January 08, 2009

Petition for sanctions against Israel

I don't know what this might achieve except maybe to expose the zionist leanings of the UK government which ought to be well known anyway. It's a petition to the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown (did I mention that he's an honorary patron of the Jewish National Fund?) to introduce sanctions against Israel instead of vetoing UN resolutions and selling Israel arms. It's actually on the PM's own website so I don't know how long it will last. Here's the wording and the number of signatories so far:
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Introduce sanctions against Israel. More details

Submitted by Thomas Chant – Deadline to sign up by: 27 January 2009 – Signatures: 9,440

And here's the detail:
Israeli must be punished for its failure to adhere to the Geneva convention concerning the collective punishment of the citizens of Gaza. Israeli tactics are cruel, malicious and demonstrate that Israel is not interested in the peace process or a Palestinian State. They are creating the ideal breeding ground for extremism, sabotaging peace efforts and squandering the good will they have been given.
It's pitiful that a petition has to be got up for this. Under the Thatcher government, the UK was happy to enforce an arms embargo against the State of Israel.

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