Welcome to 'Londonistan'
By Melanie Phillips, Israel Insider
So now the pretence is stripped away. In London on Saturday, an unappetizing collection of leftists and Islamists -- including 'Gorgeous' George Galloway, the Mosley of Mesopotamia whose career has been given such a welcome fillip by the US Senate -- called for the destruction of Israel.
As The Jerusalem Post reported, there was no more pretence that the issue is the 'occupation' of the territories, or the security barrier, or the 'oppression' of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. They just want Israel utterly destroyed.
So Andrew Birgin of the Stop the War Coalition called for 'no more Israel' which was inflicting worse repression on the Palestinians than the South Africans under apartheid. Can people really be so stupid and ignorant, about both Israel and South Africa, as to believe this? (Yes they can).
The Palestinian representative to the UK, Husam Zomlot, said: "The right of return is non-negotiable! Apartheid no more!". We look forward to this principled opponent of apartheid denouncing the ethnic cleansing of the Jews from Palestine, advocated by the Palestine National Covenant.
Galloway declared:"It's about time that the British government made some reparations for the Balfour declaration," thus pointing his verbal knife straight at Israel's jugular, while Tony Benn called George Bush and Ariel Sharon the "two most dangerous men in the world" and said "if this process continues, there will be possibly some sort of a world war" -- which considering that we in the west are currently defending ourselves from a world war being waged by a series of genocidal fanatics backed by genocidal tyrants, leaves one not knowing whether to laugh or cry.
And to complete this galere of enemies of civilisation and useful idiots, were those pillars of truth, justice and academic integrity, Sue Blackwell of AUT boycott infamy and Paul Mackney, the general secretary of NATFHE, which is about to swallow the AUT so that the entire cohort of unionised higher scholarship can feel warm inside to be represented by someone who voices sentiments like these: "Palestinian refugee camps are like open air prisons. The Israeli army frequently invades them. There will be no peace in the Middle East until there is justice for the Palestinian people."
What an advertisement for this once great country. Londonistan, capital of hatred, ignorance and prejudice in the free world.
Comment by Felix Quigley.. I am paying a lot of attention to the writings of Melanie Phillips. As in this article she is plotting carefully the growing anti-Semitism in Britain. In many ways there is a close interconnection between Ireland and Britain in this. I intend to follow it.