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)

Sunday, 15 September 2019

"Stop Arming Israel": Serpents on Eden Street (video)

In leafy Kingston upon Thames, a gaggle of elderly bourgeois Israel-haters from the local PSC stand in the September sunshine handing out leaflets demanding that the HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, one of the UK's Big Four banks since the Midland Bank merged with it), "Stop Arming Israel"

Whatever would these old guys and gals do in their dotage without da Joos' State to pick on!? 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0d08OLV-eU

As so often, arch-BDSer Alex Seymour/Seymour Alexander provides some pleasant background music to accompany the steady pace of the strollers and shoppers who, very sensibly, give the Israel-hating fanatics hardy a glance.

But of course, there are always exceptions who become ensnared in the trap.

Meanwhile, two politics researchers at the University of Manchester, Andrew Barclay and Maria Sobolewska, show that
" Labour’s consistent electoral underperformance in areas with large numbers of Jewish voters since 2015 suggests that their relationship with Britain’s Jews has significantly deteriorated since this point, regardless of whether a majority of Britain’s Jews opted for the Tories before this juncture. 
These findings not only show the Tories to be the party of choice among an overwhelming majority of Jews, but also show the era of Corbyn as a clear nadir in their relationship with Labour."
Read the entire article (unfortunately it's badly written) here


And, writes "Remainer" Stephen Daisley in The Spectator:
"Those who would put Corbyn in Downing Street point to the depredations Brexit is predicted to inflict, job losses, medicine shortages and trade disruptions, are worth staving off even if it means sacrificing popular democracy. They may be right. There are some of us, probably not many, who lament Brexit but sincerely believe Corbyn would be worse. It’s not that we deny the perils of no-deal for good governance and economic stability (though anyone touting a Corbyn premiership can hardly pray in aid such concerns); it is that we assess the moral fallout of Corbyn to be graver than the financial consequences of no-deal Brexit.
.... MPs ... would be adopting as their figurehead a man arrested at a ‘solidarity’ demo for the killer of Tory MP Anthony Berry. It would be a betrayal of our past and a message to posterity: there is no outrage so great that it cannot be waited out, unrepentantly, with the connivance of your feckless, career-driven colleagues.
The political chaos of Brexit pales against the moral chaos of an antisemite becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in living memory of the Holocaust. The past four years have been among the most distressing and frightening for British Jews since the war. For parliament to give its imprimatur to the man responsible would be to reduce antisemitism to a competition of interests rather than a test of moral fortitude. MPs would be setting the rights of Jews against the political and economic well-being of the nation in a way no Parliament has done since Emancipation. They would be aligning the national interest with the toleration of antisemitism...."

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  1. Professor A.J. Caschetta said:

    “[Rashid] Khalidi [of the Center for Palestine
    Studies] inadvertently admits that the Palestinian
    economy consists almost exclusively of handouts
    from the world, especially the United States and Israel.

    Cash installments to the P.A. [Palestinian Authority]
    are used to pay everyone from terrorists to counter-terrorists.

    Israel collects taxes for the Palestinians and supplies
    most of their electricity and water.

    Many of the real job opportunities for
    Palestinians who reside in Judea and
    Samaria, [the so-called “West Bank,”]
    are provided by Israeli companies.”

    SOURCE:
    Encouraging Palestinians to swim uphill
    by A.J. Caschetta, 2019 August 5, JNS dot org
    www.jns.org/opinion/encouraging-palestinians-to-swim-uphill/

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    Thane Rosenbaum [author of many
    books and a Distinguished Fellow at
    the NYU School of Law] said:


    “In this universe of automatic virtue
    bestowed upon anyone with a history
    of oppression, Jews are, bizarrely,
    kicked off the team, their privileges
    suspended, all because of their
    ostensible White privilege.”

    SOURCE: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
    reminds us of age-old Jewish truths

    by Thane Rosenbaum, 2019 August 7
    www.algemeiner.com/2019/08/07/fiddler-on-the-roof-reminds-us-of-age-old-jewish-truths/

    ===================================

    Major General (res.) Gershon HaCohen,
    [who] led the IDF 36th Division that was
    responsible for the disengagement [from Gaza]
    [said this to Jewish News Syndicate]:


    “…No one in his right mind in Israel will
    now agree to a disengagement from Judea
    and Samaria [also known as The West Bank]
    except for a few Left-wing radicals.”

    SOURCE:
    Disbanding Gush Katif a failed experiment,
    says general who helped carry out evacuation

    by Avrohom Shmuel Lewin, 2019 August 12
    www.jns.org/disbanding-gush-katif-a-failed-experiment-says-general-who-helped-carry-out-evacuation/

    ===================================

    Bill Maher described
    the anti-Israel BDS movement as:


    “a bulls**t purity test by people who
    want to appear woke but actually
    slept through history class.”

    Bill Maher also said:

    “As if the occupation came right out of
    the blue, that this completely peaceful
    people found themselves occupied.

    Forget about the intifadas and the suicide
    bombings and the rockets and how many wars.”

    SOURCE:
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib Pushes Boycott of Bill Maher
    Show after Host Calls BDS a ‘Bulls**t Purity Test’

    by Benjamin Kerstein, 2019 August 18
    www.algemeiner.com/2019/08/18/rep-rashida-tlaib-pushes-boycott-of-bill-maher-show-after-host-calls-bds-a-bullst-purity-test/

    ALSO:
    www.algemeiner.com/2019/08/23/bill-maher-calls-bs-on-bds/

    ALSO:
    www.jns.org/opinion/from-bill-maher-to-gloria-steinem-celebrities-jump-into-tlaib-omar-fray-head-first/

    ===================================

    Abdul Hameed al Ghabin
    [Saudi writer and political analyst] said:


    “How can we achieve peace if the Palestinian
    people remain without a place to call home?
    The answer is simple:

    Jordan is already 78% of historical Palestine.
    Jordanians of Palestinian origin constitute
    more than 80% of the population according to
    U.S. intelligence cables leaked in 2010. Jordan
    is essentially already the Palestinian Arab state.

    The only problem is, the King of Jordan
    refuses to acknowledge this.”

    SOURCE:
    A new Saudi perspective for peace
    by Abdul Hameed al Ghabin, 2019/8/21
    www.jns.org/opinion/a-new-saudi-perspective-for-peace/

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