Miliband wears two hats when talking of Israel

LETTER writers last week are to be congratulated on their clinical and analytical criticisms of both the Labour Party and its leader, who - apparently fearful of the results at the coming General Election - searches for the Muslim vote.

Ed Miliband wears a different hat, depending on where and to whom he is speaking.

At the Labour Friends of Israel reception, he was quite eloquent regarding Israel's achievements and their right to a peaceful existence. Contrast the Labour Friends of Palestine meeting and the real Ed Miliband emerged - opportunist, fulsome and patently insincere.

It is not surprising he is chasing the Islamic vote.

He realises that he has a "ready-made source" waiting to be tapped. The unbelievably one-sided rhetoric from Douglas Alexander, his Shadow Foreign Secretary, makes William Hague seem like an "Israelophile".

What easier way to achieve this aim than to condemn Israel and jump on the settlements and blockades, with lack of regard for the state's security.

No Jew should vote Labour in 2015 in the face of such blind bigotry, irrespective of how many occasions Mr Miliband might throw out a sop to the Jewish electorate. And this will not be easy for many of us.

R Miller,

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