June 5, 2021 at 3:10 am #218862
Is it anti-semitic to claim that Israel interferes in UK domestic politics?
‘Simon… didn’t I tell you? The CFI [Conservative Friends of Israel] and the Israelis think they control the Foreign Office. And they do!’”, Sir Alan Duncan, British foreign minister from 2016-19, in his new book, ‘In The Thick Of It’.
‘He said this included Shai Masot, a diplomat from the Israeli embassy “calling for them to destroy the ‘Deputy Foreign Minister’ (i.e. me), so that he never becomes Foreign Secretary.” Duncan added: “They say that if [then foreign secretary] Boris [Johnson] were to be sacked, I’d take over and so both such moments have to be stopped.”
Mark Regev, then Israel’s ambassador to Britain, according to Duncan, Regev told him Masot is a “local hire, works in a junior capacity and does not have diplomatic status.”
“It’s all total bollocks,” Duncan wrote. “Masot is a First or Second Secretary, a member of military intelligence, employed specifically as a parliamentary and undercover propagandist.” He continued: “What on earth is the point of Regev stating something that is so blatantly untrue, and about which we both hold the facts? What a muppet.”
Duncan talked with Emily Thornberry, then shadow foreign secretary, to see if Labour intended to table an urgent question in parliament on the matter.
“They won’t because it would risk stirring up more anti-Semitism accusations against them,” Duncan reported, referring to the long-running “anti-Semitism crisis” that rocked the Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
The LFI faced no action from Labour in the aftermath of the Al Jazeera program.June 5, 2021 at 10:45 pm #218894JamesMoirParticipant
Is it anti-Semitic to call Netanyahoo a terrorist? His actions would seem to suggest so. But then, what do I know?June 8, 2021 at 7:14 am #218948
Even UK schoolbooks are subject to the Israeli version of eventsJune 10, 2021 at 11:14 pm #219039
Nancy Pelosi has an answer for you, James…false equivalency
“Drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the US and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice and undermines progress toward a future of peace and security for all.”
Jewish House Democrats issued their own criticism.
“Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided,” they wrote in a statement. “Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organisations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice. The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words.”
It reminded me of this cartoon
June 11, 2021 at 11:54 am #219052JamesMoirParticipant
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What is MILITARISM? other than State organized Terrorism. I’m sure that the Victims of either do not draw the official distinction. A bomb is a bomb wherever it comes from.
June 12, 2021 at 10:39 am #219071Matthew CulbertKeymaster
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A similar point in this article.
https://caityjohnstone.medium.com/the-lie-that-a-kinder-gentler-us-empire-is-possible-a5c7b5416826June 12, 2021 at 7:04 pm #219087MovimientoSocialistaParticipant
Similar to the old controversy of establishing differences between the Soviet Union and the others capitalists blocks, there were not any ideological different among all of them, or difference between the leftist guerrillas and the right wings guerrillasJune 15, 2021 at 4:12 pm #219162MovimientoSocialistaParticipant
New Israeli government, same Israeli apartheidJune 16, 2021 at 12:15 am #219165
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