‘UK needs to overcome pro-Israel lobby’

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As Britain is preparing to enter 2015, many are questioning how the government will be able to handle the numerous challenges it faces in terms of domestic politics and foreign diplomacy. Nevertheless, the general sentiment in London is that the country first needs to get rid of outside pressures that have pushed it to pursue interventionist policies.

Gilad Atzmon, a political commentator and author from London, said in an interview with Press TV that the British government is under the strong influence of a key pro-Israel lobby over its foreign policy agenda.

Atzmon said the same pro-Israeli lobby – that he named as The Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) – has had a key role in London’s recent hostile approaches toward Iran as well as Syria.

He described this as a danger which is already threatening Britain’s independence.

“It does not make any…

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