Saturday, 3 January 2009

Gaza demo

Unfortunately I was not able to make it to the Gaza demo today - follow the link for Guardian coverage.

Israel's attack seems totally disproportionate, but no one is blameless. We need an immediate ceasefire, and a reinvigorated political process, as I fail to see how more violence will bring a lasting peace.

I hope our Green MEPs can bring the full weight of the EU to bear on this problem.

UPDATE: Caroline Lucas MEP, has called for the suspension of the EU's important 'association agreement' with Israel (basically, a trade agreement giving Israel preferential terms), because of Israel's grossly disproportionate action in Gaza. If Israel wants to trade with us on good terms, then Israel must be willing to cease fire now.

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