The showdown over settlements is advancing. The UK government is taking steps to prevent UK citizens and companies from supporting and investing in settlements. Baby steps. But nevertheless this is an important development:
An advisory, to be posted on the Foreign Office website, is to refer to settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights, all areas occupied by Israel during the 1967 Middle East war. It will warn that future peace deals between Israel and the Palestinians and Israel and Syria could affect property purchases there.
And how would Israel respond?
No dear Yuval. This is not antisemitism. This is doing the right thing. Get used to it. The schtick is worn out. The era of milking the holocaust to cover up your crimes is coming to an end."This is none of Britain's business," said Mr Steinitz, former chairman of the Knesset's foreign affairs and defence committee. "When Israel is boycotted one should wonder if there is no implicit anti-Semitism. (The Independent )
Mene, Mene Tekel u Parsin!