Sep 11, 2015

The Migrant ‘Crisis’: Some Further Considerations

via Western Spring

I obtained a copy of the results of a 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 mass media.

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.

Yvette Cooper 5In 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 countries.

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”.

Jonathan SachsDuring 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 now.”

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 differently.

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!

Jews 1In 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 them.”.

“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 past.

“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 outside world.”

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 of Israel.

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.

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