* Of all the Jew-hating creeps and wretches among British MP’s one stands out like a sore on a thumb and smells like a sewer rat: Clare Short. Here’s her latest exploits:
MP’s Trip Funded By Hezbollah TV
A former cabinet minister was roundly condemned by fellow MPs and community leaders this week after revealing that a recent visit she paid to Lebanon had been funded by a television station accused of broadcasting ‘horrific anti-semitism’.
Clare Short wrote in the register of members interests that Al-Manar televison â€“ which is banned in the US and France â€“ paid for her flights as well as accommodation, food and travel expenses, when she travelled to Beirut in July.
The entry stated that she was in the country to “appear on television show ‘In Their Eyes’ and to participate in some official visits and a tour across southern Lebanon and the southern suburbs of Beirut in order to see reconstruction”.Â
Noting that the station has broadcast a soap opera entitled Al-Shatat which showed Jews killing a Christian child to use his blood for making matzah, community leaders this week questioned the judgement of the one-time International Development Secretary, who is now an independent MP.Â
“Al Manar television has broadcast horrific anti-semitism and is an intrinsic part of Hezbollah, a movement that has killed many Jews around the world and continues to threaten further terrorism,” the CST’s Mark Gardner told TJ.Â
“It is appalling that a British parliamentarian should have anything whatsoever to do with this group, far less that they should accept hospitality from them.”Â
Board of Deputies Chief Executive Jon Benjamin said the politician, who in 2006 accused the government of pursuing an “unbalanced and morally wrong” policy over the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, “has, quite correctly, been completely open about being the guest of Al Manar, which is accepted as being the propaganda arm of Hezbollah. What she will have seen and been told will obviously have to be seen through that prism, as will her own pronouncements on the issues affecting the region.”Â
There was also shock from fellow politicians, with Labour Liverpool Riverside MP Louise Ellman saying: “I’m surprised Claire would want to be associated with a station that airs programmes inciting hatred.”Â
Explaining her decision to accept the hospitality of a station which was branded as ‘viciously anti-semitic’ by David Cameron, Short last night told TJ: “I responded to the invitation because it included the chance to visit the south of Lebanon and see how Lebanon was recovering from the war in 2006. I also took the chance to meet with representatives of Hezbollah. I deplore anti-semitism and will always do so.”Â