Apr. 1, 2016
- The British Still Don’t Understand – Melanie Phillips
Israel is no longer seen as the world’s major flashpoint; the TV news is instead showing images of Syrian atrocities and floods of displaced migrants. Security officials repeatedly warn of the likelihood of coordinated Islamist attacks in Britain.
In Britain, there is virtually no reporting of the murderous Palestinian attacks on Israelis. There was no mention of last year’s report by the committee of high-level military folk from nine countries, including the U.S., France and Germany, which stated that the standard the IDF set in protecting innocent Arab civilians during the 2014 Gaza conflict was too high for any of their own countries to match.
The media has begun to pay attention to the contribution made by British and EU taxpayers to Palestinian Authority backing for terrorism. The British still don’t understand, though, that the UK and Europe have long funded and connived at not just Palestinian terrorism, but the incitement that causes it.
By indulging the lies, intimidation and moral inversion of Palestinian Jew-hatred, Britain and Europe have made it impossible to fight off the Islamist threat to themselves. They will only start to defend themselves properly when they start treating Israel as their indispensable ally rather than a cosmic foe. The writer is a columnist for The Times (UK). (Jerusalem Post)