Last night the House of Commons debated the Middle East which was interesting because it highlighted the influence of the Israel Lobby on both frontbenches in the guise of Ivan Lewis and Alistair Burt.
With regard to last night's debate other than the usual suspects wheeled out by Israel's PR machine I found the speech by Tory MP James Arbuthnot nauseating. Arbuthnot who declared his interest as Chair of the Conservative Friends of Israel, actually said the Gaza Flotilla was not about aid but publicity. What a shocking indictment on an individual who is willing to prostitute himself on behalf of an apartheid state by taking the blood stained hospitality of the Israelites before spouting their propaganda in Parliament.
Ironically, talking of propaganda his only criticism of Israel was not about the murder and piracy they committed in international waters but their "propaganda failure" as he put it. His reward for such blatant prejudice is being re-elected as chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee which sums up the disconnect between politicians who are lobby fodder for Israel and we the People.