A significant number of Europe’s 1.4m Jews are now alarmed at the continued occupation and illegal settlement of Palestinian land by the rightwing, extremist government of Binyamin Netanyahu one that holds the UN, the EU and the US in contempt.
This growing Jewish minority of ordinary Europeans disassociate themselves from the Likud policy agenda for a ‘Greater Israel’ that is now responsible for the near daily killing of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and for the criminal blockade of 1.8m civilians in Gaza from obtaining essential supplies of medicines, foodstuffs and building materials.
This significant Jewish cohort wants a peaceful settlement to the dispute between armed Israelis (with full stomachs, expensive cars and domestic swimming pools) and the dispossessed residents of the Occupied Territories who are subject not only to vicious restrictions on housing, essential supplies and free movement but also to the horror of Israeli ‘pricetag’ terrorists who burn their crops and demolish their homes whilst the IDF sits and watches.
Netanyahu’s Zionist doctrines now have echoes of the persecution of minorities in Germany’s 1930’s Berlin. Meanwhile, the silence from Britain, the EU and the US, is deafening.