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, 9 June 2013

"You Don't Look Like A Soldier To Me, You Look Like A Bloody Jew": A British MP To An IDF Soldier (video)

Here's Tory MP Patrick Mercer confiding to a BBC "Panorama" reporter something he said on a recent visit to Israel:

(Hat tip: Jean Vercors)


  1. You may find this link to be of interest:

    It doesn't do to curse Israel. Sometimes retribution can come very quickly. In the interests of charity and our spiritual well-being we must resist feelings of schadenfreude.

  2. Exclusive: MP Patrick Mercer apologises for ‘bloody Jew’ slur

    A former shadow minister who was caught on camera branding an Israeli soldier a “bloody Jew” has apologised unreservedly for what he described as his “stupid remark”, writes Justin Cohen.

    MP Patrick Mercer

    The BBC’s Panorama alleged that Newark MP Patrick Mercer made the comments, which have been roundly condemned by community leaders and fellow politicians, to a reporter posing as a lobbyist as part of an undercover investigation by the programme with the Daily Telegraph.

    Describing an encounter with a soldier while trying to enter an “intelligence establishment” during a recent visit to the Jewish state, he was reported during last Thursday’s programme as saying: “An 18-year-old girl wearing a uniform, but with her sort of hair in plaits, and crazy jewellery and open-toed sandals, with a rifle up my nose. Who the f*** are you, you know? ‘Well I’m a soldier.’ Are you? You don’t look like a soldier to me. You look like a bloody Jew. And I’ve no doubt that if I’d come up with the wrong answer, I’d have had my head blown off.”

    While the programme claimed Mercer later said he had been misheard, the MP, who served as shadow homeland security minister under Michael Howard and Iain Duncan Smith told the Jewish News: “I’d like to apologise unreservedly for any offence I’ve caused to all my friends in the Jewish community.” He said he had felt “extremely sorry” on watching himself recounting the encounter on the programme.

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