By Raanan Isseroff
“Israel has made itself defenseless,” award winning British journalist and author Melanie Phillips declared Monday on Israeli TV.
“Hasbara is a Joke!” she said as she described Israel’s self destructive strategy of continuing the failed peace process.
“True and lies have been turned on their head,” she said. “It was Britain itself that declared that on account of their unique claim to the Land Jews should be allowed to live in Israel and have a state.”
“The Young in Israel learn that that Israel was basically: “born in sin”. Most of the animosity of British Aristocracy is fed by papers like “Haaretz. It is all coming out from Israeli academics.”
When the commentator protested that “we have freedom of speech in Israel,” Ms. Phillips remarked: “Freedom of Speech Fine! The problem is that the Government of Israel does not understand that this is the only story being told. But somebody should be putting the truth into the papers! Freedom of speech should be used to let us know what lies are being told.”
When the commentator asked why even Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu endorses the Peace Process, Melanie had this to say: “Peace would solve the problem in the “Abstract.”
“A two state solution is an old idea from the 1930’s, it cannot be the solution! Every time it has been offered there is (only) more war! It was such a good idea, such a good scenario. The reality that the other side does not want it! In everything they do, in every word they say, they show it.”
Melanie told Channel 1 news that anyone in Britain who stands up for the truth of what is going on in Israel is vilified. “This is the label hung around the neck of those like myself. It is not something that people will willingly embrace.”