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Picket of Brighton’s Sodastream Shop

Christian anti-Semites are out to back up neo-Nazi Zionist & ‘Christian’ demonstrators
Many thanks to Inminds for these excellent photographs of the Palestinian BDS demonstrators and their anti-Semitic Christian/JDL opponents

One of the most obnoxious and stupid of the Christian demonstrators Jill Young.  Not unsurprisingly she is hiding her face.  Her message about other countries being more repressive than Israel is reminiscent of apologists for Apartheid in South Africa.

The public queues up to sign the petition opposing Sodastream and Israel’s occupation of the West Bank

Exceptionally the Police escort one particularly abusive Zionist across the street
Zionist Doublethink – a Zionist carries leaflets entitled peace whilst advocating war.  Hitler as also a ‘peacemaker’ who was attacked by Poland!
Despite repeated threats Mike  on the right continues to come down from London to give support to the Palestinians
The shop is empty as usual, but it pays for a security guard nonetheless.  In the foreground another member of the public shows her support.
Sodastream playing dumb  (or dumber than usual) doesn’t know where it’s products come from.
Although I was there at the beginning of the pickets of
the Israeli shop, Sodastream, I was forced to curtail my attendance last autumn owing to
illness.  However I kept in touch with
the magnificent work of the local Brighton & Hove PSC group.
In the last couple of months I have attended for the last
half hour and I notice that the same anti-Semitic Christians are in attendance
as when I first took part in the campaign. 
Gill Young, a Daniel and a couple of others, Christian fundamentalists,
who in places like Guatemala presided over the genocide of over 100,000 Mayan Indians.
The ‘Christian’s’ consistent message has been that the Palestinians are
the occupiers of the lands that they and their ancestors have live on!  Why? Because of the myth that the Jews lived
there for 3,000+ years.  Apart from
abysmal ignorance (there were no Jews then, merely Canaanite tribes who would
have spoken a language far different from biblical Hebrew & who worshipped a
variety of gods) for over 2,000 years most Jews lived outside Palestine for
economic reasons i.e. the land could not sustain them.  Those who survived gradually became Christians,
especially when Constantine, the Roman Emperor in the 3rd century
made Christianity the religion of the Roman Empire.  Even Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister and Yitzhak ben Zvi recognised this fact.
Jesus was, apart from being a Phariseeic rabbi, a Jewish rebel against the
corruption of the the high priests, 
the Sadducees.  That was the
reason why the ruling class and the Romans decided to execute him.  The descendants of the Jews who remained in
the Roman state of Palestine were ironically the poor Jews who converted to Christianity!  The European Jews in so far as they had any
specific lineage were descendants of the trading country of the Khazars,
situated in between the Black and Caspian Seas. 
This is well known to 
historians and was the subject of the book, which was a best seller in Israel for 19 weeks, The Invention of the Jewish People, by
Shlomo Sand, a professor at Tel Aviv University and Arthur Koestler’s
‘Thirteenth Tribe’.  
The Christians who demonstrate in support of Sodastream
support the transfer or  massacre of the Palestinian
people of the West Bank.  Why?  Because their primary religious text is
Revelations when the return of the Jews to Palestine will herald the second
coming of Christ with the evil Jews (most of the Jews are so termed) dying in
the battle of Armagheddon and the Christian faithful rising to heaven in The
Rapture. In other words they look forward to a new holocaust of the Jews.  
 In the United States in WWII these Protestant Fundamentalists
were the main force behind those who campaigned vociferously against the
admission of Jews who wished to escape the holocaust.  Indeed one of the primary motivations of
Evangelical Christians has always been to get rid of the Jews in their
midst.  Examples about – Lord Shaftesbury, George Elliot, Ernest Laharanne, Palmerstone, Disraeli etc.
Perhaps the best example of these anti-Semitic Christians
was Arthur James Balfour whose Balfour Declaration in 1917 set the seal on an
alliance between the Zionists and the British which was the real beginning of the Israeli state. 
Balfour as Home Secretary, introduced the Aliens Act 1905
whose primary purpose was to prevent the immigration of Russian Jews fleeing the pogroms into
Britain.  He was a man who also disliked Jews intensely but he was a good Zionist, which is why Zionist HQ in Britain is named Balfour House.  He wrote that:

If [Zionism] succeeds, it will do a great spiritual and
material work for the Jews, but not for them alone. For as I read its meaning
it is, among other things, a serious endeavour to mitigate the age-long
miseries created for western civilisation by the presence in its midst of a
Body which it too long regarded as alien and even hostile, but which it was
equally unable to expel or absorb. Surely, for this if for no other reason, it should
receive our support. [From
co-existence to conquest, International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli
Conflict 1891-1949 by Victor Kattan

Examples abound of Evangelical Christians
who are and were anti-Semitic Zionists, not least among the Nazis.  One example was H H Beamish
who wrote that ‘‘There is only one cure for this world-evil, and that is for
all the Christian white races to combine and to repatriate to Palestine and the
neighbouring territories every Jew, male and female, and to take the most
drastic steps to see that, once they have founded their Zionist state in their
own Promised Land, they permanently remain there.’
[The Jews’ Who’s Who:
Israelite Finance. Its Sinister Influence, Popular Edition (London: The Judaic
Publishing Co., H.H. Beamish, Proprietor, 1921), p. 43.  

British Brothers League – opposed the entry of Jewish refugees but they were ardently in favour of Zionists
 Another example is the first proto-fascist organisation in Britain, the British Brothers League headed by William Evans-Gordon MP, who gets a remarkably sympathetic write up in Chaim Weizzman’s auto-biography Trial and Error.  Its President, William Stanley Shaw, in a letter to the Jewish Chronicle of 6th November  1901, who declared that ‘I am a firm believer in the Zionist movement which the British Brothers League will incidentally do much to foster.  The return of the Jews to Palestine is one of the most striking signs of our times.’ before going on to quote some obscure passage from the Bible.
British PM David Lloyd George, an ardent Christian Evangelist, standing shoulder to shoulder with his hero
 But  perhaps the best example of a combination of anti-Semitism
was that of Lloyd George, the ‘Welsh Wizard’ and British Prime Minister from
1916-21.  He was the strongest supporter
of the Balfour Declaration after Balfour himself.  He was also an admirer of Hitler and after a
visit to Hitler in 1936, wrote that Hitler was “the greatest living
“.  [Jones, J Graham. entry in Dictionary
of Liberal Thought
Brack & Randall (eds.) Politico’s Methuen, 2007]  
In a Jewish Telegraph Agency report of 20 September 1936 it
reported that ,David Lloyd George, who had just returned from a
visit to Germany, had expressed enthusiastic approval of Chancellor Hitler,
whom he visited twice, and he explained persecution of Jews as due to the Nazi
leader’s belief that the Russian Jews were responsible for Soviet press attacks
on the Reich.’  
A lie of course as anyone who is at all familiar with Mein Kampf will confirm.  But Lloyd George was a fervent Zionist so he
is forgiven..   
In case anyone should be under
the impression that this was all in the past, the Baptist and Evangelical
leader of American Christians and Pastor John Hagee of the San Antonio, Texas-based Cornerstone
, Pastor, who heads Christians
United for Israel, which has 1.1 million members, wrote in his book Jerusalem Countdown that Hitler was born
from accursed, genocidally murderous half-breed Jews.’ Bruce Wilson, The Huffington Post, August 1, 2009.   
John Hagee during his speech describing Hitler as god’s messenger demonstrates what a hunter does
 Hagee is best know for his statement that Hitler
was a messenger from god sent to drive the Jews to Israel!

“Theodor Herzl is the father of Zionism. He was a Jew who at the turn
of the 19th century said, this land is our land, God wants us to live there. So
he went to the Jews of Europe and said ‘I want you to come and join me in the
land of Israel.’ So few went that Herzl went into depression. Those who came
founded Israel; those who did not went through the hell of the holocaust.

“Then god sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun and he forces
you. Hitler was a hunter. And the Bible says — Jeremiah writing — ‘They
shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and from the holes of
the rocks
,’ meaning there’s no place to hide. And that might be offensive
to some people but don’t let your heart be offended. I didn’t write it,
Jeremiah wrote it. It was the truth and it is the truth. How did it happen?
Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said my top priority
for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel.” see video clip of the speech.

John Hagee addressing the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, the main pro-Zionist organisation in the United States, explaining why Hitler was much misunderstood
When Senator John McCain was running for President he sought
and obtained the endorsement of Hagee. 
Such was the outcry that he was forced to distance himself from the
brute when  this was revealed.   
The Anti-Defamation League – opposed to ‘anti-Semitism’ when its anti-Zionism but supporting Christian anti-Semitism of John Hagee
None of this stopped the Abe
Foxman, of the appropriately named Anti-Defamation League (it has its own history of Jewish uncle tommery) writing to defend Hagee: 
‘“We are grateful that you have devoted your life to
combating anti-Semitism and supporting the State of Israel,”
[The New York Jewish
Week, 18.6.08] 
Glenn Beck, who believes the Jews killed Christ, after addressing the Knesset.  Seen here talking to Baruch Mazel
a settler and  supporter of Kach, the Zionist Nazi  organisation
 But Hagee isn’t the only anti-Semite who loves Israel.  Glenn Beck, who Murdoch was forced to fire
from Fox TV for his explicit anti-Semitism, was responsible for the gems below, calumnies
worthy of the gutter anti-Semite, Julius Streicher, who was hanged at Nuremburg.  He hosted one guest on his Fox show

‘“…who describes as “accurate” the anti-Semitic
tract “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”; likening Reform rabbis to
“radicalized Islam”; calling Holocaust survivor George Soros a “puppet master,”
a bloodsucker and a Nazi collaborator; touting the work of a Nazi sympathizer
who referred to Eisenhower as “Ike the Kike”; and claiming the Jews killed

Knesset members give a rapturous reception to a prominent anti-Semite

Yet none of this prevented Beck being
invited to give an address to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.

Ami Kauffman of the radical Israeli 972 Magazine describes how ‘Outside the Negev hall, the atmosphere was like before a rock concert,
complete with the pushing and shoving. Most attendees were religious, all the
way from knitted kippas to haredim. After we sat down, it was only a few
minutes wait till the star came in. Almost immediately the whole room stood up,
including the Members of Knesset, and gave the man a standing ovation.’

Whereas John Hagee is widely seen as a clown, Beck is an altogether different
figure.  He is a convinced anti-Semite and a member of the US Establishment.  Beck is so anti-Semitic that he holds that the Jews killed
Jesus.  Before being fired from Fox, he
explained how “Jesus conquered death.
He wasn’t victimized. He chose to give his life. He did have a choice. If he
was a victim, and this theology was true, then Jesus would have come back from
the dead and made the the Jews pay
for what they did.”
Even the ADL,
which is tolerant of anti-Semitism when it comes from Christian Zionist supporters
drew a line at this.  After all the ADL
identifies the claim that “the Jews” killed Jesus as one
of the top four most destructive
of anti-Semitic lies.  It was the watchword of Christian anti-Semites
throughout the ages.
 But none of this matters to the Zionists
and their Christian supporters outside Sodastream. 
The Christians are part of a tiny but
virulently anti-Semitic sect within the wider Christian church and the Zionists
come from the far-Right of the Jewish community.  At least two Zionist demonstrators, including
the leader of the counter-demonstrators, the thuggish Simon Cobbs is, as has been pointed out elsewhere
on this blog, a supporter of the Jewish-Nazi group Kach (this description is
not mine  but that of fellow Zionists for
whom imprisoning Arabs who have sexual relations with Jewish women is reminiscent of the racial ‘hygiene’ laws of Nazi Germany under which many Jews were
executed.  Like Nazi Germany Kach/Jewish Defence
League does not seek to criminalise Arab (Jewish) women who have/had sex with Jewish/German
Hitler greets Bishop Muller, head of the Reich Church and Abbot Schachleitner
 The behaviour of a tiny minority,
and they are a tiny minority of anti-Semitic Christian counter-demonstrators is
not surprising.  In Hitler’s Germany the
Protestant Churches were more sympathetic to the Nazis than those of the Roman
Catholics (though the anti-Nazi Protestants like Dietrich Bonhoffer, who was
hanged shortly before the liberation of Mauthausen) were dedicated
anti-Nazis.  The Confessing Church of the
Protestants, which grew throughout the 1930’s held that the doctrine of race
was incompatible with the Christian message that all those who accept Jesus
message of salvation will be saved.  In
particular the Protestants set up, under Bishop Muller, the Reich Church, which
was wholly  supportive of Hitler.   
  It is no surprise that both the Christian anti-Semites and Jewish
neo-Nazis who make up the bulk of the counter demonstration have nothing positive to say or
any message to impart.  They direct a
volume of abuse at Palestinian supporters, including passers by, thus
alienating the public even more.  Jewish demonstrators
are particularly subject to villification as ‘traitors’ (when have we ever been
loyal to a Nazi/Zionist creed?) and attempts at physical intimidation.  One particularly obnoxious specimen goes by
the name of Chelsea.  She is a transexual
who clearly does hate herself, as the  Christians
despise transgender people and gays in particular.
It is no surprise of course that the Police have given consistent
support to the Zionists, as has the business correspondent of the Argus John
Keegan.  They have arrested people giving
the Zionists a Hitler salute when they are simply recognising them for what
they are.  But of course when anti-Semitism
was at its height in Britain in the 1930’s with Sir Oswald Moseley, the Police
were his best friends.  Just as today
when we stopped the English Defence League marching in Brighton, the Police
spent hundreds of thousands of pounds enabling them to pollute Brighton’s sea
air (& still failed to force them through!) in April 2012.
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