Wednesday, February 12, 2014

British MP Gerald Kaufman: “We must impose sanctions (on Israel)

“If the spineless Obama will not do it, we must do it – even unilaterally”

 Gerald Kaufman

Stuart Littlewood
"I’d like to share, especially with American readers, a great moment in the British parliament on 5 February when the MP for Gorton, Manchester, Sir Gerald Kaufman rose to speak in a debate on the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Here is what he said word for word so that you get the full flavour:
I once led a delegation of 60 parliamentarians from 13 European parliaments to Gaza. I could no longer do that today because Gaza is practically inaccessible. The Israelis try to lay the responsibility on the Egyptians, but although the Egyptians’ closing of the tunnels has caused great hardship, it is the Israelis who have imposed the blockade and are the occupying power. The culpability of the Israelis was demonstrated in the report to the UN by Richard Goldstone following Operation Cast Lead. After his report, he was harassed by Jewish organizations. At the end of a meeting I had with him in New York, his wife said to me, “It is good to meet another self-hating Jew.”

1 comment:

  1. At least they have differing and INFORMED opinions! Our nitwits in Congress, with few exceptions, march to the tune composed by AIPAC.
    Kaufmann is right. If the spineless Obama will do nothing, then it is time for others to act unilaterally.