The editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye (Middle East EyeDavid Hearst Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived in Britain on Friday, declared that he does not control the country, pointing to civilian demonstrations and demonstrations of military insurrection in the streets for weeks, protesting moves to neutralize Israel’s highest court.
Hearst added that Netanyahu does not even control his government, pointing out that his finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich, who declared himself a fanatical Jew, gave a speech in Paris claiming that the Palestinians do not exist. He even said more than that, when he cited a map indicating that Jordan, along with parts of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and other neighboring countries also do not exist, and should be under Jewish control.
The writer pointed out that the map that Smotrich spoke about was taken from the symbol of the Jewish terrorist organization Irgun, which was involved in many massacres in 1948, including Deir Yassin.
He pointed out that whatever the fate of the Netanyahu government, the remaining legal restrictions on annexing occupied West Bank lands have been removed, giving Smotrich and the settlers carte blanche to launch more massacres and attacks on Palestinian homes, villages and towns.
He said that this is the context of a visit to London by a prime minister whose ministers are publicly calling for another catastrophe and mass expulsion of the Palestinians trying to live on their land.
The writer wondered about Britain’s response, as it is not a casual spectator to the war crimes committed by Israel publicly, without the slightest shred of shame or caution.
Britain is responsible for the establishment of the state with a Jewish majority and the fruit of the Zionist project, and no other country bears more responsibility for the expulsions, home demolitions and illegal settlements that have continued since the establishment of Israel
He said that it is responsible for the establishment of the state with a Jewish majority and the fruit of the Zionist project, and no other country bears more responsibility for the expulsions, home demolitions and illegal settlements that have continued since the establishment of Israel.
A third intifada
Hearst pointed to Britain’s reaction to Putin’s alleged war crimes by referring Russia to the International Criminal Court, while its response to the repeated Israeli war crimes in its illegal occupation of Palestinian lands was to oppose the International Criminal Court’s investigation into war crimes and vote against the United Nations investigation into the causes. root of the conflict.
He added that its Prime Minister, Ritchie Sunak, this week went further than his predecessor, Boris Johnson, who voted against the ICC investigation. Instead of indicating the need for Britain to boycott Netanyahu’s visit, if it has any credibility in adhering to international law, it signed an agreement with Israel that enshrines its impunity in the Human Rights Council and other international bodies, and refuses to use the term “apartheid”.
Hearst concluded his article by saying that the only response to this will come from the Palestinian street, and when it comes, everyone will know that the blame will fall on Britain when a third intifada breaks out.