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UK and Israel: An Alliance of Enemies

A well-known proverb states that the enemy of your enemy is your friend; yet, sometimes, the enemy of your enemy is also your enemy. In the Middle East, your enemy may even be your best friend. A less-known, but more accurate, Bedouin adage claims “I against my brother, my brothers and me against my cousins, then my cousins and me against strangers,” stating a clear hierarchy of loyalties. On paper, there is nothing easier than to prove the open hostility between the UK and Israel, to the extent that Israel’s President Shimon Peres seriously claimed in a recent interview “England is anti-Semitic.” Supporting this claim is an impressive list of quasi-arrests of Israeli generals and politicians. General Doron Almog escaped arrest in 2005 after being indicted for war crimes in a British court. In 2009 former military chief Moshe Yaalon—current Vice Prime Minister—called off a visit to Britain because of a similar concerns. In December 2009, an arrest warrant was issued by a British court for then leader of the opposition Tzipi Livni, due to war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza when Livni was Foreign Minister. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak faced a similar fate, but the British court ruled that as a sitting minister he enjoyed diplomatic immunity. Yet, claiming that Ehud Barak is a war criminal is not enough to define one as anti-Semite; in fact Ehud Barak cannot defend himself due to the very clear indictment issued by the United Nations on Operation Cast Lead.

Israel didn’t behave better. In February 2010, Israel used forged British passports which were used by Mossad agents in the Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh assassination in Dubai. This was so well proven that an Israeli diplomat was expelled from the UK in March 2010.

Just Joking!

A closer look reveals a different reality. London and Tel Aviv are surprisingly close on financial issues. The London Stock Exchange was the first to sign a memorandum of understanding with Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). The document formalized the ties between the two organizations, establishing regular meetings between senior executives, and mutual access to information in order to facilitate trading of the shares of companies admitted to both markets. At the time, fifty Israeli companies were listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and Alternative Investment Market. Moreover, one of the main TASE members—its board—is a London-based bank, HSBC. TASE plays such a key role in the Israeli economy that Ester Levanon, its Chief Executive Officer, was a senior Shin Beth officer before joining TASE. At the Shin Beth, she ran the secret police’s computer department. In other words, the mutual access to inner information by TASE and the London Stock Exchange gives a solid testimony of a cozy relation, even if these cousins—following the abovementioned Bedouin proverb—like to throw stones at each other during their weekend games. This is true even before mentioning that prominent international bankers have substantial interests in both countries.

London 2012This friendship is even more evident if looking at the political arena. The existence of the State of Israel is in great part the result the Balfour Declaration from November 2, 1917. This was a letter from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Walter Rothschild promising the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people. The formal declaration was never abolished by subsequent British governments. As said, close cousins. A funny note on this topic is the logo of the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games; Iran formally complained that the logo forms a funky Zion” Below is an graphic explanation of the issue; I found it convincing.

London 2012 Logo | Iran formally complained on its resemblance to “Zion”

London 2012 Logo | Iran formally complained on its resemblance to “Zion”


Britain is not an empire anymore. Militarily speaking it is difficult to even consider it a leading power, despite its nuclear capabilities. Turkey’s navy is larger than the British one. Israel’s army is larger than the British one. Even commercially, Britain is receding. The London Stock Exchange, once the most important in the world is nowadays just the fourth largest. Assets are leaving London; the most prominent example in this category is the recent repatriation—as it was called in Caracas—of Venezuelan gold. Until last year, much of that country’s gold was stored in London. The former empire is so oppressive, that Venezuela paid for the storage and got no interests. The protective wings of China over Venezuela, assured a smooth withdrawal of the goods. Yet, the obvious richness of London is a solid testimony that the city maintains certain powers, though they are of the subtle kind. London is the leading international hub for bank transactions; its lords—their withered moustaches reminding us of their empire past glory—live mainly on transactions fees. In their magnificent mercy, they let others dirt their hands.

In 2010, London performed 20% of global cross-border bank transactions. In April that year, 36.7% of foreign exchange trading and 45.8% of financial derivative trading went through banks in London. The UK may not have a significant fleet anymore, but it still leads marine insurance and related fields to the extent that it is the only city where all twenty of the world’s largest insurers and reinsurers are represented. Lloyd’s of London is still the world’s biggest insurance market.

Ruling banks and insurance companies which are essential to international trade give the British government the power to carry financial attacks on practically every other country. Despite its apparent hostility towards Israel, the UK is economically friendly. The abovementioned links between the countries stock exchange companies proves that. This friendliness is not the result of the UK being shy of using its blackmailing power. These days, Britain is conducting an economic war for the sake of its Zionist cousin.

In October 2009, the British government announced unilateral sanctions on Iran, by forbidding all British financial institutions to cease doing business with The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and Bank Mellat. These sanctions were wild; unapproved either by the European Union or the UN Security Council, which joined the party only much later. This hostile act had not been provoked by Iran, which is a clear target of Western nuclear programs, including the Israeli one. The refusal of British companies to insure Iranian ships is causing problems to the marine activities of the latter. Moreover, Lloyd’s List, which records sales of marine vessels, and the UN’s International Maritime Organization, which tracks shipping and records the unique hull-numbers of ships, are both located in London. This is causing difficulties to ownership transactions that include Iran. Though the British banking system likes to portray itself as liberal and openly opposes restrictive legislation by the British government, when one of its banks gets a specific request from the government, it will comply and obviously keep quiet about that. No British bank will confront its government for the sake of protecting the rights of a customer.

Britain exerts pressure also across its borders. In March, SWIFT, a Belgium-based company that handles international financial transactions cut Iran off its network. Much of its transactions go through London’s banking systems; apparently the British government forced the company to do so. A few days ago, on July 1, new sanctions banning EU members from buying Iranian oil became mandatory; oddly enough this affects deeply Japan and South Korea. These two countries are major importers of Iranian oil and insure their tankers in London. Their frantic attempts to allow the operation of their tankers was met with a firm denial by the British government.


This is war. In essence, the UK is repeating the European oppression that Germany faced after WWI. We are watching an undeclared war in which one side is denied its right to defend itself. The western powers are provoking another unnecessary war. Nothing has changed from colonial times. Netanyahu is playing the role of Baron Rothschild, while David Cameron would like to portray himself as a young Winston Churchill. Their lackey Obama supplies the troops. The West cannot claim it has the right to threat the rest of the world with nuclear weapons without the latter having the right of self-defense. The West cannot logically claim it should have a monopoly on monetary transactions; on this topic we are seeing fast changes mainly in Asia which is dropping the dollar as an international currency. This tactic may still seem sound to Western leaders blinded by their centuries-old arrogance of power; yet, the era of barons and lords is over. In the near future, high-tea will be served with sushi and shish-kebab.

25 Responses to UK and Israel: An Alliance of Enemies

  1. Jonathon Blakeley July 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    In their magnificent mercy, they let others dirt their hands.

    Beautiful choice of words Roy.

  2. who_me July 4, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    well done.

  3. who_me July 4, 2012 at 2:20 am #

    holy motherf****** s***

    “Swiss institute finds polonium in Arafat’s effects

    Traces of the poisonous element polonium have been found in the belongings of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, a Swiss institute said on Wednesday, and a television report said his widow had demanded his body be exhumed for further tests.

    Arafat died at a hospital in France in 2004, after a sudden illness which baffled doctors. Many Palestinians have long suspected he was poisoned.

    Darcy Christen, spokesman for the Institut de Radiophysique in Lausanne, Switzerland, told Reuters on Tuesday it had found “surprisingly” high levels of polonium-210 in Arafat’s belongings.

    “I can confirm to you that we measured an unexplained, elevated amount of unsupported polonium-210 in the belongings of Mr. Arafat that contained stains of biological fluids,” Francois Bochud, director of the institute, said in the documentary.

    Bochud said the only way to confirm the findings would be to exhume Arafat’s body to test it for polonium-210.

    “But we have to do it quite fast because polonium is decaying, so if we wait too long, for sure, any possible proof will disappear,” he told Al Jazeera.

    Polonium was found to have caused the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, and he was assumed to have been deliberately poisoned.

    His (arafat) mysterious death came four years into a Palestinian uprising, after years of talks with Israel failed to lead to a Palestinian state. French doctors who treated Arafat in his final days could not establish the cause of death.

    French officials refused to give details of his condition, citing privacy laws, fuelling a host of rumors and theories over the nature of his illness.”


    • who_me July 4, 2012 at 2:22 am #

      how did this get through the zionazi censorship at reuters?

      • who_me July 4, 2012 at 2:42 am #

        this is quite literally an equivilent of finding high resolution video showing shooters firing at kennedy from the grassy knoll.

        • Jay Knott July 4, 2012 at 6:31 am #

          “This is quite literally an equivilent of finding high resolution video showing shooters firing at kennedy from the grassy knoll”. Yes, it’s about as convincing as that… 😉

          • who_me July 4, 2012 at 6:36 am #

            jay knott
            “Yes, it’s about as convincing as that… ;)”

            oh, gee, i forgot to say like finding hr film.


      • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 4, 2012 at 3:33 am #

        No, you are wrong. Let me explain. I have two theories. See which you like more.
        1. Litvinenko was poisoned by Putin. Arafat was poisoned by Palestinian enemies in his inner circle who obtained the radioactive material from the Russians, who hated him because he had long distanced himself from them and rejected their advances. Something like that. So, no problem for Reuters.
        2. The MOSAD poisoned him but, like the assassinations of Iranian scientists, it is something they don’t want to admit publicly but arrange to have it leaked so their enemies think twice about countering them or they’ll get a little Polonium with their coffee. Again, no problem for Reuters.
        Which do you like best?

        • who_me July 4, 2012 at 3:55 am #

          ya forgots number 3, at:

          polonium is just something found in everything and people don’t die from it, they die from other things. it’s like cannabalistic face eating, a common thing in nature goys need to learn how to adapt to:

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 4, 2012 at 4:06 am #

            Got it. “Bath salts” occur in nature too, don’t they? Like Ecstasy.

          • who_me July 4, 2012 at 6:39 am #

            ecstatic bath salts which are natural occurances, and as such, are still undetectable to standard forensic testing….


          • who_me July 4, 2012 at 6:41 am #

            this stuff is still in the early testing stage, though, like lsd, 1950’s…

          • who_me July 4, 2012 at 6:42 am #

            btw, what set off the chinese cab driver?

  4. Jay Knott July 4, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Somewhat o/t, but of interest:

    It quotes the US authorities sounding like Clint Eastwood re. the Straits of Hormuz. The US has sent a ship called the ‘Ponce’ to keep the Straits open. But it says the macho talk is actually a way of telling the Israelis “it’s OK, we’ve got it under control” so they don’t go postal before the election.

  5. happeh July 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Why don’t you re-title the article to reflect reality?

    “The British people are enemies of the Zionists, but the British government works for Israel”

    For instance. Why is an Israeli the speaker of the British Parliament?

    “John Simon Bercow is a British politician who has been the Speaker of the House of Commons since June 2009.

    Bercow was born in Middlesex into a Jewish family”

    Why is an Israeli the leader of the British Labour party?

    “Edward Samuel Miliband currently the Leader of the Labour Party”

    Miliband is the younger son of Polish Jewish immigrants”

    Why was an Israeli asked if the British attack on Iraq was legal?

    “17 March 2003, Goldsmith stated that the use of force in Iraq was lawful

    Goldsmith was born in Liverpool and is of Jewish descent”

    Nothing happens in Britain that does not involve one of it’s Israeli colonial administrators.

  6. Laura Stuart July 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    Here are some good stories with links for those who need “evidence” for their preconceptions. 🙂

    Britain Allegedly Attacks Syrian Presidential Palace

    the original article

    So British forces may be inside Syria helping to form a safe haven – or not we do not know.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 5, 2012 at 4:10 am #

      “So British forces may be inside Syria helping to form a safe haven – or not we do not know.”

      It must be depressing when no one even bothers to contradict you anymore.
      Do you agree with Faulkner (Wild Palms): “Between pain and nothing I’ll take pain?

  7. Laura Stuart July 5, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    Oh look – not content with attacking the presidential palace the zionists are now flying helicopters under the pretence of putting out fires.

    What’s more the downed air pilots have been found and named whatsmore Assad has apologised.

    It’s a nuisance when such mundane realities get in the way of good stories and which do not match with peoples preconceptions.

    • searching July 5, 2012 at 5:30 am #

      Laura, woman, are you out of your mind lately?? What are you quoting?? BBC??
      the one that makes up stories, manipulates the news constanly, puts fake photos, lies and deceives the public becasue it’s been told so by its big bosses??
      It looks like soon you will be giving us quotes from ADL-s website and from Dershowitz’s alike to prove your miserable points.
      I am really not impressed.
      I seriouslsy start thinking that maybe you are somebody’s agent. Not the smartest cookie in an agent’s jar ,though.

  8. searching July 5, 2012 at 5:39 am #

    Here are actually truly shocking videos that show that all those ,so called, “rebels”, or “freedoom fighters” ,are in reality bloody, ruthless, cruel murderers, psychopaths ,who will take off a skin of anybody who dares to oppose them.
    A true bunch of animals.
    Actually, sorry for insulting animals.
    Maybe beasts would be a better word. Those killers are hired by JPElite to kill and SCARE the people. JPE likes the tactic of doing things in a very drastic, inhuman , beastly way (eg. Der Yassin) just to SCARE all other people.
    They must to dig those people out from the darkest pits of hell. And laura- The -uselful idiot thinks naivly and that they are just “human rights protectors”. God, please defend me against such “human rights defenders”. I do not want to meet them in my whole life.

  9. Laura Stuart July 5, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    Yes Yes Searching you should not believe ANYTHING you read, the fires, the planes, the refugees, the truth is that thousands of supposed refugees fleeing Assad’s forces into Lebanon, Jordon and Turkey are fictional. I have met some of them myself in Turkey but now thanks to you I realise they might have been just actors. My Syrian friends in the UK who now talk openly about torture and oppression in Syria that they were afraid to speak about before, are all mossad agents sent here years ago to start spreading misinformation. Now we have Britain at war with the presidential palace in Damascus, a Damascus that has been moved to within 10 miles of the Turkish border, but that doesn’t surprise me because Turkey is part of NATO they could be up to anything even relocating Damascus, and now the latest invasion cover story that Israeli helicopters disguised at Turkish fire fighters putting out fires. Those fires are a bit too convenient for my liking I bet Mossad started those. The truth is obvious for all to see once you have made your mind up about what is the absolute truth you can start searching for the stories to make it true.

    • searching July 5, 2012 at 6:43 am #

      let’s put this way.
      I do not believe BBC.
      Why should I ?? They’ve proven to be, many times, to be obnoxius lies and manipulators.
      They serve their global masters
      Go ahead , gobble their lies .
      They fit your poorly constructed, naive narrative.

    • Jay Knott July 5, 2012 at 7:07 am #

      Laura – you’re beginning to understand deliberation logic.

      1. The US government lied about Iraq being linked to September 11th.

      2. Therefore the US government lied about who did September 11th.

      3. Tony Blair lied about everything

      4. Therefore, everything the UK authorities say is a lie

      5. Israel is very influential

      6. Therefore, we are powerless against the diabolical power of the Jews

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

        Jay, you almost have it right.

        1.”The US government lied about Iraq being linked to September 11th.”

        2. “Therefore the US government lied about who did September 11th.”
        Change to: The US government ALSO lied about who did September 11th.

        3. “Tony Blair lied about everything.”
        Change to: Tony Blair lied about everything that we care about. He may have made public statement about his personal life that were accurate.”

        4. “Therefore, everything the UK authorities say is a lie.”
        Change to:: “Just about everything the UK authorities say is a lie if it concerns its foreign policy, the ME, banking, and issues of global concern in which the UK is involved. Weather reports are notoriously reliable.”

        5. “Israel is very influential”
        Change to: The UK’s official position is that Israel is the most important country in the world, which can be seen from the political map of the world kept at 10 Downing Street, showing Israel as twice the size of Russia, China and India combined. The security of Israel (which is defined by Israel for the UK) is more important than anything else and the UK is committed to spare no effort and expense to defend it. Israel is also the world press headquarters from which new, opinions and position papers are sent to the UK for publication.

        6. “Therefore, we are powerless against the diabolical power of the Jews”
        Change to: The official UK position is that there is no such thing as Jewish Power and what is erroneously perceived as such is just the unfalsifiable fact of Jews being better at everything they are interested in

  10. who_me July 5, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Jay Knott

    “Laura – you’re beginning to understand deliberation logic.

    1. The US government lied about Iraq being linked to September 11th.

    2. Therefore the US government lied about who did September 11th.

    3. Tony Blair lied about everything

    4. Therefore, everything the UK authorities say is a lie

    5. Israel is very influential

    6. Therefore, we are powerless against the diabolical power of the Jews”

    you’re turning into a typical hostile troll.