INVESTIGATE ISRAELI INFILTRATION OF BRITISH POLITICS
Mr Peter Ramsden
Secretary to the Committee
Committee on Standards in Public Life
35 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BQ
I believe there is alot more going on than just Israeli brutality. I believe that such brutality is designed to provoke outrage and encourage terrorism, on both sides, to provoke world war. Others believe that Israel is, or was, part of a British Imperialist strategy in the Middle East focused on oil. Others simply believe it is "the Jews". Either way, such brutality must be stopped.
WILL NOBODY BRING CHRISTMAS CHEER TO BESIEGED AND STARVING GAZA?
2007-12-23 | Group urges Standards Committee to stamp out Israeli influence that paralyses heart of British government
As the twenty-one month long siege of Gaza becomes a death sentence for yet more civilians, a group in the UK with experience of the Occupied Territories is urging the Committee on Standards in Public Life to examine whether there is undue Israeli influence at the heart of British government.
The blockade stops vital medical supplies going in and prevents chronically sick patients (including children) transferring to proper hospital treatment outside Gaza. Israel’s deep penetration of our political system, says the group, is preventing Britain from taking a principled stand on Middle East matters, including the long catalogue of grotesque violations of Palestinian human rights, of which the Gaza siege is only the latest example. Conservative Friends of Israel, for example, claim the support of 80 percent of Tory MPs.
Signatories to the letter include Mona Baker, Karl Sabbagh, Derek Summerfield and Felicity Arbuthnot.
Spokesman for the group is David Halpin, a trauma surgeon, who has spent all of the last five years of his retirement standing with the Palestinians for Justice. He has seen the destruction of lives, limbs, livings and hope at first hand. He advised the Hamas government how they should investigate the use of illegal weapons by Israel. In March, he lead a team of seven UK doctors into Gaza. The Dove and Dolphin Medical Centre was opened then. This is named after the symbolic voyage he led five years ago from which the charity was named... www.doveanddolphin.co.uk
He says: "It is insufficient that humans should weep beneath the crucifixion of the Palestine people in 2007 AD. They must halt it forthwith."