Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Too Many Jews

The UK Chilkot inquiry into how they went to war in Iraq (first mentioned here yesterday) apparently held its first public sessions yesterday. It looks like the British will be treating themselves to much discussion and media coverage of the matter in the coming weeks.

I don't expect to follow it closely, nor blog about it often, you needn't worry. In the meantime, however, Normblog tells that some respectable British media types are openly doubting the predominance of Jews on the panel. Norm is a calm and measured bloke, who always prefers English understatement; still, his point is glum. In the very long tale of English animosity against Jews, the early 21st century is turning out to be worse than you might have expected.


AKUS said...

Its tough for the British, I suppose, to swallow, when their top intellectuals and experts in relevant fields happen to be Jewish ...

Anonymous said...

"Both Gilbert and Freedman are Jewish, and Gilbert at least has a record of active support for Zionism."

I believe the policy of the UK, under Labour and Conservative governments, has for some time been active support for Zionism. That is if you define Zionism as support for the existence of a Jewish State on land once under the British Mandate.