Tuesday, December 12, 2006
UKIP is Israel's best friend
uk independence party
Roger Knapman was, until very recently, leader of the UK Independence Party.
He has spoken out against the argument that the Israeli attacks on Hezbollah were disproportionate. ( 7 - 8 - 2006)
"We all want peace in the Middle East," declared Mr Knapman. "However, we mustn't think in terms of Israel taking on the Lebanon, but of Israel taking on a terrorist group whose aim is to destroy them..."
"Let us not forget that Hezbollah are firing Iranian missiles at Israeli civilians and that Iran's conservative president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said that Israel must be 'wiped off the map'.
" The three political parties have all stated that they think the attacks by Israel are disproportionate in terms of the initial offence, which was the capture and imprisonment of Israeli soldiers.
"What is disproportionate" continued Mr Knapman, "is the criticism of the Israel counter attack. As stated in the United Nations Charter, nothing impairs the inherent right of a nation state to defend themselves if an armed attack occurs.
"What could be more threatening to a country than its neighbours publicly announcing they want that country destroyed?" he added.
UKIP Leading Figures and Personalities
Michael Maclaire-Hiller is treasurer of UKIP Friends of Israel
Vladimir Bukovsky is a UKIP Patron
Mike Zuckerman is on the UKIP NEC, London
Richard Suchorzewski was a candidate for the party leadership
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