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Boris Johnson’s Most-Excellent Hanukkah Message

Boris Johnson’s Most-Excellent Hanukkah Message

The British Prime Minister delivered not just a positive message of Jewish empowerment, but a powerful rebuke to Corbynism without mentioning Corbyn or the Labour Party.

Boris Johnson’s sweeping win in the British elections (via his Conservative Party) was an enormous body blow not just to the socialists, but to the anti-Israel movement.

Their hopes and dreams of destroying Israel rested on wrestling control of a major western democracy, and Britain was their best shot.

Jeremy Corbyn, with his long history of cozying up to Palestinian terrorists and demonizing Israel and its supporters, embodied the leftist-Islamist assault on Israel. The red-green alliance within the Labour Party, similar to that emerging alliance in the Democratic Party, was not just because of Israel’s Jewish character, though that is part of it, but also because Israel is seen as a proxy for the western world they hate so much.

To lose to Boris Johnson was a particularly deep cut. Johnson has been among the most pro-Israel leaders, with a long history of recognizing pathological anti-Zionism as being anti-Jewish in its roots and intentions.

So it’s not really surprising that in his Hanukkah (also transliterated Chanukah) message, Johnson delivered not just a positive message of Jewish empowerment, but a powerful rebuke to Corbynism without mentioning Corbyn or the Labour Party. It was particularly pointed because the story of Hanukkah is the story of Jewish liberation in the very place western leftists and Islamists insist Jewish sovereignty is illegitimate:

‘When the Maccabees drove the forces of darkness out of Jerusalem, they had to do so on their own. Today, as Britain’s Jews seek to drive back the darkness of resurgent antisemitism, you have every decent person in this country fighting by your side.’


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Boris Johnson’s pro-Israel position isn’t a recent politically motivated position, it goes back to when Johnson volunteered in Kibbutz Kfar Hanassi, north of the Sea of Galilee, in the 1980s.

JusticeDelivered | December 24, 2019 at 10:51 pm

This warms my heart, and it is a good start, but not enough. The West really needs to stop immigration of people from low IQ countries, from the Middle East and from any other origin where they will not assimilate into our culture. To the degree we already have people who are very low IQ or from incompatible cultures, the West needs to expel them.

legacyrepublican | December 25, 2019 at 12:27 am

Hear, hear. What a beautiful message Mr. Johnson!

He made one minor mistake. Antiochus III was good to the Jews; the villain of Chanukah was his son, Antiochus IV.

Interesting historical note: When Hannibal was on the outs in Carthage, he took refuge for a time at the court of Antiochus III.

well done boris, well done–this is what real ” inclusion ” sounds like–yes you are jewish but not only that, you are an important of britain, an important part of who we are and we will stand together against the forces of darkness and the enemies of freedom