Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Queen blesses Israel’s 60th

The Royal family is granting two of the biggest Jewish charities the use of Windsor Castle for a special anniversary dinner to mark Israel’s 60th anniversary in April. Excited officials from UJIA and the JNF said they were in the early stages of planning the April 7 event, at which the guest of honour shall be Israeli President Shimon Peres, who will be in Britain before hosting a major international 60th-anniversary conference in Jerusalem in May. Invitations for the Jerusalem conference have gone out to President George Bush and other heads of state.

A JNF spokesperson said the anticipated 300 dinner guests would be raising funds for both organisations, the first time they have worked together on such a scale. “We are so grateful to the Royal Family for giving us the opportunity to celebrate Israel’s anniversary, and for allowing us to stage this wonderful event in Windsor Castle.”

UJIA chief executive Doug Krikler believed it was the first major Jewish — ‘and kosher’ — event to be held at Windsor Castle.

The dinner will be part of a series of celebrations in Britain to mark the Jewish state’s 60th anniversary. And this rather puts pay to the lie that Her Majesty and her family are anti-Israel.

41 Comments:

Anonymous mary tudor said...

My majesty looks forward to the commemoration of the 60th annversary of every incident in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine: massacre, expulsion, land theft with appropriate regret.

I await the usual from resident Naqba deniers,,

5 February 2008 at 08:33  
Blogger AethelBald, King of Wessex said...

massacre,expulsion, land theft...

They're only obeying God's command:

Deuteronomy 20:16-17:

But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth.

And one might add that the above passage is a fine example of just how peaceful the good book is compared to, say, that other book.

5 February 2008 at 08:50  
Anonymous mickey said...

Celebrate the 60th anniversary? Seems rather spurious to me and not a little provocative (as in 'in your face'). There are as many Palestinian refugees as there are Jews living in Israel, give or take a million. One wonders how the former will choose to 'celebrate' the events of 1948?

5 February 2008 at 09:11  
Anonymous mary tudor said...

aethelbald, my little chou a la creme....

that would explain it.

5 February 2008 at 09:11  
Anonymous mary off to do something else tudor said...

Oh and the JNF is a charity is it???

there was I thinking it was a body for doling out the spoils of ethnic cleansing on a racist basis...

silly me

5 February 2008 at 09:15  
Anonymous Susan of England said...

He who blesses israel shall be blessed i beleive Our God said.

5 February 2008 at 10:57  
Anonymous Wapping Boy said...

Is there a day where we can commemorate Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians?

Actually, there's no need, is there? Given that these attacks happen almost every day, I presume people like Mary Tudor rejoice on a daily basis?

5 February 2008 at 11:13  
Anonymous mary tudor said...

wapping boy - rocket attacks and suicide bombings are dumb as well as plain wrong - they give the Israelis the excuse to tighten the screw on the Gaza holding pen/put up the land-grab wall but there can be no serious argument as to where the balance of violence lies. Have a read of this...


In her documentary, Off The Charts: Media Bias and Censorship in America, Alison Weir provided the names, ages, places, and dates of 27 Palestinian children who were killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) before a single suicide bomber entered Israel after the start of the Second Intifada. These 27 children had been killed in the West Bank and Gaza, the youngest only four months of age, the oldest 17 years of age, the majority shot in the head. Numerous children were also wounded. In the first three months alone, 159 children lost an eye, presumably to rubber bullets shot from IDF rifles. While it is unclear from the data provided by Weir, some of these children may have been participating in the Intifada, the resistance instituted by rock-throwing Palestinian boys and girls. Since an Israeli study on the effects of rubber bullets on Palestinian civilians revealed only three deaths in the first year, real bullets were undoubtedly used in the killing of most of these children. Since head shots dominated the deaths of the first 27 children, it is evident that the IDF intended to kill those children, although it is unclear whether they were ordered to do so.

27 fewer little 'demographic problems' to worry bout...

5 February 2008 at 11:25  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

is it really 60 years since the israeli state was formed , i presume most people dont equate the end of the second world war with the formation of israel.

being as hitler had near wiped them out as a race , no on else seemed to want them so , they were given a bit of what was then british palastine .

of course we are all more familiar with the story of israel from the 70s onwards .

israel now wishes to seek peace (even if it is with its fingers crossed) i would think her majesty may be thinking , it would be better to try and aid peace , being as a paper deal is near.
controversial perhaps , but it at least gives a bit of hope a few less lives will die of high velocity lead, shrapnel or cemtex .

cant really fault her for trying to do somthing , even if not everyone sees it as good thing.

5 February 2008 at 12:14  
Anonymous Nothos said...

Your Grace,

I have never actually heard anyone refer to The Queen as anti-Israel. Do you have any examples of this?

5 February 2008 at 13:13  
Anonymous NewbieAnglican said...

I see Mary Tudor is making an ass of herself again. 500 years, and she still hasn't learned.

5 February 2008 at 13:42  
Anonymous nedsherry said...

As I have told His Grace before: you can be as sycophantic to Jews as you like, it won't do you any good. Christian tradition clearly dictates that He try to convert Jews from their false faith, not compete with the rest of the "conservatives" to grovel before them. But when Christian tradition and politics meet, politics obviously wins.

The dinner will be part of a series of celebrations in Britain to mark the Jewish state’s 60th anniversary. And this rather puts pay to the lie that Her Majesty and her family are anti-Israel.

What should exercise us is whether they're anti-Britain.

5 February 2008 at 14:09  
Anonymous irenelancaster said...

What a disgusting lot of bloggers. I shall now contact the British Embassy in Tel Aviv to congratulate the Royal Family on this great step forward.

Thanks, Archbishop

5 February 2008 at 14:26  
Anonymous mary 'disgusting' tudor said...

irenelancaster said...
What a disgusting lot of bloggers.

temper, temper!

NewbieAnglican said...
I see Mary Tudor is making an ass of herself again.

My Majesty has looked at this fellow's blog and recommends it highly as a source of (unintended) comedy...

*rotates regal forefinger against temple and rolls eyes*

5 February 2008 at 14:38  
Anonymous The Recusant said...

I applaud the Royal Family for this gesture, it is only right that Britain recognises, supports and celebrates the only real democracy in the Middle East.

5 February 2008 at 16:17  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

I suspect Aethelbald and Mary Tudor of being, despite their good Catholic names, Islamic trolls.

5 February 2008 at 17:24  
Anonymous nedsherry said...

Israel is treating Muslims far better than Muslims would treat Jews if the boot were on the other foot. I support Israel's right to exist and to maintain its status as a Jewish nation. I do not support Israel's subversion of American and British politics for its own ends.

5 February 2008 at 17:47  
Anonymous mary tudor said...

Little Black Sambo said...
I suspect Aethelbald and Mary Tudor of being, despite their good Catholic names, Islamic trolls.

I suspect little black sambo of being the sort of buffoon who thinks a handle like his is enormously witty

5 February 2008 at 19:33  
Anonymous Islamic Troll said...

Islamic troll and fiddle dee dee and fiddley faddley foddle all the wishes in the world are poppy cock and twoddle.

But mostly twoddle.

5 February 2008 at 20:22  
Anonymous JBM said...

We await patiently for Her Maj. and her govt. to decide the English have a right to an ethno-state. [sarc]

They are vile, just vile.

5 February 2008 at 21:27  
Blogger Cranmer said...

His Grace is wondering what happened to intelligent and erudite comment upon matters religio-political ...

5 February 2008 at 22:01  
Anonymous najistani said...

DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR

5 February 2008 at 22:25  
Anonymous the intelligent & erudite mary tudor said...

Cranmer said...
His Grace is wondering what happened to intelligent and erudite comment upon matters religio-political ...


maybe start a thread that isn't....

1 Muslims are horrible

2 The EU is horrible

3 Poor little diddums Israel is wonderful and hard done by

...a bit more often

jus sayin

5 February 2008 at 23:11  
Anonymous najistani said...

The significance of this royal celebration of the survival of an island of democracy in the midst of a pestilential swamp of Islamobarbarism, is that it cannot have been initiated from 'normal' diplomatic sources.

The Foreign Office is notoriously anti-Semitic and pro-Arab, and the Labour (mis)government is so dhimmified and scared of offending Muslims that it has banned 'Three Little Pigs'.

Therefore, one must conclude that this celebration has been ordered (no doubt in the face of much opposition from the dhimmis) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself!

DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR

No doubt it will have the muslims seething, rioting and issuing fatwas, but as the Bible says:

Those who bless Israel are blessed: those who curse Israel are cursed.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

5 February 2008 at 23:29  
Anonymous jbm said...

najistani thinks it's "anti-semitic" to have normal human concern for a population displaced by racial supremacist Jewish immigrants. He's anti-gentile.

Probably supports the Jew's right to a state devoted to their interests while denying it to his own people - it's amazing what parasites can make their hosts do.

6 February 2008 at 00:23  
Anonymous najistani said...

Jihadist Bullying Muslim said...

"Najistani thinks it's "anti-semitic" to have normal human concern for a population displaced by racial supremacist Jewish immigrants"

We don't get many 'racial supremacist Jewish immigrants' coming to Yorkshire.

What we do get are ever increasing numbers of religious supremacist predators, pedophiles and rapists working to intimidate the native population and expand the bloody borders of their rapidly expanding ghettoes.

6 February 2008 at 00:55  
Anonymous irenelancaster said...

Unfortunately for many who post on this blog, a series of quietly confident non-Jews is making their way to my humble abode in Haifa and seeing for themselves the lies that are disseminated about the Jewish State.

In fact, as my most recent visitor, who has met quite a few of the royals, has just said to me:

'Israel is a far better integrated country than is the UK. I am now scared to walk the streets of Manchester, as I might be set upon by Muslim youths. The Arabs I've met at Haifa University, in the shops and at the medical centre are completely different. This is a credit to Israel and her approach'.

Since she's been here (two days), I've had a phone call from a British academic telling me they're emigrating due to the anti-Jewish atmosphere at Britain's universities, and also been given the news that a journalist formerly based in Cambridge has also now emigrated, to somewhere near me in Haifa.

My friend from Manchester, who as I say, has mixed with members of the royal family, is going to bring more of her friends out to Israel and is asking me to take them around and show them all the biblical and historical spots, especially in the much neglected and undermined north of the country.

http://irenelancaster.typepad.com/

6 February 2008 at 05:27  
Blogger AethelBald, King of Wessex said...

Dr Irene Lancaster said:

snip

There is no end to the different narratives that may be deployed to frame interest in Israel and I have little doubt of Dr Irene's sincerity or of the truth of her claims about Israel. But they're not the whole story, as we may infer from the other narratives that are available most of which are much uglier. One of the most important of these is that of the post-war imperial overreach and misguided short-termism by the USA and Britain which has led to blowback in the Middle East, Afghanistan and possibly soon Pakistan. This is a geo-political narrative the like of which which Dr Irene does not normally address but which cannot easily be dismissed as irrelevant. In the event, as seems possible, that Israel does not survive the next 30years, some Zionists may find it convenient to rework this geopolitical as a "stabbed in the back" narrative that exonerates them from the failure of their project. Dr Irene's picture of a tea party in the Rose Garden may then sound like the band playing on while the Titanic sank.


P.S. Mary T, u r such a hottie and ++cranny is such a wowser!

6 February 2008 at 08:27  
Anonymous mary tudor said...

COURT CIRCULAR
6 February 2008

Her Majesty Queen Mary is graciously plase to acknowledge the compliment from AethelBald, King of Wessex that she is a 'hottie'. Her Majesty acknowledges this to be the case - everyone says so - and accordingly is graciously pleased to confer on AethelBald, King of Wessex the style, title, dignity and honour of 'cutie pie'.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS TODAY

2pm Royal Visit to 'Madame Oldslapper Beauty Salon' for eyelash tint, Brazilian and Dhimmification.

3.30pm Royal audience with 'Yosser' Nazir-Ali concluded with the ceremony of the boxing of the ears.

5pm Royal audience with 'Hello' magazine to discuss arrangements for proposed feature: 'Dr Irene Lancaster shows Palestinian refugees around her lovely home' (see posting 05.27)

8pm Banquet in state room. Menu 'Old El Paso' fajitas followed by yoghurt to cool eteh Royal person down.

6 February 2008 at 10:34  
Blogger Cranmer said...

*sigh*

6 February 2008 at 10:44  
Anonymous jbm said...

najistani: "We don't get many 'racial supremacist Jewish immigrants' coming to Yorkshire."

If your concerns are selfish not principled, I take it you do support the English right to an ethno-state on the Israel model? Or won't the Jews let you?

(I'm clearly not a Muslim, see the power of parasites to get the host to fight its wars?)

6 February 2008 at 12:52  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

Who on earth said that the British Royal Family were anti Israel?

Lets put it this way.

If they ever really were, there would not be a state of Israel today, in my opinion.

I could be wrong, and I can't be certain about each individual royal, but I have always seen the Royal Family generally as profound Zionists.

A little anti-semitic sometimes, but thats a different matter entirely. Everyone likes to moan about their bank manager every now and again.

6 February 2008 at 15:31  
Anonymous Atlas shrugged said...

Irene

Interesting post, and all true. It really is. Whats worse BBC reporters who visit Israel often, KNOW it to be so.

Israel is in fact possibly more like what the BBC imply they would like this country to be, then any other on the entire planet.

It is a socialist country. The only example of which that actually works reasonably well, for the benefit of its people as a whole.

Unlike this country were socialism works so badly, you simply cant help but feel that they are buggering it all up on purpose.

6 February 2008 at 15:49  
Blogger AethelBald, King of Wessex said...

Atlas Shrugged said:

(Israel) is a socialist country. The only example of which that actually works reasonably well

Agrred, but it is subsidised by the USA to the tune of $3billion in earmark-free cash and another $3billion or so in "foreign aid", i.e. low-interest loans for weaponry, each and every year. Whither the shiny socialist faces if that bosom drys up?

Just curious now, was Ayn Rand (presumably your heroine) in favour of subsidising socialism?

6 February 2008 at 16:54  
Anonymous nedsherry said...

'Israel is a far better integrated country than is the UK. I am now scared to walk the streets of Manchester, as I might be set upon by Muslim youths. The Arabs I've met at Haifa University, in the shops and at the medical centre are completely different. This is a credit to Israel and her approach.'

Israel's approach is to be a Jewish state and not to allow mass immigration by non-Jews. If you'd allowed mass immigration by Pakistanis and Jamaicans, you'd be in the same position as the UK.

6 February 2008 at 17:15  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mssrs Nothos & Atlas Shrugged,

The Royal Familty have been accused of being anti-Israel in recent months:

E-mail snub to Israel by Prince Charles' aides sparks furor

Senior aides to Britain's Prince Charles said there is "no chance" the prince would ever visit Israel as such a visit would boost Israel's international image. The aides wrote the comments, in August E-mails, after outgoing Israeli ambassador to Britain Zvi Heifetz extended an invitation to the prince via principal private secretary Sir Michael Peat and deputy private secretary Clive Alderton.

In E-mails published Thursday in London by The Jewish Chronicle, Peat politely thanked Heifetz and said the prince "would love to come." However, in a later E-mail Alderton sent to Peat, he complained that he was "being pursued."

Alderton asked is it "safe to assume there is no chance of this visit ever actually happening?" Alderton noted, "Acceptance would make it hard to avoid the many ways in which Israel would want HRH [Prince Charles] to help burnish its international image. In which case, let's agree a way to lower its expectations."
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The publication of the E-mails in the newspaper with the largest distribution in the British Jewish community is already causing a storm. Some community leaders asked to comment have stressed Prince Charles' fondness for the community and Jewish matters, while others are critical of his refusal to visit Israel.

There has never been an official visit of a member of the British royal family to Israel. Charles came to Israel in a private capacity for a few hours in 1995 for the funeral of slain prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Prince Edward, the earl of Wessex and the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth, came to Israel for a visit classified as "private," in September. He had been invited by the Israel Youth Award program, a self-development group for Jewish and Arab youth that is affiliated with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association.

His father, Prince Philip, the duke of Edinburgh, has also visited Israel to tour Yad Vashem, where a tree was planted in honor of his mother Princess Alice of Greece, who was recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations" for sheltering a Jewish family in her Athens home during the Holocaust.

In the past, senior British government sources and sources close to the royal family have said no official visit could take place before a peace agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

Charles' spokesman told The Jewish Chronicle in response to the report: "This is simply an internal E-mail about a possible visit by Clarence House officials to Israel. Any potential visit by the Prince of Wales would be undertaken at the recommendation of the government. The prince is continuing his regular engagement with the Jewish community in the UK and abroad.

Outgoing Israeli Ambassador Zvi Heifetz, who worked throughout his service to improve Israel's image, stated that "if that is what is written between two people so close to the prince, it reeks of worse than hypocrisy."

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/924860.html

6 February 2008 at 18:03  
Anonymous jbm said...

Atlas: the BBC wants Britain socialised for the benefits of non-British peoples. A rather different socialism - a national-socialism - reigns in Israel.

Cranmer, that article alleges anti-Israel (ie. an ethnic state with a terrible record of minority abuse), not anti-semitic feelings.

6 February 2008 at 18:51  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr JBM,

If you read His Grace's post, 'anti-Israel' was the phrase he clearly used. He has neither said nor ever suggested that Her Majesty or any member of her family are anti-Semitic.

6 February 2008 at 19:40  
Anonymous Fran, Anglican Friends of Israel said...

Congratulations to her present Majesty!

A great location to celebrate a great occasion. It is, of course, a shame that joint celebrations are not being held - to rejoice at the anniversary of the peaceful alliance between the States of Israel and Palestine, with their democratic governments cooperating closely to increase the welfare and prosperity of Jewish and Arab citizens of both nations.

Sadly we can't celebrate that because Arab states scuppered the chance of a Palestinian state between 1937 and 1967 when they could have set one up at any time.

But let us not deny ourselves the opportunity to celebrate ONE truly multi ethnic democracy in the Middle East, which, for all its failings, gives its Arab and women citizens rights which their counterparts in neighbouring states can only envy - Israel.

As for the impotent rage of Mary Tudor, she of the 'if you don't like what I say, get thee to the fire!' - well, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

6 February 2008 at 21:33  
Anonymous mary tudor said...

did My Majesty grant an audience to this person from anglican friends of ethnic cleansing or whatever they are called?

My Majesty thinks not...

8 February 2008 at 10:29  
Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said...

mary tudor

I don't suppose you've bothered to study the fate of the jews of iraq

11 February 2008 at 22:34  

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