"The demonization of Russia and indeed Russian allies by Western elites and the defense of Israel are interconnected. By and large, the same people who have been exploiting the MH17 tragedy to try and get tougher sanctions imposed on Moscow, are the same ones whitewashing/defending Israeli actions in Gaza.
It is important to understand that being anti-Russian, but also pro-Israel, and pro-US are “required” positions for anyone wanting to hold high office in the West. The Russia test, the Israel test, and the US test can be seen as “three hoops” which any ambitious politician needs to jump through in order to make it to the top. British Labour leader Ed Miliband knows this and has been hard at work.
After Prince Charles had reportedly compared President Putin to Hitler, Miliband said the Prince “has got a point”. He has declared himself a Zionist, and at time of writing he is jumping through the last of the hoops – he is in the US meeting President Obama."