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America's entanglement with Israel

Britain’s ‘isolationism’ is not good for Israel

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Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
September 2, 2013

Regretting the country’s non-participation in a war on Syria, an August 31 Financial Times editorial entitled “Isolationism is beneath Britain” expresses nostalgia for the good old days when Tony Blair “made what remains the most thorough case for moral wars” in 1999. Notwithstanding its specious motto, “Without fear and without favor,” the FT’s moral warriors neglect to inform their targeted patriotic British readers that Blair’s “humanitarian intervention” Chicago speech was crafted by a devoted partisan of another country, Sir Lawrence Freedman. Perhaps not coincidentally, that same country, Israel, appears to be the primary source of the “intelligence” behind the spurious allegation that Bashar al-Assad’s government used chemical weapons on his own people.

Maidhc Ó Cathail is an investigative journalist and Middle East analyst. He is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the U.S.-Israeli relationship. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @O_Cathail.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

September 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm

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  1. Well, yes, Maidhc. The “choir” gets it, but I wonder if anything you say is reaching anyone outside the choir circle.

    I wonder why you and others do not concentrate on the one viable solution to Zionist fascism, that is, a “one state” political goal?

    One state, a democratic Israel-Palestine, it seems to me, is a positive, do-able, reasonable political goal around which both Israelis and Palestinians might unite.

    What I’d like to see you do is to foment some sort of “art contest” to see who might come up with the best national banner design for a hypothetical future Israel-Palestine. Such a contest would surely focus the debate around the one-state ideal, and perhaps shake things up a bit.

    One more point: A one-state solution would have to embrace the “right of return” for both Palestinians and Jews. That is, Palestinians would want to accept the idea that Jews have the moral right to return to the land from which the Romans expelled them; and Jews would have to accept the idea that Palestinians are a legitimate part of a future united state, and that those previously expelled under the original Zionist arrogance, should be welcomed back–and their property restored or compensated (much cheaper than continued militarism and war).

    Good luck with you journalism. Grady in Santa Monica.

    Grady Ross Daugherty

    September 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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