Sunday, 1 August 2010

Peres says England's attitude towards Jews 'next big problem'

The Israeli establishment is really losing it. Last week in an interview with the Tablet, Shimon Peres accused the English of being Israel's 'next big problem', accusing the 'English' of being 'deeply pro-Arab and anti-Israel'. Peres obviously missed the Balfour declaration where the British ruling class set in train the road to the foundation of the settler state, or alternatively the Battle of Cable Street in the 30s when Jews and non-Jews united to drive Mosley's anti-semitic Fascist blackshirts out of the east end of London.

Or maybe Peres is hung up on the fact that it was the British colonialists that designed the flags, and carved out most of the national boundaries, of today's Arab states, leaving a supposedly 'Arabist' legacy in the foreign office. As usual the Zionists like to conflate hatred directed at Israel with anti-semitism directed at all Jewish people, as one and the same thing, which of course they are not.

Peres's comments, some of which are reproduced below, could well be directed at many among the ruling class of the UK but Peres foolishly doesn't differentiate - in fact he now sees the presence of the Muslim population as the new driver of anti-semitism, another lie to help him sleep better in his fantasy world where Israel is always right and everyone else is wrong, or worse - anti-semitic.
President Shimon Peres evoked the anger of Jewish parliament members and leaders in Britain when he said in an interview last week that England is "deeply pro-Arab and anti-Israel", adding that "they always worked against us".

Still there were some groups that backed the Israeli president and noted that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK had risen dramatically in recent years.

In an interview to a Jewish website, Peres said, "There is in England a saying that an anti-Semite is someone who hates the Jews more than is necessary." His remarks came days after British Prime Minister David Cameron called Gaza a "prison camp".

Peres said England's attitude towards Jews is Israel's "next big problem".
"There are several million Muslim voters, and for many members of parliament, that's the difference between getting elected and not getting elected," he said.

"And in England there has always been something deeply pro-Arab, of course, not among all Englishmen, and anti-Israeli, in the establishment," he added, noting that in contrast, ties with Germany, France and Italy are "pretty good".

Peres' comments were made in an interview with historian Professor Benny Morris, and were published on the Jewish website Tablet.

Following Peres' comments, Conservative MP James Clappison, who is also the vice-chairman of Conservative Friends of Israel, said: "Mr Peres has got this wrong. There are pro- and anti-Israel views in all European countries. Things are certainly no worse, as far as Israel is concerned, in this country than other European countries."

Peres is asked by the interviewer whether Israel will survive. Clearly, not as long as it is based on the oppression of another people and the theft of their land. Simple but too hard for the zionists too take on as it goes to the heart of their raison d'etre.

Israel kills Hamas commander as airstrikes on Gaza continue

Israel killed Hamas commander Saed Al Bitran yesterday in their bombing runs across the Gaza strip. It's claimed the serious injury of a dozen people and the killing of one, was in retaliation for a rocket that landed harmlessly in Ashkelon about 10 miles from Gaza. So the IDF says their air strike was justified retaliation. Israel carried out a further strike, on the tunnels in the south this Sunday morning and one injury has been reported so far.

But countless Palestinians have been killed by Israel since the end of the recent war and not a single Israeli. In other words the Palestinians have plenty of reasons for retaliation while the Israelis have none.

This was Israel's first air strike on the centre of Gaza City in 18 months and marks an escalation, as the death of the Hamas commander will certainly be avenged. Perhaps Israel wants a little war to forestall the arrival of the flotilla and aid convoys in September?

A salafist group has now claimed responsibility for the rocket firest from Gaza that hit Ashkelon:
Gaza – Ma'an – A military group affiliated to the Salafi movement in Gaza claimed responsibility for launching a homemade project toward southern Israel on Saturday, a statement issued Sunday read.

The At-Tawhid and Jihad wing said the projectile was fired at 9:42 p.m. "in retaliation to the ongoing Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people."