As you know, we are a secret organisation. Granted we now meet in Jerusalem and not the Prague cemetry.
You can appreciate what a busy week we have had (oy, you should know from busy!) Not only is there the ongoing work in the USA (not a small goverment to run!) but we have had to sort out the UK coalition on the question of speakers, as well as destroying ships. Recall also that we currently have plans underway to ensure the Zionist colonisation of Hungary.
Whilst we realise that, as part of our octopus-like organisation, you are a fully fledged member of the Lobby (as many have pointed out), we would like to remind you and your readers that we are a SECRET organisation. Could I please ask you to remember the pledge of loyalty you took with us in Israel, and please stop publisciing our control of the world.
Loook after yourself, and we’ll meet up soon at the annual meeting.
Irony is a weapon that can backfire. It often doesn’t travel well (especially in translation) and people for whom English isn’t their first language can miss it entirely. Used well of course it can be devastating in an argument, but in this sort of discussion I think it’s best to avoid it.
I agree. It is too redolent of certain anti-Zionist ‘satires’ which profess to depict how their opponents view them. It is especially inappropriate here as it is quite likely, I think, that Israeli or pro-Israeli agents acted here (in a way to which, truthfully, I would not be inimicable myself; though I am sure Brian would disagree with me strongly on that (and it was a boat Irish, for all that)).
I consider it outrageous that some people would chose to make light of the”Israel Lobby.
This is a very serious matter.
Just today, a respected Liberal Democrat and committed critic of Israel Dame Jenny Tonge pointed to the fact, yes, fact, that it was the Israel Lobby that prevented a respected speaker from entering our lands and speaking to the Mother of Parliaments. It is now widely accepted that the allegations against the speaker “originated in the UK”. One would be surprised if that investigation does not show that it originated from the same source.
Whilst completely and utterly opposed to all forms of racism, including antisemitism, it is to be noted that Jews are well known for their “sense of humour” (Woody Allen, Bud Flannagan, Mike and Bernie Winters & Schnorbitz, to name but a few). It is also to be noted that, as many great thinkers have noted, humour is a powerful weapon.
Is it really too far-fetched to think that this attempt to poke fun at those who are brave enough to throw some light on the Israel Lobby is in reality the cynical use of such a weapon to demonise and silence those getting too near to the truth for comfort?
I think not.
I think the story posted itself is meant to be serious. Hence the obvious satire of the first comment.
I do appreciate, however, that in today’s climate, it is hard to tell the difference.
That really says it all.