Thursday, September 21, 2006

Lib Dems vs Israel...Roundup

The Liberal Democrat conference has now ended and the party has placed itself as the anti-Israel party.

Yesterday the party passed a motion condemning Israel for its "disproportionate" response. They call for a prevention of arms reaching Hezbollah and in the same sentence call for a "review" of arms exports to Israel. (see

Today, Sir Menzies Campbell questioned Israel's right to exist. (see

And new developements are that Lib Dem peer Baroness Tonge has made yet another anti-Semitic slur: "The pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on the western world, its financial grips. I think they've probably got a grip on our party." She's been called in for a meeting with the leadership. Will they expell her from the party? Don't hold your breath.

Finally, the BBC is reporting that due to anti-Israel feeling at the conference the Lib Dem Friends of Israel group has closed its stall.

Obviously the Lib Dems are gunning for anti-Israel vote. Extreme Feft meets Extreme Right?