Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Saying it loud and clear

UK PM David Cameron won't win any plaudits from the Israel Lobby, but in comments made by him whilst visiting Turkey he has become the first leader of a Western country to describe the situation in relation to Gaza - "a prison camp".

The Guardian reports:

"David Cameron's forthright description of Gaza as a "prison camp" – and its implied criticism of Israel – has struck a chord with many Conservatives but infuriated some commentators.

During a state visit to Turkey, the prime minister stoked up the rhetorical pressure on Benjamin Netayahu's government without a balancing comment apportioning any blame for the siege of Gaza to Hamas, which controls the territory".

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