UK Jews on BBC “Question Time”: loyal to Israel, disrespectful of British values
Gilad Atzmon writes:
BBC “Question Time” with guest George Galloway was an excellent opportunity to witness and assess the vile, violent and ruthless Zionist community living in our midst. The Jews who heckled Galloway on 5 February may have lived in this country for generations but they have clearly failed to adopt British manners or the spirit of democracy.
Member of Parliament Galloway went out of his way to distinguish between Israel and Zionism on the one hand, and Jews, Judaism and Jewishness on the other. However, the North London Jews in the hall made it clear that this distinction didn’t apply to them. They made it obvious that, for them, Israel is the “Jewish state” and, being Jewish, Israel is their state.
The Guardian newspaper’s executive editor, Jonathan Freedland, repeated the exact same line. He asked Galloway to exercise responsibility and not to criticise Israel for what it is because the Jews are sensitive and fearful. For Freedland, the continuum between the Jew and Israel is undeniable.
Judging by the behaviour of Jews in the room and the Jewish institutional opposition to Galloway’s BBC appearance, British Jews seem to be loyal to Israel, yet totally disrespectful of British values of tolerance and pluralism.
But the hard-core Zionists were not alone in the room. Each politician on the panel performed the grovelling ritual to their Zionist paymasters. They emitted the routine cry about anti Semitism, even though it has been established that Jew hatred in the UK is, at least statistically, insignificant (about 0.5 per cent of all hate crimes). After all, it is Jewish funding that dominates British politics. I believe that British politicians’ crawling shamelessly for shekels is by far a greater danger for Britain as well as British Jewry.