COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN
Mr Corbyn strikes me as an inherently fair-minded person.
Why should there be a relationship that is somehow different than the relationships with all other groups?
The very idea that there should something extra here is pure bias.
It is also an invitation to establishing the kind of leverage the Israel Lobby (not some fetid fantasy but an established fact of serious academic study) enjoys in the United States.
Nothing could be less fair than that special interest relationship which sees a great nation’s policies and acts distorted unnaturally towards one very small nation.
“…existential threat to Israel from Iran and extremist organisations such as Hamas.”
That is boiler-plate language from Israel’s official playbook.
There is no genuine threat of any kind from Hamas, let alone “an existential one.”
That is the most arrant nonsense and special interest pleading.
The only existential threat to Israel is Israel.
Its behavior of occupation and abuse of millions cannot go on indefinitely.
It will certainly go the way of the Soviet Union if it doesn’t behave as a nation of laws fair to all.
And living in the kind of dark security state Israel has become is simply not attractive to most Jews in the world.