|MEP slams Israel's 'illegal occupation of Palestine'|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Friday, 08 June 2007 17:00|
|Caroline Lucas, a member of the Green Party in the United Kingdom, and a member of the European Parliament's official delegation to the Palestinian territories, has slammed Israel's "occupation" of East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the Golan Heights, and has called for the EU association agreement with Israel to be revoked until Israel disengages from these lands. She also called for the United Kingdom normalize relations with the "democratically-elected" terrorist organization Hamas, or conditions in the Gaza Strip would continue to deteriorate. Lucas is planning to address an anti-Israel rally called "Enough Occupation!" being held in London tomorrow, marking the 40th anniversary of the end of the Six Day War. |
Quote: ""This unlawful occupation has been going on for far too long, causing terrible suffering and injustice. For the sake of humanitarianism, justice, peace and democracy, it is time to end it once and for all: and we in the UK should use the 'stick' of international and EU law to put pressure on Israel to do. "Until Israel conforms to all previous security council resolutions and ends the occupation, stops building its 'separation barrier' - also unlawful, according to the International Court of Justice - and demonstrates it fully respects the rights of Palestinians, we must suspend the EU-Israel Association agreement, which governs political, economic and cultural links between EU countries and Israel," she said.
As has been said before, it seems the United Kingdom is fast becoming a hot-bed for anti-Semitism. Countless British trade unions, academic groups, charities and religious organizations have united their voices in condemnation of Israel, while turning a blind eye to the mass murder of Palestinian terrorist organizations and some Islamic states in the Middle East. The 40th anniversary of the Six Day War has become a focal point for anti-Semitic groups to express their anger at what they perceive to be the unjust treatment of Palestinians at the hands of their Israeli oppressors. They ignore the fact that this situation is not Israel's doing, but was brought about through the action of Arab nations, who couldn't even tolerate the fact of Israel's existence, never mind the "occupation" of lands that Israel has possessed for thousands of years - having Scriptural and archeological evidence to back that up. They ignore the forced expulsion of Jews from East Jerusalem and the West Bank during the 19 years of Jordanian rule following the War of Independence, and decry Israel for changing the "status" of East Jerusalem. Arabs enjoy citizenship in Israel, the right to vote, and many serve in the armed forces, while the only Jews in Gaza are ones that are being held captive by Palestinian terrorists. Not mentioning the endless rain of Kassam rockets which have left Sderot a ghost town, continued attempts by suicide-bombers to infiltrate Israel, and the refusal of Arab states to recognize Israel's right to exist at all. This nation of the United Kingdom ought to be ashamed of itself.
Although the British government has expressed its support of Israel and discourages such boycotts, I will be writing to my MP to express my thoughts.