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We have been on the backfoot for far too long.
We have allowed Zionists to use the stench of "anti Semitism" to silence or at least mute our criticism.
We should all return to 1948 and read the research of the "new" Israeli historians particularly Professor Ilan Pappe. And once you read his research the subsequent events in Israel and Palestine make complete sense.
Watch how our opponents behave. If I write in the Zionist Guardian questioning the basic legitimacy of the state of Israel even in the most moderate terms, my post will be deleted.
The truth is that Israel has never been legitimate because Israel would not exist in its current form but for the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 indigenous inhabitants because they were not Jews.
Ethnic cleansing is racism and if you are a "friend" of a state founded on racism that makes you a racist.
That unfortunately means that a majority of the House of Commons and an utterly disgraceful number of Labour MPs are exposed as racists.
There can be no accommodation let alone friendship with Israel until there is a Palestinian right of return to Israel.
Forget entirely about "driving Jews into the sea", why should an American Jew who leaves a prosperous, secure life in America have priority over a Palestinian whose family had lived in what is now Israel for hundreds of years and has no other home or nationality ?
Forget entirely about a "two state solution" that is dead in the water if it was ever alive. We have to go for the lack of legitimacy and racism of Israel that was integral to the state from the very start and we should ask why half of our elected politicians are racists ?