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)

Monday 8 July 2019

In London, Jews Whacked by JC Reporter Whack Him Back

Figuratively speaking, naturellement.

That antisemitism is a serious problem in Europe, making many Jews, including young Jews, consider emigrating, is a sad fact of contemporary life. See, for example, the recent report here

That Islamic antisemitism and anti-Zionism is driving a great deal of this horrible antipathy cannot be denied.  And the danger of equating "Islamophobia" with antisemitism should be apparent to all of us, as brilliantly explained by the incomparable Melanie Phillips here

Very recently, in London, a number of concerned persons, mainly Jews, among whom were many women, including women well-known as activists in Israel's cause, attended a showing of Katie Hopkins's disturbing documentary on the subject, Homelands.  The meeting was addressed by the articulate Ms Hopkins herself, and among the attendees was Anne-Marie Waters, director of Sharia Watch.

Ben Weich, a young reporter for the London Jewish Chronicle (aka the JC), who seems to have an immature  penchant for poking fun at strong women, to judge from the photo of ex-Tory minister and Brexit Party star Ann Widdicombe on his Twitter page) went along.

The result was not a report but a childish sneering smear against those present, including several well-known Jewish women by name. He scoffed at concerns for the future of Judeo-Christian civilisation. Virtually everyone he poked fun at happened to be female. And if there is a preponderance of women among those who most fear militant Islam, the reason for that fear is not far to seek.

His conclusion, in the context, was nauseating:
"But Jewish flirtation with the far right and extreme nationalism – less than a century removed from the Holocaust – is sickening and tragically ironic in equal measure."
One only hopes that Ben Weich will not grow up to rue the day he dismissed well-founded concerns about Islamic mass immigration and its concomitant antisemitism so cavalierly and bloody-mindedly ashe did in his JC piece.

It's no wonder that the traduced have answered back, in a masterly rebuttal of Weich's piece.  Inter alia (emphasis added):
'.... We do not recognise much of Ben Weich’s JC piece, a great deal of which amounts to no more than vacuous, unctuous virtue signalling.
Naturally we requested a right of reply. JC editor Stephen Pollard declined.
Clearly Weich was so imbued with emotional enthusiasm having at last caught us ‘at it’, that he failed to speak with the producers of the film, failed to raise his concerns during the free and open discussion and failed to interview the organisers.
After we provided this journalist with all the means to investigate and write a true and honest report, he distorted and selectively reported with the sole objective of suggesting that we are extremists. This is completely untrue.
Weich fails to tell his readers that this event had to be cancelled four times in Israel and twice in London, because of input from members of the Jewish establishment, determined to suppress free speech and dialogue. At great expense in London we provided sufficient trained security personnel – including a guard dog – because we take seriously our responsibility for safety. Weich’s report mendaciously juxtaposes the guard dog with a mention of “the BNP in Barking”. He describes Katie Hopkins as a “right wing agitator” but he made no attempt to pose a question to her at the event. No – in Weich’s universe it seems that truth becomes the victim while antisemites get a free ride. Then in his final paragraph he invokes the Holocaust to attempt to add weight to his absurd and offensive conclusion that our event was “Jewish flirtation with the far right and extreme nationalism”.
You’d have thought that Weich might have commented on the revolting antisemitism which the film exposes. Instead he shoots the messengers....'  
Please read it all.



    Weich thinks 'Islamophobia' is as big problem in the Conservatives as antisemitism is in Labour. That says it all about Weich. He might even be a Corbot.

    1. Thanks. Yes, I noticed that. Boychik may one day grow up, I suppose, older and just that little bit wiser.

  2. Jew haters will never be swayed least of all other 'Jews' who are Jew haters. There's nothing there TO sway. I suppose one could ignore the Weich's of the world and they would think that remaining unchallenged means they 'won' which is really all they want. But these are people who'd rather be hated than ignored so the more you ignore them the angrier they get. Eventually they become actual Nazis like Glenn Greenwald or Max Blumenthal or Norm Finkelstein, people for whom either the Holocaust never happened or needs to happen again. Or both.

    All I can suggest is that if a quarter of UK Jews have considered emigrating then twice as many have considered it a little bit. And if half the Jews in the UK have thought about leaving then your entire cohort has one generation left before it gutters out. Weich can then be the de Torquemada of his age as it usually the case.

  3. Mr. John Rossomando said:

    “[IUMS Trustee Sheikh Hassan Ould] Aldo and the [Muslim] Brotherhood use language similar to what Hamas used in its original charter, which rejected any peaceful coexistence. To them, Palestine is part of a waqf, a holy Islamic trust, that no person can negotiate away.”

    SOURCE: Muslim Brotherhood,
    Hamas: No Peace as Long as Israel Exists

    by Mr. John Rossomando, 2019 July 1


    Mr. Yaakov Lappin [a military and
    strategic affairs correspondent] said:

    “An Iranian network of terrorist cells is spread
    out around the world, ready for activation at any time….”
    “The Iranians have built up a wide-reaching network of radical surrogates that extends beyond the Middle East. Members of this network range from hierarchical terror armies like Hezbollah, armed with massive arsenals of projectiles, to sleeper terrorist cells active in Europe, North America, and Latin America.”
    “This would explain the discovery and recent announcement of a Hezbollah bomb factory in London. It appears highly likely that the bombs were intended for Hezbollah cells intent on attacking Israeli targets in Britain.”
    “Past incidents have seen [Iran-backed] Hezbollah operatives scope out Israeli targets in countries as far away as Peru.”

    SOURCE: Iran Is Preparing a Worldwide Terror Network
    by Mr. Yaakov Lappin by 2019 July 3

  4. Uzi Baruch wrote:

    Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab [Islamic] face-veil in public institutions “for security reasons.”

    Tunisia bans the niqab Muslim face cover in public
    by Uzi Baruch, 5/7/2019 for Israel National News


    When will Europe and North America follow their example, and wisely ban the niqab?


    Mr. Stephen M. Flatow [an attorney in New Jersey and father of Alisa Flatow, who was murdered in an Iranian-sponsored Palestinian terrorist attack in year 1995] said:

    “…Israel ended its rule over 98 percent [98%] of the Palestinian Arabs back in [year] 1995.

    It is the Palestinian Authority that rules them.

    The gang [of political Far-Leftists and Progressives and Socialists] knows that Israel does not rule the area.
    So why do the Progressive Networkers persist in promoting the fantasy that Israel rules over the Arabs?

    Because demonizing Israel as the occupier galvanizes their followers.
    It gives them something to be upset about…”

    SOURCE: Ten Jewish groups unite
    against Israeli democracy
    by Stephen M. Flatow


    Evelyn Gordon [a journalist living in Israel] said:

    “Palestinians’ rights matter when targeted by Israel, but not when targeted by the Palestinian Authority.

    And Israeli rights never matter, except when violated by Israel.”

    When human rights become acceptable
    collateral damage
    by Evelyn Gordon, 2019 July 3


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