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)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Strangling Einstein: What The Tourist Saw At The Waxworks

American attorney and writer Ben Shapiro has been visiting London.  On Christmas Eve he and his wife visited the world-famous waxworks founded by immigrant Franco-Swiss modeller Marie Tussaud (1761-1850):

 "As we strolled the halls filled with famous cultural figures, most from the 20th century, we came across the wax doll for Albert Einstein.  And there, crowded around the figure, stood five young Muslims – two male, three female.  While other guests stood next to the model and smiled, or put an arm around it, these Muslim worthies stood next to the wax model – and put their hands around its throat, simulating strangling it.  At first, I couldn’t believe what I was watching – did Einstein do something to offend these people? – but then it dawned on me that they were doing this because Einstein was a Jew.  In fact, Einstein was the only prominent Jew in Tussaud’s.  And who wouldn’t want to strangle a prominent Jew, after all?
That suspicion was confirmed a few minutes later when we reached the wax statue of Adolf Hitler​.  Britons and Americans tried to choke the figure, or pointed their fingers at it in imaginary guns, or yelled at it.  These young Muslims happily stood next to it, and took smiling photographs with it as though they’d stumbled upon a friendly uncle. Which, in a way, they had.
And, of course, nobody said anything to these delightfully diverse young people.'
Read more of Ben Shapiro's "Postcard From Islamic London" here
Update: see Edgar Davidson's remarkably similar experience at Tussaud's yesterday here


  1. This is unbelievable because we were at Madame Tussaud's yesterday and witnessed something similar. I have now posted my own experiences about it:

  2. Thanks, Edgar - off to view your blog!