Monday, 23 June 2008

An Excellent Start To The Week

This morning's Start The Week was excellent, not only featuring the far too little-known story of just how badly the Zionists treated German Jewish refugees to Palestine (calling them "soap bars", and telling them that the Holocaust had been their own fault for not moving to Palestine in order to live the dream years before), but also touching on the fact that the problem of multiculturalism, leading to the rise of Islamic militancy in this country (among much else, one might add), has its roots in the 1980s.

Remind me again which party was in government, and who was Prime Minister, continuously throughout the 1980s.

2 comments:

No Good Boyo said...

I hope you don't mind, David, but the Eva Figes stuff on Start the Week was a frankly bizarre distortion of the experience of German Jews in Palestine on the eve of Israeli independence.

Adloyada gives a reasoned commentary on it here:

http://adloyada.typepad.com/adloyada/2008/06/bbc-starts-the-week-with-claim-that-israel-is-like-the-nazis.html

Life was tough for many refugees, but Ms Figes simply doesn't know what she's talking about.

If you'd like to read a decent account of those days, I can recommend Tom Segev's "One Palestine, Complete" and his more detailed "The Seventh Million".

David Lindsay said...

Of course I don't mind.