Belfast op-ed: The deep-lying racism fuelling the Israeli onslaught

Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If it were London rather than Tel Aviv that rockets were falling on, Israeli spokespersons regularly ask, wouldn’t British people want their Government to punish and deter the perpetrators?

Blame for the deaths of children would fall squarely on the shoulders of the terrorist groups which base themselves in heavily populated civilian areas.

The Israeli advice to the British during the Provisional IRA’s bombing of London would presumably have been to send bombers to blitz Ballymurphy. Any deaths of local children would be down to the Provos…