By Gilad Atzmon
“With Brexit, Israel Loses a Major Asset in the European Union,” Haaretz reports.
“Britain helped moderate and balance EU decisions about the peace process, blunt criticism and even harness the member states against anti-Israel moves at the UN; voices sympathetic to the Palestinian cause could now become more dominant.”
The Israelis have started to recognize that the Jewish State: “has lost a significant asset in the European Union…, Britain leaving would not serve Israeli interests, especially on the Palestinian issue.”
But why was Britain an Israeli asset? How was Britain reduced to act as an Israeli colony? Simple. British foreign affairs are dominated by the Jewish Lobby.
According to the Israeli paper, PM David Cameron met leaders of the Jewish community in London a few days before the referendum. Cameron asked the Jewish oligarchs, “do you want Britain – Israel’s greatest friend – in there opposing boycotts, opposing the campaign for divestment and sanctions, or do you want us outside the room, powerless to affect the discussion that takes place?”
At least 52% of the Brits felt neglected by Cameron’s government. Clearly the Jewish community leaders weren’t. Their foreign interests were looked after.
However, the Jews were not totally convinced by Cameron’s plea. “Quite a few of the participants in the discussions argued that Britain’s leaving the EU would actually serve Israel’s interests.” The official cited one argument to the effect that “Britain’s leaving would considerably weaken the EU and its institutions, reduce its international influence, and take the sting out of its Israeli-Palestinian decisions.” Another argument was that “Britain’s leaving would undermine the EU’s stability and require its institutions and members to direct their energy toward unifying the ranks, rather than toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
Maybe Brussels needs to familiarize itself with the elements within the UK Jewish lobby that seek to weaken or even dissolve the EU. I guess that the Brits can see that their politicians repeatedly compromise their national interests. The emergence of Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Theresa May is not going to change this fact. The Israeli press has already confirmed that these three are the most devoted Zionist enthusiasts in the Kingdom and beyond.
Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer. http://www.gilad.co.uk/