“We must impose sanctions,” on Israel says MP.

Sir Gerald Kaufman, MP for Gorton, Manchester

Sir Gerald Kaufman, MP for Gorton, Manchester

The time when we could condemn Israel and think that that was enough has long passed. The Israelis do not care about condemnation. They are self-righteous. We must now take action against them. We must impose sanctions. If the spineless Obama will not do it, we must do it—even unilaterally. We must press the European community for it to be done.  — Sir Gerald Kaufman, MP for Gorton, Manchester


by Stuart Littlewood


I’d like to share, especially with American readers, a great moment in the British Parliament on 5 February when the MP for Gorton, Manchester, Sir Gerald Kaufman rose to speak in a debate on the humanitarian situation in Gaza.  Here is what he said word for word so that you get the full flavor:

I once led a delegation of 60 parliamentarians from 13 European Parliaments to Gaza. I could no longer do that today because Gaza is practically inaccessible. The Israelis try to lay the responsibility on the Egyptians, but although the Egyptians’ closing of the tunnels has caused great hardship, it is the Israelis who have imposed the blockade and are the occupying power. The culpability of the Israelis was demonstrated in the report to the UN by Richard Goldstone following Operation Cast Lead. After his report, he was harassed by Jewish organizations. At the end of a meeting I had with him in New York, his wife said to me, “It is good to meet another self-hating Jew.”

Again and again, Israel seeks to justify the vile injustices that it imposes on the people of Gaza and the west bank on the grounds of the holocaust. Last week, we commemorated the holocaust; 1.7 million Palestinians in Gaza are being penalized with that as the justification. That is unacceptable.

The statistics are appalling. There is fresh water for a few hours every five days. Fishing boats are not allowed to go out—in any case, what is the point, because the waters are so filthy that no fish they catch can be eaten? The Israelis are victimizing the children above all. Half the population of this country is under the voting age. What is being done to those children—the lack of nutrition—is damaging not only their bodies and brains; it will go on for generation after generation.

It is totally unacceptable that the Israelis should behave in such a way, but they do not care. Go to Tel Aviv, as I did not long ago, and watch them sitting complacently outside their pavement cafés. They do not give a damn about their fellow human beings perhaps half an hour away. The right hon. Member for Banbury (Sir Tony Baldry) quoted the Prime Minister as saying that Gaza is a prison camp. It is all very well for him to say that, as he did, in Turkey—he was visiting a Muslim country—but what is he doing about it? Nothing, nothing, nothing!

The time when we could condemn and think that that was enough has long passed. The Israelis do not care about condemnation. They are self-righteous and complacent. We must now take action against them. We must impose sanctions. If the spineless Obama will not do it, we must do it—even unilaterally. We must press the European community for it to be done. These people cannot be persuaded. We cannot appeal to their better nature when they do not have one. It is all very well saying, “Wicked, wicked Hamas.” Hamas is dreadful. I have met people from Hamas, but nothing it has done justifies punishing children, women and the sick as the Israelis are doing now. They must be stopped.

As has been pointed out, there is a time limit for what we are talking about. The idea that things can go on, while we wait for a two-state solution, is gone. Sooner or later, the Palestinians will say, “We are dying anyhow, so let us die for something.” Let us stop that: I do not want a war. I do not want violent action, but the action that the international community takes must be imposed, otherwise hell will break loose.

Sir Gerald is one of the very few heroic figures in British politics. His family suffered horribly during the Holocaust. After the Israelis’ Operation Cast Lead against Gaza in 2008/9 in which they slaughtered 1400, mostly civilians including hundreds of children, he told the House of Commons: “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.”

He doesn’t mince words; he knows the Israeli regime for what it really is. “They’re not simply war criminals, they’re fools”.  He calls Israel itself a “pariah state”.

In April 2002, during Israel’s controversial military operation codenamed Defensive Shield, Kaufman said in the Commons: “It is time to remind Sharon that the Star of David belongs to all Jews, not to his repulsive Government. His actions are staining the star of David with blood.”

He also compared Hamas in Gaza to the Jewish resistance during World War II. “The spokeswoman for the Israeli army, Major Leibovich, was asked about the Israeli killing of, at that time, 800 Palestinians. The total is now 1,000. She replied instantly that ‘500 of them were militants’. That was the reply of a Nazi. I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

As for Hamas, he describes them as “a deeply nasty organization, but it was democratically elected, and it is the only game in town. The boycotting of Hamas, including by our Government, has been a culpable error, from which dreadful consequences have followed.” He pointed out that the Irgun [infamously responsible for the bombing in 1946 of the King David Hotel, HQ of the British Mandate government, murdering 91, and the Deir Yassin massacre in 1948] were terrorists, and that “Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism”.

There’s an interesting footnote on the Wiki page which says: “In 2010, the Supreme Court of Israel rejected a petition by the newspaper Haaretz for the declassification of documents, reports and photographs concerning the Deir Yassin massacre. The court cited the possible damage to Israel’s foreign relations…”

The US Congress is stuffed to the gunwales with Jews and Zionist stooges and hirelings. How is it that they are so taken in, or cowed, by the lie machine that few, if any, have the balls or integrity to see the Israeli regime, like Kaufman, for what it is. If they did – and acted accordingly – there would be far less grief around the world.

Sadly, there are big profits to be made from strife and grief.

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Stuart Littlewood is a writer-photographer in the UK. His articles are published widely on the web. He is author of the book Radio Free Palestine. Stuart’s book Radio Free Palestine, with Foreword by Jeff Halper, tells the plight of the Palestinians under brutal occupation. “Radio Free Palestine is a cry form the heart, written in moral anger by a person who bothered to leave his comfortable surroundings far from the suffering of another people, the Palestinians, and share, witness, expose and protest in the strongest voice he could find at what he saw and heard, what so few others have even cared to see or hear.” It can now be read on the internet by visiting www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk.

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9 Responses to "“We must impose sanctions,” on Israel says MP."

  1. Sean Steele  April 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

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  3. Anthony Lawson  February 9, 2014 at 2:29 am

    “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed.”

    While I commend Gerald Kaufman for his stance against Israel, I am irritated by the inevitable comment about the Nazis, all of whom were not as painted by the Zionists, who goaded Germany into World War II by attempting to crush its economy with international boycotts. How can we be sure that Kaufman’s remembrance about his grandmother’s death is accurate?

    • Sean Steele  April 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      I have seen the “Were the Germans…” video and agree 100% wih it. The fraudulent history that allowed the monstrosity called israel into being and needs to be shown to all American and especially children to counter the lies being taught about the holocaust. Holohoax is a better description. We should be getting behind this MP and BDS as a nation.

  4. rhys  February 9, 2014 at 12:50 am

    It does seem that BDS is going to be the only real success against the Zionist hordes

    The alternative of course is for some knowing participant in the 9/11 exercise to spill the beans and tell the real story. “Israel did it”
    That may be the trigger for the US citizens to awake from their apathetic sleep and organise to say goodbye to Israel as we know it today. No more America’s puppetmaster.

    A hard way for Palestinians to get their country back but the peace that would follow the removal of Israelis from this planet would be payment enough for all. Why the US may even survive the financial sword of Democles, currently right over Washington, if they could remove the cancer in their gut and may even come to realise that peace has some value when you do not need to be the world’s policeman, bully and dictator.

    Just dreaming.

    It’s worth a try. What else is working?

  5. rexw  February 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Gerald Kaufman should be regarded by his electorate in Gorton as something of a hero. How many politicians have the guts to offend the never-ending and always available source of largesse designed to corrupt the easily corruptible, political aspirants, always in need of a dollar or two, or a pound or two, type of currency immaterial. Rothschilds will make the exchange if required minus their ‘little’ fee. They’ve been doing similar things for years…sponsoring the ordinary, backing the unbackable, servicing the unservicable. The criteria? Be a Jew and money will be found for your venture and if you decide to use other Jews to get you to the top, so much the better.

    Guaranteed by the state of Israel. The modus operandi for Jewish success. Been at it for decades which when used in conjunction with the anti-Semitic cry, the “Oh, woe is me”…aren’t we hard done by, the holocaust charade and the successful corruption of Agents Hague and Cameron and governments like the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and in the last 10 years, responsible for the deaths of millions, such deaths all being done at arm’s length from them, of course allowing them to be classified as the world’s #1 terrorist, often by arrangement , by default.

    It is their #1 skill…. killing others, using people to do their dirty work but stating away from action. Cunning, eh?

    Then there’s the influence, shekels in the right direction….

    Artist that have little value all of a sudden get gallery support; musicians that are not in the top 50 find they have a record contract and actors with the right bona fides become stars. Movies like “Argo: become winners of Academy Awards , represented as a factual film but 80% US / Israeli fiction.

    That’s how you do it, folks. What if you were an Israeli terrorist with blood on your hands, now a shopping centre entrepreneur? No matter. A killer from Sabra / Shatila fame? No worries. You’re one of the clan, brother. A brain-washed graduate from all the thousands of Kibbutz master classes? A hero in the making, a Netanyahu look-alike. A future leader. That’s Israel. Always has been.

    The qualification? Be a Jew, Zionist, fellow-traveller or raging sycophant. Look at the feckless Ms Clinton. Half the US Congress, the McCains and Grahams. Heroes one and all and the next best thing to being born in Tel Aviv or being a member of the Jewish terrorists brigades, too many to name here.

    So when you see a man of political persuasion speaking on the need to bring these grafters to heel through boybotts and the like, let’s do it. Full marks to Mr Kaufman.

    I remember, dwelling on the political environment for a second or two, when the UK had every right to look to the newly established UKIP and their charismatic leader, Nigel Farage, for a new direction for the steeped in decadence Britain with its migration problems, gaps between the haves and the have-nots and cost of living dramas. Then it happened……

    The Zionists clearly get hold of their independence, found some weak links, (people of course) and the UKIP became just another Zionist-controlled party heading for a failure because they sold out their values, the good things about their primarily English party, now of little value as we shall see in the years to come. just another compliant mouthpiece for the Jews. Imagine what an anti-apartheid stance could have done for UKIP? Heroes around the globe.

    They had every chance to be different and blew it for graft,

    But not the likes of this politician, Kaufman. More strength to you, sir.

    Where are his like? Find them and Boycott Israel before they explode from their self-righteousness and arrogance.

    We are all wating

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