Friday, 25 February 2011

The Hypocrisy of Frau Merkel


“You haven't made a single step to advance peace.” These are the words spat out by an allegedly furious Angela Merkel at a presumably flabbergasted Binyamin Netanyahu during a recent telephone conversation (‘Merkel rebukes Israeli PM Netanyahu for failing to advance peace’, 25 February).

After declaring and sticking to a ten-month moratorium on settlement building aimed at restarting the peace process (which the Palestinians ignored), this accusation must have come as a bit of a shock to the Israeli prime minister.

Moreover, one wonders what exactly Frau Merkel is doing to advance peace when her country votes for UN resolutions sponsored by Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon.

Press Officer, UKIP Friends of Israel

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Egyptian Uprising- good for Israel?

Unusually, Israelis and pro-Israel Americans are split over the events taking place in Egypt. This fascinating article in The Washington Post examines the two sides.