Jan 13 2009
...The outbursts of Israeli government ministers, not least the foreign minister, who I understand is an Irgun Zwai Leumi heiress, simply beggar belief.
May I “sound out” Michael Fabricant (MP, Lichfield) on his views in respect of the antics of this particular organisation, also the Stern Gang, during 1945 to 1948 when no fewer than 784 of British service personnel lost their lives? Their crime? Endeavouring to maintain an economically viable and multi-racial Palestine. But international Zionists, as history reveals, had other views!
I recall the callous murders by hanging in an orange grove, of Sergeants Paice and Martin of the Intelligence Core, when a comrade of mine was severally injured when cutting down their booby-trapped bodies. I also recall the vilification of the heroic Major Roy Farran DSO, MC, followed in 1948 by the murder of his civilian brother Rex Farran, in Wolverhampton at the family’s home.
Mr Fabricant may or may not be aware that all of these British troops are remembered at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas quite near the MPs constituency. As is the Palestine Memorial.
I would be interested, as would many ex-service personnel, to hear the condemnation of these crimes against service personnel. Also, I would welcome a more objective appraisal by the Honourable Gentleman in respect of the Middle East massacre of innocents in Gaza by vastly superior Israeli Forces.
retired county councillor,
Full of bluster, that Wareing of Redditch.
Less than 400 British security personnel died while defending an illegal policy by the HMG to thwart the establishment of a Jewish national home, keep Jews in Nazi Europe better to be killed By Hitler, keeping them out of Mandate Palestine after the war and repressing the pre-state Jewish community economically, among other crimes.
The bodies of the two sergeants were not booby-trapped but the ground near them was.
and this comment by Charlie on January 10th, 2009 at 12:45am -
Is it true two soldiers hung by the Stern Gang were former members of the Commandos which if they had been caught by the Nazis would have been executed. In addition, the Stern Gang gang sent a letter bomb to the parents home of Roy Farran a former SAS officer . Unfortunately the letter was opened by R.Farran, Ray Farran's 12 year old brother who was either injured or murdered. The use of terrorism by Stern/Irgun against those who risked being murdered and or tortured by the Nazis and the fact that the Israeli government has, I believe, disowned their actions, done much to dicredit Israel.
No, hanged by the Irgun.
No, they weren't former commandos.
No, Ray was actually Rex and he wasn't 12.
And the British troops, blindly following orders, didn't add credit to British justice and commitment to their international obligations.
But if these Brits would have treated Cyprus, Kenya, Malaysia and other colonies the same way, and let's add the United States, the same way they treat Israel, then I wouldn't have to suspect latent judeaphobia.