Category Archives: UK Government

British MP Calls For Israeli War Crimes Investigation & Halt of UK Arms Trade

Another British MP calling for inquiry into Israeli war crimes in Gaza. Additionally he is calling for a halt to UK arms to Israel. Wonder if Canada, at the behest of their Jewish Lobby, will brand him as a “terrorist” as well.

Pendle MP in call for Gaza inquiry

PENDLE MP Gordon Prentice is calling for an independent inquiry into allegations of war crimes during the Israeli assault on Gaza.

Following the conflict in December and January, Mr Prentice has called for an immediate halt to UK arms exports to Israel.

He said: “What happened in Gaza should concern us all.

“The attack was a wholly disproportionate response to the rockets fired into southern Israel.”

Mr Prentice is supporting the Commons motion tabled by Martin Linton MP last week.

it’s all gathering ground, week by week, the world is coming for you Israel. We won’t forget the genocide you committed in Gaza, you are war criminals and Will be charged as such FINALLY!

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LIBEL SUIT~Leading British Muslim Sues Government


Blears is an asshat pro-Israeli eejit and a disgrace to Britain. For those not aware of the background on this you can read a snippit of the background report then the most recent development of the lawsuit by Dr. Abdullah against Blears. Amazingly enough, She has even managed to anger a Zionist who has debated with Dr. Abdullah on television many times. Even HE thinks she’s a nutter!

The extraordinary action taken against the Muslim Council of Britain by communities minister Hazel Blears has rightly aroused widespread condemnation.

As Brian Whitaker has already pointed out, Blears’s 13 March letter to the MCB, suspending “engagement” with it pending the outcome of its investigation into the conduct of its deputy general secretary, Daud Abdullah, amounts to a piece of quite unwarranted Whitehall interference in the internal working of an independent body operating entirely legally in this country. In principle, whom the MCB chooses as its office-holders is none of Blears’s business. The very unfortunate precedent she is trying to set reflects the practices of a totalitarian state – China perhaps, or Zimbabwe. I am shocked that such a mindset could emerge in the UK.

But I am also deeply upset as a democrat, a Jew and a Zionist – and as a passionate believer in freedom of expression who has debated publicly with Abdullah (through Press TV) on two occasions. BACKGROUND SOURCE

LATEST UPDATE BELOW:

Hazel Blears faces libel action for attack on leading Muslim

A leader of Britain’s largest Muslim organisation is threatening to sue Hazel Blears, the secretary of state for communities, after she accused him of calling for violence against Jewish communities and British troops.

In what is being described by members of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) as a crisis in relations between the Muslim community and the government, lawyers acting for its deputy secretary general have accused Blears of adopting “an extraordinary and malicious interpretation” of a declaration he signed this year.

The standoff originated last week when Blears demanded the resignation of Dr Daud Abdullah following his participation in the global anti-aggression conference in Istanbul, stating that the declaration “calls for violence against troops and Jewish communities”.

Abdullah rejected the claims, repeated by Blears on several occasions, including in a letter to the Guardian, stating that they were “entirely untrue”.
Abdullah said: “I do not advocate attacks on any religious community. Both I and the MCB have done everything possible to de-escalate the crisis … we have explained all our concerns and have met with parliamentarians to move on. But the government has tried to publicly humiliate me … I felt obliged to defend myself in a legal manner against these serious and defamatory allegations.”

Blears’s statement has sparked outrage across the religious and political divide, while a letter in the Guardian last week, signed by figures including Ken Livingstone and Tony Benn, urged the government to “end its attack on Dr Abdullah and reinstate its relations with the MCB”.

Abdullah’s lawyers have told Blears that unless she issues a retraction and apology by 15 April they will issue proceedings for libel.

Galloway CENSORSHIP Ban Upheld~Thanks to ADL who Control Canada

Well it appears that the ADL of Canada controls the Government in the same way the ADL and AIPAC do in the USA. I find it stunning that a foreign country has this much of a grip on both Canada and the USA. Why should Americans, or Canadians for that matter bother to even vote as Israel is the real power in both countries.NOTE there is an update at the end as this story continues to develop

British MP banned from Canada
12:39pm
Edmonton / iNews880.com
3/30/2009

Controversial British MP George Galloway’s request for an injunction to enter Canada has been denied by a Federal Court judge.

The decision prevents Galloway from appearing in person at an event in Toronto this evening, the first of three scheduled events in Canada.

The federal government has told Galloway he could not enter Canada because he allegedly engaged in terrorist activities.

In a letter to Galloway, the government says the MP delivered humanitarian goods to war-torn Gaza and gave $45,000 to Hamas, which is a banned terrorist organization in Canada.

On Sunday, one of the lawyers who made the injunction bid said Galloway gave money to the head of the government in Gaza, not to the head of Hamas, even though they are the same person.

Organizers of Galloway’s speaking tour have said the Toronto speech, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, would go ahead – either in person if he wins the court injunction, or via video if he loses.

Don’t belive the Jewish Jobby had anything to do with this decision? See here:

Galloway speech will aid Hamas, group alleges

A Federal Court judge in Toronto has upheld a Canadian travel ban for outspoken British MP and antiwar activist George Galloway.

George Galloway’s planned visit to Canada is not just a speaking junket, but a fundraising tour that would benefit the outlawed terrorist group Hamas, the Canadian wing of the Jewish Defence League alleged yesterday.

The controversial Zionist group cited a press release from Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, one of Mr. Galloway’s hosts, that said a Montreal event on Wednesday “will aim to raise additional funds for Galloway’s Gaza aid caravan.”

Meir Weinstein, national director of JDL, said he did not know if it was his March 16 letter, citing Mr. Galloway’s own promotional material, that tipped the Conservative government to the visit.

Mr. Weinstein said he is primarily concerned with the fundraising, not the famously bombastic content of Mr. Galloway’s speeches.

He said concerns over free speech made him feel “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” But he said he “can’t accept being relegated to second rate status, that we don’t have a right to object.”

“We would oppose him speaking anywhere and we would oppose any apologist or supporter of Hamas,” he said. “But whether or not the government would prevent that, I don’t know. We’re not taking a stand on the issue of free speech here… It’s extremely dangerous what this individual represents.”

Laith Marouf, branches coordinator for Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights in Montreal, said that for the JDL to accuse others of supporting terrorism “is like the pot calling the kettle black.”

He referred to the FBI’s description of JDL as “a violent extremist Jewish organization.” Among other critics, the Southern Poverty Law Center calls it a “hate group,” and denounces its “long history of bombing, assaulting and threatening its perceived enemies.”

JDL’s Canada wing was recently reformed under Mr. Weinstein after a period of inactivity.

Mr. Marouf said Mr. Galloway’s aid caravan brought humanitarian and medical aid to Gaza, and did not support terrorism.

“That is what we are aiming to raise funds for,” Mr. Marouf said, adding that the money would be given as a donation to the British charity Viva Palestina.

This charity, backed by Mr. Galloway, has said it raised around $2-million, largely as a result of public outcry at Israel’s offensive there in January.

I find it rich that the ADL has the audacity to cite “terrorist” activity when people are making charitable donations for humanitarian aid to people who just suffered a holocaust committed by Nazi Israelis. This when the ADL has a legacy of being a terrorist group. They are just terrorists in suits, without balaclavas!

see HERE form the FBI website!

“Investigation by the Los Angeles JTTF revealed that Irving Rubin and Earl Krugel were active members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a known violent extremist Jewish Organization. A Cooperating Witness reported statements made by Rubin and Krugel indicating a plan to attack the Islamic Muslim Public Affairs Council (IMPAC) office in Los Angeles or possibly the California office of United States Congressman Darrell Issa. Statements made by Kruger indicated the motivation for the attack was to serve as a “wake up call” to the Muslim Community. Rubin and Krugel were arrested by members of the Los Angeles JTTF for conspiring to build and place an improvised explosive device at the IMPAC office. Irving Rubin committed suicide and Earl Krugel’s charges are pending.”

Who’s the real “terrorists”
So, it appears the Israeli terrorists are allowed to grow and flourish, however, those who want to help collect humanitarian aid for the victims of those terrorists are now considered the terrorists. Yes, perhaps in Bizarro Land.

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Travel ban upheld for outspoken British MP Galloway
Ruling leaves open the possibility that there could be a full hearing on whether Mr. Galloway can enter Canada at a later date. Barbara Jackman, who represented Mr. Galloway and his supporters, said she was disappointed with the decision.

“The court was asked to do something courageous, to defend free speech,” said Ms. Jackman, who added that she is not aware of any other British MP ever being denied entry to Canada.

She indicated there may be a full hearing at a later date to decide if Mr. Galloway can enter the country in the future.

Galloway to Enter Canada Either Way

This just in pass the news:

Quebec Caravan to bring MP George Galloway into Canada Monday.
MONTREAL, March 29 /CNW Telbec/ – On Monday 9:30am, March 30, the Free
Speech Caravan will leave Montreal to meet MP George Galloway at the Lacolle
Canada/US border.
In opposition to the Conservative government’s political decision to ban
Mr. Galloway from entering Canada, a number of Canadian MPs and Quebec MNAs
will try to escort the British MP across the border. The Free Speech Coalition
and SPHR, organizers for the Galloway Canada Tour, are meeting at 9:30am at
Carre Cabot, corner of Ste. Catherine and of rue Lambert Closse, by Atwater.
They will be at the Lacolle border at 11am.

For further information: Laith Marouff (English), (514) 999-1948; Rezeq
Faraj (French), (514)865-7908
LINK HERE

Plans for Galloways Speaking Tour Will Continue


British MP tour organizers hope court will overturn ban, but make a Plan B
15 minutes ago

TORONTO — A Canadian speaking tour by George Galloway will go ahead Monday, even if lawyers for the British MP are unsuccessful in arguing against an order banning him from entering the country, tour organizers say.

Lawyers for the British parliamentarian will be in Federal Court in Toronto on Sunday seeking an injunction on the ban so Galloway can enter Canada until a judicial review is heard.

“We’re waiting to see what the outcome of the legal challenge is on Sunday.”

Clark said if that bid is unsuccessful organizers will meet Galloway at a border crossing to the United States, where he was on a speaking tour.

They will bring him to the Canadian border but not attempt to cross it, and he can deliver a speech through a phone that will be amplified for supporters in Canada to hear, Clark said. Organizers are still working out the details.

“Even if he does not get in, in Toronto, in Mississauga, in Montreal and in Ottawa on the assigned days he’s scheduled to speak he will deliver a speech to that audience and people will be able to ask questions,” Clark said.

Galloway’s supporters allege political interference in the Canada Border Services Agency decision and are calling on Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to overturn it.

Kenney has previously said he would not use his ministerial power in that way and that he did not ask the CBSA to rule the way it did.

George Galloway Banned? It Ain’t Over yet!

Galloway no allowed into Canada? It ain’t over yet……..it’s “show down time” and my money is on George getting in!

Organizers plan court challenge, physical escort of Galloway into Canada

TORONTO — Organizers of the four-city speaking tour of British anti-war MP George Galloway are going to challenge the decision to bar him from Canada in court.

The organizers also say if that fails, they’ve already prepared plan B.

Organizers are to announce Monday they will file an emergency injunction in Ontario federal court on Tuesday seeking to overturn Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s entry ban on the outspoken politician.

Should that fail, a delegation of Canadian MPs, lawyers and activists is assembling to escort Galloway from the U.S., where he is on tour, across the Canadian border.

“Our hope is the decision will be overturned by the courts when it actually looks at the merits of the decision of the government,” said organizer Laith Marouf, national branches co-ordinator of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights.

“But also … we’re not going to stop at that. We will mount our physical delegation.

“On Monday the 30th in the morning, Mr. Galloway will attempt to cross the border. It has not been decided yet which land crossing – most probably in Quebec,” he said.

“He will be met by throngs of supporters on the other side.”

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Lawyers File Suit Against UK Government to End Culture of Israeli Impunity

This just in…Groups of Lawyers will bring suit against UK government over Israel’s genocide in Gaza. Pressure continues to mount against Israel; people won’t forget this time, no excuses, no more “hasbara”, won’t work this time. No more diversions, no more placing blame on Hamas when it was Israel that broke the ceasefire numerous times with excursions into Palestine. No more crying “poor little Israel had to defend itself” (Poor little Israel with the 4th largest army in the world and nuclear weapons, against home made rockets that rarely hit anything, laughable!!) Thousands of innocent Palestinians murdered, many were children. Sorry Israel, game over, you loose, your tricks and your “hasbara” won’t save you this time; the world has seen what you are. A dirty little rogue state that acts with impunity, but no more. People everywhere are doing what they can to hold Israel accountable for its holocaust; people are not letting this go, thank God for that! Truly amazing the Israeli excuses and Hasbara, look here, look there, but don’t look at us, we are poor little Israel. Puh-leeze…

End this culture of Israeli impunity

In the face of Palestinian deaths in Gaza, the UK government must be held to its commitments under international law

It is difficult to imagine how anyone watching Clancy Chassay’s three short films on Israel’s devastating attack on Gaza (“Operation Cast Lead”) could deny that Israel has a clear case to answer on commission of war crimes.

The films tell the individual stories of those who are otherwise lost in the horrifying statistics. We learn of three teenage brothers used as human shields by the Israeli army, a Palestinian family killed by “precision weaponry” when drinking tea in a courtyard and a medic blown into pieces by the thousands of tiny metal darts, called flechettes, packed into each Israeli tank shell.

Recent estimates put the number of Palestinians killed in the bloody onslaught at more than 1,400 – including 430 children – and the number injured at more than 5,000. Israel’s actions have been roundly condemned and demands from senior UN officials and human rights groups for Israel to be investigated for international war crimes over the “massive violation of human rights” are growing by the day.

At Public Interest Lawyers, we are acting on behalf of Al-Haq, an independent Palestinian human rights NGO based in Ramallah, which is bringing a public law claim against the UK government for its breaches of international law and calling on it to fulfil its international legal obligations. We will argue in court that as a result of Israel’s unlawful action the UK has certain responsibilities: to denounce Israel’s actions; not recognise the situation created by Israel as lawful; not render aid or assistance or be otherwise complicit in Israel’s action in Gaza; co-operate with other states to bring Israel’s breaches to an end and take all possible steps to ensure Israel respects its obligations under the Geneva conventions. Everything one might reasonably expect our government to do, but none of which it has done thus far.

If we are to uphold the rule of law across the world and if we are to challenge the culture of impunity that exists on the international stage, we must ensure that all states, including our own, take their responsibilities and obligations under international law seriously. It is time for our government to consider what its purported commitment to international law really means and, in the face of the Palestinian men, women and children who have lost their lives, it is time for our courts to be brave enough to hold the government to that commitment.

GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY

WAR CRIMES IN GAZA