Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Britain revokes 5 arms export licenses to Israel

JERUSALEM –Britain has revoked several licenses granted to British companies to sell weapons parts to Israel because of concerns over their use in Israel's recent war in the Gaza Strip, British and Israeli officials said Monday.

The decision, which an Israeli official said applied to parts for missile boats, does not appear to affect Israel's military capabilities significantly. But it was symbolic given the international outcry against the Israeli military's conduct during the three-week war early this year. While recognizing Israel's right to defend itself, Britain has characterized Israeli actions during the bruising war as "disproportionate."

An Israeli official said Britain canceled five licenses that applied to Saar-class missile boat parts after reviewing 182 licenses in all. He had no further details on what parts were at issue, and spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss Britain's decision.

Saar boats fired missiles and artillery shells at targets along Gaza's coast and as cover for ground operations during Israel's three-week war against the territory's Hamas rulers, which the military termed Operation Cast Lead. The operation was meant to quell eight years of militant rocket and mortar barrages on southern Israel.
In London, a spokeswoman for Britain's Foreign Office confirmed a "small number" of export licenses were revoked, but added that there was "no partial U.K. arms embargo on Israel."

After reviewing export licenses after the Gaza fighting, "we judged that in a small number of cases Israeli action in Operation Cast Lead would result in the export of those goods now contravening" EU and British arms-export licensing criteria. "These licenses have been revoked," the spokeswoman said.

The Foreign Office did not specify how many licenses were reviewed or revoked, or which companies held the licenses.

Britain has revoked or rejected arms-exporting licenses to Israel in the past, Israeli and British officials said. Britain is not a major Israeli defense supplier.

Are the end days of the murderous Apartheid regime of Israel coming to an end?

Will all that hate, racism, bigotry and paranoia finally do in that nation of land thieves from Poland and the former USSR?


  1. Are the end days of the murderous Apartheid regime of Israel coming to an end?

    and then what you will be bored to death..................

  2. http://www.whoprofits.org/

    I PUT IT IN THE WRONG COMMENT SECTION. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SITE REGARDING WHO DOES WHAT AND WHERE ETC ETC IN THE ILLEGAL REGIME. Right now I am feeling crappy because I bought a new printer a month ago and I just found the company in one of the lists. HP printers from CA.

    Damn Anonymous, it would be a pleasure to be bored to death without Apartheid but that is just one small teeny weeny part of our problems. It happens, however, to be representative of what we ALL face so we cannot let it slide.

    Whether you believe it or not, we are all potential Palestinians in the eyes of these monsters and these brave gentle people who have been driven to ferocity and amazing resistance need our support.

    You see, they are making great strides in the West, but once they have sublimated the Muslims as they hope, they will completely focus on us and what little we have left after our money and lands have been stolen and our freedom of speech taken.

    So, there is not enough time in the day to deal with it all, even if but one major symptom of the Communist/Zionist attempt to conquer all of humanity.


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