4 documentary “Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby” which gives some insight into how the Israel lobby has used its financial connections to influence power. There was also a very useful pamphlet accompanying the C4 documentary that provided much additional information.

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