You can be pro-Israel and still think Gaza's a ghastly prison ghetto. Most Brits are like that. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael UK
    • 06.08.10 | 18:53 (IDT)

    Contrary to what Peres and so many other Zionists think, the Brits are instinctively pro-Israel. They're not keen on Islamic militants of any description, don't like terrorists, don't like people who ban alcohol and bikinis, and do like people who look, dress and act roughly like them. In that sense, all their instinctive sympathies in the Israel versus Palestine conflict are with Israel. A few still have bitter memories of Jewish terrorists killing British soldiers, but it's a very long time ago, and mostly any resentment towards Israel comes from seeing what Israel gets up to on the TV. I, and most Brits, don't actually mind Israel acting strongly against terrorists if they do it intelligently and don't (a real British say, not a fake Peres one) 'take the piss' that is over over-react. They dislike Israel's policy on Gaza not even primarily because it's violent, but first and foremost because it's dumb and lame. It causes civilian suffering and achieves no long-term goals except further radicalising people who are mostly alreadyt descended from 1948's refugees. So Cameron's advice to Israel, and mine, is 'Defend yourself against terrorism by all means, but for heaven's sake start a proper, not a bogus Bibi, peace process, and stop treating the Pals like sub-humans.'

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    First published 10:00 06.08.10 | Last updated 10:00 06.08.10
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