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)

Wednesday 2 March 2011

"Forget the Jewish Thing": Assange's Alleged Conspiracy Theory!

Private Eye is a satirical British fortnightly magazine that has been around since the 1960s. It exposes secrets, follies, corruption and hypocrisy in public figures and public bodies, national and local. Despite what one might think, it is not biased to the Left, but writes about figures and institutions along the entire political spectrum. It frequently breaks stories that are not immediately picked up in the rest of the media, but are often proved true weeks, months, or even years later.

According to its new issue, of 1 March, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange phoned its editor complaining about a piece it had run on 16 February, and alleged that the piece was “an obvious attempt to deprive him and his organisation of Jewish support and donations” . Mr Assange then claimed that Private Eye was “part of a conspiracy led by the Guardian which includes journalist David Leigh, editor Alan Rusbridger, and John Kampfner from Index on Censorship.”  He allegedly described them all as Jewish.

When Private Eye’s editor pointed out that Rusbridger isn’t Jewish, Mr Assange allegedly said he’s “sort of Jewish” since he’s Leigh’s brother-in-law, before retracting: “Forget the Jewish thing”.

Ah! If only The Guardian, which is fixated on reporting and commenting about Israel from a negative perspective and allows antisemitism on its website, would “Forget the Israeli thing” and concentrate its fire and ire on real rogue regimes!

To read more about Mr Assange's alleged conversation:


  1. Superb!!! Isn't it amazing how little pressure is required to get these types to squawk!

    Actually, I am not against Assange per se; he has done Israel a few favours inadvertently, with his leaks.

  2. It has a certain ring - "The Rusbridger Rebbe" :~[

  3. Showing anti-semitic tendencies won't do him any harm, to the contrary, it will probably get him brownie points with the left.

  4. Well, Rita, the Guardian is at it as usual - Linda Grant's Comment is Free piece trying to exculpate Galliano for his rant, for instance!


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