In this interview with CAABU, author, comedian and actor Alexis Sayle compares Israel to the serial rapist and abuser of children, Jimmy Savile:
"I always try and think of the psychology of the nation and the psychology of the people behind it, and I said it in 2009 during Cast Lead that Israel seemed to me to be like a teenager that's never been given any boundaries, that is endlessly indulged by its doting parents, the West, and has kind of become psychopath as a result.
But now, thinking about it, you could also say that Israel is now the Jimmy Savile of nation states, it clearly doesn't care about damaging the lives of children, it thinks that everybody else is in the wrong, and it is endlessly in the right.
And also it's a state that is endlessly again indulged by the power, by Western powers, by governments everywhere because they're frightened of it, frightened of it physically in some ways and of its kind of anger and of the power that it wields and its influence."
Alexei Sayle interviewed by CAABU
Alexei Sayle protesting in 2009 over Israel's Operation Cast Lead attack on Gaza
In 2009, at the time of Israel's Operation Cast Lead, which killed at least 1400 people as it devastated Gaza, Alexei Sayle said: "I think it’s important that Jewish people who have a public profile speak out to say that this is not being done in our name.
All the time we hear from Israeli spokespeople that they are angry with the people they have murdered for making them murder them. It is the psychology of the murderer, it is the psychology of the rapist, it is the psychology of the bully. That’s what Israel is in this situation."