By Miriam Shaviv, October 28, 2009
For supporters of Israel, it was like a punch to the gut.
Last Thursday night on Question Time, BNP leader Nick Griffin told the country that the BNP was the only party to support Israel in its war “against the terrorists” during Operation Cast Lead.
This was possibly the worst public relations blow to Israel in this country since Operation Cast Lead itself, perhaps longer. Mr Griffin has just ensured that anyone who supports Israel, or its right to defend itself, can be linked to the BNP. The association might take years to shake off.