Cameron is shifting our attitudes towards Israel, claims Farage

Cameron is shifting our attitudes towards Israel, claims Farage
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 26/03/2024

- 21:34

Nigel Farage has slammed reports that Border Force officers detained two Israeli Jews at Manchester Airport and said he feels a ‘shift in attitude towards Israel and Israelis’ in the UK from Lord Cameron through to the UK’s public services.

Speaking on GB News, Nigel Farage said:

“Historically, we have always been a great friend of Israel. Indeed, it was the Balfour Declaration in 1917 that set the blueprint for what we then saw emerge after World War Two, the State of Israel.

“And we have been steadfast supporters of that country, as indeed have the Americans.

“But something significant has changed since October 7th and last night, at the UN Security Council we were one of the countries that voted for a ceasefire. Now I'm pleased to say the one good thing was that it did demand the unconditional release of the hostages.

“But it's still surprising, given that it is stated Israeli policy that they will go after the Hamas terrorists, that we voted for that resolution in many ways. But David Cameron, as Foreign Secretary, has steadily been shifting that position.

“Add to that an incident that took place at Manchester airport yesterday evening of two brothers, Neria and Daniel Sharabi, were coming into the country from Israel.

“I bet nobody who comes into Dover gets spoken to like that.

“I sense that there is a growing prejudice against Israel and the people from Israel beginning to run right through our public services.

“Now I'm all for Border Force doing their job; I'm all for strong borders. But if what has been [claimed] is true, that is pretty disgraceful stuff.

“Have we betrayed Israel? That's how it feels to me. I see a shift in our attitudes towards Israel and Israelis. And I see it from Lord Cameron right the way down through Border Force and our public services.”


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