Monday, March 11, 2019

The Fogel family massacre eight years on

Eight years ago today Arab terrorists murdered five members of the Fogel family in their home in Itamar, killing the parents, Ehud and Ruth, and three of their children, Yoav, aged 11, Elad, aged 4, and baby Hadas just 3 months. The killers cut off the baby's head. My blog posting from that day appears below.

Few people know about the massacre and even less know about the depraved terrorists who committed it. The massacre was ignored by the entire main stream media outside Israel, except for a couple of  ludicrous reports claiming that it might not have been a terrorist attack, with even nonsense like it could have been a 'disgruntled Thai worker'. But the terrorists Hakim and Amjad Awad (who are cousins) were eventually found and convicted. They told the court they were proud to have committed the attack, which was carefully planned. From the day Hakim Awad was arrested the PA rewarded him with a monthly salary of $3,000 a month, four times the average Palestinian civil servant’s salary. Official PA TV invited his mother and aunt to talk on the PA TV program dedicated to honoring and sending greetings to imprisoned terrorists. They referred to Awad and his accomplices as “heroes” and Hakim Awad himself was called “the hero, the legend.” The PA TV host added: “We, for our part, also convey our greetings to them.”

It is also worth noting the depraved reactions of leftists in Israel to the massacre (see end of the report).

Another massacre of Jews that the world will never know about

12 March 2011

scene from the Fogel home
I woke up today in Tel Aviv to hear of the appalling terrorist attack that took place in Itamar overnight. A young family of five, including a 3-month old baby, children aged 3 and 11, and both parents were killed by having  their throats cut in their own home by two Palestinian terrorists. Pamela Geller has posted pictures here.

Although the Japanese tsunami is obvously still dominating the news I checked today to find that Sky News and CNN were carrying plenty of other stories from around the world, but a massacre of Jewish children apparently does not count as news. If they had got planning permission to build an extension on their home, then being in 'the West Bank' that would certainly have made the news.  If any Arab child was murdered by an Israeli in this way then the Japanese tsunami would immediately have been demoted to second place, while the world lined up to condemn Israel and a generation of writers would have started working on plays to explain why all Jews are ultimately responsible for the act. Even if a guard had shot and killed the terrorists before committing this atrocity Sky News and CNN would have been all over the story posting claims of Israel murdering innocent Palestinian 'farmers'. So what you will never find out is that the attack has been claimed by none other than the Al Aqsa Martyr's brigade who are the 'military wing' of Fatah - Israel's 'peace partners'. Hamas has hailed the attack as 'heroic' and there have been the usual celebrations and fireworks in Palestinian towns. And, perhaps most importantly, the attack is likely the direct result of Israel being forced to drop certain security checks at the insistance of the Americans and British. Remember that the next time you are lectured about the poor Palestinians having to go through Israeli security checks.

Palestinian terrorists have a long history of murdering Jewish children in cold blood. There is no recorded incident in history of an Israeli deliberately killing an Arab child, let alone in an act organised by official representatives. Yet placards calling Israelis 'baby killers' are more common place on UK campusus and high streets than prostitute calling cards in Soho. If the Nazi Holocaust were taking place today then the main stream media and the UN would be citing only the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw ghetto as a crime against humanity - calling it a bloody massacre of innocent Germans.

UPDATE: As if they are trying to self-parody, the main stream media has this morning triggered into life .... to report for example:

Note the tone of the AFP report. Israeli children massacred - no story (and note also no perpetrators). But claims by Palestinians that Jews threw stones at them - that is headline news.
UPDATE: I am appalled to also report on how depraved leftists in Israel really are. In discussions about the massacre several people here have said they feel little sympathy because the Fogels were 'ultra-orthadox fanatics' or because 'they had it coming to them' for living in Itamar.

Monday, March 04, 2019

A case study in hypocricy: the BBC's John Sweeney v Tommy Robinson

Seems to me that if the BBC wanted a real high quality documentary produced they should employ ... Tommy Robinson since his Panodrama documentary is a much better piece of journalism than anything done recently by the BBC.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tommy Robinson: for the attention of British Jews

The silencing of Tommy Robinson should worry anybody interested in free speech and democracy. None more so than Britain's Jews who - largely under the guise of anti-Zionism - are currently attacked from all sides (but especially the left, Islamists and the main stream media promoting anti-Israel lies).  Yet Britain's 'official Jews' are part of the problem - virtue signalling their contempt for Tommy at every opportunity. More details and updates about Tommy Robinson can be found at Brian of London.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The brutal terrorist murder of Ori Ansbacher

While the main stream media report (and rage over) the death of Palestinian teenagers - even though they are actually members of Hamas killed while attacking Israelis - the brutal terrorist murder of Israel teenagers is ignored.

And the story gets even worse.  It turns out the terrorist was a known Hamas supporter previously arrested for entering Temple Mount with a knife but released even though he said he wanted to kill Jews and become a 'martyr'.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Why I am not a big fan of Holocaust Memorial Day

In fact if you look at the trustees of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust  you will see that some of  them are people who push the anti-Israel lies. In fact, apart from the two token Holocaust survivors who presumably have little active say in policy, it is dominated by people pushing the Leftist/Muslim alliance. This includes 'friends' like Labour MP Tulip Siddiq who recently pushed blood libels against Israel and supports Hamas attacks against Israel and the loathsome Fiyaz Mughal

Hardly any surprise then that the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust pulled this stunt in 2017 ....

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Board of Deputies decides to fight Spurs fans

I have now come to the conclusion that the Board of Deputies actually do more harm than good to the British Jewish community. Incessant antisemitism in the Labour Party? They fall over backwards to appease senior Labour politicians. Incessant media lies and demonization against Israel? No interest at all (indeed they even promote some of the lies).  Violent attacks against Jews who support Israel? Not their business. But finding antisemitism in one of the few places where there is proud identification with Jews and Israel (upsetting thousands of football supporters for no good reason at all in the process) ......that's their current main concern.

And of course the idiot Baddiel brothers are in on the conspiracy.


Monday, January 07, 2019

Meet a typical 'great friend of the Jewish community': Wes Streeting MP

Noticed that Wes Streeting was one of the speakers recently at Limmud. Seems there is no Jewish community event where he is not invited. No surprise as he certainly fits in perfectly well with the leftists who now dominate the Board of Deputies. But it is important to note that even the previous BoD Head Jonathan Arkush - who was genuinely pro-Israel - was taken for a ride by Wes Streeting.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Our friends the Jordanians

With Hamas on Israel's Southern border and Hezbollah on the Northern border it is worth remembering who our so called friends are to the East. And this despite the fact that it is Israel who keeps the Jordanian regime safe.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Update on Israel-hating bigot footballing 'hero' Mohamed Salah

Update 28 Dec 2018Newspaper reports claim that Salah has threatened to quit Liverpool if they sign an Israeli player.  Given Salah's record of appalling antisemitism anti-Zionism (see below) the story certainly sounds credible, although presumably Salah was unaware that the player involved (Moanes Dabour) is actually an Israeli Arab. Generally, those who 'boycott' Israel tend to only boycott Israeli Jews even while claiming to be not antisemitic. However, whether or not the story is true, the FACTS below confirm that Salah is an anti-Israel bigot.
Update 23 June 2017Salah has returned to the English Premier League, having signed for Liverpool for a club record £34 million.

Update (one year on) 2 Feb 2015: Salah has been quietly moved out of Chelsea having barely played a game for them 

The following was posted 24 Jan 2014 with the title "If Mohamed Salah is not an antisemite Abramovic can get him to prove it". Seems like he never did....

Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian footballer who has just signed for Chelsea - a club owned by Roman Abramovic - for £11 million. The English sports media this morning is covering this story with  headlines like "Salah: I am not an antisemite".  Of course, Salah is not an antisemite. Like most Muslim non-antisemites he does not explicitly hate all 'Jews', only 'Jews who believe they have a right to live in their historical homeland', i.e.'Zionists'.

In August 2013 Salah's team Basel FC were drawn against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in a champions league qualifier**. In the home tie Salah refused to shake the hands of the Israeli team, which is a remarkable achievement given that the EUFA protocol requires the home team to line up while the away team walks along the line shaking each hand. Salah managed to 'avoid this' by going to the touchline, pretending to tie up his shoe laces. He also refused to shake hands with any Maccabi players after the game, which Basel won 1-0. After the match Salah announced he would refuse to play in the return leg in Israel. Only after his club threatened to terminate his contract if he did not travel he announced:
I will fly to Israel , Football is more important than politics and it is my job. In my thoughts I am going to play in Palestine and not Israel and I am also going to score and win there. The Zionist flag won’t be shown in the Champions League.
Elder of Ziyon covered the events of the return leg in Tel Aviv in which Salah again avoided shaking hands with the Maccabi players (this time by bumping them instead). As usual EUFA, who are so determined to 'drive out racism' from the game refused to take any action when it came down to antisemitism.

In December 2012 when Chelsea's star player (another Muslim) Edin Hazard joined a petition to boycott Israel from hosting the EUFA under-21 championship I wrote to Chelsea asking if Roman Abramovic (who claims to love Israel) was aware of the stance of one of his players. My letter actually produced a positive outcome. In signing Salah, Abramovic could still turn this into something positive by asking his new employee to publicy apologise for his previous comments and to prove his sincerity by getting Chelsea to play a match in Tel Aviv - with Salah shaking hands with the Israelis.

** Incredibly Basel have been drawn against Maccabi Tel Aviv again - this time in the Europa League - another 2-legged tie to be played in February. This is presumably one of the reasons Salah was keen to get a move away from Basel in mid-season.

Update: I have sent the following letter to my contact at Chelsea (note I promised not to reveal the name of this person):
We were in contact about a year ago when I alerted you to the fact that Edin Hazard was named as one of the footballers supporting an antisemitic boycott of Israel hosting the EUFA under-21 championships. You were very helpful on that occasion and were able to confirm that Hazard did not support the boycott.
Today I see that Chelsea have received assurances from Mohamed Salah that he did not make the antisemitic statements and actions that have been previously attributed to him. I am not sure what antisemitic statements and actions this refers to to but what I DO know is that he WAS certainly responsible for a number of actions and statements in August (in relation to Basel's two-legged tie with Maccabi Tel-Aviv) that I (and many others) consider to be pure antisemitism. There is no denying, for example, that he refused in both games to shake the hands of his Israeli opponents and there is no denying that he initially refused to even go to the match in Israel and when he was forced to by Basel FC he made an antisemitic statement about Israel. The details are on a blog posting I have made today.
Fortunately, as I said in the article, there is a simple way that Salah can at least genuinely apologize for his actions and demonstrate that he is indeed not an antisemite. Chelsea can and should arrange for him to go to Israel and publicly shake the hands of the Maccabi players. Ideally this could be done in a friendly match involving Chelsea FC. Anything less than such an action will always leave open the notion that Chelsea have signed a nasty, unsporting antisemite who also demonstrates a total lack of respect for his fellow professionals. I do not believe Chelsea FC would be happy to have such an employee would they?
Edgar Davidson
Update 31 Jan 2014: Chelsea have responded to me

Update: I have now compiled a catalogue of players involved in the football Jihad.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Lockerbie 30 years on: the atrocity was committed by Palestinian terrorists but it is their 'privilege' not to be blamed

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing. The fact that a Palestinian group (funded by Iran to do it) got away without blame is just another example of their privilege.

This is something I have reported on many times before including here recently. The fact is, it was politically inconvenient for the British and American governments at the time to go after the Palestinians and Iranians (and as - far as European governments are concerned - the same applies even more so today).

Fortunately, although many relevant articles about it are censored by Google, the true story is finally being told - there are even articles in today's Mirror and Express with the real story.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

'Palestinian' privilege rule 153: Having your bad behaviour censored.

Not a single main stream media outlet will report this. The mother and this baby were shot deliberately by a group of 'Palestinian' terrorists who will be rewarded with massive salaries for life. No 'Palestinian' child has ever been deliberately harmed by Israelis. If an Israeli had accidentally shot a pregnant 'Palestinian' mother and the baby died there would be wall-to-wall media coverage and worldwide condemnation. That's 'Palestinian' privilege....

Palestinian privilege: the full series

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Israeli statement on France violence

Previously (from Nov 2015) Reporting Paris attacks and Netanyahu

More "Palestinian privilege" in today's Daily Express

The notion of "Palestinian privilege" is one I have continually discussed. Another aspect of this privilege is that the main stream media now increasingly censors out any mention of 'Palestinian(s)' when a story relates to them behaving badly. This is, of course, in sharp contrast to the media's obsession of talking about 'Palestinians' if they can link them as being victims in any way.

Typical of this censorship is the double page article commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie terrorist attack in Today's Daily Express. The article focuses on Jim Swire's campaign to bring the real culprits to justice. As anybody who has followed the story knows, the Libyan who was convicted was almost certainly a convenient patsy - it was inconvenient at the time to go after the real culprits who are believed to have been the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC) and their sponsors - the Iranian government - who hired them to 'retaliate' for the accidental shooting down of an Iranian plane by the US ship Vincennes.

It was partly due to 'Palestinian privilege' that the PFLP-GC were never charged with the crime. But, while the article is actually about the PFLP-GC involvement, the Express has decided - for reasons of  'Palestinian privilege' to censor out any mention of 'Palestinian' from the report. The article refers only to the acronym PFLP-GC without ever stating what it stands for to ensure readers have no idea that it is a Palestinian terrorist group. In fact, most readers would assume it was an Iranian group from the way the story is written:
Swire, like many informed Lockerbie watchers, believes the terror group, the PFLP-GC, the first suspects in the case, were the culprits, and that the bombing was ordered and paid for by Iran.
Moreover, whereas everyone else in the story is identified by their nationality, we get only the following reference to the Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Abo Talb**:
Five years ago, he travelled to Sweden to confront Mohammed Abo Talb, a convicted terrorist then recently released from a 20-year sentence in that country, hoping to question him over his suspected role in the bombing.
The Express clearly feels that readers must not be told that the terrorist is a Palestinian in case it might dampen their sympathy for the world's ultimate 'victims'.

**Mohammed Abo Talb was a member of two Palestinian terrorist groups although, like many 'Palestinians', he was actually born in Egypt.

Friday, November 30, 2018

How to avoid being labelled an antisemite

It's really simple ....(and instead of being banned by Twitter you will gain thousands of new followers!!!).

Alternative spin on this.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Terror and Police resources in the UK: compare and contrast

There are 21,000 known Islamists - like the 4 here - walking freely in the UK. The police say they the do not have the resources to monitor more than 500. Yet they have unlimited to resources to monitor Tommy Robinson and unlimited resources to monitor and prosecute people who post mean tweets about Islam on twitter and facebook.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Right and Left united in antisemitism

Wherever we look at the so-called 'anti-fascist' left - which the BDS movement against Israel claims to be - we find exactly the same antisemitism as the real extreme right (and don't confuse the real extreme right with who the media says it is as the media increasingly classifies anybody with 'conservative' views as extreme right). The only difference is the level of support and influence. And that is why the 'anti-fascist left' is a far greater threat to Jews than the extreme right.

See also
The integrity of the BDS movement

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The integrity of the anti-Zionist BDS movement

Meet Simone O'Broin acclaimed international lawyer for the Palestinians:

(I captured this video and saved it as I suspect YouTube and others will try to remove it for reasons explained below).

As explained at IsraellyCool she is clearly not antisemitic at all and as the video clearly shows this senior figure in the BDS campaign against Israel demonstrates how classy the BDS movement really is. As we expect of lawyers fighting for the world's victimized people she shows total integrity and respect for all races and classes of people.....

...OK so this most senior figure in the BDS movement turns out to be an elitist, champagne socialist, antisemitic, racist thug. But that in no way proves they are all like that .... some of them don't drink alcohol.

And as yet another example of 'Palestinian privilege' have a look at how this story was presented in today's Express: Note how it has removed all references about her support for Palestinians (while retaining the bit about the Rohingyas). So even here the media is ‘protecting the image’ of the Palestinians and their racist antisemitic supporters.

Anti-Zionist-Not-Antisemite of the Day: Simone O’Broin
The Palestinian Privilege Series

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Media pushing fake news to pit Jew against Jew after Pittsburgh massacre

This story in Ha'aretz has been all over the news and social media. Coming from the anti-Zionist newspaper Ha'aretz I was naturally a little sceptical and asked FaceBook friends if they knew the exact words used by the Chief Rabbi in Israel. One replied as follows:
The article in Ha'aretz selectively quoted Rabbi Lau. This is my translation of what he said. A hostile journalist was obviously looking for a cheap headline. "What's the connection? There's nothing here to confuse the subject. We're talking here about Jews who were murdered because they were Jews. What kind of a question is this? I don't hear or understand what kind of discussion can be had on this question. It's important what type of synagogue or the liturgy they pray in?" I found no mention of this story on their Hebrew site. I suspect they are talking advantage of the fact that most of the English speaking readers will (a) be unsympathetic to orthodox Jews and (b) don't understand Hebrew. This really is a cynical way to sell papers.
If anybody is in any doubt about the Haaretz agenda have a look at the 'next up' link in the very same article:

Another piece of fake news now doing the rounds is this story:

In fact, contrary to what the JC writes here Katie Hopkins was NOT talking about Rabbi Mirvis the UK Chief Rabbi - so this is typical shoddy journalism by the JC. Her previous tweet (see below) makes clear she is referring to Pinchas Goldschmidt the President of the Conference of European Rabbis. Now while I think the tweet is still really dumb I think she has a point in that people like Pinchas Goldschmidt have been pushing the 'pro-Muslim immigration' agenda that is not only detrimental to the Jewish people, but is opposed by the vast majority of Jewish people he is supposed to represent.  It is also worth pointing out that Katie Hopkins is a genuine friend of the Jewish people - unlike a lot of the people that the JC promotes.

And of course also stirring things up is the loathsome Jeremy Freedland.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Jonathan Freedland is a loathsome jerk who brings shame to the British Jewish community.

Jonathan Freedland is one of the most prominent public Jewish figures in the UK. He was Editor of the Jewish Chronicle, and is currently a Guardian columnist (having previously been an executive editor and journalist there), a BBC presenter, and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He still writes a monthly column for the Jewish Chronicle, as well as editorials for the Jewish News and he is a perennial guest of honour at Jewish community events. I have never understood why. His disdain for Israel and its democratically elected government has become increasingly obsessive over the years to the extent that he is perfectly happy chairing viciously anti-Israel events.

Although he calls himself a 'liberal Zionist', all of his writing about Israel/Judaism can be summarised as either

"as a Jew I wish to express my disgust with the Israeli government"


"as a Jew I wish to express my disgust with orthodox Jews".
His most recent obsession if with Donald Trump about whom all his writing can be summarised as

"as a Jew I wish to express my distrust with Donald Trump who is the greatest threat to the world ever"

Following yesterday's horrific synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh Freedland has been very active on social media and on the BBC. His total distortion of Trump's words in this tweet earlier today deserves as much condemnation as Baroness Tonge blaming Israel for the massacre:

He also appeared  on BBC News this evening blaming Trump

Jonathan Freedland is a loathsome jerk who brings shame to the British Jewish community.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The depravity of Arab terrorists - and their anti-Zionist friends

See also

Jews brutally murdered - silence from the media ... and the Board of Deputies

It's official: "standing up against Islamic terror (and against antisemitism)" = "fascism"

In October 2017 I reported on the remarkable march of the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) in London. The FLA was founded just a few months earlier by a group of football fans to peacefully protest against terrorism following the various attacks in the UK that year. The primary reason for the movement was the lack of interest from the main stream media and political parties in recognising, let alone confronting, the Islamist threat in the UK.

As people like Tommy Robinson, Katie Hopkins and even Douglas Murray know too well, in the UK if you are prepared to speak out against Islamic terror and rape gangs you are classified by the main stream media and the entire political class as a fascist.  And that is exactly what the media did to the FLA and its offshoot the DFLA. The real fascists - Islamists and the left-wing thugs of 'Antifa' - are then hailed as 'anti-fascists' when, as on 13 October, they violently disrupt the DFLA's planned peaceful protest in London.  The main stream media reporting on what happened was universally biased and wrong. This video tells the true story (see also this report) of how the police supported Antifa and their Islamist allies in sabotaging the march. 

Now one brave left-wing voice - Brendan O'Neill of Spiked - has written an excellent article addressing the issue. He writes
Naturally, the FLA and DFLA have been branded… Islamophobic. As if to prove their belief that it is impossible to have a frank discussion about Islamist extremism, many commentators took one look at these white (shudder), working-class (eurgh) protesters and called them racist scum. Because if a portly bloke and his wife, both in West Ham tops, attend a protest, they must be fascist filth, right? That’s the view of the university-educated, woke new left, most of whom have never even met a football fan, far less seen 10,000 of the strange creatures take to the streets.
But things have now got even worse. It turns out that Mark Phillips, a coach at West Ham Utd, has been suspended simply for attending the DFLA march on 13 October.

On a related subject it is also worth noting that on 16 October a 70-year-old Jewish woman was kicked in the face by Corbyn supporters outside a Corbynist event that set out to deny there is an antisemitism problem in the Labour Party. As David Collier reports the Corbynistas reaction to this was to claim that the Jewish woman - and her female friend who was also attacked - were 'fascists' deserving of their fate.

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Monday, October 08, 2018

Jews brutally murdered - silence from the media ... and the Board of Deputies

On 8 October 2018 an Arab terrorist brutally slaughtered two young Jews in the Barkan industrial area that encourages coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. The terrorist was able to carry out the planned attack as he worked there as an electrician. As usual there was silence from the main stream media because dead Israeli Jews do not matter. The Board of Deputies of British Jews is clearly happy to keep the silence (as it was on the murder of Ari Fuld).

(Nothing on the regularly updated BoD twitter feed either).

The terrorist - Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa -  is currently on the run.  Bibi Netanyahu says 'we will bring him to justice'.  What Bibi means is: the terrorist will spend a few years in a comfortable prison with good meals, entertainment, and education all paid for by Israeli taxpayers, and a salary of $3,800 per month for life paid by the PA (with western taxpayers money - that continues because the Israeli leftist judges will not allow terrorist accounts to be closed). In at most 10 years he will be released along with a 1000 other terrorists for the mutilated bodies of a couple of murdered Israelis and he will live the rest of his life in luxury as a hero in the Arab world....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018

Sky News pathetic response to their lies about Tommy Robinson in interview

A friend who is a Sky News UK subscriber sent the following self-explanatory complaint about the appalling mess they made of their 'interview' with Tommy Robinson on 27 September:
I have been a Sky TV subscriber for many years. I was, therefore, appalled to discover the extent to which Sky News misrepresented the interview with Tommy Robinson both in the TV slot and online.
I have watched the full unedited interview and it is clear that Sky News have used malicious and deliberate intent to libel Robinson in the edited version (see, e.g. . You only need to compare the two versions to see the extent to which Sky News have attempted to deceive their viewers.
If Sky is unable to provide an adequate response and public apology I
will be closing down my account. 

Note that their pathetic response below fails to deal with any of the specific points raised in the video linked to. Also note the irony of their ludicrous implication that Tommy is hiding from the media (it says he "chooses to deliver his message unchallenged on his own social media channels).
Thank you for your email and also your patience whilst we reviewed the footage.

Sky News interviewed Mr Robinson because we believe our audience should hear and experience a range of viewpoints.

Mr Robinson has tens of thousands of supporters across the UK, but mostly chooses to deliver his message unchallenged on his own social media channels. Jason Farrell’s interview was an opportunity to scrutinise and challenge his arguments in detail.

The interview broadcast on Sky News is a fair representation of the interview recorded with Tommy Robinson.

We interview many people with differing views and all are handled in the same way. We believe in presenting our audience with the facts so that they can think critically for themselves. Jason himself has written about the interview and you can read his article here:

Kind Regards


Viewer Relations

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Yet again Board of Deputies trashes a friend of Israel while defending an enemy

This tweet from the Board of Deputies is very significant:

First of all it is important to note that Viktor Orban (as recognized by Israelis) is one of the few European leaders who is a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people:

So, for example, despite its antisemitic history (and certainly antisemitic beliefs there are still  widespread), synagogues in Hungary now do not need police protection like they do elsewhere in Europe.  Of course, a major part of the reason for this is that, unlike other European countries Hungary has few Muslims - primarily because Orban has refused to give in to demands for Hungary to take their share of the millions of recent 'migrants' who happen to come from Islamist countries. And it is because of this refusal - and his insistence on protecting his country - that he has incurred the wrath of leftists all over the world including Soros and the Board of Deputies, because in their minds this makes him 'Islamophobic'.

But what has this got to do with the Board of Deputies of British Jews anyway? This is where it gets interesting. Notice that their statement includes the vicious and bizarre libel that Orban is also antisemitic on the basis that he and his party have campaigned against "Jewish philanthropist George Soros".  Ah now that would be the extreme leftist Soros who actually renounced his Judaism long ago, worked happily for the Nazis during WW2, and spends many of his millions of dollars funding organisation dedicated to the destabilization (and eventual destruction) of the State of Israel - as well as attempts to remove from power any governments  - like Orban's - that do not buy into his globalist leftist agenda (which is why Orban has tried to stop Soros meddling in Hungary's internal affairs).

But the Board of Deputies has plenty of form when it comes to trashing friends of Israel while cosying up to its enemies:

On friend of Israel and lover of the Jewish people Katie Hopkins:

And of course it comes as no surprise that the BoD is now pushing a series of events which are strongly hostile to the Israeli government and not only promote the Palestinian narrative of lies about why there is an 'absence of 'peace', but actually promote the Palestinian flag (they have plenty of form on this see, e.g. here and here):

See also: Board of Deputies: the friend of my enemy is my friend, the enemy of my enemy is my enemy