Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Nick Clegg right to call for end to arms sales to Israel

Congratulations to Nick Clegg for his article in the Guardian this morning. His analysis of the Israeli assault on the Gaze Strip is surely correct:
Israel's approach is self-defeating: the overwhelming use of force, the unacceptable loss of civilian lives, is radicalising moderate opinion among Palestinians and throughout the Arab world. Anger in the West Bank will make it virtually impossible for Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, to continue to talk to Israeli ministers.
His call for a halt to British and EU arms exports to Israel is right too. It is morally right, clear and distinctive. We need more policy positions like that.

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