August 4, 2009
The British Firestorm Against IsraelThe shocking rise in anti-Jewish attacks demonstrates that the way Israel is presented impacts directly on the safety of British Jews.According to the Community Security Trust, there were 609 anti-Jewish incidents in the first six months of this year, more than in the whole of 2008. And more than half the incidents reported in January made some reference to Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.Well, of course. People were being told day in, day out that the Israelis were wantonly killing Palestinian children.In fact, Israeli figures showed that the vast majority of those killed were Hamas operatives. Given that half of Gaza’s population are children, not to mention the use by Hamas of civilians as human shields, the relatively small number of child casualties testified to the remarkable care Israel took not to kill children.What makes the Israel-bashing so monstrous is that Israel is being vilified through falsehood and distortion for defending its citizens against attack. This is tantamount to saying it should not defend itself – and therefore should not exist at all....
This all comes as no surprise to those of us paying attention, and is nothing new when you consider the British shameful history towards Israelis determined to have their own homeland. What does disturb more, is how overt this anti-Israel sentiment is. No longer couched in diplomaticspeak, the US and Britain clearly signal that open season on eradicating Israel's existence can continue unchecked. As was evident to any who could read, during the recent efforts by Israel to protect their own, the propaganda machine is still in high gear.
Read the rest of this piece here at Family Security Matters.