I mentioned yesterday that the Northern Ireland Unionist leader David Trimble had agreed at the end of last month to be part of a new initiative called ‘International Friends of Israel’ – an effort to challenge Israel’s well-deserved reputation as a racist, colonial, warmongering entity. What I forgot to mention is that the new group is led by the former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar (who you may recall stood alongside Blair and Bush in the Azores in March 2003 and helped provide cover for the illegal war against Iraq).
And now, just over two weeks after the launch of that pro-Israel group, what should we find in today’s edition of The Times? An article by the very same Jose Maria Aznar entitled ‘Support Israel: If it goes down, we go down’. Regrettably, The Times is now behind a paywall, so if you want to read that Hasbara bullshit you will have to pay for it.