via Western Spring
YouGov opinion poll
taken during the last week of February this year and it was interesting
to me that even before the current ‘migrant crisis’ had erupted as
fully as it has now, 75% of the people polled stated they thought
immigration has been too high over the last ten years, and it struck me
that this viewpoint diametrically opposes the impression of public
opinion currently being projected by establishment propagandists in the
Even when the question asked was: “Thinking about different types of
people who want to come and live in the UK, to what extent should …
people fleeing persecution or war in other countries … be allowed to
come and live in Britain?” the answers elicited showed that only 14%
felt that we should let more in; whereas 58% thought we should allow in
less, or no more that was current at the beginning of this year; and 14%
felt we should let none in at all.
The stark disparity between the views on this issue expressed by
establishment politicians and TV pundits, verses the British public is
therefore glaring and would in my view merit some investigation.
an attempt to shape public opinion recently, there has been widespread
publicity given to statements made by establishment politicians,
particularly those on the political left, who we understand have a
vested interest in admitting the maximum number of immigrants of ethnic
minority stock as possible, because such immigrants have been shown
overwhelmingly to vote out of self-interest for left-wing candidates,
primarily Labour candidates once they are here. For this reason we can
understand why the likes of: Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Tim Farron,
Sadiq Khan and Caroline Lucas might want to admit unlimited numbers of
non-White immigrants, but in view of the fact that the migrants
currently pressing to gain admittance to Europe are overwhelmingly
Muslim, one wonders why Christian and Jewish leaders would similarly
press for them to be admitted?
Ostensibly, one might imagine that in view of the enmity that exists
between Israel and the Muslim world and in light of the anti-Jewish
motivations behind the Charlie Hebdo killings recently, that leading
Jews in particular would be especially worried by any change in
immigrant policy that would allow more Muslims into Britain, especially
as there is no selection currently taking place and there have been
concerns expressed in other quarters that Islamist terrorists hiding
amongst the migrant crowds might be gaining access to European
It was surprising therefore when Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was being interviewed on BBC2’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight, last week, that he advocated allowing refugees into Britain in a move reminiscent of the Kindertransport
programme during World War Two, in which thousands of Jewish children
and Rabbis were allowed to flee to Britain from alleged persecution in
National Socialist Germany. While watching this TV programme it was not
lost on me that interviewing Jonathan Sacks was Robert Peston, the BBC’s
Economics editor and son of the Jewish economist and Labour Peer
Maurice Peston, who describes himself as ‘culturally Jewish’.
Furthermore, as the programme ended, I noticed that the Editor of
Newsnight is former editor of the Guardian, Ian Katz, who according to
Wikipedia, was “born into a Jewish family”.
During his interview with Robert Peston,
Jonathan Sacks stated: “… some of the images that have emerged in the
last few days have brought back images that we thought we’d never see
again — you know a young child lying dead by the sea shore — people
packed into transport ships, overloaded and capsizing. These take our
mind way back to the Second World War, to the Holocaust. And it’s
important to remember that one simple humanitarian gesture, Kindertransport,
which rescued 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, only 10,000 out of
six-million, but it lit a light in one of the darkest periods of
history, and I hope that European countries will realise that the very
ideals on which the European Union were founded, are being tested right
I thought it was ironic that Sacks had to stretch his mind back to
World War Two in order to remember images of desperate children being
killed in a war zone, as someone with his knowledge of Israeli affairs
must be only too well acquainted with images of dead Palestinian
children being dug out of the rubble of Gaza following Israeli
air-raids. The same could be said of Robert Peston, who omitted to pick
the Rabbi up on this issue, and also Ian Katz, who as editor of the
programme, might have urged Peston to direct the course of the interview
Similarly, no-one thought to question the Chief Rabbi as to why it is that Benjamin Netanyahu the Prime Minister of Israel has ruled out any chance of Israel taking any of the current flood of refugees.
Surely such a glaring double-standard by World Jewry — lecturing
European countries on the moral imperative of taking in refugees — while
not being prepared to take any themselves, should have been an obvious
focus of enquiry for any objective interview?
Interestingly and as an illustration of just how incestuous
relationships between key individuals within the BBC can be, Ian Katz
was appointed Editor of Newsnight just a few months after the current
head of BBC Television, Danny Cohen, took up his post.
Danny Cohen is married to Noreen Hertz, and their marriage ceremony
in 2012 was conducted at Bevis Marks Synagogue in London by Lord
Jonathan Sacks. Noreen Hertz is the great-granddaughter of Chief Rabbi
Joseph H. Hertz, who together with Rabbi Solomon Schonfeld, his
son-in-law, jointly persuaded the British government during World War
Two to implement the Kindertransport programme that Jonathan Sacks referred to during his interview with Robert Peston. Oy, it’s a small world!
In another story which appeared in the Independent this week,
we were told following the initial leak by an un-named source, that
Jewish children as young as three-years of age, are being told that
“non-Jews” are “evil” in a Kindergarten worksheet handed out at
ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in north London.
A whistle-blower, who wished to remain anonymous, has apparently shown The Independent
a worksheet given to boys aged three and four at the school. In it,
children were asked to complete questions related to the holiday of 21
Kislev, observed by Satmer Jews as the day its founder and holy Rebbe,
Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, escaped the Nazis.
The document refers to Nazis simply as “goyim” – a disparaging term
for gentiles, without differentiating in any way between gentiles
generally and those who are anti-Jewish.
The Independent article goes on to quote Emily Green, who used to
teach at the same Beis Rochel girls’ secondary school, but who now
chairs an organisation called Gesher EU, which supports Jews — primarily Jewish women — who want to leave the ultra-orthodox Jewish community.
“It’s not uncommon to be taught non-Jewish people are evil in
ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools. It is part of the prayers, teaching,
their whole ethos,” she said.
Describing it as a form of “indoctrination”, Ms Green added:
“Psychologically, you become so afraid of the world out there after
being taught how dangerous and bad and evil non-Jews are, that it makes
it harder to leave.”
Independently translated from Yiddish for The Independent,
the worksheet’s first question reads: “What have the evil goyim
(non-Jews) done with the synagogues and cheders [Jewish primary
schools]?” The answer in the completed worksheet reads: “Burned them.”
Another question asks: “What did the goyim want to do with all the
Jews?” – to which the answer, according to the worksheet, is: “Kill
“It doesn’t explicitly refer to the Holocaust,” the source said.
“It’s a document that teaches very young children to be very afraid and
treat non-Jews very suspiciously because of what they did to us in the
“It’s not a history lesson – you can’t say that. It’s a parable that
is actively teaching the children extremism, hatred and a fear for the
It is stories of this kind that are timely reminders to us that while
we Europeans may regard the Jews who live among us as harmless,
innocent or innocuous members of our society, who just happen to have a
peculiar religion, not all Jews feel the same way towards us. It is
clear that within the various subsets of European Jewry there are groups
who regard non-Jews with varying degrees of enmity and this could go
some way to explain why organised Jewry exhibits a tendency to act in
ways that are often in antipathy to the interests of the European host
communities among whom they live.
We should not forget that prior to and during the early part of World
War Two, Zionist groups collaborated with the German National Socialist
government and supported the introduction of measures to make Jews feel
unwelcome and under threat, with the intention that large numbers would
emigrate to Palestine, thereby facilitating the foundation of the state
Today, more than half a century later, still less than half of the
World’s Jews live in Israel and therefore while it may at first seem
inconceivable that Jewish leaders would advocate policies that might
endanger diaspora communities, we can see why Zionist Jews might have
what at times appears to be an ambivalent if not suicidal attitude
towards such matters. If certain ultra-orthodox groups have always
lived, and are prepared to continue living in a constant state of fear
and enmity towards the society around them, then all very well and good,
however if other groups don’t, they can always be persuaded to ‘make
Aliyah’ and emigrate to Israel.
Once we begin to understand these issues, we can appreciate why the
destruction of European societies through uncontrolled mass immigration
can be a matter of supreme indifference to many Jewish leaders, not
because they necessarily have a great desire to destroy our societies,
but simply because they see no great need to sustain them.