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Gaza’s children expose Britain’s weakness and hypocrisy

As Israel continues to murder Gaza’s children – and the rest of the 1 million Palestinians who live there – Britain, especially its Prime Minister David Cameron, has been exposed as being both pathetic and hypocritical. In an attempt to hide his own weakness, Cameron has authorised another £3m in aid to Gaza, a tiny amount in comparison with the £12 billion Britain has made from selling arms to Israel.

Britain is pathetic in the sense that despite Cameron’s rhetoric about ‘Britain punching above its weight’, the UK is so hamstrung by its reliance on and subservience to the United States, it has decided to go along with whatever the Americans want. The Americans of course, have no wish to upset the Israelis for precisely the same reason that the UK doesn’t want to upset them……money.

Cameron, now even condemned by his own backbenchers as being weak and pathetic over Israel, is well aware that in one way or another, nearly 40% of Britain’s GDP comes from the city of London; much of which is controlled by organisations with Israeli connections. It would seem that Cameron prefers chasing old men through the courts for sex offences that allegedly took place half a century ago, to actually doing something about the mass slaughter of children that his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu seems intent on continuing.

The hypocrisy to which we refer, concerns the British export licences for the sale of military equipment to Israel. When confronted with the fact that most of these UK licences were still active – over 250 of them – Cameron’s only comment was, “….we will review the situation.” When criticised by the leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, the Conservative response was that they were “…surprised that Labour were playing politics over such an important issue.”

To be fair, must point out that the hypocrisy is not limited to number 10 Downing Street. Most MPs, whilst anxious to wring their hands in public, are in the same situation as Cameron; unable to speak out for fear of upsetting their Jewish constituents, of which there are many. MPs may take some consolation from the fact that not everyone in Israel agrees with Netanyahu’s action against Palestine; but those against the war are easily outnumbered by those who support it.

It is apparent however that hypocrisy in Britain’s charitable sector has also been exposed. The ubiquitous NSPCC, always ready to make a few quid out of children’s suffering, has said nothing about the suffering of Gaza’s children, despite the fact that children make up the majority of the thousands of casualties. Given that the NSPCC is always selling its services abroad, supposedly in order that children outside of the UK can also be ‘protected’, it seems extraordinary that an organisation that make so much money out of children is silent about something so important. It must be that the NSPCC, like the British government that part funds it, finds more value in a retrospective ‘paedo-hunt’ at home, rather than doing something truly useful abroad.

Again, in the interests of fairness, it should be pointed out that the NSPCC is not alone in its derogation of true caring. ECPAT, yet another children’s charity that makes its money from selling itself abroad, has also been completely silent over the suffering of children in Gaza. Quite clearly, it is the view of all these children’s charities that whilst money from abroad to fund their organisation is welcome, charity itself not only begins at home but also remains here.

So what could Britain do in order to force Israel not to systematically destroy 1 million people in Gaza? would suggest that a good start would be to immediately stop selling military equipment to Israel. GCHQ could also play its part by not slavishly servicing America’s NSA, which apparently passes GCHQ’s intelligence onto the Israelis for politically strategic purposes. David Cameron could stop whingeing on about Internet porn filters (now shunned by the public) and European Union reform (which he is unlikely to get) and instead force the Security Council of the United Nations to take real action against Israel.

After all, Cameron is the one who sees himself as a world statesman, even if no one else does. It’s about time he proved his worth in that role, over something that really mattered for a change. Cameron could also make his position on Israel clear, assuming that he has a position to make. It must presently be extremely uncomfortable for him, even if he is there by his own volition , sitting on the top of what appears to be a very pointy fence.

The United Nations has suggested that Israel may be guilty of war crimes. Netanyahu clearly believes that because 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, killing 1 million Palestinians is okay. He has again confirmed that even when the infamous tunnels (that supposedly allow Hamas militants to attack Israel from within its own borders) are destroyed, he intends to continue the war anyway.

Any political observer can see that this continuance is purely for political reasons; Netanyahu on the other hand insists it is for the benefit of Israel’s ‘security’. Presumably, Britain will continue to weakly stand aside as more and more innocent children die. Presumably, Cameron and his government will continue their populist war against historic sex offenders, immigrants and those on benefits, in the hope that such tabloid-style policies may count for something at next May’s general election. As far as the murder of Gaza’s children is concerned however, believes it highly unlikely that Cameron will do or say anything of any significance.

This entire tragic episode does however have some value: it exposes Britain for the country that it really is. A country that made its money from slavery and by stealing other people’s lands; a country that now has no significant voice on the world stage, having lost its empire a long time ago; a country where populist and feminist driven hypocrisy is endemic to both the political and legal processes; a country where the poor are persecuted and the rich get richer every day; a country where greed and the love of money have subsumed and destroyed any moral compass that may have once existed.

Meanwhile no doubt, as more and more of Gaza’s children die, the British will continue to sing “Rule Britannia”.

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4 Responses to Gaza’s children expose Britain’s weakness and hypocrisy

  1. Aisha
    September 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Just which Palestinians are you all talking about?

    The Palestinians who, in 1948, fled their homes to neighboring countries when the Arab world attacked Israel and told the Palestinians they can return after Israel is destroyed?

    Or the Palestinians who lived in the West Bank under Jordanian (then Transjordan) occupation and annexation when Jordan attacked Israel in 1967 and lost both the war and the West Bank to Israel?

    Or the Palestinians who, while living in Jordan in the 1970s, envisioned Jordan becoming their Palestinian state and started a civil war where King Hussein ultimately killed thousands of Palestinians and forcibly removed many from of his country, making them refugees?

    Or the Palestinians who entered the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany, and murdered 11 Israeli athletes?

    Or the Palestinians who infiltrated a high school in Ma’alot, Israel, took 102 students hostage, injured 50 and murdered 22?

    Or the Palestinians who, among others, hijacked an Air France jetliner to Entebbe, Uganda, and held hostage more than 100 Israelis?

    Or the Palestinians who were exiled from Jordan to a peaceful Lebanon and started a civil war that cost more than 120,000 lives and created more refugees, with many exiled from Lebanon?

    Or the Palestinians who hijacked the Achille Lauro ocean liner and shot, murdered and threw overboard Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old Jewish American paraplegic in a wheelchair?

    Or the Palestinians in the Abu Nidal Organization who murdered an estimated 600 Palestinians from rival factions?

    Or the Palestinians who wrote and live by the Hamas Charter that states, among other things, “… Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors”?

    Or the Palestinians who enticed young and susceptible Palestinians to become suicide bombers with the promise that when they murder Israelis, they’ll receive rich rewards in the afterlife and financial security for their families?

    Or the thousands of Palestinians in Ramallah who cheered as the bodies of two Israeli soldiers were thrown from a second story window after they were tortured and hacked to death?

    Or the Palestinians who honored a suicide bomber with a military funeral for murdering 15 people (including seven children and five from one family) at the Sbarro pizza café in Jerusalem?

    Or the thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza captured on video cheering as two airliners purposely crashed into the Twin Towers on 9/11?

    Or the Palestinian families who received $25,000 from Saddam Hussein for their children’s “successful” suicide bombings?

    Or a Palestinian like Yasser Arafat (although he was Egyptian born), who became a billionaire by stealing money from other Palestinians as they lived in squalor?

    Or the Qatari born and Egyptian-raised Omar Barghouti (who refers to himself as a Palestinian), who co-founded the boycott, divestment, and [including educational] sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel while getting his doctorate at an Israeli university?

    Or the Palestinians from Hamas (a group the U.S. and other countries label a terrorist organization) who, when they took control of Gaza, shot several hundred Fatah Palestinians in the legs, purposely crippling them for life?

    Or the more than 100 Palestinians from Fatah crippled by Palestinians from Hamas who, at the confidential request from Mahmoud Abbas to Shimon Peres, received new legs and rehabilitation at a medical center in Israel Or the two Palestinians who proudly confessed to the knife attack and murder of five members of the Fogel family, including the father, mother, and three of their six children, ages 11, 4 and 3 months?

    Or the Palestinian mother, Raida Abu-Mustaffa, whose baby’s life was saved through funding and a rare heart operation by a Jewish doctor at an Israeli hospital, yet the mother dreamed that her daughter would one day become a martyr?

    Or the gay Palestinian man who, while living in Tel Aviv (considered one of the gay-friendliest cities in the world), pleaded with Israel’s high court not to be deported to the West Bank because it would lead to persecution by his family and his detention, torture and death by Palestinian security forces?

    Or the Palestinians in the West Bank who, in 2013, committed 27 honor killings against their wives, sisters and daughters?

    Or the Palestinians who, since childhood, have been educated by books and newspapers that claim Jews are sub-human, satanic and animals, and that Israel is the root of all of their problems?

    Or the Palestinians who grew up in refugee camps while Saudi Arabia, Libya, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and Brunei became some of the wealthiest countries in world, gave virtually nothing to help the Palestinians and have purposely kept them in refugee camps as political tools since 1948?

    Or the Palestinians who, for decades, promoted terrorism against Israel forcing Israel to build a security wall (that virtually ended all suicide bombings) and now call it the Apartheid Wall?

    Or the Palestinians who, after Israel voluntarily withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, giving the Palestinians land and self-determination, have fired more than 11,000 rockets at Israel, killing Israelis and causing thousands of injuries?

    Or the Palestinians who, since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, have committed thousands of terrorist acts (not including rocket attacks from Gaza), murdering 1,472 Israelis?

    Or the Palestinians from Hamas who kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenage yeshiva (Torah study) students?

    Or the Palestinians who denounced Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas because he condemned the kidnapping and murder of the three Jewish teens?

    Or the Palestinian mother of Abu Aysha (one of the suspected murderers of the three Israeli teens) who said if he truly did it … “I’ll be proud of him till my final day. … I raised my children on the knees of the [Islamic] religion … their goal is to bring the victory of Islam”?

    And you want Israel to stop the bloodshed”?

  2. JH
    August 11, 2014 at 6:34 am

    An excellent article which tells the truth about this nasty little island and its humanity-devoid priorities. Our evil rulers care nothing for children anywhere; children are just a commodity to be used, abused, stolen, and if expedient, killed by the state.

    I never realised reincarnation could involve retaining the old incarnation, but now that we have Cameron as well as Blair I see that it’s possible: the Devil Twice Incarnate.

  3. Chris Knight
    August 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Sadly it all goes back to the end of World War 2, when surprise, surprise the allies found out about the mass extermination camps in Europe. We are all made to feel guilty about it no matter what side we were on. Hard to believe we did not know what was going on. The fact is the extermination camps were not an issue of World War 2. If Israel was former Yugoslavia (Serbia) we would have bombed them. Sorry we can’t do anything to help the poor people of Gaza as we are honor bound to support Israel. The article says full of hypocrisy and weakness, which is very true.

  4. Maximus
    August 3, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    A hard hitting article but a truthful one. I’m sure many British people feel the same but simply don’t know what to do about it. Cameron, like all the others, is only interested in winning the next election; he doesn’t give a toss about people, even the British.

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