Is the Brit economy strong enough to give up the $6 billion in trade (& their largest trade partner in the Middle East)? Will Gaza and Hamas be replacing that? I don’t foresee a big run on home made rockets and suicide vests in the midlands anytime soon.
The British government announced yesterday that if hostilities resume in Gaza after the ceasefire ends, it will suspend some of its arms exports to Israel over concerns, and I’m not making this up, that the British-made products could be used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). This would include military radar, tanks, and combat aircraft.
According to an article in The Guardian, Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have held out against an immediate suspension of exports to Israel, which has angered many in the coalition government, including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Business Secretary Vince Cable. In an article in today’s The Times of Israel, Joshua Davidovich reported that a number of politicians and activists in Britain had pushed for a full arms embargo on Israel regardless of whether fighting resumed again or not.
It appears many in Britain, along with…
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