Blair told to stay out of Ramallah
Several Palestinian public institutions, political factions and figures on Monday declared British Prime Minister Tony Blair persona non grata in Ramallah, saying his planned visit to the city was a "provocation against the feelings of the Palestinian people."
[...] Blair's main task is to appear as a peace-maker to stave off sharp criticism in his country and around the world following his refusal to support a cease-fire initiative in Lebanon," the statement added. "He wanted to give Israel's army generals enough time to complete their destructive mission."
According to the authors of the statement, Blair is also "seeking to appease the Arabs and Muslims in light of his biased policies in favor of Israel and his backing for the American adventures. He's trying to create the impression that he is making peaceful efforts to find a solution to the Palestinian cause."
The statement pledged to prevent Blair from achieving his goals.
"We won't allow him to do that; we must not give him the opportunity to appear as a peace-maker because he's a man of violence and a war-maker," it said.
"He's not coming here for peace, but to save his extremist policy and his support for the American policy, which has harmed British interests. On top of all this, his policy regarding the Palestinian issue was always biased toward Israel and has contributed to the starvation of the Palestinians." Link