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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Will Brexit and Theresa May make for Better Britain-Israel Relations?

Here in Israel, there are those who say that one of the reasons that some British voted for Brexit was the EU's extreme anti-Israel policies including the fact that it sponsors all sorts of pro-Palestine activities and NGOs which work very blatantly not only against Israel but supporting the Arab terrorists. That is what the pro-Brexit crowd meant by saying that they were interested in economic ties but not in the politics.

The Jerusalem Post has a very optimistic article about Great Britain's new incoming Prime Minister, Theresa May. Here's for hoping that they are right about her, although if their optimism is only based on a speech she gave two years ago when visiting, I'm more a pessimist. As regular readers of this blog know very well, I do not take such speeches very seriously. They are no more true than film scripts.

Theresa May emerges to speak to reporters after being confirmed as the leader of the Conservative Party... (photo credit:REUTERS) Jerusalem Post
Theresa May, a ‘long-standing friend of Israel’

The parliamentary chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel issued a statement saying that “Israel can rest assured that a UK led by Theresa May will be there in its moments of need."
...May, according to former ambassador to London Daniel Taub, “has been a long-standing friend of Israel and the Jewish community.” He said that as home secretary, May was very supportive of “our efforts to deepen British- Israel ties in the area of homeland security, and also very receptive to the concerns of the Jewish community regarding anti-Semitism and violent extremism.” Her ministry was responsible for Britain’s MI5 intelligence service, and as such was both aware and appreciative of the close intelligence and security cooperation between the two countries.
...May’s only visit to Israel was in the summer 2014, when the bodies of the three kidnapped youth from Gush Etzion were discovered. In a speech in September of that year to the Conservative Friends of Israel, she discussed that trip, and that speech provides a glimpse of her outlook on Israel.
“The murder of those boys – and the loss of life among Israelis and Palestinians in the subsequent military operations in Gaza – is a sad reminder that the Arab/Israeli conflict is not just an abstract debate argued over the pages of Western newspapers and television screens,” she said.


Shiloh said...

She loves the muzrats, sympathetic to sharia law. Nothing more needed to know.

Batya Medad said...

If that is the case then she and Obama.....

Shiloh said...

Ya. The big picture, lots of problems coming world wide.

Shiloh said...


Atlas Raider said...

I think Israel can do better without her. snakes.

Batya Medad said...

Awful... and if Hillary gets in... even worse.

Mr. Cohen said...

Sometimes I feel tempted to expose Jewish bloggers who reveal far-too-much empathy for Muslims who want to kill as many Jews as possible, and far-too-much sympathy Arabs who want to wipe all-of-Israel off-the-map.

Then I consider that they will NEVER change their Liberal opinions, no matter what I say, or how I say it. So I just keep my mouth shut, and hope that my silence is the correct choice.

LondonMale said...

How do May's comments about Sharia law affect her attitude to Israel?
She has been Home Secretary for six years.
There are millions of Muslims in the UK, and some of these adhere to Sharia Courts.
There is neither the will nor the ability to prevent this by the government.
But she has tried to have some say in how they operate for political expediency sake.
It is realpolitik.

Mr. Cohen said...

Dennis Prager said:

“The New York Times has been in the forefront of the left's hysterical, hate-filled attacks on police officers and whites.”

SOURCE: The New York Times and the Left Have Blood on Their Hands by Dennis Prager, 2016 July 12

Batya Medad said...

LM and Mr. Cohen, good points

Shiloh said...

That is the exact problem, lack of will to confront evil. That is why she is dangerous. As soon as you let those who sympathise with the evil movement of suppression, you have lost your culture, your country and your people. Leaders who put multiculturalism before their own citizens are the utmost of evil.

Anonymous said...

Don't you get it? There is bad and worse; nothing less. The politicians take their orders from ???, and it is everywhere - doesn't matter which country. They are with Israel when it serves their purpose (they are all worthy of Oscar Awards) and then at the turn of a dime, they will be our worst enemies. That's the way it works and for the last two decades, same holds true for the soI.
Politics = play for power.