David Cameron has proven to be a capable custodian of Balfour’s toxic legacy. Addressing the Knesset in 2014, Cameron boasted of how he had protected Israeli war criminals by gutting a “universal jurisdiction” law that left them vulnerable to arrest while visiting the UK.
Cameron has occassionally cited his devotion to Israel when trying to score points against his rivals. “Unlike Labour, we in this party oppose boycotts,” he told the annual “business lunch” hosted by the lobby group Conservative Friends of Israel last December.
The inference that Labour has been hijacked by far-left Palestine solidarity activists probably went down well among Tory stalwarts. Yet it was wildly inaccurate. David Cameron and Ed Miliband have adopted almost identical positions towards Israel.
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