The weeks since October 7 have forever changed my relationship with my country.
Tanya, not every Brit is a craven coward and apologist for butchery and savagery.
Take a look at Douglas Murray's takedown of Piers Morgan and his denunciation of official cowardice.
The writing on the wall was there when Corbyn was named Party Leader.
Jews at least can leave. 65 million other people cannot leave and will soon be enslaved forever under Sharia Law. Gays will be murdered, women stripped of their rights and forced to be home bound.
The great problem - in both England and France - is that the Muslims will soon control vast nuclear arsenals, in addition to what Pakistan already has.
I understand u perfectly. I m from a country who is no 3 in genocide in ww2. Not Nazi imposed, we did it on our own . And never learned about it untill I was 30 and stepped in in the shoah memorial in Paris. Turned out Free France and Romania were 2nd and 3rd in genocide after nazi Germany. Suddenly all the stories about neighborhoods fallen into ruins in the capital made sense.and I ve been trying to make sense of it ever since, I visited Auschwitz to see with my own eyes the trains we sent there. I ve read books written by foreigners about it, eventually around 10 years ago we started to acknowledge publicly.we can learn from history, it doesn't have to be the same.now is the time to fight . To stand up . People like me will stand with u .ironically, so many Romanians descendants are in Israel, that at some point I ve got confused with an Israeli, and for the first time in my life I ve seen that look of hate for no reason . I understand u, it made me want to learn all about Israel, what was so bad about it.now I see it clearly, people say they hate Israel which they know very little about , but in reality they hate Jews . But u know what, we have a voice, we can stand up.and we will. Don't give up hope.
Very ugly stories but at least someone is willing to cover it. I am disgusted by journalism outlets that will only cover the currently popular side of any story.
Beautifully written, thank you for voicing what so many of us, Jewish people in Europe, feel. Thank you also for the history piece, though it was quite depressing. Though the topic is grim and terrifying, I enjoyed your writing very much.
I wish the west would wake up, since a future under Muslim rule in Europe is not so far away. There’s still a chance to save Europe, by sending away terrorists and their buddies, restricting immigration and arresting the right people (not that poor man who was arrested in his own home!).
God bless you. I will pray for you and all the good people, Jew and non-Jew, in the UK and around the world. I cannot ask any of you to be martyrs, but the more you fight, the more you express your identity and values, the more good you will do. Antisemitism is unique among ethnic hatreds because it is genocidal. People who hate the Jews and shout it loud and openly do not simply wish to express their feelings about Jews, or what bad Jews or Israel has done. There are bad jews and Israel, like all nations, is hardly perfect. There are good Jews and there is much good Israel has done. However, this hatred seeks annihilation. It's not focused solely on expressing an opinion about Jews or Israel. It wants Jews dead. Anyone concerned with decency MUST confront it where and when we see it.
The Jews of York paid a small fortune to create the magnificent Jewish Windows in York Minster between 1250 and 1270. It was essentially a last ditch attempt to appease the locals to let us bury our dead. But paying to be loved did nothing then and it does nothing now. We were still expelled only a few years later. Earlier we ran to Clifford's tower, also in York, hoping to be saved by those who used us, again we were murdered, children women and men, exactly like the kibbutzim. If we are weak we have nothing. "Am Yisrael Chai" We are alive. We are a people. We are Jews in a hostile world. Enough with the liberal nonsense. We must return fire using whatever means we have.
All this rampage across Europe is being caused by one thing:an unholy axis of intersectional leftists and radical unassimilated Muslims. It is more intense and dangerous than what we see in the US because the Muslim population is infinitely greater in Europe. But this fact, this absolute fact, that Europe itself is being done to death by radical Islam that the nations of Europe thoughtlessly admitted, cannot be discussed, admitted or remedied in any way. In fact critics can be arrested for expressing the truth. Just ask Brigitte Bardot. Now it is too late. This will not be remedied without either something resembling civil war or mass governmental action. As always the Jews will be caught in the middle. In spite of everything I as an American still feel safe and appreciated here. If I were Western European, I'd be planning aliyah.
It is shocking on one level yet on another it is not. Why would we think the evil that delivered the Holocaust 80 years ago and has existed for centuries was somehow defeated. I have always had a hard time wrapping my head around the source, contributing the hate to envy, jealousy and greed. You have given a look at some historical context. I am so sorry. I will confront where I can.
I appreciate seeing through the lens you hold up; I learned important historical details from your essay. Have been horrified by what's happening in Montreal (my current home city) --throughout Canada and the cities in the US, too. Telling you I am praying isn't enough--I am speaking out,'posting' in support, too--but often feel helpless in front of these massive protests with so many ignorant people willing to go along with the false, hateful narrative.
Ex Labour Party leader Corbyn was simply the canary in the coal mine. His expressed views were only the small tip of a very large iceberg of the quieter and ever present turmoil lurking underneath - the intolerance and resentment of Jewry masked as legitimate criticism of Israel.
Jews in Britain are as vulnerable there as they are here and everywhere else. As it has always been. Antisemitism is a seed waiting to sprout, over and over again.
The writer was foolish to ever think otherwise, sadly.
Are there many Christians in London? I have a feeling it’s not the Christians that are anti-Semitic. Am I wrong here? I mean after all, it’s Judeo-Christian values I live by. The Jewish religion is the basis for my Christian faith. I have nothing against Jews and never have been taught the Jews killed Christ.
I have read several dozen of the book series British Library Crime Classics, which reprint novels/stories by 1930s/40s mystery writers. The works are peppered with casually-offered references to Jews, more-or-less derogatory in nature. And recently published histories of England during the period show that much of the aristocracy was Pro-German, most notably, the abdicated King Edward. Would rank-and-file Brits have fought for the Jews? I am not so sure...
You cannot compromise with someone who wants you dead. It is no longer, on the one hand this, and on the other hand that. A decision must be made. Do you take the side to resist evil, or to support evil. Here I stand, I can do no other. Or else.
"When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti semitism." MLK in 1967
The first and second amendments here in the USA, are our only salvation. We are being overrun on our southern border. The “mostly peaceful” protests by BLM and now Pro-Palestine groups have overwhelmed the police much like in Britain. Mass deportations are warranted. So first VOTE, second purchase firearms and learn how to use them. The police will not or cannot protect you and your family. Even good ones are only minutes away when seconds count.