Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Liberal Democrat Leadership continues its attack on Israel

Happy Israeli Independence day. It is great to be celebrating 62 years of Israeli independence and everything that our small country has achieved.

Sadly though, according to the UK's Jewish Chronicle, this week the Liberal Democrats are continuing to attack Israel and to even question our motives.


Rog T said...

Richard, is there any particular reason that the title of your blog bears no relation whatsoever to what you wrote.

Maybe you were overcelebrating Independence Day?

Any chance of some analysis of the far right allies of the Conservatives in Europe, some of which laid flowers at memorials to SS war dead? This is a matter of great importance to many people. It is simply not good enough for Conservative commentators such as yourself to bury your head in the sand on the issue.

Jenny Tonge was completely wrong to make such comments about Israel.

Do you have the courage to say the same about the Conservatives position in relation to far right parties in Europe. You are doing no one any favours by pursing your lips and looking the other way

Richard Weider said...

The Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats was quoted as saying that there is no good person in the Israeli government.That is not what a responsible political party should be saying, when the aim is to make peace.

Rog T said...


Sadly you lack the courage to accept my invitation to investigate the ultra right wing allies of the Conservative party. This can only be because you are afraid of what you'd find when you turn that stone over.

As to your statement about the comments of the Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems. Are you referring to the comments of Lord Wallace, who is the Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems in the Lords, which you tried to post a link to the JC for above?

If it is, then he doesn't say what you claim he says. If it isn't please post a link (that works) and I'll have a look.

For the record, Lord Wallace has called this one completely wrong.

Rog T said...


Do you associate yourself with David Camerons comments in the FT on 31 March. David Cameron said: “Unlike a lot of politicians from Britain who visit Israel, when I went I did stand in occupied East Jerusalem and actually referred to it as ‘occupied East Jerusalem’”.

I think Jewish voters in Barnet would be very interested to hear your views on what Mr Cameron said.