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 5 February 2017

Roll of Shame


Whoops! Pardon me.  The roll I really have in mind is this one, which also belongs in the latrine:

'We are Jews in Britain who support UN Security Council Resolution 2334. This confirms that the establishment of settlements “has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law”. The resolution demands that “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory”.
As President Trump takes over at the White House, it becomes ever more important for Jews around the world to stand up publicly on the side of international law, common sense and justice and to welcome this UN Resolution. We know that the great majority of American Jews supported former President Obama. His refusal to veto Resolution 2334 ensured that it would pass, with the unanimous supporting vote of the other fourteen Security Council members, including Britain. And we know that the great majority of American Jews oppose Donald Trump for his racism, sexism, promotion of hatred towards Muslims, and association with white supremacists and blatant antisemites. They will also be alarmed that Trump has appointed David Friedman, a strong supporter of the settlement movement, as the next US ambassador to Israel.
 Here in Britain we also know – from meticulous City University research, overseen by eminent Jewish academics – that the great majority of British Jews are opposed to the settlement project. When leaders of the Board of Deputies declared their opposition to Resolution 2334, they did not speak in our name.
Fifty years of Occupation represents a tragic failure: Israel’s denial of human and civil rights to millions of people; thousands of lives lost, most though not all Palestinian; many hundreds of thousands more, in both Palestinian and Israeli Jewish communities, traumatised by war, hatred and loss of hope.  We ask our fellow Jews in Britain to make our majority voice heard. We must welcome the opening of a door towards a better future for all Israelis and Palestinians by declaring:
No to continuing Occupation…….. No to settlements……… No to settlement expansion…….. No to buying settlement products……… Yes to a just peace.'
Yes, the names on the roll call are pretty well impossible to read on here, even with a magnifying glass. Trust me:   they are those of Jewish and Jew-ish  academics and fellow-travellers who can always be relied upon to malign Israel whenever the clarion call is sounded.   Some have a history of extreme activism against the little Jewish State including support for Ilan Pappe's appalling "One State Declaration"

The three groups represented:  Jews for Justice for Palestinians (consisting of wet well-meaning dupes along with Jews for injustice for Israel), Independent Jewish Voices, and Jewish Socialists.

A member of the last-mentioned group, a London educator, tells of the ad's reception by the Jewish News, the giveaway paper in London that published my Stephen Sizer 9/11 screenshot, thus leaving the Jewish Chronicle, which had told me it was not interested, with egg on its face after that screenshot image went viral.  Seems that the Jewish Chronicle is all over the place these days:


  1. To ALL Jews in the UK (and elsewhere), if you want to influence Israeli politics make Aliyah and do so via the voting box!...

    As long as you're sitting overseas (with no skin in the game so to speak) don't be surprised if we IN Israel will listen to you but WE will decide what's best for US!...

  2. Very interesting regarding the JC accepting the ad after the Jewish News rejected it. Have blogged about it:

  3. Hardly "do nothing" I'm afraid, Trudy. There are the most vile anti-Israel activists among them.

  4. Non-Jews who support Israel, like myself, can still be shocked to come across such vicious Jewish endorsements of things like 2334. When we also find a lot of other Jews who aren't interested in working for Israel or even positively oppose it, it makeds us despair. Since we can do nothing within the Jewish community to repair things, we just have to stand and watch as Jews undermine Israel. It frightens me to think that in coming years, when UK Jews may need a place of refuge as anti-Semitism surges again, there may no longer be such a place because Jews have scuppered it.

  5. Thanks for the comments.
    See also my latest post here:


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