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Peter Reynolds

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How Much So-Called ‘Anti-Semitism’ is Actually Opposition To Israeli War Crimes?

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Yes, On This Subject I Am A Corbyn Supporter

Yes, On This Subject I Am A Corbyn Supporter

It suits supporters of Netanyahu’s gangster regime to characterise any and all opposition to it as anti-semitism.  It’s also true that much of that opposition and emotional outrage is badly framed and expressed so that it can be easily or deliberately misinterpreted as opposition to the Jewish people and their religion.  But the Israeli regime itself plays fast and loose with the confusion between state, race, nationality and religion.  It twists and distorts anything to justify its apartheid policy and genocide of the Palestinian people.

Personally, I see very little anti-semitism.  In fact I cannot remember the last time I saw any words, behaviour or actions that could properly be described as such.  On the other hand there are daily examples of the brutal discrimination, oppression, murder, land theft and extra-judicial execution of Palestinians.

So I call total balderdash on the invented stories of anti-semitism within Labour.  In this instance, I believe Jeremy Corbyn and Shami Chakrabati are absolutely in the right.  Of course, there are the loony left extremists in Labour who are a danger to the whole of our society.  They undoubtedly push their delusional agenda of a Jewish banker mafia but they are bonkers anyway.  We all have to deal with their idiocy on a daily basis.  The far greater danger they pose is their already-achieved elimination of any effective parliamentary opposition.

No, the accusations of anti-semitism, including from the Home Affairs Committee, come from the pro-zionist apologists for Israeli war crimes.  I really don’t believe that amongst decent, honourable British people of all political persuasions, there is any significant anti-Jewish prejudice or actions.  Obviously I’m not saying it never happens but it’s largely Israeli government propaganda.

The answer is to root out the corrupt Israeli lobby in the UK Parliament and in US Senate and Congress.  Stand up to Netanyahu and the despicable conduct of so many in the Knesset. Give the Israeli people back the freedom to live in peace with their neighbours and for the nation to flourish without the hatred and oppression which constrains it today.

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No Decent Briton Can Vote For A Man Who Supports Netanyahu, The War Criminal.

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David Cameron visit to Israel and Palestine

Cameron’s support for Netanyahu makes him complicit in genocide, child murder, apartheid, land theft and other war crimes.  Whatever domestic issues we may be concerned with, this is of another magnitude and is an unforgiveable act of treason against mankind.

The best policy for Netanyahu is assassination.  It is a moral and ethical choice to obliterate this monster from the planet without endangering any lives except those of our heroic special forces who must undertake this mission.  If Netanyahu escapes this justice and is dragged in chains to the Hague to face trial, Cameron should be taken with him as an accomplice.

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March 19, 2015 at 9:49 am

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My MP, Richard Drax, Responds On Israel And I Challenge Him Again.

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Richard Drax MP

Richard Drax MP

—– Original Message —–
From: DRAX, Richard
To: Peter Reynolds
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 5:33 PM
Subject: Israel

Dear Mr Reynolds,

I write following your most recent further emails regarding Israel’s recent actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs).

It is indeed tragic that so many innocent civilians, including women and children, have been killed and injured. Ministers have made clear to all parties at every opportunity that the current situation is in no one’s interest, and is harmful to prospects for the Middle East Peace Process. We now have a 72 hour ceasefire. The Government’s objective is to make that permanent so the killing stops.

It is vital that all security operations are conducted with due care and proportionate use of force. There are hundreds of thousands of extremely vulnerable civilians in Gaza who bear no responsibility for the rocket fire and are suffering acutely from this crisis; and the Israeli defence forces estimate that 5 million Israeli civilians live within range of rockets fired from Gaza. Israel has a right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks, but it is vital that Gaza’s civilian population is protected. International humanitarian law requires both sides to distinguish between military and civilian targets and enable unhindered humanitarian access.

The UK is working with international partners to achieve three important goals. Firstly, Ministers will push for a lasting and durable ceasefire agreed by both sides that ends both the rocket fire and the Israeli operations against Gaza. This will require cooperation from all parties in Israel and the OPTs, as well as assistance from regional partners.

Secondly, the Government has committed to do all it can to help alleviate humanitarian suffering in Gaza. Given the rapidly deteriorating situation in Gaza, the International Development Secretary has decided to make more than £15 million available in emergency support including health care, clean water, blankets and cooking equipment to help the people affected by the violence in Gaza. This includes £6 million in new funding to help the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) provide immediate emergency assistance for over 100,000 people who are seeking shelter in their schools. DFID is also bringing forward £3 million in funding to help the International Committee of the Red Cross respond to the worsening situation and is spending £200,000 to repair UNRWA schools that are being used as shelters.

Finally, it is again important to re-iterate that a negotiated two-state solution remains the only way to resolve the conflict once and for all and to achieve a sustainable peace so that Israeli and Palestinian families can live without fear of violence. No other option exists which guarantees peace and security for both peoples. I can assure you the UK will work with all parties to make progress towards this goal.

I do not believe that imposing sanctions on Israel would be a constructive step. The UK has a productive relationship with Israel which enables us to express our views at senior levels very frankly. It is the Government’s assessment that imposing sanctions on Israel would lessen this influence, not increase it, and would not promote the urgent progress towards a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which we want to see. However, I am appalled at reports of further civilian casualties in the vicinity of a UN-run school housing Palestinians displaced by the Gaza conflict in Rafah. The facts are not yet clear, but it is tragic that there are further losses of life in a place which is being used as a shelter. The UN is absolutely right to speak out.

Yours sincerely

Richard Drax MP

 

—– Original Message —–
From: Peter Reynolds
To: DRAX, Richard
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2014 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: Israel

Dear Richard,

Thank you for your reply.

You do an excellent job of presenting the government’s position. Forgive me for reminding you but you do not represent the government, you represent the people of South Dorset. I am sure we, like the majority of the UK, are horrified at the government’s inaction and acquiescence to Israeli conduct. If anything, present policy only seems to demonstrate how powerful and effective is the pro-Israel lobby. It seems to have successfully driven our government way off course from any morality and blinded it to the criminal actions of the apartheid, zionist state that is central to all the problems of the Middle East.

In sharp contrast, military and proactive humanitarian action has been launched within days in Iraq. We are told we have to prevent a “slaughter”, we have to break the “siege” in the Sinjar mountains, we must prevent “genocide”. Government ministers are wringing their hands over “brutal persecution” – the same ministers who have said nothing about Israel’s massacre of civilians in Gaza and genocide of the Palestinian people..

The hypocrisy is simply breathtaking and the cowardly, weasel words of those who call themselves our leaders are beneath contempt.

Democracy in the UK is nothing more than a sham. The BBC censors and controls the news clearly on government orders. Palestinian resistance fighters are “terrorists”, Israeli war crimes are excused and their propagandists are provided with great swathes of air time to present their arguments, unchallenged and untested while they continue to murder children with impunity.

Israel has no right to defend itself when it is acting unlawfully. It is in breach of 64 UN resolutions. Its settlements, apartheid policies and occupation of Palestinian land are unlawful. It is the rockets that are weapons of self defence.

Israel has committed repeated and heinous war crimes by targeting civilian areas and reckless attacks where it is clear there will be civilian casualties. What is Britain doing to bring these criminals to justice?

We quite clearly do not have a “productive relationship” with Israel. The kindest word that can be used to describe this claim is disingenuous. We have to draw a line. We must not permit an outlaw, renegade state, run by war criminals, to pursue its racist persecution of the Palestinian people. Israel’s fanatacism is every bit as evil as that of ISIS. indeed, if we had dealt justly with the Palestinian people and protected them against Israel, the West would not now be facing such an enraged, dangerous enemy.

Finally, there is simply no excuse at all for supplying anything to Israel that can help it to sustain its present policy. If we are still supplying arms then those concerned must be arrested immediately and brought to justice.

There is no hiding place for ministers or MPs on this Richard, no immunity against prosecution for being culpable in supporting war crimes. Please take a stand. You do not represent the government, you represent the people of South Dorset. Stand up to the corruption and cowardice in Whitehall. Resign if our government will not pursue a moral path. That would gain you more support than any toeing of the party line or repeating government propaganda.

If there is concern that Israel would use its nuclear weapons if challenged, then please have the decency to say so.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Reynolds

Written by Peter Reynolds

August 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Letter To My MP, Richard Drax, On Israel And Gaza.

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Richard Drax MP

Richard Drax MP

—– Original Message —–
From: Peter Reynolds
To: Richard Drax MP
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 5:35 PM
Subject: War crimes in Gaza

Dear Mr Drax,

I pay my taxes, amongst other things, to provide effective armed forces able, if necessary, to project power to wherever it is needed in the world.

One of its functions must be in the gravest of circumstances, when tyranny reigns and innocent men, women and children are being slaughtered, to intervene on humanitarian grounds to force an aggressor to cease its attacks.

When are we going to Gaza?

This is a noble cause, far more so than defending assets or property. This is what our brave soldiers, sailors and airmen are for. A single Type 45 destroyer stationed off the coast of Gaza could immediately neutralise all Israeli airforce and missile activity.

When are we going to take the action that we are ethically and morally compelled to?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Reynolds

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August 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm

The Silence Of UK MPs On Gaza Is Shameful.

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House of Commons empty

Where are they?

I see a few have signed petitions or letters or statements.  Two ‘leading Tory MPs’ (is this what we call leadership?) have written to David Cameron.

That the right of self-defence is with Palestine and its elected leadership is self-evident.

It’s sickening.  My MP, Richard Drax, Lord of South Dorset, has simply ignored my last two emails about Israel’s war crimes. Cameron is cowering in his bunker. Clegg is redeeming all the accusations of cowardice.  Miliband is no more irrelevant than usual.

There is a ringing, hollow, horrifying, echoing, cacophony of silence from these small, small people.

They have no right to call themselves our leaders. They are disgraced by their inaction, by their cowardice. They are useless.

This is the Auschwitz, Belsen and Dachau of our day. Yet Parliament stands idly by. The West fiddles while children burn.

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August 1, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Hamas Is To Israel What The French Resistance Was To The Nazis.

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French Resistance Hero, Georges Blind, Smiles At The Firing Squad.

French Resistance Hero, Georges Blind, Smiles At The Firing Squad.

Hamas is the product of Israel’s conduct. There is no justification or excuse for any of Israel’s actions. They are all undertaken in support of an illegal occupation and in breach of 64 UN resolutions. Israel is an outlaw state. Nothing it does in Gaza is legal. It is the rockets that are self defence and the response of Hamas is as the French Resistance to the Nazi occupation.

Israel_Nazi_jewsIsrael is a country with the most enormous potential yet it has been hijacked by evil.  Just as Germany was subjugated by the Nazis in the 1930s, so Israel is perverted and disgraced by zionists, the new Nazis.

The lives of IDF soldiers are fair game for Hamas.  While individual deaths are tragic, these are soldiers of the Nazionist regime.  Just as ordinary German soldiers had to die in the war against Nazisim, for a greater good, so must ordinary Israeli soldiers.  We cannot hesitate to act in defence of Palestine.  When the Israeli boy or girl soldier is in your sights, the trigger must be pulled. It is the moral and correct choice.

The Nazionist propaganda machine is powerful and effective.  It has duped many Israelis.  It operates furiously worldwide on social media and the internet.  It pushes the lie that Israel aims to avoid civilian casualties.  It endlessly repeats the deception that Hamas is the aggressor when Israel is the criminal, outlaw state engaged in illegal occupation, blockade, genocide, child murder and oppression.

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July 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

David Cameron, Phillip Hammond And Nadhim Zahawi Complicit In War Crimes.

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cameron-putin

The despicable conduct of the UK government in appeasing and even supporting Israeli war crimes in Gaza is beyond belief.

philip hammondDavid Cameron, Philip Hammond and Nadhim Zahawi have disgraced our country by choosing the wrong side and supporting oppression, brutality and child killers.

The violence must stop on both sides but it is the rockets from Gaza that are weapons of self defence against the illegal occupation by the zionist Israeli state.

Nadhim Zahawi, Zionist Appeaser

Israel’s response is illegal and recklessly disproportionate. Everything it does in Palestine is unlawful as determined by its defiance of 64 UN resolutions.

Cameron and his crony government against Palestine are no better than Putin’s thugs against Ukraine. NOT IN MY NAME!

Written by Peter Reynolds

July 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm