25 Jan 2009
Sir Gerald Kaufman said the Israeli government was 'ruthlessly and cynically' exploiting the guilt over the Holocaust as justification for the assault on Gaza.
'My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town... a German soldier shot her dead in her bed,' he told MPs.
'My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.'
Always thought of Gerald Kaufman as a right wing MP in a right wing party but he has made some loud calls for peace and justice, this meeting put together by the Jewish Socialist Group looks excellent, Gerry is looking good for some one over the age of 77
After the War on Gaza: What next for the Palestinians? And how can Jews in Britain and in Israel help bring about a just peace?
Public meeting – all welcome
Wednesday 11th February, 7.30pm
Tudor Room, Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB
Karma Nabulsi, Gerald Kaufman MP, plus other speakers to be announced
Karma Nabulsi is an Oxford-based academic who formerly worked as a PLO diplomat at the UN and in Beirut, Tunis and Britain.
Gerald Kaufman has been a Labour MP since 1970 and has been an outspoken supporter of a just peace in Israel/Palestine.
Organised by the Jewish Socialists’ Group: www.jewishsocialist.org.uk
Posted by Derek Wall at 3:21 pm