Dubbed the 21st century Winston Churchill, the UK Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Bradford has received praise from across the political divide on Twitter, but not it seems within his own party.
During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Winston Churchill spent most of his time trying to bring attention to the situation in Nazi Germany, but was not listened to. David Ward MP seems to be to be sitting in the same boat nearly a century later. His Liberal Democratic Party colleagues condemned his comments, which questioned the treatment of Palestinians by Israel and eloquently expressed concerns about the holocaust that is going on in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Chris Davies MEP (@ChrisDaviesMEP) was fully supportive of Ward. “Lib Dem leadership quite wrong to ‘reprimand’ David Ward,” he said. “David Ward’s words could have been better chosen, but why do people who have suffered so much now inflict suffering upon Palestinians?”
And Eugene Henry, who described herself as a Labour Party supporter, questioned the intentions of Mr Ward’s party. She said, “David Ward was condemned for condemning atrocities? Lib Dems courting the Jewish vote by any chance?!”
David Ward MP’s original comments that he posted to his website were, “Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza.”
Palestinian attacks have been argued to be primarily a reaction to Israeli terrorism. It is believed that Israel has killed 12 times more Palestinian children than those Israeli minors killed by Palestinians.
Human rights activist Ashu MG Solo said that David Ward MP’s comments were a welcome change from the Zionist biases that plague the western establishment. “Most western political parties are in the pockets of the pro-Israel lobby composed of Zionist Jews, right-wing Christians, the military industrial complex, Muslim haters, and ignorant voters,” Solo said. “They cover up the truth and call anyone who tells the truth about Israel an ‘anti-Semite.’ David Ward is a courageous politician who is telling people the truth.”
Solo said the truth is that Israel is committing a slow genocide of Palestinians to steal as much of their land as possible. “Israel murders as many Palestinians as it can, makes life hell for Palestinians, and deprives Palestinians of food and water while providing plenty of food and water to Jewish settlers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” Solo said. “Western funding and support of Israeli terrorism is the top cause of jihadi terrorism against the west.”
“Israel has been using the holocaust committed by Nazi Germany as an excuse to commit its own holocaust against Palestinians,” Solo said. “One holocaust doesn’t justify another.” Ashu Solo suggested that people should remember, condemn, and combat all holocausts instead of just the one committed by Nazi Germany.