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)

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Charlie Is Whose Darling?

On Thursday, the website of Iran's satellite propaganda channel Press TV dwelt upon the apparently sinister fact that Prince Charles attended the installation ceremony of the new Chief Rabbi of Britain's Orthodox Jews, Ephraim Mirvis, and, moreover, wore a kippa, or "a yarmulke," as the report described it.

Press TV is a harbinger of conspiracy theories to do with Jews and Zionists, of course, and the clear inference from the report is that Britain's Royals are in the pocket of Da Joos, even if, as I've lamented previously, the Queen, who succeeded to the throne in 1952 and has visited most major ountries, has, like Charles himself, never set foot in Israel!

Writes a perceptive British non-Jewish pro-Israel blogger:
"But what is most blatant about this article is how it completely ignores Prince Charles’s love for Islam and his close links to many Muslims. Charles has suggested that British kids learn from Islam and praised Islam on many occasions. The fact that Press TV completely ignores all this simply means that there is something deeply pathological and monomaniacal about its views on the Jews. Just take one passage from Prince Charles:
"I start from the belief that Islamic civilisation at its best… I feel that we in the West could be helped to rediscover those roots of our own understanding by an appreciation of the Islamic tradition's deep respect for the timeless traditions of the natural order.”
Again, this Press TV article has little to do with Israel or even ‘Zionists’. It’s mainly about the fact that ‘the British royal family has had a very friendly relationship with the Jewish community’. You see ‘anti-Zionism’ is indeed not synonymous (semantically) with ‘Jew-hatred’. It’s just that they nearly always go together. Or, more correctly, ‘anti-Zionism’ and ‘anti-Semitism’ don’t of course mean the same thing. It’s just that the latter almost invariably leads to the former. There is no need to argue that anti-Zionism actually means anti-Semitism....."
Read the entire blog post here


  1. The British Royal Family might have a good relationship with the Jews but not with Israel. Queen Elizabeth has never made a state visit. The two royals who did visit, Philip to visit his mother’s grave and Charles for the Rabin funeral made a point of claiming their visits were purely private.

    Many feel the Commonwealth and Foreign Office has a de facto ban in place. Personally I think the good relations with the Jews extends no further than an embroidered kippah.

    1. Absolutely.
      It's of interest that George III's son the Duke of Sussex was a philosemite who collected Judaica and learned Hebrew from a Jewish teacher - he and his brothers once visited a London shul together. Better not let Press TV know...


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