The leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has told his party’s annual conference that if he becomes Prime Minister he will immediately recognise a Palestinian state. Immediately. Why? What kind of priority is this for a British Prime Minister?
“In 1947, hours after the UN voted to partition Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state (with Britain abstaining), the Arabs launched their war to exterminate the Jewish state at birth. Still the British stood by, refusing to allow the Jews to arm themselves while the Arabs attacked them.
Repugnant as this British behaviour was at the time, what is less understood is that it also sent a lasting message to the Arabs – that violence pays, and that in their genocidal war against the Jews of Palestine they were pushing at an open door.
When you look at those Palestinian flags being waved at the Labour party conference, the echoes are unmistakeable. “
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