Guess what? They've seen the error of their ways and will no longer be supplying weapons to the
Of course not. Arms sales to Israel are
assessed on a case-by-case basis and conduct in recent conflicts is always taken into account.
Britain is not a major arms exporter to Israel
the UK regularly turns down arms requests from IsraelNot forgetting that
We do not believe that the current situation in the Middle East would be improved by imposing an arms embargo on Israel. Israel has the right to defend itself and faces real security threats. However, we will not grant export licences where there is a clear risk that arms will be used for external aggression or internal repression.
So that's OK, and completely accurate then.
It's the kind of situation Mark Steel might have a go at: 'of course Israel shouldn't be pursuing an aggressive military campaign against civilians and occupying other people's land, but you don't stop that by not giving them weapons. In fact the best way to stop it is to sell them fighter aircraft.'