“I don’t think certain British MPs and opinion-makers need to be prodded by the Israeli state they are always loyal to Israel and they are committed to defending Israel,” Chris Bambery, an author and poetical activist from London said on Friday.
The comments come amid a row over positions of leader of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn on Israel and its crimes against the Palestinians, which some in the UK have sought to depict as racist and against Jews.
Corbyn has lashed out at those criticisms, saying Israel controls even the speeches made by certain lawmakers of the British parliament.
Bambery said attacks on Corbyn over his pro-Palestinian position were systematic and stemmed from the fact that certain people in Britain could under no circumstances tolerate any criticism of Israel, Presstv reported.
“I think what we are seeing is a very sustained track on Jeremy Coryn because of his position on Palestine and generally on the Middle East,” he said.
The expert said the British elites have remained loyal to Israel for the past 100 years and since Israel was created as a result of the Sykes–Picot Agreement and the Balfour Declaration at the end of the first world war which paved the way for the partition of the Palestinian lands.
“So this is an old alliance which goes back a very long way and runs very deep,” he said, adding, “Britain was the chief ally of the Zionists, then replaced by the French and then by the United States.”
Bambery said such a deep alliance would make it very easy for the elites in Britain to be influenced by Israel and its policies.
“While people can’t prove evidence that Israel would have been involved in this, I think the missing point is that they don’t need to, because British elites, British ... MPs and opinion-makers are always committed to defense of Israel come what may,” he said.