Sadly, our U.K. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly isn’t the brightest bauble on the Christmas tree and doesn’t seem to understand that Israel’s decades-long military occupation and annexation of the Palestinians’ homeland is illegal under international and humanitarian law.
“Successive Israeli Governments have acted with impunity – violating international law at will, building and expanding illegal settlements, and expelling occupied people from their land,” say the Parliamentarians in their letter to him. “The incoming Israeli Government has already shown that it will intensify these breaches of the law. Consequences must follow.”
But Cleverly is compromised. He admits that prior to his ministerial appointment he was a member of Conservative Friends of Israel (CFoI). And in 2015, only 4 months after being elected as an MP, he visited Israel as part of a CFoI delegation. The trip included Sderot “to see the remains of Hamas rockets”. Speaking afterward for a promotional CFoI video Cleverly said: “Israel is an amazing country, no doubt about that. It’s a liberal open democracy in a region where that is a real rarity.”
Sderot is a compulsory stop on the propaganda tour for gullible politicians and journalists. Only a mile from the Gaza Strip it has become known as ‘the bomb shelter capital of the world’, residents having little time to take cover from Gaza’s erratic garden-shed missiles. What Cleverly doesn’t tell us is that Sderot is built on the lands of a Palestinian Arab village called Najd, which was ethnically cleansed by Jewish terrorists in May 1948 before Israel was declared a state and before any Arab armies entered Palestine. The 600+ villagers, all Muslim, were forced to flee.
Britain, the mandated government, was in charge while this and many other atrocities were committed by rampaging Jewish militia, Najd being one of 418 Palestinian villages and towns they wiped off the map. Its inhabitants became refugees in Gaza and their families are probably still living in camps there. The irony is that some of them could be manning the rocket launchers….
And Cleverly’s belief that Israel is some kind of western-style democracy is sadly deluded. All he needs to do is read its discriminatory Nation-State laws which clearly show it as a vile racist enterprise.
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Other gems from Mr. Cleverly include:
“There is no legitimacy and no justification for indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel….. All countries, including Israel of course, have a legitimate right to self-defence and a right to defend their citizens from attack.”
How an illegal military occupier can claim a right of self defence against the very people it occupies, oppresses and murders is something even the most warped Israeli stooges can’t explain.
Cleverly insists rocket attacks from Gaza are unacceptable without criticising Israel’s indiscriminate and disproportionate bombardments of Gaza by land, sea and air with state-of-the-art ordnance, causing huge civilian casualties. He’s careful never to say that the Palestinians have a prior right to self-defence, being the ones under illegal and brutal military occupation and that international law allows them to put up armed resistance.
“Ultimately, the two-state solution is, in our assessment, the best way of bringing about a lasting peace for the people of the region, and that will continue to be a priority area for UK foreign policy in the region.”
A two-state solution has been doomed for the last 25 years. Israel has no intention of allowing such a thing to happen, and if Mr. Cleverly doesn’t know this he hasn’t been paying attention. Or maybe he does know it and is playing along with the conspiracy to buy time for Israel to complete its annexation programme.
“The military wing of Hamas is a proscribed terrorist organisation, and we have a policy of no contact with Hamas in its entirety.”
That’s a dumb position to take when the non-military wing of Hamas has been the democratically elected government in Gaza since the last election in 2006. Refusal to talk with Gaza’s government is disrespectful to the British and Palestinians alike and a denial of the principles of diplomacy. In the meantime, Westminster happily talks to the Israeli regime whose crimes perfectly fit the definition of state terrorism.
“The UK Government’s position is clear: the UK will recognise a Palestinian state at a time when it best serves the object of peace. Bilateral recognition in itself cannot, and will not, end the occupation. The UK Government continues to believe that without a negotiated peace agreement, the occupation, and the problems that come with it, will continue.”
They’ve been saying that for years. Nothing so far, not even ad nauseam peace talks, has ended the occupation. Lopsided ‘negotiations’ aren’t intended to deliver justice, and without justice, there’ll be no peace. So you’d think it’s time to try something else. But no.
“We are firmly opposed to boycotts or sanctions against Israel. We believe that open and honest discussions…. best support our efforts to progress the peace process and to achieve a negotiated two-state solution.”
Well, that’s gone well, hasn’t it?
It beggars belief that an ignoramus like Cleverly was given a job like this.
As long ago as 2015, Israel’s Netanyahu felt untouchable enough to announce that if he was returned to power, a Palestinian state would not be established because handing back territory threatens Israel’s security.
And in August 2017 he said that Israel would hang on to the West Bank permanently and there would be no more uprooting of squatter ‘settlements’: “We are here to stay forever… This is the inheritance of our ancestors. This is our land.” But the true inheritors are the Palestinian people who have been there since Jerusalem was a Canaanite city. Few, if any, ancestors of Netanyahu’s government had any connection with the Holy Land so their claims about it are fake.
And who are the two Israeli extremists mentioned in the letter who will effectively control Palestinian lives from now on?
Bezalel Smotrich is an Israeli lawyer born in a religious Israeli ‘settlement’, or squat, in the illegally occupied Golan Heights. He grew up in another squat in the West Bank and now lives in yet another illegal squat. That makes him a war criminal. For a lawyer, he shows scant respect for the law. His ancestral links are with Ukraine.
Smotrich has advocated a shoot-to-kill policy against Palestinians (mostly youths) throwing stones in confrontations with the occupying Israeli military. He is said to have also played a key role in Israeli legislation to legalize the annexation of Palestinian lands and a law banning advocates for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement from visiting Israel.
Itamar Ben-Gvir’s grandparents were Kurdish and Iraqi Jewish immigrants. He belonged to a youth movement that was branded a terrorist organization and outlawed by the Israeli government and he avoided military service with the IDF because of his extreme-right political background.
Ben-Gvir, a lawyer with a long criminal record himself, also lives in an illegal squat on the outskirts of Hebron, so is a war criminal too. He used to have a photo of Baruch Goldstein, who massacred 29 Muslims at the Cave of the Patriarchs in 1994, hanging in his home.
These two thugs with no ancestral links to the Holy Land will be ordering Palestinians around in their own homeland and, we can be sure, making their lives a misery with the full backing of the racist occupying power.
For too long our foreign policy has been scripted by Tel Aviv. This letter’s message is clear enough — it’s a must-read and a must-act.
© Stuart Littlewood – 24 December 2022
After working on jet fighters in the RAF Stuart became an industrial marketing specialist with manufacturing companies and consultancy firms. He also “indulged himself” as a newspaper columnist. In politics, he served as a Cambridgeshire county councilor and member of the Police Authority. Now retired he campaigns on various issues and contributes to several online news & opinion sites. An Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, he has produced two photo-documentary books – Paperturn-view.com.
Also, check out Stuart’s book Radio Free Palestine, with Foreword by Jeff Halper. It tells the plight of the Palestinians under brutal occupation and explains to me why the Zionists who control Israel should be brought before the International Criminal Court.
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The requiem mass and the institutionalized history of the Jews. Rome and the year 72 AD +or-. The clever Roman Cesar’s allocating their priest to control the Jews in the lands they lived, post killing 1.3 million +or- in the fall of Israel. Destroying and robbing the temples of their cherished godly priceless gold and silver inter sanctuary pieces, of what ,they held as a tribute to their gods. The hate is contagious across the historical devide of how these Jews fell into the parasitic wisdom of their created mafia underground behaviors. Hiding from the hate of Christians who never were at the so-called mount of Calvary. Who invented the so-called Christ, and established the concepts that mindful Christian reformers of Judaism formed under the Rabbinical thumbs of bondage and serfatudes’ of rabbinic bondage to laws made by man? The slavery of the ignorant, to serve the intelligentsia of the gifted Jewish elite with more brain power in mother nature’s gifts of DNA. The smart Jew says, it is gods will keep the not so bright citizens born into bondage, to except their position in life that enslaves them. Instead of educating the masses to thrive from their own cognitive inspirations to be more than the order of life’s lot in life when born. Yet, what we see today is the same protocols of the Babylonian Rabbinic Talmud’s characteristic racial rabble that has separated man for centuries and created wars upon wars to make it to this point in time.
God bless IRAN, only they can teach these bastards how to behave. US is totally impotent and useless when it comes to Zionists.
The Anglo-Zionist Empire has reached the nadir of its earthly existence. We are now butting up against an earthly power that has nukes, lots of them. Zionism has shown itself to be a suicidal death cult. It’s inevitable that it will take the rest of humanity with them into nothingness.
Lest you think I’m just babbling off the top of my head, this is what the Israeli poet Itamar Yaoz-Kest actually wrote, “And yet, there is a right reserved only to us [Ashkenazim] (if indeed any human on Earth has this right): to be destroyed and to take the weary and sated world with us into non-existence, along with its wondrous libraries and heart-stirring tunes – just so, after we descend to the grave, while the ground emits radioactive rays to all four winds…”
Question, this might be somewhat off-topic to your post, Sir …but could you tell me what you think that Henry Kissinger meant by saying Israel would not exist in ten years back in 2012?
He was supposed to chair the 9-11 commission and was dismissed. I can only reason that he refused to cover anything up and ‘they’ insisted a stooge would be the only acceptable way to achieve their goal. Here we are at 10 years on from (his) statement and Bibi is back. Do you reckon what mechanism Kissinger thought of as far as Israel’s demise? Why did he make that comment in the first place?
Why did Kissinger say what he did? Even Zionists tell the truth on occasion. He may have considered that Israel would have used the Samson Option by 2022 as Itamar Yaoz-Kest alluded to. That, as I’m sure you know, is dozens of nukes already deployed in Israeli embassies all over Europe and the USA.
Let them use their nukes, this will be the surest way to end this regime. Iran does not jock when it says “it will answer nukes with nukes”. This BS has gone long enough and Zionists’ experiment of returning jews to the holly lands has failed! It has reached its use-by-date. The Lord has put an end to it and no matter what the West says – it will end.
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