In a very revealing snippet in the middle of his Daily Mail article today, the experienced journalist and columnist Max Hastings – a former editor of the Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard – makes a very important disclosure about the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netenyahu:
“Netanyahu regards Arabs with contempt, and many years ago in my hearing expressed the hope that, in a future war, every Palestinian could be driven from the West Bank.
“He has repeatedly defied the pleas of President Obama to abandon illegal settlement building and is implacably hostile to Palestinian claims and aspirations.
“He brushes aside warnings from Western friends of Israel that his policies have crippled the moral standing of his country: Israel is progressively becoming a pariah.”
So, although we might have suspected as much, given Netanyahu’s continuous support for illegal Jewish settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories, but we now have one of our most distinguished journalists saying unequivocally that Netanyahu is an anti-Arab racist and a would-be ethnic cleanser.
And Netanyahu was in the US this week urging the United States to start a war against Iran.