* Is there anything creepier than thisÂ slimy,Â slitheryÂ creature? Â
* Â Â Â Galloway ends up calling Henshaw a “hooligan”- Â watching this, its pretty obvious thatÂ gorgeousÂ George is a Muzz-agit-prop who is not far from exhibiting the legendary ‘fanatical frenzy’ which, according to Churchill, can be ‘more dangerous than hydrophobia in a dog’.
Rabid Jew-haters whine to each other on Iranian propaganda TV/UK
* GallowayÂ interviewsÂ Tony Blair’s sister-in-lawÂ Lauren Booth, Â currently hauled up in Gaza, Â where she raids the grocery stores and blames Israel for being cooped up in a ‘concentration camp’, while Â gorging herself with ‘Iftar dinners’ in the company of the murderous swine from Hamas.
Gaza ‘a massive concentration camp’
The sister-in-law of former British prime minister Tony Blair has called Gaza a “concentration camp” and a “humanitarian crisis on the scale of Darfur.”
Journalist and activist Lauren Booth was being interviewed by left-wing anti-Israel activist George Galloway on Press TV, an Iranian English-language 24-hour news channel based in London, earlier this month.
Galloway, who was thrown out of the Labor Party in 2003 for encouraging British troops to refuse orders while on duty in Iraq, was speaking to Booth in what he called “occupied Gaza.”
“Why are they keeping you cooped up in the concentration camp called Gaza?” he asked her.
“I want to say thank you for using the word concentration camp because the word prison has been applied in the last few years and that’s a lie. In a prison you get three meals a day, a nourishing diet, visits from outsiders and some hobbies and rehabilitation and a date for your release,” she said.
A few days before the interview, Agence France-Presse released a picture of Booth shopping in a grocery store in Gaza.
Booth and other pro-Palestinian activists entered the Strip with the Free Gaza protest boats that came from Cyprus on August 23. Most of the protesters left on the same boats at the beginning of September; she and several others chose to remain in Gaza.
Last month Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh presented her and 47 other international activists with Palestinian diplomatic passports.
Booth has said that she is trapped in Gaza, that Egyptian and Israeli authorities have prevented her from leaving.
Meanwhile, the Free Gaza movement says it is “broke” and is trying to raise funds for a return trip next Monday.
“On September 22, we’re going back to Gaza to expose the illegality of Israel’s actions, support the suffering people of Gaza and create an open channel between Gaza and the outside world.
“Our goal is to raise half-a-million dollars by the end of September. Please give what you can,” the group said in an appeal for support.
* Yep. Give generously. The swine need your support.
Tony Blair’s Sister-in-Law’s Gaza Media Circus
Tony Blair’s Sister-in-Lawâ€”Â Â Trapped in Gaza!
It makes for a great headline, and has beenÂ splashed acrossÂ the British and much of the European press.Â Â The full story, as always, is considerably more complicated.
Yes, Lauren Booth, the 41-year-old journalist /activist arrived three weeks ago by boat, as part of the Free Gaza expedition that sailed from Cyprus (clickhereÂ for PJM’s coverage). Most of the 44-member group elected to leave the same way they arrived. Ms. Booth decided, along with 10 others, to stay behind.
So far, neither Israel nor Egypt has allowed any of the 10 activists who remained in Gaza to leave. Ms. Booth, however, is the only one of the group whose predicament has been widely covered by the foreign media. She is also the only one whose half-sister CherieÂ is married to a former prime minister of Great Britain.
Nearly every article about Ms. Booth’s predicament leads with the fact that she is Blair’s sister-in-law. Most mention that the former prime minister is now a Middle East envoy. Almost none mentions that the two are not on speaking terms.
As Ms. BoothÂ put it in a 2006 speechÂ at a rally to protest the Iraq war: “By chance of marriage, I am related to Tony Blair â€” a fact that makes neither of us happy today, I can tell you that.” Ms. Booth does not seem at all unhappy, though, with theÂ generous publicityÂ she has won for her Gaza adventure, by virtue of her family connections. Mr. Blair’s staff said he would not involve himself in the matter, which is being dealt with by the British consulate in East Jerusalem.
Interviewed last week forÂ YnetÂ by Noa Raz, Ms. Booth insisted that the conditions in Gaza were worse than those in Darfur,Â where an estimated 400,000 have been killed since 2003. She also compared Gaza to a concentration camp. “You were in the concentration camps,” she told the 20-something reporter, who was born in Israel two generations after the Nazi Holocaust. “And I can’t believe that you are allowing the creation of such a camp yourselves.”
A few days before the Ynet interview was published,Â Ms. Booth was photographed by an AFP photographerÂ while purchasing Snickers bars and bottled soft drinks at an apparently well-stocked Gaza supermarket.
Another day, another set of histrionics from Lauren Booth, sister-in-law of Tony Blair and activist with the “Free Gaza” movement – a group which, despite its name, is careful not to make any criticisms of Hamas.
AfterÂ talking darkly about the dangersÂ posed by the IDF in making the journey to Gaza by boat, the shipmatesÂ made it into the Hamas-controlled StripÂ without so much as a boat search, much less a torpedo. Most of the activists left last week; Booth and a few others stayed on, apparently to do “human rights work.” This did not include any declarations of solidarity with thoseÂ striking Gaza teachers facing a Hamas purge.
Now she’s complaining that she can’t leave Gaza (check thisÂ aptly-entitled postÂ on Fresno Zionism). The Israelis won’t let her in via the Erez crossing. The Egyptians won’t let her in via the Rafah crossing.
Hold on! The Egyptians? But isn’t Gaza totally blockaded by Israel?? No surprises for guessing how Booth gets around this conundrum:Â the Egyptians aren’t letting her throughÂ because of Israeli pressure.
As for Israel, why would Booth even want to enter what for her is Satan’s lair? She really is displaying classic spoiled brat behavior: she actively consorts with sworn antisemites and murderers, then throws a fit when she’s deemed a security risk by the country she’d quite happily see wiped off the face of the earth. Which is whyYigal Palmor,Â a spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry, was somewhat understated when he said, “This is something she should have thought about before entering Gaza. Nothing was coordinated with Israel.”
Now Booth isÂ pronouncing dramaticallyÂ that her predicament “…is a punishment, and it’s a warning to the people who may in the future want to come on the boat: imprisonment in the largest internment camp in history.” Meanwhile, Tony Blair is in Jerusalem on official business as Middle East Envoy. Wisely, he’s leaving his sister-in-laws antics to locally-based British diplomats.