Lib Dem David Ward, MP for Bradford East, has issued shocking twisted statements about Jews and the Holocaust. He offended not only Jews but all decent people when he said publicly that Jews have "failed to learn the lesson from the Holocaust".
Mr Ward's sick rant accused the Israeli government - which he equates with "Jews" - of treating the Palestinians in the occupied zones as badly as the Jews were treated in the Nazi death-camps. Ward obviously knows nothing about either, and his ignorant abusive statement is meant to curry favour with the Islamic voters of Bradford. Let us hope that they are better informed than he is and know the difference between a Zionist and a Jew, or a refugee camp and an extermination camp.
Mr Ward has been severely criticized and his resignation has been called for.
According to American Senator John Kerry, Israel has done everything in its power over the past four years to reach a legal compromise solution to the situation.
"For the past four years, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has refused to come to the negotiating table with Israel and has continuously tried to impose preconditions on talks.
He has insisted that Israel accept the pre-1967 lines as final borders and has demanded that Israel release all Arab terrorists from its jails, and halt construction in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem for a second time before talks begin. At the same time, he has refused to recognize Israel’s right to exist. His Fatah party's newly adopted logo shows all of Israel as Palestine.
Even when Israel imposed a ten-month freeze on Jewish construction in an attempt to bring Abbas back to the negotiating table, he refused, choosing instead to impose more preconditions."