Is there no end to the lies, distortions and fabrications - indeed, the obscenities - that emerge daily from the United Kingdom regarding Israel?
Two Bristol men were aboard the so-called "peace" flotilla intercepted by Israel in June. Last night, Bristol City Council voted overwhelmingly in support of a motion put forward by a Lib Dem councillor (who having evidently swallowed Hamas propaganda hook, line and sinker compared Gaza to Britain during the Blitz) to "hold Israel to account for this illegal [sic] action" (boarding the Mavi Marmara, resulting in nine deaths) and for sanctions against Israel until it "complies with international law and ceases perpetrating human rights abuses".
The Libs Dems, of course, have many Israel-defamers within their ranks - Baroness Tonge is just the most notorious. But none of the parties seem to have had any councillors principled enough to speak up for Israel during the Bristol debate. The best the Conservatives could do, reports suggest, was to put forward a motion couched in what they termed "less emotive language", urging Israel to "exercise restraint".
Naturally, the pro-Palestinian anti-Israel boycott brigade in Bristol is cock-a-hoop at this latest British blow against the little Jewish State in its struggle to survive.
The wealth of the great port city of Bristol was founded on the gross immorality of the Atlantic slave trade. Many of the city's finest buildings and grandest homes were built with the filthy lucre derived from that loathsome fount of human misery. Might we now expect the councillors of Bristol to vote for the demolition of such local structures, or for them to be given over to the poor and destitute? That would be a surefire way of demonstrating that their "humanitarianism" is even-handeded.