British lawmakers including members of the Labour Party™s shadow cabinet are planning to visit the Occupied Palestinian Territories in what is described as the œbiggest delegation to visit Israel” for years.
The visit is coordinated by the so-called œLabour Friends of Israel (LFI)”, and Shadow Defence Defence Secretary Jim Murphy will lead the delegation in meetings with Israeli regime™s war minister Moshe Ya™alon and other authorities.
œThey will discuss the strategic defence relationship between Britain and Israel and study the threats facing Israel and the security situation in the Palestinian territories”, according to sources familiar with the issue.
At least 10 other MPs, peers and political advisers will join Murphy in the delegation which will also include shadow defence minister Gemma Doyle, LFI chair Anne McGuire MP and vice-chair Louise Ellman MP.
The British Parliament is comprised of various Zionist, Israeli and Jewish lobby groups.
œNot only does each major party represented in the legislature – Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, UK Independence Party – has its own œFriends of Israel” group, but there™s also an All-Party Britain-Israel Parliamentary Group and an All-Party Parliamentary Group for Christian and Jewish Relations,” well-informed sources say.
In fact, according to the sources, up to 80 percent of Conservative Members of Parliament belong to the Conservative Friends of Israel lobby group. Meanwhile, Labour Friends of Israel dominated and bankrolled pervious Labour governments under war crimes suspect Tony Blair and his successor, Gordon Brown.
There™s also another far-right pro-Israeli group within the British establishment, whose organizers include the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BDBJ), the UK™s foremost Zionist and pro-Israel lobby group.
œThe BDBJ is not just your run-of-the-mill collective of Israel pimps but one which, according to its website, ˜retains the privilege of personal approach to the sovereign [i.e. the British Queen] on state occasions (most recently on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II)™ and ˜continues an active interest in the lives of fellow Zionists abroad™, i.e. Israel and the world Zionist movement.”
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