Israel’s Panic-Stricken UK Fans Urge More Lopsided Negotiations

September 21st 2011

Israel’s Panic-Stricken UK Fans Urge More Lopsided Negotiations

Using “leverage” to shunt Palestinian independence into the scrap-yard

by Stuart Littlewood

Sir Gerald Kaufman, the veteran Jewish MP, said it was inconsistent to support self-determination for people in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria but not Palestine, whose people “have been waiting 64 years for UN decisions to be implanted”.

Forget our solemn promises nearly a century ago to give the Arabs independence in return for their help in World War One.

Forget our pledge in 1922, when accepting the mandate from the League of Nations, to prepare the Palestinians for independence. Under the mandate Jews taking up residence in Palestine were supposed to have Palestinian citizenship. Aware of Arab concerns that the Balfour Declaration was being interpreted in an “exaggerated” way by Zionists and their sympathisers, the British government issued a White Paper that same year clarifying the position. “It is the intention of His Majesty’s government to foster the establishment of a full measure of self government in Palestine. But… this should be accomplished by gradual stages…”

How gradual can you get?

Top (Left to right): The Foreign Secretary-William Hague, Minister of State-Jeremy Browne, Minister of State- David Lidington. Below: Minister of State-Lord Howell of Guildford, Under Secretary of State-Henry Bellingham, Under Secretary of State -Alistair Burt
Yesterday Britain’s foreign secretary William Hague, attending a United Nations gathering in aid of Libyan regime change, said of the Palestinian situation that the “only real way forward” was to go backwards to the negotiating table.

“The consequences of failing to arrive at a two-state solution,” he said, “could be catastrophic for the Middle East and the wider world, so we have to keep trying… We want a secure Israel living alongside a viable Palestinian state.”

Note the old trick of emphasizing Israel’s security while planting the idea that Palestine must make do with a barely “viable” existence. You never hear these jokers talk about a secure Palestine and a viable Israel.

And having changed the law to provide a safe haven for Israelis wanted for war crimes, and to enable Tzipi-Dee-Doo-Dah Livni to do her shopping in Bond Street without fear of arrest, the Israel-firsters in Westminster – and they include 80 percent of Conservative MPs – are now panic-stricken to think that Palestinians, by going direct, might acquire sufficient UN status to take proceeding against their play-mates in the International Criminal Court and demand UN peacekeepers kick them off their territory.

What Hague wants to see at the UN is a return to lopsided negotiations to avoid this embarrassment, and he’s not saying which way Britain will vote. “Israelis and Palestinians committing themselves to return to negotiations, that is our objective. And that is why we and the 26 other European Union countries have withheld our positions on this. We’re trying to use our leverage to persuade Israelis and Palestinians to do that.”

Any rational explanation for this endless insistence on more time-wasting negotiations, which are simply a cover for continued Israeli expansion and land-grabs, is carefully avoided.

“A solution cannot be imposed from outside”

Last week Alistair Burt, the Foreign Office minister in charge of Middle East affairs, was telling Parliament: “There is no alternative to negotiations and a solution cannot be imposed from outside…” But, as anyone with a grain of sense knows, there has to be intervention from outside. To heal this cancerous sore the international community must deliver law, justice and equality to the Holy Land. Fundamental human rights and the rule of law are not negotiable. Indeed those who advocate returning to the negotiating table before a level playing field has been established only seek to evade justice and jettison UN resolutions for ever.

Sir Gerald Kaufman, the veteran Jewish MP, said it was inconsistent to support self-determination for people in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria but not Palestine, whose people “have been waiting 64 years for UN decisions to be implanted”.

He said if the Palestinians seek statehood at the UN and fail, the Israelis will “regard this as a triumph” and end the peace process. Sir Gerald wanted to know, “Will this government stand up and put its hand up for the Palestinian people at the United Nations?”

Burt said the UK was working closely with other nations to ensure that “whatever comes out of the UN, it is in the spirit of both sides feeling that something has been gained and we have a situation which moves towards those negotiations which need to succeed”.

Sir Ming Campbell, a former Liberal Democrat leader, expressed “a profound sense of disappointment” with the government’s attitude, saying that Britain’s influence and reputation would be diminished by its stance. The UK could be accused of “double standards” with the prime minister and foreign secretary in Libya “doing everything to support self-determination”.

Burt and Hague are noted Israeli flag-wavers, as is prime minister David Cameron whose loyalty to the lawless entity, he has said, is “indestructible”. Should Palestinians brace themselves for further betrayal?

Even the opposition are singing the same old Zionist song. Douglas Alexander, shadow foreign secretary, in a letter to Hague, says: “We [the Labour Party] want to see an immediate return to meaningful negotiations.” Were they ever meaningful?

However, he does remind Hague that the 2002 Roadmap required the UN, EU, US and Russia to promote international recognition of a Palestinian state.

But he’s soon back in harmony with the other stooges: “These negotiations are ultimately the only way that Palestinians are going to achieve the viable state they seek and that Israel will achieve the security that is their right…” Then he breaks ranks again to say: “Recognition at the United Nations for the Palestinians is one of the steps required to achieve this.”

But, like the others, he fails to acknowledge the Palestinians’ equal right to security. A viable state is all they’ll get. The word “viable”, meaning workable or capable of growing under the right conditions, is carefully chosen and repeatedly used because it has a distinctly second-rate ring to it.

Then Alexander ad-libs once more: “It has never been the case that recognition can only follow the conclusion of negotiations.” And he finishes by saying: “The British Government should be willing to support the recognition of Palestinian statehood as part of the continuing steps to achieve a comprehensive two state solution.”

Friend or foe? It’s hard to say.

Then we had Stephen O’Brien, minister for international development, saying: “It is clear that negotiations towards a two-state solution are the only way to meet the national aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians and to achieve a sovereign, viable and contiguous Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.”

If he were asked what exactly Israel’s “national aspirations” are, how would he describe them?

for “Israel’s Panic-Stricken UK Fans Urge More Lopsided Negotiations”Peter Wakefield Sault
September 21, 2011 – 8:03 am
International Freemasonry wants the Muslims and their Dome off the Jerusalem acropolis so it can build a suitably anti-esthetic, post-modernist temple of Amon-Ra upon it. It is the very “raison d’etre” of these lunatics. It’s always been about a rocky outcrop in the middle of a desert.

We are about to find out the answer to that old conundrum about the unstoppable force vs the immoveable object.

September 21, 2011 – 9:26 am
Quite a funny post but the situation is serious for the downtrodden Palestinians who have had to endure decades of theft of land, murder, inprisonment, humiliation, whilst seen by the world as the bad guys simply for not accepting Israeli occupation. Understand the history and throw your support behind the Palestinians.

Reply DaveE
September 21, 2011 – 8:51 am
Sounds like the UK is having second thoughts about trying to clean up the mess they walked away from. Problem is, their government is even more infiltrated by the zionist crime syndicate than ours is, so it’s a little hard to imagine a decent outcome for the good guys.

This upcoming vote may not change the state-lines, but the battle lines will be very clear.

Peter Wakefield Sault
September 21, 2011 – 11:25 am
The UK government *IS* the zionist crime syndicate (usually referred to as the Mishpucka), headed up by N.M.Rothschild Bank.

Reply Ralph
September 21, 2011 – 9:13 am
Different Day, Same Schick. These guys go tripping over themselves to recognize a bunch of terrorist killers in Libya, but then want to keep the Palestinians in a sub-human condition of slaves in their own land.

Reply LeslieF
September 21, 2011 – 9:20 am
There needs to be a two state solution with independant foreign policy, honest dealings between both nations with total transparency to the world.

I am talking about Israel and the United States.

As for Palestine and Aparthied Israel, there needs to be one secular state with one man one vote to be truly democratic with peaceful mutual aspirations.

This was inposed on South Africa.

Israel might be giving up a genuine chance to have peace. Granting Palestinian the UN chair confirms recognition by Palestine of Israel which it has never done in the past since its initial illegal occupation. It widens the scope for Palestinian demands which is now gaining snowballing support from an awakening world. Israel should find itself in the same position as Aparthied South Africa and the decision will be made for them through the same methods of isolation and sanctions.

Reply Derek
September 21, 2011 – 11:34 am
Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, not the UK. They were never consulted as to what should happen with their land.I am ashamed to be British.

By means of such false suggestions is “the multitude” ever and again “persuaded”. The Arabs and Armenians were where they always had been and did not aspire to be removed elsewhither. The Jews in Europe were as free or unfree as other men; the Jews of Palestine had demonstrated their eagerness to go to Uganda, the Jews of Europe and America wanted to stay where they were, and only the Judaized Khazars of Russia, under their Talmudic directors, wanted possession of Palestine. Sir Mark’s invention of this formula was one more misfortune for posterity, for it implied that the Palestinian adventure was but one of several, all akin. Unlike the other Vigorous Protestants, he was an expert in Middle Eastern affairs and must have known better.



3 responses to “Israel’s Panic-Stricken UK Fans Urge More Lopsided Negotiations

  1. August 25th

    Will ‘Nipper’ Cameron obey Tel Aviv’s trumpet or vote for Palestinian freedom?
    Barraud painting ‘his master’s voice’
    The famous little white dog listened intently to his master’s voice from the gramophone trumpet…

    by Stuart Littlewood

    Britain and NATO were keen as mustard to establish a no-fly zone over Libya to “protect civilians” but too cowardly to do the same for the Palestinians, who are constantly on the receiving end of Israel’s vicious air strikes and armed incursions. Muslims and Christians alike have been slaughtered or maimed in their thousands and had their homes, farms and water resources stolen while waiting 63 years for the international community to deliver them from Israel’s brutal occupation.

    And Israel now plans to steal Palestine’s offshore gas.

    Not surprisingly, after decades of fruitless peace talks with a gun to their heads the Palestinians are about to apply to the United Nations for recognition of their own state based on the 1949 armistice lines that are universally regarded as the border with Israel.

    But I was taken by surprise yesterday by an email from Avaaz, those energetic organizers of global petitions, saying that “in 48 hours, the UN Security Council will meet again to discuss Palestine’s bid to become the 194th country”. They want 1 million signatures to a petition to ramp up public pressure and get governments off the fence and supporting this long-overdue bid for freedom.

    I thought the Palestinian application was going to be made on 20 September or soon afterwards, under Lebanon’s UN presidency. Meanwhile, the US and Israel have been conducting a huge diplomatic campaign to sabotage the Palestinian move. Perhaps somebody behind the scenes has calculated that their ridiculous propaganda will have worn thin by the time 20 September arrives.

    Most of the world already supports the Palestinian cause. The trouble is, the will of the people in the US, Britain and most of Europe is downright ignored by political leaders who have allowed themselves to be suckered into the Zionist cause. That’s Western-style democracy for you. Freedom fighters, beware.

    It remains to be seen whether Britain, whose prime minister is a self-proclaimed Zionist and has pledged “indestructible” support for the Israeli regime and whose foreign secretary has been an adoring Friend of Israel since he was in short trousers, will join in blocking the bid for freedom.

    The other day David Cameron said of the successful Libyan uprising: “Our task now is to do all we can to support the will of the Libyan people which is for an effective transition to a free, democratic and inclusive Libya. This will be and must be and should be Libyan-led and a Libyan-owned process with broad international support co-ordinated by the United Nations.” He’s keen as mustard – again – to do all this for the Libyans, but will he do the same for the Palestinians? When they held free and fair elections in 2006 democracy-preaching Britain didn’t like the result and joined the US and Israel in trashing the Palestinians’ fledgling democracy and strangling their economy.

    Prime Minister David Cameron (left), Foreign Secretary William Hague (right)
    It’s not difficult to imagine Cameron and Hague snapping to attention when Tel Aviv speaks, the mantra-like instructions amplified as usual by Washington… “Let there be no doubt… blah, blah…symbolic action to isolate Israel will not create an independent Palestinian state… blah, blah…no shortcut to statehood… blah, blah…must return to the negotiating table…”.

    The famous trade-mark white dog ‘Nipper’, listening intently to his master’s voice from the gramophone trumpet, comes instantly to mind.

    Of course, fluffy American bitches have had their coiffed heads wedged so firmly up Tel Aviv’s trumpet for such a long time that it’s worn like a permanent fashion statement over there.

    The question is, can ‘Nipper’ Cameron extract his head from that trumpet long enough to put his money where his mouth is with regard to democracy and freedom in the Middle East, and do the decent thing in tune with the British people’s wishes?

    Of course, getting international support is only half the battle. I read with alarm that Saeb Erekat, Abbass’s sidekick, heads the team responsible for preparing the Palestinian submission to the UN. I thought Erekat resigned as chief negotiator following Wikileaks revelations that his team, during peace talks with the Israelis, was willing to make suicidal concessions and couldn’t negotiate its way out of a paper bag. A few months ago he was reported to be in Washington talking with US officials about reviving that same pointless peace process. How counter-productive can he get?

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) heads attends a joint meeting of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee and the Fatah central committee in the West Bank city of Ramallah June 26, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
    And such is the legal and constitutional tangle surrounding the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organisation), the PNC (Palestinian National Council) and the PA (Palestinian Authority), and their relationship to each other, that legal advisers now warn that a move towards statehood might adversely affect the rights of the refugees, who account for more than half of all Palestinians. If the PLO, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, is replaced by a state the change in legal status could mean that core rights, such as the right of return, are lost forever unless the whole deal is very cleverly handled.

    Are these really the right people to be in charge of Palestine’s fate?

    Read more:
    Palestinian Statehood : Two-prong approach needed

    August 25, 2011 – 8:21 am
    From the article:

    Britain and NATO were keen as mustard to establish a no-fly zone over Libya to “protect civilians” but too cowardly to do the same for the Palestinians, who are constantly on the receiving end of Israel’s vicious air strikes and armed incursions.

    Brian: NATO is a terrorist organization, controlled by Israel, it doesn’t care about human suffering. I don’t know if it’s true but I’ve read NATO bombed specific parts of Libya, they were running out of bombs, blew up tanks and other military equipment, shut down the Libyan air force and forced the Libyan army out of specific areas with death and destruction and afterward made a phone call to the rebels; they casually show up at the scene of death and destruction and claim they actually won the battle and take advantage of the wonderful photo opportunity. Great propaganda.

    There’s no way in heck this assault by NATO was for humanitarian reasons, just look at its lack of action with Bahrain and Palestine. This was about oil, the government run central bank, Israel’s desire to balkanize the Middle East and North Africa , attempt to get Libya into AFRICOM for oil reasons and thwart Gadaffi and his Gold Dinar.

    From a March 2001 Global Research an article:

    In 2009, Gadaffi started suggesting that he might nationalize the remaining foreign oil assets in Libya (AFRICOM had already been set up by that time), and he has renewed that threat since the NATO intervention began last week. But right now sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the European Union have reduced Libya’s oil exports to a trickle, resulting in a worldwide jump in fuel prices. A drastic intervention leading to the removal of Gadaffi and greater freedom of operation for these oil companies might well be part of the motive for the intervention, especially on the part of major European Union countries dependent on Libya for their energy needs.

    Countering Chinese influence in Africa

    Another reason given by some analysts for the creation of AFRICOM is as a counter to Chinese commercial advances in Africa. AFRICOM is mainly a military entity, but includes civil operations that are supposed to win the hearts and minds of Africans through development projects.

    If NATO is a humanitarian organization, let them prove it by establishing a no fly zone over Gaza.

    By the way I have respect for the VT editorial staff but they shut down the comments section in the recent article called Libyan WMD – Veterans Today and Wikilieaks were Right. That goes against the freedom of speech environment that has served VT so well for a long time. It’s come across as we are right and we don’t want anyone to debate about it. I hope this doesn’t become a trend because VT will loose readership. I respect the VT editorial staff but I think they made a wrong decision. I suppose it’s slightly possible they shut down the comments section due to a technical problem.

    August 25, 2011 – 8:24 am
    Oops! That should March 2011 Global Research article

    August 27, 2011 – 9:36 am
    Don’t they close comment sections after a while?

    Reply Sardar KHAN
    August 26, 2011 – 3:09 am
    They are tuthless israeal’s poodle.They are gutless only active against Muslims as shown by their actions against Palastinians & Kashmiris.As much as terrorist israels and bunderstanis(indians)kill innocent people,the more help is given to these two nations.Shame on these peoples for their bloody acts.

    Debbie Menon
    August 26, 2011 – 4:04 am
    Sardar, you are right about the poodle. But, Khan, It’s sad when people put all of their energy into foolishness. What makes it worst is when your foolish behavior, tactics as well and envious ways are transparent. Unless you are blind, Bunderstanis as you call them are not happy with their government policies either, I see true democracy in action there unlike anywhere else on the planet, I don’t see the Bunders as you call them burning buildings, breaking and ransacking shops, or killing eachother like idiots. Aucontraire I see the whole country in one voice protesting and calling their politicians to account, which in all probability will result in swift action and Policy changes. Perhaps you can learn a lesson or two for your own good and the good of your country from Bunders.

    • Declassified Senate Investigation Files Reveal Clandestine Israeli PR Campaign in America

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —

      Declassified files from a Senate investigation into Israeli-funded covert public relations and lobbying activity in the United States were released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on July 23rd, 2010. The subpoenaed documents reveal Israel’s clandestine programs for “cultivation of editors,” the “stimulation and placement of suitable articles in the major consumer magazines” as well as U.S. reporting about sensitive subjects such as the Dimona nuclear weapons facility.

      Documents are now available for download from include:

      Dimona (excerpt): “The nuclear reactor story inspired comment from many sources; editorial writers, columnists, science writers and cartoonists. Most of the press seemed finally to accept the thesis that the reactor was being built for peaceful purposes and not for bombs.”

      Content placement and promotion (excerpt): “The Atlantic Monthly in its October issue carried the outstanding Martha Gellhorn piece on the Arab refugees, which made quite an impact around the country. We arranged for the distribution of 10,000 reprints to public opinion molders in all categories… Interested friends are making arrangements with the Atlantic for another reprint of the Gellhorn article to be sent to all 53,000 persons whose names appear in Who’s Who in America…Our Committee is now planning articles for the women’s magazines for the trade and business publications.”

      Pressure campaigns (excerpt): “It can be said that the press of the nation…has by and large shown sympathy and understanding of Israel’s position. There are, of course, exceptions, notably the Scripps-Howard chain where we still need to achieve a ‘break-through,’ the Pulliam chain (where some progress has been made) and some locally-owned papers.”

      Magazine Committee achievements (excerpt): “We cannot pinpoint all that has already been accomplished by this Committee except to say that it has been responsible for the writing and placement of articles on Israel in some of America’s leading magazines….”

      According to Grant F. Smith, director of IRmep, “It is frightening how easily some in the American news media surrendered to a foreign public relations campaign that spent the 2010 equivalent of $36 million over two years. Time has proven most of the planted content to be misleading, if not dangerous. These historical documents hold many important lessons for Americans who have long needed—but rarely received—straight reporting on key Middle East issues.”

      The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. It retains 1%-3% of the most important documents of business conducted by the United States Federal government. The Israel Lobby Archive, is a unit of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington.

      SOURCE Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy

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