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 10 September 2014

In Portsmouth, With Flag & Kippa From The EDL Props Department (video)

In Portsmouth, the UK's premier naval port, from which many a maritime hero left to fight his country's enemies (and from which, in stark contrast, this group of villains left for their adventures abroad), a counter-demo last month outside the war memorial (the one next to the Guildhall) by the EDL against a march against Operation Defensive Edge staged by Portsmouth and South Downs branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Below is a section of the anti-Israel crowd. Inevitably, the Greens and the Far Left are in evidence. The big red banner is that of the local trades union council (the rather Islamic-looking badge is in fact the city crest, adopted in the nineteenth century along with the motto "Heaven's Light Our Guide"):

The EDL's props include an Israeli flag brandished (that seems to be the correct word) by a man kitted out in an over-sized kippa.

I've no idea whether there is now a consensus among Anglo-Jewry that the EDL's avowed support for Israel is but a stick with which to goad the opposition.

The sight of a man fitted out with such props is disconcerting.

Yet obviously not as disconcerting as the knowledge that a pleasant medium-sized city in the South of England, a city not known (at least not when I was there last) for a huge Muslim population, nevertheless had a bunch of jihadist vipers in its bosom...


  1. What is the EDL?

    1. English Defence Leaguei. It is labelled right wing and is opposed to the islamification of Britain.


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