March 30, 2018

The Canary in the Coalmine

‘Jews are the canary in the coalmine of civilisation’.
Few maxims have as much truth and proven history. What starts with the Jews ends with the rest. Countries that don’t look after their Jews always wind up paying a heavy toll in the end.
This week, events on two sides of the English Channel showed how the European candle is being burned away from both ends.
On the British side we saw the true face of Jeremy Corbyn and his followers, brazening-out charges of anti-Semitism which had now reached boiling point within the Anglo-Jewish community.
On the French side we were shocked by the murder of an 85-year-old Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, stabbed 11 times and then set on fire by her Islamist neighbours.
For all the brouhaha about Corbyn, he is merely a symptom of the much deeper malaise of anti-Semitism that permeates the chattering classes of Britain. We’re under no illusions about what they say behind our backs – the late French ambassador’s “shitty little country”’ jibe still stings.
The difference with Corbyn is that he doesn’t hide his prejudice behind ‘legitimate criticism of Israel’. He seems to wear his prejudice like a badge of honour and has enough political savvy to know that it will get him votes. And he also has helpers like Jon Lansman - founder of his Momentum support group among many other useful Jewish idiots.
These idiots will soon wake up to what Golda Meir realised in 1973. A lifelong labour party worker and member of the Socialist International club, she regarded British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and German Chancellor Willy Brandt as comrades in the worthy struggle for workers’ rights. That was until her tiny Jewish state was attacked on Yom Kippur 1973 and almost ran out of ammunition. US president Richard Nixon agreed to airlift assistance, but not a single European country would allow the American transports to land and refuel on their soil. Golda’s comrades seemed content to see Israel overrun and its citizens massacred.
So, in Britain, we see not just a resurgence of anti-Semitism but a manifestation of brazen and unapologetic anti-Semitism. This is the kind that welcomed Hitler to all those European countries whose people became accomplices in the roundup of millions of Jews to be sent to their deaths.
And, just as racism threatens to take Britain back to the dark ages, Sharia is well on the march in Europe. The ritual murders of Mireille Knoll - and another Jewish grandmother Sarah Halimi who not long before was attacked by an Islamist neighbour and thrown out of her apartment window - are further examples of ‘what starts with the Jews’.
The alarm bells ringing in the Jewish diaspora would be a lot louder by now were it not for the precious treasure we now have in the State of Israel. Unlike 75 years ago, we now have someplace to go.
But where will the good people of Europe go?
A joyful Pesach to all.
Next year in Jerusalem !
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