OH REALLY MR. PRIME MINISTER?
Acording to this site "Irish Land seized by English Barons: English Barons seized land in Ireland began in the year 1171."
Starting in the year 1300 Northern Ireland was under complete control of the English Barrons.
1534 King Henry VIII took complete control of those lands and by 1541 he forced Ireland to declare him their King.
"After Henry VIII's death, his children, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I continued to try to increase English control in Ireland. Mary attempted to do this by using plantation - giving land in Ireland to settlers loyal to England. She seized land in central Ireland, gave it to English settlers and renamed the land 'Queens County' and 'Kings County'. Elizabeth tried to establish Protestantism in Ireland by outlawing Catholic services and executing some Bishops and Priests. However, this only had the effect of uniting the Catholics more strongly against English rule."
Starting 1695 the following penal codes were imposed upon Catholics in Ireland:
Preventing Catholics from carrying weapons and owning horses worth more than Â£5
Restricting the rights of Catholics to education
Restrict their rights to education.
Preventing Catholics from buying land
Stating that on death property should be equally divided between all sons rather than inherited by the eldest.
Banning Catholics from serving in the army
Preventing Catholics from holding public positions
Preventing Catholics from entering the legal profession
Preventing Catholics from voting or serving as MPs
1801 The Act of Union became legal. "This act abolished the Irish parliament and formally united Ireland and Great Britain to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland."
We all pretty much know the rest.
I find it ironic to have such a strong statement against Israel, putting the onus on Israel from a man leading a country with such a history of abuse against another nation with a similar situation.
But what most people don't understand -- and I understand why they don't, media-bias and lack of factual information gone unchallenged for so long, is that Israel is the Ireland and the "Palestinians" are the British of the Middle East.
What makes this even more complicated is that the British government is largely at fault for this current situation as it is today because they were a huge imperialist nation and had taken over what is now Israel and Jordan and called it Palestine. Palestine was a territory and never a country by that name.
And many other countries in the Middle East that exist today were under other monarchy/government control. Europe controlled the Middle East, conquered those people and ruled. Then during the begining of the last century they divied it up and all the countries you know of today came into existence. Most of the leaders of those regimes today were put into control hand-picked by European nations.
That is why there are so many clan problems in the Muslim countries and so much fighting amongst themselves in addition to the so-called Israel-Palestinian crisis, you hear so much about all the time.
For all the hoopla about how America's foreign policies have supposedly created so much hate and distrust in the world, etc. etc. why is THIS never thought about??? Look at the horrendous policies of the British government for longer than my country is in existance that have caused so many troubles amongst so many different cultures and countries including and up to the current day.