Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Let's Stretch Ed Milliband's Sinews Why Don't We

The new Labour Party leader, brother of the former leader, son of a Marxist, grandson of someone buried close to Karl Marx, whose mother is pro-Pal., partner of Justine Thornton (who is/was a senior environmental lawyer working for E.On and is pregnant),
Ed Milliband, speaks on Israel:

"As Israel ends the moratorium on settlement building, I will always defend the right of Israel to exist in peace and security. But Israel must accept and recognize in its actions the Palestinian right to statehood.

"That is why the attack on the Gaza Flotilla was so wrong. And that is why the Gaza blockade must be lifted and we must strain every sinew to work to make that happen," he said.

Look at that sinew!

Another yielding "friend of...Israel". Oiy.

Jonathan Hoffman's take.

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Daphne Anson said...

The Miliband brothers' parents were/are archetypal "non-Jewish Jews" in Deutscher's sense. Ed owes his extraordinary catapulting to the leadership to the trade unions (most MPs voted for his brother) - and look at the attitude of the big unions to Israel! Boycotts a-plenty.
I expected no comfort from either Miliband re Israel - though David seems marginally better than Ed.
Ed is a fairly uncharismatic nasal speaker - he has a hard task ahead of him in getting to Number Ten.

Juniper in the Desert said...

Agree with Daphne: Ed is no Disraeli, is he? Hahaha LOL!

Daniel said...

Once a Jew marries out , they have proven their lack of Jewishness and have lost any authority in speaking on Jewish issues.