Monday, April 28, 2014

The IRA's Rabbi  !

Brothers In Arms? Ireland And Israel

Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog - the Sinn Fein Rabbi
Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog – the Sinn Féin Rabbi
The excellent history site, The Irish Story, has recently posted two articles examining the ideological similarities between Irish and Israeli nationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries and the fraternal links between the Republican and Zionist revolutionary movements in Ireland, Europe and North America. Its fascinating stuff and something I’ve developed an interest in over the last decade and more thanks to my frankly envious admiration for the revival of the Hebrew language (as noted here several times).
And before anyone starts leaving Comments attacking my expressions of admiration for Israel I shall note my critical stand on Israel’s deviation away from the left-of-centre principals of many of its founders and the appalling treatment of the Palestinian people that I highlighted here. Many forget that once upon a time Israel was the darling of the radical Left in Europe and beyond. Every good Trot wanted to sojourn on a kibbutz in the 1950s and ’60s.
As for the insidious canard spread by the fundamentalist Protestant Right in the United States that Ireland is anti-Semitic. Well much of it is patently racist in tone, that old strain of anti-Irish bigotry disguised as something new, with a typically swivel-eyed example here for you to read (if you have the stomach for it). I have had my own clashes with the crazies of the American Far Right, self-informed demagogues who rapidly crumble when challenged over their laughably false accusations of historic anti-Jewish sentiment in Ireland.
I wonder, now, does anyone remember Sarah Medali, a Russian-born Jewish mother of three children, murdered by the British Occupation Forces on Friday the 10th of December 1920 in a raid that heralded a pogrom in the City of Cork by the British Forces that left 17 dead and wounded (including a Catholic priest, Thomas Magnier) and culminated in the burning of the city? Certainly not the opportunistic militant Christian defenders of Israel pursuing their own death-craving vision of a new Jerusalem.

NWN: Yes this is a pro IRA website. I remember when serving at HMP Maze and there was a negro yank who was a Viet Nam veteran in the cages. We couldn't believe it. Sort through the mess, and make a cogent reply.


Henry said...

After the war rabbi Herzog was rewarded for his days of treason against the British who had once given his family a home in Leeds.

The following quote is from a book by the post-war head of Displaced Persons, Abraham S. Hymam:

The Undefeated, p.401-402.

Assistance also came from the most unexpected quarters. In 1945, Rabbi Isaac Herzog, then Chief Rabbi of Palestine (and former Chief Rabbi of Ireland) visited some Jewish DP camps in Germany. He later met Eamon De Valera, the man who brought independence to Ireland, and told him of the plight of the Jewish DPs, especially the protein deficiency in their diet. When De Valera returned to Ireland, he sent one million one-pound cans of kosher meat to of the Jewish DPs, as a gift of the Irish people. De Valera felt this was the right moment to show his appreciation to Rabbi Herzog for allowing the Irish underground to use his basement during the Irish struggle for independence.

Herzog's son, Chaim, was present when Himmler was interrogated.

Chaim Herzog, though wearing a British uniform, was a serving member of the Hagannah and later headed Israeli intelligence. For ten years he was president of Israel.

David Irving who owes the tribe £millions, is now saying "more or less" six million Jews did die during the war. He is threatening to publish his book on Himmler soon, and it'll be interesting to see what if anything he has to say about Herzog.

Did Herzog murder or direct the murder of Himmler? I suppose we'll never know for certain but the Hagannah oath which he took would have primed him for the task.

Induction Oath of the Hagannah:

I hereby declare that based on personal voluntarism and my own free recognizance I am entering the Hebrew defense organization [Irgun Hahagannah Ha'ivri] in the land of Israel. [Eretz Yisrael].
I swear to be faithful all the days of my life to the Hagannah organization, to its constitution and to its duties as defined in its foundation doctrine by the high command.

I swear to stand ready to serve the Hagannah organization, to take upon myself its discipline unconditionally and unreservedly, and, upon its call, to enter into active service at any time and in any place, to obey all its commands and to fulfil all its instructions.

I swear to dedicate all my powers and even to sacrifice my life to defense and to the war for my people and my homeland, for the freedom of Israel and for the redemption of Zion.

Anonymous said...

The BBC and several of these edl groups talking up Paul Weston.Another attempt of many to devide the nationalist vote.

GWR said...

It seems Richard 'Fatty' Farnell is to challenge Colin Lambert for the Rochdale council leadership.

Marxist jag driving hypocrite Farnell used to be the leader of Rochdale council in the 1990s. He then went off to cut out an unsuccessful career in journalism.

Farnell was a member and paperseller of the MILITANT TENDENCY in the 70's and 80's.

The reds are returning in Rochdale.

GWR said...

Henry said...

Farnell's history is much the same as Derek Hatton's in the 70s: Militant paper sales around pubs and on the street with the arse hanging out of his trousers,. Then came his elevation and with it a sudden conversion to flash cars and flash clothes. Greasy flash bastard.

Even if Weston isn't a Jew he's certainly a tool for them. I think we've all seen the turd he dropped into the visitors' book at Yad Vashem. Oily flash bastard.

Anonymous said...

Manchester pedophile rabbi who fled to Israel to avoid prosecution to be deported.

Anonymous said...

De Valera was a jew

Henry said...

"De Valera was a jew"

Born in New York to a Sephardic father was the shout back in the day.

The early British fascist and anti-Semitic publications made this claim; especially those from the publishing group called The Britons ( but I don't think anyone ever produced any solid evidence.

He certainly looked like a Jew when he was a young/middle aged man, but less so in old age - by which time I think his teeth had been replaced. This altered how the bastard looked around the mouth.

However that nose continued to stick out, even when Dublin Castle was placed in front of it.

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