Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Friday, 12 August 2011

London Riots: It's Da Joos Wot Dunnit, Innit?

Below is a video clip from Fox News that was originally aired over the weekend on one of the two 24-hour British news channels: if my memory serves me correctly, the BBC.

It shows a group of Charedim getting clear of the disturbances in the London borough of Tottenham (where the trouble began) after watching them unfold on their way home from shul.

The footage has been pounced on by antisemites (like the owner of the American voice we hear commenting on the scene), twisting facts to allege that Jews were taking part in the riots.  Nothing could be further from the truth, but, sadly, "the world's oldest hatred" needs no excuse.

BNP leader Nick Griffin, whose past statements have included
"I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that six million Jews were gassed and cremated and turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also once held that the world is flat."
again showed off his judeophobic credentials by tweeting:
"Riot footage shows it's a joint black/Jewish affair...."
Let's reiterate: Jews did not take part in the rioting that occurred in London and certain other English cities over the past five days.

As I mentioned in the penultimate post, among the targets of the thugs who committed robbery, looting, and arson in Tottenham was the Jewish-owned long-established hardware business H. Glickman, which was ransacked and narrowly escaped being burnt out.

A Jewish barber on the same street, 89-year-old Aaron Biber, was also a victim.  His shop was looted, and an appeal has been launched to help him "get cutting again". http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/53039/appeal-keep-tottenham-barber-aaron-biber-cutting-after-riot-damage

See also: http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/53093/terror-tottenham-and-bedlam-birmingham
and http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/53094/community-rallies-round-help-riot-repairs

As the London Jewish Chronicle relates of the neighbourhood's Charedim:
'Tottenham's Chasidic residents turned out to watch the weekend's riots on their way home from synagogue, but retreated after warnings from rabbis.
A warning was sent out to the Stamford Hill community via strictly Orthodox security service Shomrim, from Rabbi Efraim Padwa.
He said:
"We have been advised by the local police to warn all members of the community not to be present in any shape or form in the areas surrounding the current riots, as being seen in the vicinity can have a negative effect. May a blessing reach to all those honouring this request."
Witnesses said that no one from the Jewish community was involved in rioting but around 25 mostly young men turned out at the south end of the High Road to watch the chaos after midnight. Groups were also seen watching looting on Tottenham's Broad Lane.
A YouTube video showed some young, strictly Orthodox men handing out challah to passing residents from a cardboard box.
Rabbi Chanoch Kesselman of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations said as far as he knew, no Jewish businesses or synagogues had been reported damaged.
He said:
"People were staying away, by and large. A few youngsters went to see what was going on, some live not far away and some have businesses in the area.There's been no injuries and most of the youngsters watching were told by the rabbonim to stay away, and then they did."'  http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/52903/tottenham-jews-life-goes-after-riots

7 comments:

  1. I have just put in a complaint to the TV programme concerned "The O'Reilly Factor"

    Please be my guest and do likewise

    Oreilly@foxnews.com

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  2. Sadly, when there's a riot, the best place to be is somewhere else. The alternatives are false accusation; being beaten to death as was Ian Tomlinson or being 'kettled' with all the consequent suffering. Protecting your property and your neighbourhood can become deadly. Alas, riots and the police doth make cowards of us all.

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  3. Shirlee, I don't think the narrator is on Fox - he's a viewer.

    I agree, Ian.

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  4. Whatever Daphne.!! Fox will get it taken down.

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  5. But the BNP/EDL are your comrades in arms against the Muslims.

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  6. Ugh, the BNP for one seems to have alot of the old Colin Jordan/John Tyndall neo-Nazi madness about it.
    I wouldn't be their comrades in arms even at a pub knees-up!

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