By Gilad Atzmon
British Jews are not so sure about Theresa May. Her cabinet “has fewer Jewish ministers than any government for a decade” the JC reported last week. Theresa certainly witnessed how the Jewish lobby crashed Corbyn and the Labour party. She probably came to the conclusion that she would do much better without that foreign interventionist lobby dominating her political decisions. She decided Britain first.
Some Jews seem to have serious problems with Sir Alan Duncan's new role as a Foreign Office minister.
Labour MP Louise Ellman said Sir Alan had, in October 2014, referred to the United States as being "in hock to a very important financial lobby which dominates its politics." His remarks were made the day after he launched a blistering attack on the Israeli government's settler policy, comparing it to Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands and Saddam Hussein's claim to Kuwait.
The Jewish Labour MP was not suggesting that Sir Alan was lying or operating against the interests of the British people. Quite the opposite. Jewish MP Ellman was critical of Sir Alan for telling the truth.
Sir Alan had also said: "We need British Jews for the Conservative, Labour, or other UK parties; not the Israeli lobby for any party." Sir Alan mentioned that political funding in Britain had to be "decoupled from the influence of the Israeli state". The Jewish lobby here doesn’t like it when Brits exhibit signs of elementary patriotism. They would have preferred a government made up of Sabbos Goyim and Zionist Jews.
Jewish MPEllman said it was a "matter of concern" that the veteran Tory would now be in a "very senior position". I wonder, concern for whom? For the Brits? Not at all. For Israel? Certainly. Next one might expect Jewish MP Ellmanto just admit that she is working for Israel rather than Britain.
Ellman is not alone. Jonathan Arkush, President of the BOD, a body that claims to represent British Jews, said that Sir Alan's remarks were "appalling" and that he planned to raise his concerns with the government in "all sorts of ways".
Maybe it is time for Britain to listen to Sir Alan. Britain’s emancipation is overdue.