If there is an award for the most ill-timed bit of anti-semitic propaganda, it would have to go to yesterday's Times on Sunday for their political cartoon which is pure anti-Israel bile. The timing was obviously deliberate, since yesterday was the memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust. Evidently the Times on Sunday editorial team seem to think that a few million Jews slaughtered by a state machine are the same as the Palestinian casualties who, frankly, could stop the deaths quite easily - by stopping the rocket attacks, the stone throwing and so on - and sitting down to actually find a solution acceptabe to both sides.
I'm afraid my sympathies do not lie with the "Palestinians," they are, to a very large extent, the authors of their own misfortune. It is strange, when you look at it carefully, that time and again, offers are made, the Israeli side indicate agreement or at a least a willingness to discuss it, but the Palestinians refuse to discuss anything except the whole of Israel being handed to them. It is also interesting that Israel is constantly criticised for building settlements, in the "occupied territories"- but, if one goes back to "pre-1967" one quickly realises that the West Bank and Gaza and East Jerusalem itself, were "occupied" by Jordan and Egypt as the 1948 borders of Isreal included both these areas. That was the UN "settlement" treaty of 1948. The West Bank was not Jordan's and Gaza was not Egyptian territory either - but today, it is Israel who is the "bad guy" who must not be allowed to defend itself.
The modern state of Israel is a direct consequence of the Holocaust. The Jews wanted a homeland, a place where they could be Jewish and not afraid of their neighbours, or that some political twerp would launch a new pogrom against them. Of course, this is not what the supporters of Jewish genocide want to hear, and, frankly, I must conclude that the author of yesterday's cartoon and the Editor of the Times on Sunday do support genocide against the Jewish people. From their ivory tower, the Jews have no right to exist, not right to the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, no right to live in peace. They ignore Hamas' constant mantra that not one Jew may remain alive in Israel, or that the Arabs, in the run up to the British bailing out of "Palestine (The Kingdom of Jordan and Israel)," were openly declaring their intention of "driving the Jews into the sea" and "making the Jordan run with the blood of the Jew."
Frankly, the Times on Sunday should be called to account for publishing this cartoon on Holocaust Day. But, in a Britain, where the authors of "Multi-Culty" promote every culture except British or Christian, we should not be surprised they are so blatantly anti-Semitic.
So pleased for the BBC
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