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How British policy is influenced by a foreign power (Israel), the pro Israel lobby is the most powerful political power in the country, support for Israel is a powerful presence in all politcal parties, the CFI (conservative friends of Israel- Britain's answer for America's AIPAC) is active in trying to limit the debate and options that British politicians can choose, to options that would be acceptable to that lobby
Millions of pounds worth of donations into the bank accounts of politicans and political parties, 80% of conservatives are members of the CFI, the Israel lobby pays for trips to Israel, over the last 8 years more MP's have visited Israel than all MP's trips to America and Europe COMBINED,
January 2009, Israel invaded Gaza in response to Hamas rocket attacks, news was full of pictures of destroyed homes and killed Palestinian civilians, but you wouldn't know it from the News of the World or Mirror, both only reporting the threat Israel faces from her neighbours, both pieces had been written after trips to Israel funded by Bicom (Britain Israeli communications research centre) one of the most powerful Israeli lobbies in the country,BICOM close down debate and suggest being totally supportive of Israel full stop, BICOM run by the 18th richest person in Britain, big donator to David Cameron,
The Israeli lobby keeps the BBC and Guardian under constant attack, it's off the scale, many editors don't report just to avoid the hassle...their (reps of the lobby) pitch was that the Guardian's article (comparing the Gaza strip to Apartheid) was promoting anti semitism, and an incite to violence against Jews in Britain,the facts were right but it was deemed as something that should not be published (censorship from Israel in Britain, WTF!!),
Originally posted by Malynn
Maybe I'd be more sympathetic to Israel's "Right to Exist" if they were more sympathetic to Palestine's "right to exist" You know, the country that was there before the Israeli's said "You know what? This is ours now". They can choke on their claims of anti-semitism for all I care. Most thinking people don't have anything against the Jewish people. But the STATE of Israel? Yeah, they can go to heck.