Nick Clegg is the rising star of the first-ever British televised debates among party leaders prior to an election. The leader of the UK Liberal Democrats, and possible future prime ministerm is an Israel-basher. Four days ago, Adam Shaw warned AT readers about Clegg's leftism, but his anti-Israel stance was not evident in the first prime ministerial debate. Today, Nile Gardiner of the UK Telegraph lays out the Clegg's views on the Middle East:
In his statements, Clegg has drawn a dangerous and false parallel between the Israelis and Islamist terrorist groups. For example he wrote a piece for The Guardian in January 2009 entitled "We Must Stop Arming Israel" condemning Israel's response to Hamas attacks, and in effect calling for the EU to isolate and even sanction Israel. [snip]
Go to Gardiner's article to read Clegg's own words on these subjects. If the British hand over power to a comparatively unknown and inexperienced PM, as Americans did with their presidency, it will be a disaster.