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.
Wuddaya call this? “Normal”.
Trump and Johnson: like Reagan and Thatcher.
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.
I heard the bells on…..
The word isrepatriation.
“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem “Christmas Bells” by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The song tells of the narrator’s despair, upon hearing Christmas bells during the American Civil War,….. Wiki
“…immigration of people from low IQ countries” is the swamp/left/islamic plan. It’s all they’ve got.
Then again, the US elected obama – twice. So who’s the low IQ country?
The Left insists that “open borders” is merely the right, compassionate thing to do. People who are opposed to unlimited mass immigration are called “racists” and worse.
OTOH, there are people who recognize it as a weapon being used against the West, including those who would use it as a weapon (https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/12/turkeys-erdogan-europe-will-feel-new-migrant-wave/). How do you argue against that?
I don’t think cultures that refuse to assimilate are necessarily low IQ. They may be intelligent, just not wise.
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.
I had a (black) cat named Hannibal. Everyone always asked why I named a cat after Hannibal Lecter. I would tell them, “I didn’t. He’s named after Hannibal Barca.”
Barca was his dad. It wasn’t a family name.
Hannibal Barca is a great name for a dog.
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