Leaders of the Conservative, Labor, and Liberal Democratic Parties
By Stuart Littlewood
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, July 19, 2011
Murdoch is not the only maggot in the rotten apple
Stuart Littlewood argues that the rot in the British body politic
goes much deeper than those whose reputations have been tarnished through
complicity with Rupert Murdoch's empire, and that the British people must
mobilize to reclaim their institutions that have been hijacked by Israel’s
stooges and agents of influence.
Having disposed of the Murdoch
menace – for the moment anyway – it's time for the British public to turn
the spotlight on the other villains our craven politicians pay homage to.
Israeli stooges in UK political parties
Public enemy number one is the pro-Israel lobby. An organization called
the Conservative Friends of Israel states it has “twin aims of supporting
Israel and promoting Conservatism. With close to 2,000 activists as members
– alongside 80 per cent of Conservative MPs – CFI is active at every level
of the party".
And the rot goes all the way to the top, with
Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron endorsing it enthusiastically: “I
am proud not just to be a Conservative, but a Conservative Friend of Israel;
and I am proud of the key role CFI plays within our Party.”
“Britain is now one of the most hated nations on earth
thanks to our cosy association with US-Israeli ambitions in
the Middle East.”
Back in 2006 the Jewish Chronicle ran a report on the backers
bankrolling Cameron's bid for the party leadership. It was sent to the
Committee on Standards in Public Life as an example of how the pro-Israel
lobby infiltrates government and undermines the very principles the
standards watchdog was established to uphold. But Zionist tentacles reach
further than you think. The committee ignored it.
At the time Cameron, a self-proclaimed Zionist, pledged: “If I become
prime minister, Israel has a friend who will never turn his back on her…”
The Liberal Democrats allow a similar lobby group to flourish within
their ranks. Its stated aim is to "maximize support for the state of Israel
within the Liberal Democrats and Parliament".
Labour also has a
virulent Israel supporters club that broadcasts Tel Aviv’s propaganda and,
when in power, appoints Israel lobby stooges to key ministerial and other
Puppet of Israel’s US stooges
Britain, as everyone knows, has carved an unfortunate niche for itself as
America's poodle. But not enough people ask the key question: whose poodle
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has
the private parts of US Congress in such a vice that the Zionist regime’s
interests come first in Washington. "Don't worry about American pressure on
Israel, we the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it,”
Ariel Sharon is alleged to have told Shimon Peres at an Israeli cabinet
meeting in 2001, according to Kol Yisrael radio. (Editor’s note:
Speaking to Israeli settlers in 1999, Binyamin Netanyahu said: “I know what
America is. America is a thing that can be easily moved, moved in the right
direction... Let's suppose that they [the Americans] will say something
[i.e. to us Israelis] ... so they say it...” [i.e. so what?]. For further
Israel's propaganda machine of course denies it.
Nevertheless, the US House of Representatives felt obliged to endorse, by
390 votes to five, Israel's murderous assault on Gaza in the winter of
2008/09, an atrocity that killed over 1,400 (mostly Palestinian civilians,
including a large number of women and children), wounded and maimed
thousands more, left tens of thousands homeless and horrified the rest of
The knock-on effect in the UK is inevitable. We too are
so embroiled in the Zionists’ perpetual strife with the Islamic world that
we’ve been sucked into the same cesspit. Britain is now one of the most
hated nations on earth thanks to our cosy association with US-Israeli
ambitions in the Middle East.
Meet the “Israel-firsters”
Israel was founded on terror, land theft, ethnic cleansing and extreme
brutality. Why would the British “Establishment” wish to snuggle up to it?
Why did Liam Fox, now defence secretary, famously say:
We must remember that in the
battle for the values that we stand for, for democracy against
theocracy, for democratic liberal values against repression – Israel’s
enemies are our enemies and this is a battle in which we all stand
together or we will all fall divided.
As if that wasn’t absurd enough, William Hague, now foreign secretary,
came out with this in 2008:
The unbroken thread of
Conservative Party support for Israel that has run for nearly a century
from the Balfour Declaration to the present day will continue. Although
it will no doubt often be tested in the years ahead, it will remain
constant, unbroken and undiminished by the passage of time.
Undimished by the passage of crime, too.
Livni was Israeli foreign minister at the time of Operation Cast Lead
and largely responsible for the unimaginable terror and destruction
unleashed on Gaza's civilians. Livni’s office issued a statement saying she
was proud of Operation Cast Lead and, lacking all remorse, she later
declared: "I would today take the same decisions." Obviously she is on
several wanted lists. When a warrant for her arrest was issued in London she
went whining to our then foreign secretary, David Miliband, who apologized.
When the Conservative coalition came in and Hague took over the Foreign
Office, who can forget how Hague rushed to prove his loyalty by promising
that our universal jurisdiction laws would be changed to protect Israel’s
suspected war criminals? It was “an appalling situation where a politician
like Mrs Livni could be threatened with arrest on coming to the UK,” he
David Cameron, for his part, told Conservative Friends of
Israel: "The ties between this party and Israel are unbreakable. And in me,
you have a prime minister whose belief in Israel is indestructible."
And he recently told a Jewish audience:
I want to be clear, we will
always support Israel... when Iran flouts its international obligations
Britain is and will remain at the forefront of the international
community in ratcheting up the pressure with tough sanctions. We will
not stand by and allow Iran to cast a nuclear shadow over Israel or the
Considering it is Israel which casts the nuclear shadow, menaces the
region and flouts international laws and conventions, that remark was beyond
ridiculous. Cameron, like Fox, seems determined to make Israel's enemies
Britain’s enemies when we have no quarrel with any of them.
him permission to spout such dangerous drivel in our name?
loves ratcheting up the violence. While still deeply embroiled in an
unwinnable Afghan campaign he started bombing the hell out of Libya months
ago – with no end in sight – and is now sending more British aircraft into
“theatre” to intensify the carnage, seemingly oblivious to the fact that
back home in Britain we are struggling to make ends meet with a monumental
economic and financial deficit around our necks.
Who’s he doing all
this bloodshed for? Certainly not for us.
experience, these Israel-firsters, liked Blair and others before them, show
an unhealthy lust for death and destruction. They are what I believe our
American cousins call “chicken-hawks” – talking tough but taking care never
to risk their own worthless skins.
Lawlessness rules, OK?
Another ardent admirer of the Zionist regime is James Arbuthnot, the
Parliamentary chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel. He told
Parliament: "Everyone in this House should have an interest in Israel,
because it is a country that embodies the values that we should stand for.
Israel [has] become a bastion of the rule of law…”
minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, heads the Likud party, which is the embodiment
of greed, racist ambition, lawlessness and callous disregard for other
people’s rights. In any other country it would be banned and its leaders
locked up. Yet Netanyahu is
welcomed like a hero in the US and given 29 standing ovations by
Likud intends to make the seizure of Jerusalem permanent
and establish Israel’s capital there. It will “act with vigour” to ensure
Jewish sovereignty in East Jerusalem (which still officially belongs to the
Palestinians, as does the Old City). The illegal settlements are “the
realization of Zionist values and a clear expression of the unassailable
right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel”. They will be strengthened
and expanded. As for the Palestinians, they can run their lives in a
framework of self-rule “but not as an independent and sovereign state”.
Are these the values Arbuthnot is suggesting we adopt?
the party of Livni,
Barak, is little better and has also pledged to preserve the larger
settlement blocs and steal Jerusalem.
As for Arbuthnot's claim that
Israel is a bastion of the rule of law, a
UN fact-finding mission, dealing with the assault on the Mavi
Marmara last year, declared that “no case can be made for the legality of
But here's Arbuthnot again, arguing the case for
Israel... “Given that the flotilla was designed to be provocative and to end
in violence, we should not blame Israel for the violence against which it
failed to guard itself; the blame lies with those who went on to the
flotilla expressly seeking martyrdom.”
The UN mission considered that
Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza amounted to collective punishment and thus
was illegal and contrary to Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. The
interception of the Mavi Marmara on the high seas was "clearly unlawful" and
could not be justified even under Article 51 of the Charter of the United
Nations (the right of self-defence).
The Centre for Constitutional
agrees that the blockade "cannot be reconciled with the
principles of international law, including international humanitarian law".
If the blockade is illegal, why is it allowed to continue? Because
subservient Israel-firsters in London, Washington and other capitals won’t
act. Lawlessness rules, OK?
Arbuthnot, by the way, is also chairman
of Britain’s Defence Select Committee. Worrying, isn’t it?
Conflict of interests
“Do we ever hear an MP or minister, when taking part in a
Middle East debate, say ‘Mr Speaker, I wish the House to
know that I am a staunch member of Friends of Israel and
Jewish money paid for my election campaign’?”
The British government’s policy of shielding and cosseting Israel’s
extremists makes all of us complicit in that regime’s crimes. How does this
perverse devotion to a foreign power square with the
Seven Principles of Public Life, especially the one about integrity,
which the government is supposed to uphold? The Principle of Integrity lays
down that holders of public office should not place themselves under any
financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organizations that
might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
Do MPs and ministers not understand this simple imperative? If the
Israel lobby has no influence, as some have claimed, how do our leaders
explain away the 80 per cent of Conservative MPs who are Friends of Israel?
How do they explain the appointment of a foreign secretary who has been a
Friend of Israel since boyhood and a minister in charge of Middle East
affairs who is a former officer of the Conservative Friends of Israel?
There are rules about conflict of interests. Why aren’t they followed?
Do we ever hear an MP or minister, when taking part in a Middle East debate,
say “Mr Speaker, I wish the House to know that I am a staunch member of
Friends of Israel and Jewish money paid for my election campaign”?
his infatuation with Israel Mr Hague even stoops to provide cover for its
mega-crimes. At the height of the murderous Gaza blitz, Hague announced to
Parliament: “The immediate trigger for this crisis ... was the barrage of
hundreds of rocket attacks against Israel on the expiry of the ceasefire or
The truce with Hamas didn't "expire". It was violated after
five months by Israeli forces in order to provoke Hamas and provide an
excuse for the long-planned assault. Israel had also failed to deliver its
side of the ceasefire bargain, which was to lift the blockade.
Middle East minister, Alistair Burt, is another comedian. He recently
announced that Britain would not recognize a Palestinian state unless it
emerged from a peace deal with Israel. London, he said, could “not recognize
a state that does not have a capital, and doesn’t have borders".
Hadn’t he heard? Palestine's borders are the pre-1967 armistice lines as
defined in UN resolutions and recognized by the international community.
Where does Burt suppose Israel’s borders are? Is Israel where Israel is
supposed to be, within internationally defined borders? No, it isn’t. Israel
keeps its borders fluid, all the time grabbing a bit more land here and
confiscating a bit more there. Yet London recognizes Israel.
Hague, Cameron, Fox, Arbuthnot – there are many more like them. How can we
be sure where their allegiance lies? Whom do they really work for?
I'll leave the last word on Israel's evil machinations to Sir Gerald
Kaufman, the straight-talking Jewish MP. He said in a Commons debate in
January 2008: "Is it not a fact that only international action can bring to
an end the humanitarian disaster caused by collective punishment imposed by
the gang of amoral thugs who comprise the Israeli government and violate not
only international law but the historic Jewish conscience?"
Gerald’s family suffered horribly during the Holocaust and his sick
grandmother was shot dead in her bed by a German soldier. "They're not
simply war criminals, they're fools," he said of the Israelis when Operation
Cast Lead was launched. "My grandmother did not die to provide cover for
Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza."
Cameron’s judgement, already wobbly, has finally been shot to pieces by his
cosiness with Murdoch’s ‘mafia’, and he should be clearing his desk. Add to
that his dangerous obsession with racist Israel which drags us into
unnecessary wars against countries that pose no threat, and sacrifices our
lads in uniform in an unjust cause, and it’s clear that he must go.
Our elected MPs belong to us, the British voters, not to some gang of
foreign thugs. We must mobilize to make sure they clearly understand this.
And we must work to take back our Parliament.
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