Britain: If hostilities break out in Gaza again, we’re cutting Israel off

posted at 4:41 pm on August 12, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Last week, British police reported a disturbing and significant rise in anti-Semitic attacks on local Jews since the start of the latest conflict in Gaza.

“Figures seen by the BBC show recorded hate crimes against Jewish people living in London have doubled compared with the same period last year, while police in Manchester said they had seen an increase in anti-Semitic crime over the last month,” the BBC reported.

In totally unrelated news, the British government revealed on Tuesday that they are suffering from a terminal case of moral equivalency and are prepared to cut off military aid to Israel if “significant hostilities” resume in Gaza.

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills and Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable announced this week that the United Kingdom would suspend the export licenses of 12 British firms which send Israel arms like radar systems, aircraft, and tanks if any new hostilities in Gaza restart.

The Huffington Post U.K. reported that the British left is incensed by how “weak” this move is against Israel. Presumably, they would prefer that the government retroactively suspend arms trades to Israel and request that Israel send back any arms which they have acquired from British firms.

Fellow Lib Dem and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg recently expressed his support for an anti-Israel arms embargo saying that the Jewish state had “overstepped the mark” in its prosecution of the conflict with Hamas in Gaza.

Here is a brief review of the extensive lengths to which the IDF goes to avoid civilian casualties – rule of engagement to which neither the British nor the American armed forces would agree to be bound.

Hostilities have resumed on several occasions in Gaza after reports indicated that Hamas militants violated the terms of a number of temporary ceasefire agreements. On August 8, Hamas rocket fire into Israel shattered a tense peace. Another 72-hour cease fire which went into effect on August 1 lasted just 90 minutes before Hamas militants killed three IDF soldiers who were clearing and dismantling a tunnel network (as per the terms of that ceasefire).

None of this matter much, however, when your position is not logical but guided by emotion and reflex. And the reflex in Europe, it seems, is to lurch toward the abhorrent anti-Semitism which characterized the mid-20th Century.

If there was ever a sound argument against the necessity of a free and viable Jewish state, Europe is refuting it on a daily basis.


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In 1937 the British instituted the death penalty in their palestinian territories for carrying firearms, to prevent jews from defending themselves and gain the arabs favor since the mufti of the area was totally into naziism and anti-brit. The civilized brits hung many jewish former concentration camp survivors, but in the end wound up hanging more arabs than jews.

Rea1ityCheck on August 12, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Britain: If hostilities break out in Gaza again, we’re cutting Israel off

So, how long until the Muzzies start flexing their muscles over there, and start publicly harassing Christian women to cover themselves up, telling folks they can’t drink, etc. in various boroughs of London? Oh, never mind…

Three members of a so-called ‘Muslim Patrol’ were today jailed at the Old Bailey for repeatedly trying to enforce Sharia law in East London.

Jordan Horner and another Islamic extremist told one couple they could not hold hands while walking down the street, because it was in a ‘Muslim area’.

The radicals also attacked a group of men drinking in the road, and told a woman she would face ‘hell fire’ because of the way she was dressed.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 12, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Making a child open bags of suspected explosives and getting a one-level demotion and a three month suspended sentence isn’t much of a punishment:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/nov/21/israeli-soldiers-human-shield-avoid-jail

jim56 on August 12, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Dude, that was like 4 years ago.

UnstChem on August 12, 2014 at 11:28 PM

These pig nut lickers are not “militants” or “radicals” or “rebels”.

They are what they are………..TERRORISTS!!!!

Realdemocrat1 on August 12, 2014 at 11:34 PM

“Making a child open bags of suspected explosives and getting a one-level demotion and a three month suspended sentence isn’t much of a punishment…”

jim56 on August 12, 2014 at 10:26 PM

War is hell.

bigGwillie on August 12, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Europe – except for the Netherlands, all of the old Western European nations – has succumbed to the waves of muslim immigration. They are now too cowed to do anything but cave into the demands.

If the far right party should win in France (only a possibility because of the utter incompetence of the socialists and the corruption of the liberals), they might begin to stand up again, and even their socialists are stronger for Israel than the rest.

Adjoran on August 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM

In the country formerly regarded as Great britain, punish the victims and reward the guilty is the norm.

HBowmanMD on August 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Argentina would be smart to invade the Falklands the day they do this.

Buddahpundit on August 13, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Britain: If hostilities break out in Gaza again, we’re cutting Israel off

School principal:
“If that bully hits you again, I’m going to expel you from this school permanently.”

itsnotaboutme on August 12, 2014 at 5:50 PM

sadly, the moral relativist mentality is widespread in the schools as well. many schools will punish both students no matter who started it. public schools are largely left-wing operations, after all.

independent76 on August 12, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Yup.
Which is why all schools ought to be privatized, & there ought to be as many kinds of schools as there are kinds of restaurants.

itsnotaboutme on August 13, 2014 at 5:46 AM

This has got.to be idiotic. It’s Hamas you should cut off when they fire one more rocket during an agreed to cease fire. What is wrong with the Brits?

jake49 on August 13, 2014 at 7:42 AM

So, it’s come to this.

Britain threatens to end Suez Crisis

J_Crater on August 13, 2014 at 8:20 AM

This has got.to be idiotic. It’s Hamas you should cut off when they fire one more rocket during an agreed to cease fire. What is wrong with the Brits?

jake49 on August 13, 2014 at 7:42 AM

They are taking their cues from Obama. Obama is still supporting the Muslim Brotherhood
and the British fear Obama more than they do Hamas.

redguy on August 13, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Proga are Progs regardless of their accent!

DDoyle0224 on August 13, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Wow! Great Britain has gone to the dogs,er Muslims!

redware on August 13, 2014 at 10:13 AM

A problem is that “our enlightened betters” in the media, the schools, and governments think that they can import Shari’ah Law (and its brutal Islamic enforcers), but then only apply it to “the little people” while they are somehow immune from its dictates.

They want to see us helpless before the maiming and death that Shari’ah requires, while they laugh at the carnage from their ivory towers.

Of course, they’ll get their heads sawed off too, in the end…

HikaruKitsune on August 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Irony: The rising tide of Jew-hatred, and its infection of the European political landscape, bolsters the Zionist argument.

DRPrice on August 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The American president will not tolerate this type of behavior from a close ally. As soon as we get one, he’ll drop the hammer on this.

Immolate on August 13, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Yeah how weird that a first world country that gets billions in handouts from the west has the resources to create stuff…

Tlaloc on August 12, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Yea how weird is it that the worlds most reactionary religion (in this day in age, they are still beheading homosexuals, stoning adulteresses to death, and beating women in the street if their garb shows too much of their ankles) gets complete and total support from left-wingers.

SubmarineDoc on August 13, 2014 at 12:42 PM

The reason why the Muslims are out of control is due to the behavior of pacifist countries like the UK. Col. Allen West has it right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlQ6s0mmUDw

RdLake on August 13, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Encouraging!

libfreeordie on August 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I don’t identify as liberal, I identify as progressive-marxist.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM

In case anyone needs to see evidence to prove that anti-Semitism is a prominent feature of the left wing, here’s libby……

SubmarineDoc on August 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Irony: The rising tide of Jew-hatred, and its infection of the European political landscape, bolsters the Zionist argument.

DRPrice on August 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Not really, because the rising tide of jew-hatred is caused by the ugliness of a racist jews only state destroying the people who inconveniently lived there first.

In other words if I say I’m going to burn down your house because you hate me, and that causes you to hate me it doesn’t validate my argument. It’s a self fulfilling prophecy.

Tlaloc on August 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Not really, because the rising tide of jew-hatred is caused by the ugliness of a racist jews-only state destroying the people who inconveniently lived there first.

Tlaloc on August 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

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Before the rockets started flying east out of Gaza, in what way/HOW … were the Israelis trying to destroy the Gaza and West Bank inhabitants?
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In other words if I say I’m going to burn down your house because you hate me, and that causes you to hate me it doesn’t validate my argument. It’s a self fulfilling prophecy.

Tlaloc on August 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

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Invalid analogy, until you answer my preceding question.

I’m claiming that the rockets were launched into Israel multiple-numerous times, before Israel destroyed anyone’s home in Gaza.

If you can’t justify ALL of those rocket launches into Israel that preceded Israel’s military strikes into Gaza, then you … are … without … argument.

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 1:20 AM

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