MIDDLE EAST EYE – Britain has a long history of supporting Israeli aggression. As the mandatory power in Palestine from 1920 to 1948, Britain enabled the gradual takeover of Palestine by the Zionist movement. When the Arab revolt against Britain and its Zionist proteges broke out in the late 1930s, the British army brutally crushed it. The UK supported Israel’s brutal takeover of Palestine in 1948 and also aided Israel’s 1967 war, having furnished Israel with hundreds of British tanks.
Two reasons are clear in explaining current British policy. One is commercial: arms exports and trade are increasingly profitable to British corporations. The other is that UK policy towards Israel is to a large degree determined in Washington and by London wanting to curry favour with the US and not challenge its closest ally.
ED-NOTE – And the third reason which the author fails to mention or perhaps even acknowledge, is that Britain is the first Rothschild Empire. Britain has been drinking at the chalice of Judaism since at least the XVIth century, since she willingly and joyfully chose the path of Protestantism, since Henry VIII. it is the first Yiddish Empire. The dangerous liaisons that Britain has maintained with the Jews is much older than the US and has nothing or little to do with Washington. London, not Washington, is still to this day, the world headquarters of International Jewry.