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There are three common rules when people discuss politics: 1) they are willing to believe anything on the internet if it confirms their prejudices 2) they don’t want to accept people of their tribe do awful things 3) they find a way to blame America or the UK for most of the world’s problems A recent example: the claim that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - the self proclaimed leader of Islamic State in...
In the Observer today, I debate Nick Cohen on whether the Tricycle Theatre in London was right to ask the UK Jewish film festival to 'reconsider' its funding from the Israeli government. There are two additional points I want to make that I didn't have the space for.
If I had a penny for every time someone said this to me on Twitter, I'd have bought myself a min-island in the Bermuda by now. Yes, the United States supports Israel with military aid every year. It also licenses American companies to sell Israel military equipment every year. But Israel won't collapse tomorrow if the US cut off their aid. Let's just go over the numbers to explain.