I find it quite incredible that Shimon Peres considers the UK attitude to Israel as antisemitism. There is a long history of support for the Jewish cause in this country. We were as supportive as any other country when the news of the Holocaust broke.
Perhaps the truth is that a Jewish nation, who tramples on anyone who poses a threat, is going to use the race card whenever their actions are criticised. They seem to be taking the old Wild West opinion expressed in black and white films where we heard the words, "The only good Indian is a dead one."
Great support was given to the finding of a home for the traditionally dispersed people of Israel following the 2nd World War. Finally the decision went in favour of what was then called Palestine and the movement began. Already in residence were Palestinians but these were not considered entitled to be there. As the nation of Israel increased and rooted itself there was a Palestinian resentment - not unexpected, I would have thought. The day dawned when they began to be a thorn in the side of the occupiers of what had been their land.
A leader called Yasser Arafat came forward and their opposition to Israel increased. Later we saw their expulsion to Lebanon and the trouble that followed. They were eventually allowed back to their own country but were mainly restricted to specific areas.
As time went on they received greater and greater harassment at the hands of the state of Israel. Just imagine those farmers who want to get on with growing crops and selling them to make a living. They are individuals whose simple desire is to live in peace and go about a normal daily life. Yet they are bombed and shelled and their homes removed by the occupiers.
If we speak up for them we are dubbed antisemites. What rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!