Friday, January 09, 2009
UN speaking loud and clear on Gaza ceasefire, says David Miliband
Unfortunately, what the UN actually is saying amounts to uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. The issue is not simply ceasefire or no (not forgetting the Palestinians and Israelis have managed to arrange ceasefires in the past). The issue is the occupation and blockade maintained on the Gazans.
The government may want to distance itself as much from the Israeli assault (the last Israeli atrocity in Lebanon was what finally broke Tony Blair), but it also wants to do as little as practically possible to help the Palestinian people.