Britain “singled out as base for Hamas/Palestinian Return Centre”. Mr Cameron? Your policy PLEASE!

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    30th December 2010

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    Did you know – (my underlining)

    • Britain is among a number of countries raising the status of official Palestinian representation abroad.
    • Britain is being singled out as a base for a number of groups sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and the Israeli defence ministry on Tuesday designated the Palestinian Return Centre, a campaign group based in London, as a front organisation for the militant group Hamas.

    “The centre is involved in initiating and organising radical and violent activity against Israel in Europe, while delegitimising Israel’s status as a nation among the European community.  Among other terror-affiliated activities, the centre organises many conferences in various European countries for Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood activists from all around the world.”

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    Mr Cameron? Your PRESENT policy PLEASE?

    If you’re British this report in The Telegraph deserves your attention.  If you’re not British it deserves even more of your attention.  If you’re the present British Prime Minister it is overdue for your URGENT attention.  At no time in the run-up to the election did the Conservative party promise to throw Israel under a Hamas bus.

    But David Cameron had been prime minister for only about two months when he made his position on the Israel/Palestine conflict perfectly clear.  Only Israel was deserving of Cameron’s criticism. The Palestinians, Hamas-led, did nothing wrong.  Or so seemed to think our present prime minister.

    It seems to me that my country, Britain, is sliding inexorably towards supporting almost unreservedly Palestinian demands in any peace settlement, no matter what its costs to Israel, or to the rest of the world.

    Blunder no more, Mr Cameron

    As the most high-profile member of the Conservative Friends of Israel group, which claims as members 80%  of Tory MPs, David Cameron is playing with fire.

    Excerpt from Daily Mail report:

    In Jerusalem, one Israeli government official said of Mr Cameron’s remarks: ‘We have to be very careful how we respond. We do not want to trigger a major crisis. We will wait and see if he says it again.’

    Channel 2, Israel’s most popular television channel, raised the temperature by mistranslating Mr Cameron’s comments as referring to Gaza as a ‘concentration camp’.

    In London, the Henry Jackson Society, a think tank which comments on international affairs, said the Prime Minister had used ‘deeply hostile rhetoric’ and ‘blundered’.

    A spokesman said: ‘What precisely does a British Prime Minister think he is doing suggesting that Israel should free up its borders with a zone packed full of would-be suicide bombers?’

    The Conservative Home website, a grassroots Tory forum, said Mr Cameron’s comments would divide the party but please the Liberal Democrats.

    It added: ‘The use of such an emotive term and the lack of any balancing condemnation of the Hamas regime that terrorises Gaza will also disappoint Conservative supporters of Israel.’

    If Cameron still thinks the same today, we have a problem.  And not just us here in Britain. ALL of us.

    I have yet to hear anything of substance from the present Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government on their REAL attitude towards Israel/Palestinian issues. We know that the sun shines out of any Palestinian and by extension Hamas and its friends as far as the Lib Dem sector of the coalition is concerned.

    See pdf file, Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine policy on Gaza, Iraq and Israeli “war criminals”

    And we know what they think of Israel, Blair over Iraq and the USA. The Lib Dems support the discredited Goldstone Report and wish to continue to threaten to arrest such as Tzipi Livni for “war crimes” if she dares to visit Britain.

    But the Tories? David Cameron said this in June 2009 (as at the Conservative Friends of Israel site)

    “There are some in the West who see some sort of equivalence between Israel and Hamas. I do not. Israel is a democracy – Hamas want to create a theocracy. Israel strives to protect innocent life – Hamas target innocent life. And so there can be no doubt, and let me make clear we won’t judge Hamas just on words. Our test is whether their actions show that they are going to end the terror, recognise Israel and accept all previous peace agreements.” Rt Hon David Cameron MP, CFI Annual Business Lunch, June 2009

    Tony Blair could have said this, in fact probably did. But we need to know what David Cameron thinks now of his earlier approach to Hamas, the Palestinians and Israel. Now that he is prime minister. This is of the utmost importance. And we need to know soon.

    The Conservatives also have a Muslim friendly society too, of course. They have the ‘Conservative Muslim Forum‘.  In a balanced world these two friendships should not be an issue. But ours is not a balanced world. In the last few days would-be ISLAMIC terrorists have been arrested in Britain and Denmark, and in Sweden last month a British resident killed only himself in an intended, but failed attack on innocent people.

    But still the rabid Left in Britain continues to argue that Israel is the Big Issue. And still the present government says little or nothing on how we should deal with Islamist terrorists, the Palestine/Israel issues and our long-term ally, Israel.

    By the way, just a little question for you: when was the last time an Israeli/Jew/Zionist threatened to blow up our country and its people?

    Answers on a postcard.

    To the Guardian. As long as you realise they won’t publish it. Comment is only “free” there if you are freely calling Israel a terrorist state, or America a “rogue” state.


    The article in The Telegraph is headed thus –

    Palestinians reject interim peace deal

    Palestinian leaders have rejected suggestions by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, that an “interim peace agreement” might be reached after the failure of direct talks between the two sides.

    Benjamin Netanyahu floated the idea of an interim deal. Photo: EPA

    By Mark Weiss in Jerusalem and Richard Spencer 5:06PM GMT 28 Dec 2010

    Mr Netanyahu publicly endorsed a fallback alternative to a comprehensive peace agreement for the first time in an interview on Monday night. Avigdor Lieberman, his far-Right foreign minister, says an interim agreement would avoid having to reach a deal on the most divisive core issues, such as sovereignty over Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees.

    But Nabil Abu Rudeina, an aide to the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, made it clear that an interim agreement was not an option as far as the Palestinians were concerned.

    “Jerusalem is a red line as it is to be the capital of a future Palestinian state,” he said. “Going back to talk about a state without determining its borders is unacceptable, and it will not lead us to a true peace.”

    With the Middle East peace process currently at an impasse, Mr Netanyahu told Israel‘s Channel 10 television that he was ready to “go all the way” if the Palestinians were serious, but other options were possible.

    “There could be a situation in which talks with the Palestinians hit a brick wall over the issues of Jerusalem and the right of return [for refugees], and in that case the result would be an interim agreement.”

    Both he and Mr Lieberman are keen to ward off a growing movement to grant recognition to a Palestinian state before a deal has been reached. Some Latin American countries have already done so, and while Europe is unlikely to follow suit, Britain is among a number of countries raising the status of official Palestinian representation abroad.

    A second line of attack by the Israeli authorities is a campaign against attempts to “delegitimise” the Jewish state in the West. Britain is being singled out as a base for a number of groups sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and the Israeli defence ministry on Tuesday designated the Palestinian Return Centre, a campaign group based in London, as a front organisation for the militant group Hamas.

    “The centre is involved in initiating and organising radical and violent activity against Israel in Europe, while delegitimising Israel’s status as a nation among the European community,” a statement said.

    “Among other terror-affiliated activities, the centre organises many conferences in various European countries for Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood activists from all around the world.”

    The group could not be contacted for comment, but has claimed it is independent and unaffiliated to any individual party or organisation.

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    PALESTINIAN RETURN CENTRE

    The Palestinian Return Centre is based in Crown House, North Circular Road, London.  See map location here.

    And at the PRC they refer to Netanyahu’s call with this:

    ‘Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, also dismissed Netanyahu’s suggestion, saying “interim solutions are rejected part and parcel”. It’s now time for final solutions that include Jerusalem, refugees, borders, security, settlements, water and the release of all Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails”.’

    “Final solutions”. Hmmm?

    Britain’s very own Iranian-government backed Press TV centre is also located on the North Circular Road in London. Obviously location is still everything.

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    2 Responses to “Britain “singled out as base for Hamas/Palestinian Return Centre”. Mr Cameron? Your policy PLEASE!”

    1. Rob Says:

      I don’t know when an Israeli/Jew/Zionist last threatened to blow up my country and people or any part thereof: I don’t claim to know everything said by every Israeli in the world, though I’m sure you do. What I do know is that on 2006 Benyamin Netanyahu and several others celebrated the 60th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, in which 25 Britons and dozens of other innocent people were slaughtered. And I do mean “celebrate”: when the British Ambassador protested he was told it wasn’t really terrorism at all. Then Mr Netanyahu and his “ex-terrorist” cronies erected a plaque saying what a great day the bombing had been for Israel. Forgive me if I wonder where Mr Netanyahu has his thousands of nuclear missiles pointed.

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