Jack Straw highlights how AIPAC blocks the Middle East Peace process
AIPAC blocks ME peace: UK ex-FM
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:14:11 GMT
Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has reportedly described the “unlimited” funds available to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the main obstacle to Middle East peace.
Former member of Israeli regime’s parliament, Einat Wilf, reported on her Facebook page that Straw made the comment during a debate at the British Parliament’s House of Commons last week while he was listing the greatest obstacles on the way of peace in the region.
He said the money, which has been used to control and divert American policy, is a contributing factor to failure to achieve peace in the Middle East.
The British Labour MP also blamed Germany’s “obsession” with defending Israel as another factor which blocked the establishment of peace among regional countries.
“I guess he neglected to mention Jewish control of the media”, Wilf added on her Facebook status.
According to reports, Palestinian ambassador to London, who was among the attendees, also accused Israel of “cultural genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” during the parliament debate.
Straw served as foreign secretary in Tony Blair’s government in 2001-2006. He said earlier last week that he would want to end his three-decade parliamentary career at the 2015 general election.
The 67-year-old MP has been representing the town of Blackburn in northwest England since 1979.