Britain's opposition to sanctions on Israel exposes its support for the occupation and its crimes

The British government's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has issued a statement in response to a petition calling for sanctions to be imposed on Israel. The statement ignores the fact that Israel is an occupying power and the people of Palestine are living under that occupation. It is worth looking at in detail. "The UK is firmly opposed to boycotts or sanctions against Israel. Our close and varied relationship means we are able to express clearly when we disagree." Friends, of course, disagree all the time; but real friends would take Israel to one side and say, "You know what? You're out of order. We can't offer this unconditional support if you keep breaking international law." It is outrageous to […]

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