21st Century Wire says…
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warned yesterday that the alternative to an Israel-Palestine two state solution is a ‘apartheid system’, whilst stressing “rock like” support for Israel. In a stop over visit to Israel, including the West Bank, Johnson said, “What we are saying is that you have to have a two-state solution or else you have a kind of apartheid system,”
‘Kind of’… In these two words Boris Johnson described the ongoing attitude and opinion of Britain towards illegal Israeli settlement building on occupied Palestinian land; not to mention the idea also shared by President Donald J. Trump that a single state solution could be a possibility, ‘if it leads to peace’.
Does Boris Johnson’s typified rhetoric come as any surprise – since the recent Al-Jazeera revelations on the Israeli influence of student, activist, and parliamentary groups in the UK, offering financial and strategic assistance in order to gather support among young organizers and shape British politics?
Could reality be overtaking decades of western and Israeli-designed obfuscation on the Palestinian issue?
More on this report from RT…
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned the alternative to a two-state solution for Israel-Palestine is an “apartheid system,” but at the same time stressed his “rock-like” support for Israel, local media reports.
What we are saying is that you have to have a two-state solution or else you have a kind of apartheid system,” Johnson told the Jerusalem Post during his 24-hour visit to the region on Wednesday.
The two-state solution, in which a Palestinian state would exist in peace alongside Israel, is backed by the international community.
US President Donald Trump cast uncertainty over the idea, however, when he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February and said he would be open to a single state if it led to peace.
Palestinians fear they would not be given the same rights as Jews a single state.
Royal visit for Balfour centenary
The first official visit of a British Royal to Israel looks set to go ahead this year to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Repeated invitations to visit the Jewish state have been rejected by the Royals for decades.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin extended the invitation during a meeting with Johnson on Wednesday. Whitehall sources told the Times a Royal visit had been under discussion for some time and the invitation was likely to be accepted.
The 1917 Balfour Declaration pledged British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
“This is a very important year in the history of the relations between Israel and the United Kingdom,” Rivlin said.
No member of the Royal family has made an official trip to Israel since it was established in 1948. The refusal to sanction a visit has long been seen as a rebuke of Israeli policy towards Palestinians, and a bow to important regional allies like Saudi Arabia.
Netanyahu was also invited to Britain in November to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration…
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