- Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:39
Israel successfully projected its power into airports across Europe and North America to stop people boarding aircraft in their home countries to visit Palestine. To achieve this, Israel certainly resorted to criminal means, hacking into personal emails.
It was, however, at a cost. One among many similar voices in Israel was the Foreign Ministry official who said that "We insulted hundreds of foreign nationals due to our concerns, and gave the other side a victory on a silver platter... direct damage to tourism and the reputation of Israel."
Israel's harsh blockade of Palestine continues, part of the enforcement of what even the British Government calls an illegal occupation.
Send a letter to your MP to raise issues in Parliament and elsewhere concerning:
Israel's power to spread propaganda lies unchallenged by the UK Government in order to control who embarks at UK airports. The British Government should demand that Israel produce "statements by radical pro-Palestinian activists indicating that they intend to arrive on commercial flights from abroad, in order to disturb the peace and confront security forces at Ben Gurion International Airport." http://bit.ly/HQWnjO
This baseless claim was used to deny boarding to UK citizens in UK airports.
Israel's ability to deny access to British citizens' access to Palestine while the UK Government:
* has changed legal procedures to remove universal jurisdiction and protect Israeli officials who previously feared prosecution in Britain for war crimes
* routinely turns a blind eye to UK-based Zionists who serve in the Israeli army, contrary to the Foreign Enlistment Act 1870
The Welcome to Palestine 2012 participants, 9 from Britain including 5 Scots, in Givon Prison will be refusing food from tomorrow in solidarity with the Palestinian hunger strikers and to demand their right to transit Israel to go to Palestine.