May 5, 2010
Honeyed words opposing antisemitism (all the major parties do that, after all) cannot disguise the poison that lurks inside the Lib Dems' chalice:
It was the LibDem’s leader, Nick Clegg, who voiced support for an arms embargo on Israel. Moreover he said it in CIF.
And Clegg has been advised by Nicholas Blincoe, a former ISM activist. Blincoe’s insights about Israel include this one:
"Israeli archaeologists are like the fireman in the novel Fahrenheit 451; their job is to erase the traces of non-Jewish civilizations, not to investigate them."
And look how Nadhmi Auchi, an anti-Israel Iraqui billionaire, is close to Clegg and organised a fundraising dinner for a LibDem candidate.
Then there is Jenny Tonge, famous for saying “The pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on the western world, its financial grips. I think they've probably got a grip on our party." Until very recently she was a Patron of the viciously antisemitic Palestine Telegraph. Only when it posted a David Duke video did she resign. http://www.thejc.com/blogpost/the-lib-dungs
But she is still a LibDem Party member.
You can see here what Tonge and a LibDem MP Sarah Teather say about Israel:
Here you can see the LibDems’ response to the questionnaire sent to candidates by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (the only party – as opposed to individual candidates - to respond). (The response has been taken off the PSC site). They call for a ban on settlement goods, suspension of the EU-Israel Association Agreement and an arms embargo on Israel).
33 LibDem candidates have so far put their name to this.
A further 25 LibDem candidates signed the PSC’s pledge card
One LibDem candidate said that the only reason that there was not an arms embargo on Israel was “the power of the Jewish lobbies in Washington and Britain”. She also echoed Tonge’s call for an inquiry to disprove allegations that Israeli army medical teams in Haiti “harvested” organs of earthquake victims.
And the LibDems’ spokesman on foreign policy, Shadow Foreign Secretary Ed Davey MP, thinks the Goldstone Report is “balanced” and wants the UN to act on it.
More still: Over 80% of the LibDem MPs in the Parliament which has just been dissolved are happy to see Israelis arrested in the UK on politically motivated false “War Crimes” trials
Finally remember Chris Davies? He was the LibDem MEP who told a constituent that he hoped she enjoyed "wallowing in her own filth" after she wrote to disagree with his views on Israel. He remains a LibDem MEP though he was forced to resign as the Party’s Leader in the European Parliament.
No Jew or supporter of Israel should vote for the LibDems.