Cameron's chutzpah

By Marcus Dysch
July 27, 2010

Compare the following:

David Cameron, leader of the opposition, speaking at the Conservative Friends of Israel annual lunch, June 2009:

“The belief I have in Israel is indestructible. I will never turn my back on Israel.”

David Cameron, Prime Minister, speaking in Ankara, Turkey, July 2010:

“Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp.”


"The Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla was completely unacceptable."

Funny what 13 months, and winning influential votes from British Jews in constituencies such as Hendon, Finchley and Golders Green, and Watford can do to your mindset, eh?

Funny how, after two years of love-bombing the Jewish community with promises of outlawing extremists and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel, Mr Cameron can pop up in front of a mainly Muslim audience and produce such a forthright condemnation of Israel.

And politicians wonder why voters don't trust a word that comes out of their mouths...



Tue, 07/27/2010 - 16:08

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"And politicians wonder why voters don't trust a word that comes out of their mouths"

I had another bodily orifice in mind.

yankeeuxb (not verified)

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 16:19

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It's to do with helping Palestinains and recognising their rights also.

Don't Palestinians have rights?


Tue, 07/27/2010 - 16:52

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yankeeuxb, palestinians on the west bank have more rights, better health, etc, than most arabs in the rest of the middle east

palestinians in gaza do not have the right to commit war crimes by regularly launching rockets at purely civilian targets in sderot … that is the problem

Ben Abuyah

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 20:06

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I never thought I'd find myself trying to defend David Cameron, but I fail to see any contradiction between his statement to CFI in 2009, and the statements he made today.

Hasn't it crossed your mind that resolving the Gaza situation might actually be in Israel's best interests?

Or are you (along with Steven and Miriam) just writing what you've been told to write by your bosses at the ZF?

It's a shame the JC has sunk to such depths of cravenness.

Marcus Dysch

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 16:02

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Ben - I certainly don't take any orders from the ZF, and while I may often agree with both Stephen and Miriam I can assure you this is simply coincidence.

As for Cameron - saying "I will never turn my back on Israel" and then quick as a flash giving such a speech as he did yesterday to a Muslim audience pretty much speaks for itself.

If he truly wanted to show his support for Israel he would have gone and told Erdogan to knock off the support for the Mavi Marmara flotilla-goers and the saddling up to Syria and Iran.

Instead he made the comments he did, and if he didn't go so far as to turn his back on Israel, he at least showed them one tuches cheek.


Wed, 07/28/2010 - 16:09

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Marcus you are correct, what Cameron said in Turkey was treacherous, hypocritical and above all stupid. He is feeding the crocodile, and it will bite us all.


Wed, 07/28/2010 - 16:49

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Hilarious that you are accused of being ordered around by the ZF. Are you sure you aren't Mossad instead?


Wed, 07/28/2010 - 16:56

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The appellation "slimeball" seems to fit Call Me Dave like a glove.

yankeeuxb (not verified)

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 17:22

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More Myths from the war crime apologists

The first home made rocket was fired into israel in October 2001. The first fatality occured in 2007. In the same period 5000 - FIVE THOUSAND - Palestinians were killed by Israelis.

In 2008 Israel launced another assault on Gaza killing approximately 1,500 people of whom 400 were children

In one decade around 7000 Palestinians have been victims of israeli violence and massacres.

Jonathan Hoffman

Thu, 07/29/2010 - 08:54

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I confirm that Marcus is not told what to write by the ZF.

But it seems that "call me Dave" is told what to say by Obama.


Thu, 07/29/2010 - 08:55

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But "call me Dave" is just the junior partner, he said so himself.

Jonathan Hoffman

Thu, 07/29/2010 - 09:11

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Maybe then we should change that to "Call Me Barack Hussein" ...


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