Salma Yaqoob wants Israel to be punished for its actions against the flotilla the other day. Punished? How, exactly? She does not say in the Birmingham Mail piece. Perhaps she cannot say because the punishment she truly wants would be too much for most Birmingham Mail readers to swallow.
Let’s just say she wants sanctions against Israel. In fact, she does want sanctions against Israel and has done for a long time. It was mainly because of sanctions that the South African racist regime fell. This is precisely what many anti-Israelis, or ‘anti-Zionists’, want to happen to Israel - its death.
Let’s say that sanctions are carried out against Israel. This would result in the destabilising of Israel which could have terrible affects on the region, including increased Hamas militancy and power.
So when Yaqoob calls for ‘more action’ against Israel, it will be wise to bear all these repercussions in mind.