Fiddling while Rome burns


By Advis3r
March 31, 2011
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There is a blog posted on this website by the inimitable Jonathan Hoffman regarding the closure of the Ahava shop in Convent Garden. Instead of supporting what is a tragic situation we have the usual gaggle of anti-Israel geese making ad hominem attacks on Mr Hoffman for actually standing up to the BDS Nazi Storm troopers - the whole episode being starkly reminicent of pre-war Germany when Jewish owned businesses were targetted by Hitler's brown shirts. If the geese can't see that then they are doomed - poor things. The thugs who carried placards with vile lies about Israel are the brown shirts worthy successors and deserve the same fate that befell them. Unfortunately British Jews with a number of notable exceptions believe that any one who tells them that the atmosphere in the UK has now become toxic for Jews is just crying wolf. Unfortunately history has a habit of repeating itself.
Ron Proser, shortly to take up the position of Israel's UN Ambassador, has set out in a speech how awful the situation has become on University campuses around the UK for Jewish students but it appears no one really cares - the advice being to keep your head down and you will be ok. Well let me tell you it will not be ok.
The closure of the Ahava branch will be chalked up by the PSC Storm Troopers as a victory which will only embolden them to try and carry out further such crimes. The UK authorities appear in no great hurry to defend lawful businesses carrying on lawful trade especially if there is an Israel connection.
However I wonder what the re-action would be by the same authorities if say the JDL started picketing a prominent Arab owned business in London drawing attention to attrocites carried out by Hamas/Hezbollah and implying that some or all of the shop's profits are used for their terrorist activities.
Isi liebler has some good advice for you Brits read it on
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=214493 - dismiss it at your peril.

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Robert Snodgrass

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 09:08

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I agree 100%. What makes it worse is that supporters of the BDS have the nerve to come on to a Jewish website and gloat about it. This is at best offensive and at worst a deliberate reminder that the days of the Jews in the UK are numbered.


Joe Millis

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 11:03

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Glad to see you are comparing "BDS Nazi Storm Troopers" with Kahane's JDL. Was that intentional?


Jonathan Hoffman

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 13:12

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The mindless morons + renegade Jews may have won a minor battle but they are losing the war.

Ask them about the reform of Universal Jurisdiction ...


Joe Millis

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 13:31

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When are you going to put your hand up and take responsibility for your own part in the whole messy affair? The counter-demonstrators gave the BDS mob the oxygen of publicity. They loved provoking the counter-demonstrators. And they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
Had the counter-demonstrators just ignored them, the BDS mob would have got bored and skulked away - just as happened with M&S Oxford Street.
But it was turned into a cause célèbre and quite frankly lots of people who would have joined in were recoiled by the kind of nonsense that went on in Monmouth Street.


Jonathan Hoffman

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 13:49

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That is unremitting assertion without a scintilla of evidence. Just as we have come to expect from the obnoxious and irrelevant T-Sam.

Why do you always side with the haters?

You forget that the Ahava hate demos started way before the counter-demonstraters arrived.

But that's how it is in your deranged Alice-in-Wonderland Israel-hating world.


Joe Millis

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 13:59

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Jonathan,the evidence is there for all to see. They loved it when the counter-demonstrators turned up. They even set up a petition to keep some of them in their positions in the establishment, because they felt that some of the counter-demonstrators were useful to their cause.
A|nd what happened with the BDS mob at M&S? They were ignored, got bored and skulked away. M&S still sells Israeli goods.
Just because people do not side with you, it doesn't mean that they side with the BDS. Would you side with Pro-Zion, Meretz or Peace Now for a two-state solution and against the discriminatory policies of the current Israeli government?
Supporting Israel does not revolve around one individual or oraganisation or another.
I always found it more satisfying to calmly walk up to the protesters, wherever they were, and point to the one on the laptop or mobile and say: "Israeli R&D." And then walk away equally calmly. (But with a smile on my face.) I never used invective, or football-chanting. It just makes them feel better coz they got to you. And as we've seen here, that is so very easy.
Why make their life easy?

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