Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Willieleaks! The Foreign Office Camel Corps Still High In The Saddle

There's a must-read revelation in The Commentator regarding documents from William Hague's Department, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; these items appear to indicate a decided prejudice against the Israeli government and an unwillingness to acknowledge Palestinian provocation of Israel.  Says the article in part:
'.... While British Prime Minister David Cameron publicly calls the UK a "strong friend of Israel" – previously redacted documents marked "RESTRICTED" by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have placed fresh doubts over whether Britain is as firm an ally as the Prime Minister has previously suggested.
Research papers and e-mail correspondence from within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office were supposedly redacted, however staff who compiled responses to freedom of information requests had seemingly failed to properly secure the information before it was released.
The text, which was then uncovered by TaxPayers’ Alliance Founder Matthew Elliott, reveals information about the FCO approach to Benjamin Netanyahu and the wider Middle East peace process.
Of specific interest is a document called “Research Paper FINAL” in which the following lines had previously been redacted by British Government officials:
"Netanyahu has a history of using the incitement issue as a delaying tactic in peace talks."
"The history of this issue suggests that Netanyahu administrations have a tendency to charge the PA/PLO with incitement as a delaying tactic in peace talks."....'
In this connection I'm intrigued by an observation by a  monitor of BBC bias, who, having read entire The Commentator article, reflects:
".... Given the degenerate decline of UK politicians, who follow a blinkard path that appears the most expedient in the long run, regardless of the lack of morality and service to the country inherent in that path, maintaining this view is hardly surprising.
Now considering the Foreign Office also funds the BBC World Service, to the tune of £240+ million per year, it might account in part for the BBC's own biased coverage of events there.... "

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