Saturday, March 05, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron begins to support Israel - Thank you

This week David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, as reported in the Jerusalem Post, gave his most supportive of speech of Israel that I have heard him make as Prime Minister.  Given that he has previously harshly criticised Israel for its defensive actions to defend us.  I was pleased to see that he now acknowledges that Israel has a right to defend its citizens against rocket attacks from Gaza and also to search boats trying to enter Gaza, actions he has previously criticised.

I welcome this change and thank him for his increased support for Israel.  This may because the UK now has an Ambassador in Israel, Matthew Gould, who better understands Israel.  It maybe because that he is seen with the recent uprisings in the Middle East, that Israel the only real democracy in the Middle East should be Britain's most important friend in the region.  Or it may be because of the growth in power of neo-cons in the British Government.

If his support is for any of these reasons, than I am thankful and hope that Israel again has a true friend in Britain and its Prime Minister.

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