‘The public atmosphere in England regarding Israel is ugly and violent.’
Most English and British people actually couldnt care less about Israel or Palestine. We are sick of it. The people this woman talks about are a vocal minority.
And that minority is anti-israel. NOT antisemitic. I am fed up with Jewish-American commentators who equate leftwing UK criticism of Israel with anti-semitism. Its a cheap, nasty trick. The vast majority of this vocal minority may be loudmouth idiots, but they arent antisemitic.
‘First, I can say without hesitation that I hope never to return to Britain. I actually dont see any point.’
Good. Because we dont want hysterical Jews ranting that a whole nation of 60 million people are antisemites, when they clearly know nothing about Britain. Or its Jewish British history or culture.
‘Jews are targeted by massive anti-Semitism of both the social and physical varieties. Why would anyone Jewish want to live there?’
An utter and disgusting lie.
The Jewish population of Great Britain lives happily without any major anti-semitism. In fact, Judaism is openly celebrated as a long standing and vibrant part of British culture. British TV ran Jewish documentaries across all five of its network channels last year.
British Jewish entertainers, writers, politicians and businesspeople openly celebrate their Jewishness. The London East End Jew, with his sharp wit and mouth is as well loved and known a cultural icon as the Glaswegian or the Cockney.
The current British Prime Minister is part Jewish. As is the deputy PM. As is the leader of the opposition party(Labour). So you have Jewish-descended people in the three most important political positions in the UK.
Are Obama, Biden and Romney Jewish?......
This idiot woman is disgusting. Her comments about Britain are simply obnoxious. They are a disgusting slander on the vast, vast majority of the British people. Who are no more antisemitic than their American cousins.
THIS is the nation that rejected the naked antisemitism of the 1930’s Fascists, and continues to reject the antisemitism of the BNP and other fringe neo-nazi parties and groups.
THIS is the nation that stood alone against Hitler, while America and others stood by. And the nation that liberated Belsen and saved Jewish lives.
To suggest that the British people are antisemitic OR that the Jews of Britain are victims of mass cultural or physical antisemitism is a downright lie.
I am so f*cking angry at this woman.
She should be ashamed.
From Ms Glick’s own website:
‘By KO on January 22, 2013 4:05 PM
This article from Caroline Glick is both emotive and myopic in my strong opinion.
She attends a privileged ‘debate’ in the heart of the capital amongst a selected few half-wits and, surprise surprise, she finds that they’re anti-Israel and is shocked. These people have been biassed against jews since time immemorial and nothing’s changed.
But, what about the average indigenous British person? I’m talking about the ones who haven’t got time to attend fancy ‘debates’ in London because they’re out working for a living. And how do they usually feel? As a workman myself (tree surgeon and landscape gardener) I can testify that I have never heard any overt anti-semitism in my life from common, working people. We leave that to the illustrious ones in the media and in Parliament. At the worst, indigenous English people are indifferent about jews and Israel. Probably that’s wrong, and I myself do what little I can in trying to address this problem, but CG does them a grave injustice by her ill-informed comments about their perceived anti-semitism. Her co-religionist, Levy, and the foreign-named Sieghart, are undoubtedly anti-semites. What else is new? So was Marx and so is Soros and so was Amos Oz. Let Glick go and fight with her fellow jews, most English people would be quite happy to be left alone.
As a final word, I presume she is referring contemptuously to the ordinary Englishman when she speaks of the ‘unwashed rabble rousers’. My goodness me, if Caroline Glick wants to gain respect for having a clear and fair mind then she needs to break free of the closed circle of ‘debaters’ and experience the real world before she attempts to make a judgment.’
Nonsense. "This woman" (who has a name you refuse to use) is talking specifically about British elites and academics. I would extend this view to its entire diplomatic corps, which is virulently anti-Israel to the bone, William Hague being the latest example, bashing Israel nonstop while expecting NOTHING from the Arabs. She didn't label the average landscaper or truck driver an anti-Semite. Relax, and learn something about Caroline Glick, who is an amazing, and brave journalist, who routinely puts herself is tough spots like this and has also produced incredible YouTube videos skewering Hamas and its supporters.