On February 14th, 2016, the UK Government announced that it would be setting up guidelines to prevent public bodies from supporting — through their procurement and investment policies — the legal and human rights of the brutally persecuted Palestinian people. This is despite the fact that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign — similar to the sanctions tactic successfully employed against Apartheid South Africa — is a peaceful and effective method of forcing the Israeli Government to cease its arrogant disregard for international law.
As a followup to the announcement that it would be setting up guidelines to prevent public bodies from supporting — through their procurement and investment policies — the legal and human rights of the brutally persecuted Palestinian people, the invertebrate British Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock, dutifully grovelled his way over to Israel — for a joint press conference in Jerusalem with that despicable racist war criminal Netanyahu — to oblige his rapacious hosts with the view that London supported the directive “because we believe in an open and free trade and we believe that discrimination is not appropriate and should be stood up to.” This pathetic excuse for a representative of the British people was apparently oblivious of the fact that immigrant Israelis on both illegally occupied and stolen Palestinian lands, had for almost 70 years barbarically discriminated against the indigenous population.
The hypocrisy and double standards of most Western leaders is not a phenomenon that evolved by chance, but is one that came about as a result of well-financed and organised Zionist Jewish lobby groups that exist throughout Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Western Europe. Yes, there is even a SAIPAC (South African Israel Public Affairs Committee) in Cape Town. Such parastatal organisations and faux-NGOs routinely exploit lawfare — the illegitimate use of domestic or international law to discredit and criminalise individuals or organisations — to spread propaganda and/or influence public opinion with a view to forcing their respective countries of residence to embrace the Israeli narrative and stifle any public debate whenever the subject of Israel’s criminality is raised.
Thanks to the Zionist hijacking of their governments, Most Western nations are selective in their condemnation of racial discrimination and crimes against humanity.
The lawfare tactic is supported by a worldwide network of Israel’s diaspora allies known as sayanim — local Jews in their countries of residence — who having received email alerts from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, will take all necessary steps to intimidate, pressurise, or simply bribe individuals in the media and politics to adopt pro-Israel positions that are neither moral nor in the best interests of their own countries. By distorting and suppressing any criticism of Israel, they pre-empt the potential implementation of any initiatives that might undermine either Israel’s economy or the world’s perception of Israel as an innocent victim just defending itself. Needless to say, Netanyahu — never one to miss an opportunity — drew parallels between efforts to boycott Israel, the long history of anti-Semitism, and the international community’s alleged anti-Israel bias. Netanyahu also emphasised his gratitude to Britain by stating that “I want to commend the British government for refusing to discriminate against Israel and Israelis and I commend you for standing up for the one and only true democracy in the Middle East.” Only democracy in the Middle East? How is that for fascist chutzpah?
Another recent headline-grabbing event was the interrogation by British anti-terrorism police of a student who wore a “Free Palestine” badge and wristbands to school. Rather than encouraging their pupils to learn about and support human rights, teachers at the Challney High School for Boys in Luton reported Rahmaan Mohammadi to the police for what can only be described as his commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which starts of by categorically stating that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” Supporting such sentiments in Britain is now apparently a crime, and the teachers’ action in this case is reminiscent of the Nazi era when the roles were reversed and schoolchildren were groomed to report any “subversive” thoughts by their teachers, friends, neighbours, and even their own parents. In Britain, the existence of a Zionist Thought Police is now a reality and their suppression of free speech is killing off what little is left of British democracy.
This latest British government directive is no doubt an effort to keep in step with recent legislation in the U.S. where some states have made it illegal to either divest from Israel or to promote a boycott of Israeli products. A trade pact with Europe will also stipulate — at the instigation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) — that the U.S. is obliged to take retaliatory action against any European country endeavouring to boycott Israel including the West Bank settlements which the empowering legislation views as part of Israel proper. Apart form committing $25 million to a new anti-BDS task force — an admission of the BDS campaign’s effectiveness — Israel is also working to create a mechanism for global internet censorship with a ban on any material critical of its criminal policies which it has euphemistically branded as “incitement.” Consequently Facebook and other social networking sites have started deleting from their sites any “hate speech” or “terrorism” related material including criticism of Israel which is of course “anti-Semitic.”
Policing of the internet is maintained by ever-watchful Zionist organisations including the Zionist Federation of Australia; the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM); the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) in Canada; the Conseil Representatif des Institutions Juives de France (CRIF) in France; the Zionist Federation of New Zealand; and AIPAC in the United States. The financial and political power of such groups should not be underestimated and their access to government policy making ensures protection of Israel which for example in France has included legislation of hate crimes that de facto protects Jews by limiting one’s ability to criticise Israel. This has led to a French court declaring that a peaceful protest promoting the BDS campaign against Israel was illegal. So much for France’s motto of “liberté, égalité, fraternité.”
All of this reminds me of the famous and provocative poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets:
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.”
The original source of this article is Global Research.