Friday, April 19, 2002
Iain Dale points to an interesting phenomenen, British Tories seem to be cooling on Israel. I've noticed this myself in conversation with many of them, indeed one staunch pro-Israeli friend of mine who is involved quite deeply in Tory politics in London has said that he's getting alarmed by this.

Since we don't have the fundamentalist nutters who think that Israel will be their tool to end the world off and bring the second coming the main claim it has on our affections is that it is somehow more humane is that it is the Only Democracy in the Middle East(TM) (look don't count Iran in this democracy in the Middle East thing, I'm not sure why, just don't confuse things). Image is massively important. Lots of dead bodies somewhat tarnishes the image of the Only Democracy in the Middle East(TM).


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