Good news never gets through. And this week the cartoon nonsense has drowned out a significant criticism of Israel and its illegal occupation of Palestine. The Church of England’s general synod - including the Archbishop of Canterbury - voted to disinvest church funds from companies profiting from Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory. Yup. Its true. Read Here

And there is more! Some leading Architects in the UK, including Richard Rogers ( he of Pompidou centre, Millenium dome, LLoyds building fame), have come together and formed ” Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine.” They want a boycott of the Israeli construction industry in protest at the building of illegal settlements and the “separation barrier.” Read Here.

Of course the Archbishop of Canterbury did not want to upset the zionists too much. So in an embarassing letter he wrote to the Chief Rabbi in England, Jonathan Sacks, basically apologising for putting that resolution through. He also pulls his punches in the letter. Notice the phrase “some seriousness” in this line:

The demolition of Palestinian homes in recent years has been a regular source of controversy, and raises moral issues of some seriousness

Some seriousness. Really. Anyway, read it HERE.