Boris Johnson: a fool & contemptible racist about Palestinians

While in Israel, Boris Johnson, mayor of London & buffoon extraordinaire, gave the inaugural annual Winston Churchill Lecture–probably an unnecessary diplomatic attempt by Israel to suck up to England & to honor Churchill for his ignominious support for Zionist paramilitary colonization of Palestine.

The full text of Johnson’s speech is not available. But there is this dropping reported that exposes Johnson not just as a fool but as a contemptible racist (& still Palestinian National Authority officials met with him): “When [Churchill] wrote his 1922 white paper that paved the way for accelerated Jewish entry into Palestine, Churchill imagined Jews & Arabs living side by side, with technically expert Jewish farmers helping the Arabs to drive tractors.”

Israeli officials must surely have cringed–not at his racism, but at his acknowledgement that Palestinians existed.