Magazine article The Spectator

Give and Take

Magazine article The Spectator

Give and Take

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On board S/Y Bushido

Sailing down the eastern coast of the Peloponnese I thought I spotted some anti-Semites adrift, but they turned out to be Norwegians, flying a British flag.

Although becalmed they needed nothing but a breeze, so we wished them good day and motored off. Ever since Shimon Peres accused the UK of anti-Semitism, I've been very careful to whom I offer help on the high seas. Peres, who once upon a time made some sense, recently claimed that the English were pro-Arab and anti-Israel. He was also rude about my new best friend, David Cameron, who referred to Gaza as a 'prison camp'.

But now that the wind has suddenly picked up and we are gliding along at ten knots, I am inspired to tell a few truths to old Shimon about the English. I agree with him that they should not be trusted because they love money too much - and have sold their souls, wives and women to the disgustingly rich Gulf Arabs who park their cars in front of Harrods. But I do part with old Shimon on several issues: what he needs is a two-hour session on board Bushido with Professor Taki to put him straight. The prof is a wonderful teacher because he believes in give and take. Take, for example, the arrival of a certain Edmund Allenby in 1917 in the Holy Land. His plan was to ignite conflict between the local population, which he did by promising the whole kit and kaboodle to both Arabs and Jews. But there was one problem. There were very few Jews down there back then. So the Rothschilds and the Brits started to import them in the same manner the Brits now import Muslims.

When Palestinian Arabs claimed a national identity, the people Shimon Peres thinks are anti-Semitic turned very brutal. Against them. They brought in more troops than they had in the entire Indian continent, and along with Zionist terrorists made mincemeat of the Palestinians.

From 1936 - the miracle year that saw the birth of Professor Taki - until the outbreak of the war in 1940, more than 5,000 Arabs were killed by the anti-Semitic Brits fighting along with their Zionist buddies. Whole villages were destroyed as were political and economic systems. The anti-Semite Brits knew what they were doing. The Palestinian social fabric was ripped asunder, never to recover. The 1936-39 war against Palestine was thought out by the English and carried out by the English, but try to tell it to old Shimon. …

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