I'm sure many people find this disguise as offensive as the EDL's habit of gratuitously carrying the Israeli flag to demonstrations, like a standard into battle, as it did when it converged upon Portsmouth recently.
As to what motivates Mr Robinson, here's an excerpt from a BBC radio interview with the sardonically-voiced John Humphrys:
Mirroring the contempt of Anglo-Jewry's leadership organisations for the EDL (despite the latter's professions of support for Israel), the Jewish Chronicle has waged a vigorous campaign against the EDL, and in June revealed to its satisfaction that the membership of the EDL's Jewish Division was about a dozen, not all of them actually Jewish. It's report of last weekend's event, complete with a photo of "Rabbi Kidderman" can be read here: http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/analysis/54327/this-time-edl-did-not-pass-east-end
There are to date 831 members of a Facebook group called "Not In Our Name - Jews Against the EDL" which states on its page:
The English Defence League claim to be our allies in the fight against extremism. In reality, they are violent racists with BNP members and Nazi sympathisers amongst their ranks.It is time for the Jewish communityHowever, the EDL's Jewish Division has a new leader and a new Facebook page.:
"Unfortunately, under the previous leadership, the Jewish Division allied themselves with some of the extreme elements that exist within the larger body of individuals and organisations that campaign against Sharia Law and other forms of Islamic Extremism. This was a move that we were unwilling to condone.
It was due to these irreconcilable differences that we had to part ways with the previous JD leadership.
However, there is certainly still a place for Jews in the EDL, and we [are] happy to announce that James Cohen, former member of the board for the International Free Press Society, has been appointed the new leader of the EDL Jewish Division.
We fully expect that James will able to help expand upon the great work that our Jewish Division members have already done. The JD will continue in its unwavering support of the state of Israel and in its efforts to educate people as to why that support is so important in the larger struggle against radical Islam.
We are sure that EDL members will continue to welcome our Jewish friends, and that members of the JD will continue to demonstrate their commitment to tackling Islamic extremism in Britain, as well as abroad.
Many British Jews are proud patriots who, like all other members of the EDL, are fighting to help preserve our country’s traditions of tolerance, justice and fair play. Jewish people have long been a part of England, and have made a great many contributions to our national life.
Whilst the EDL’s focus will always remain on defending England from Sharia Law and the erosion of our rights and freedoms, we will also remain unwavering in our support of Israel and in our opposition to antisemitism.
We are confident that the Jewish Division will make an important contribution to our movement, and that together we will help safeguard this country’s fighting spirit and love of freedom." http://englishdefenceleague.org/edl-jewish-division-new-leadership-new-facebook-page/