Why does this seem to be a revelation? You seem to forget that in 1947-8, the British tried their best to keep the Jews disarmed while arming the Arabs. They knew the arabs were going to attack the Jews upon partition. As they did nothing to prevent the Holocaust, they did nothing to prevent more murders of Jews in Palestine. Jack Straw has never met a Palestinian atrocity he didn't like, as he has never seen an Israeli action that he felt was appropriate. The British ambassador to the UN has never voted against an Arab condemnation of Israel. England has been and is now a virulent anti-semitic country.
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from the article: The new British anti-Semitism