Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nick Clegg: Israeli settlements are an affront to European values

Nick Clegg's condemnation of Israel's settlements as "an act of deliberate vandalism" was the understatement of the week, but it still managed to provoke the wrath of the Israeli establishment. The country's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, claimed during a visit to London that Clegg's remarks were not only untrue but also unfortunate, damaging and irresponsible.

The Deputy Prime Minister may have broken the "unwritten rules of the diplomatic game", as the Daily Telegraph alluded, but he was only stating the obvious. The International Court of Justice ruled in July 2004 that, "Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, are illegal and an obstacle to peace and to economic and social development [... and] have been established in breach of international law."

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  1. Unfortunately (for the statement's effect) this individual is despised by at least ninety percent of the British public, and probably little known beyond UK borders.
    Still, I'd like to see some reporter get a quote on this from Tony 'peace envoy' Blair.

  2. ... but actions speak louders than words. Clegg's cabinet colleague has given £2 million of public money to a zionist propaganda outfit with links to Mossad.