Thursday 22 December 2022

Yet In Thy Dark Streets Shineth

I have never lived either in Pelton or in Pelton Fell, yet Google is regularly adamant that one or other of them is my location. "Based on your IP address," apparently. I state that as context for the observation that, as Benjamin Netanyahu returns to office, I remain under sentence of death from the last time, and his new coalition makes no pretence to be distinct from the people who impose such sentences.

The Thatcher Government banned the late Rabbi Meir Kahane from the United Kingdom, and this Conservative Government should honour that legacy by expelling the personally Kahanist Ambassador of what is now a Kahanist regime. Headed as that regime is by Netanyahu, who at least pretends to think that Hitler had only ever planned to deport the Jews until the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem had persuaded him to gas them instead. Netanyahu depends for his parliamentary majority on people who believe that there is a religious obligation to burn down churches everywhere, and who enthusiastically seek to do that duty in Israel and on the West Bank. 

While there are now fourth generation Israelis who could not possibly be told to "go home", the State of Israel having been founded in the same year that the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, it is clear from the Bible that the pre-Israelite population, the founders of Jerusalem, never went away. They never have yet. They became Christians when or before the Roman Empire did so, and they adopted the use of Arabic at the time of a Muslim Conquest contemporaneous with the Saxon Conquest of what is now England. Those ancient indigenous Christians are still there. The founders of modern Palestinian identity, they are the people of Shireen Abu Akleh.

Parties that burn down their churches as a matter of religious obligation are now entering government in Israel, having already provided the Israeli Ambassador to London, who in turn appeared in Liz Truss's Conservative Leadership campaign video. Having backed the wrong horse, let that Ambassador be expelled, taking with her a Labour Leader who has repeatedly paid obsequious court to her as he has made Labour Party membership conditional upon approval by an agent, who is not even a British citizen, of what is now a Kahanist regime, a church-burning and anti-miscegenation regime any criticism of which, as a breach of the IHRA Definition, would be expulsionable from the Labour Party.

Thankfully, we are heading for a hung Parliament. To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not.


  1. People are saying you should be locked up again for this post.