Tony Blair intervenes to get Gerry Adams into Gaza
Israel was not favourable to this because its Foreign Ministry was concerned that ‘high profile meetings of international politicians with Hamas would only grant the organization legitimacy’.
But Tony Blair has no such qualms, and telephoned Ehud Barak personally to make straight in the desert a highway for Mr Adams because the leader of Sinn Fein-IRA ‘had experience as a mediator, and could pass messages and act as a go-between for Israel and Hamas’.
When he met with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City, Gerry Adams said: "We want to help. We support the Palestinian people."
In response, Ismail Haniyeh welcomed Mr Adams as ‘a man of rich political experience who faced circumstances in Ireland similar to what we face in Gaza’.
Cranmer shall not waste his time deconstructing such revisionist tosh.
No doubt Gerry Adams felt very much at home as he reminisced with Hamas command and control about the virtues of terrorism, and perhaps a little envious as he was given a guided tour of Hamas’ fully commissioned arsenal of weapons.