Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Lying ambassador

Comment by Khalid Amayreh in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem

"The new Israeli ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, is devoting much of his time these days to trying to enhance his country’s image as the British public continues to be disillusioned with Israel’s colonialist polices in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In recent months, Israel killed hundreds of Palestinians, including numerous innocent civilians in the occupied territories. Moreover, the harsh Israeli blockade of the estimated 1.5 million Gazans goes on unabated, reducing the impoverished coastal territory to a modern-day version of Ghetto Warsaw.

Prosor thinks that aggressive and proactive PR can eventually morph critics of Israeli occupation and racism into loyal lovers.

Speaking to reporters in London recently, Prosor described the British public opinion as “more extreme than the political establishment in its criticisms of Israel.”

“If there is one thing I want you to take home with you it is this: Israel is a democracy under attack that it is dealing with difficulties that no other country is facing.”

Prosor is lying on both accounts because Israel is neither a true democracy nor is under attack.

In truth, Israel is a terrorist state, a murderer, thief and liar

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