October 19, 2012

Cameron on BDS

I got this from a Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) email the other day.  It's a speech by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, to a gathering of zionists in the UK under the banner of the United Jewish Israel Appeal.  After the  obligatory sycophancy which manages to tar all Jews with the zionist brush,
I will always stand by the Jewish people. And it is humbling to be here tonight and to be called a friend.
he takes a swipe at BDS:
to those in Britain’s universities and trades unions who want to boycott Israel and consign it to an international ghetto, I say not only will this Government never allow you to shut down 60 years worth of vibrant exchange and partnership that does so much to make both our countries stronger but I also say this: we know what you are doing  trying to delegitimise the State of Israel - and we will not have it.
Well SPSC isn't having any of that:
Yes, you will have it, David, and sooner rather than later.  As you know, Margaret Thatcher opposed sanctions against apartheid South Africa as long as she could and told her Ministers that the ANC was “a typical terrorist organisation” (even while she supported the genocidal Khmer Rouge).  Later, she, and you, were keen to have your photos taken with Nelson Mandela.
You had to eat her words about apartheid South Africa: who will eat yours about Palestine and apartheid South Africa?
Hmm, yesteryear Johannesburg, next year, Jerusalem?  Well, maybe some years yet....

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