Once again, pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins has been on her travels - well, so long as someone else is paying, and all that - and has fetched up in Israel, where she has taken approximately no time at all to decide who is in the right, and who is not. Sadly, the state of Israel and its environs are not as easy to describe or negotiate as Hatey Katie would have her followers believe. Worse, she’s got a return ticket.
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Before leaving the UK, Ms Hopkins told of her trip objectives. “Heading to Israel to share the great work being done to counter the BDS movement - the ‘terrorist’s [sic] in suits’ And to tell the story of OUR people, in fear for their future, looking for a new place to call home Fight back for our Judeo-Christian culture”. OUR people? But do go on.
And go on she did, to the West Bank city of Hebron, where she declared “Following the shooting of #AbdullahTawalbeh here yesterday, I’m on a public bus through the West Bank to Hebron. Less than 1,000 Jews live here surrounded by 200,000 Palestinians. Like the brave white farmers of S. Africa, these pioneers are determined to fight for their land”.
The “white farmers of South Africa”, as she puts it, do not have the IDF in large numbers on call. And nor is it difficult to find views opposed to those of Ms Hopkins where it concerns the situation on the West Bank. As for her tin ear, well, try this gem: ”Here in Hebron at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Yishai has a genius idea for an app to help hush the the Muslim call to prayer”. Hushing the Muslim call to prayer. Ri-i-i-ight.
But the real wacko meltdown was saved for last, and teased with this message: “As many Jews quit Europe in search of a safe place to call home, I wonder … just where is it white Brits will escape to when we need a new place to call home?”. Why should “White Brits” need to escape anywhere? But she was serious, and here’s her schtick.
“It’s another sunny day here in Israel. The sky’s very blue. I’m off to meet a Rabbi to better understand the situation in the UK and France [why not ask someone in the UK or France?] and why so many Jews are now choosing to leave those countries, and then later today I’m really looking forward to meeting a whole bunch of families out here, with their unique stories of why they had to find a new place to call home”.
So far, so propagandist, but then came “One thing that’s really been striking me - I don’t know if it’s jealousy, or if it’s some kind of realisation, but for so many Jews, Israel is the answer. It’s where they find their place to belong. It’s where they find a new place to cal home. But for British people, particularly white Brits like myself, who are now outnumbered in London, in Leicester, in Birmingham, in Luton, I wonder - just where is it that we’re planning to run to when we need to leave?” Wibble. Hatstand.
Those “White Brits” are so badly outnumbered that the white population of the UK was 87.1% in 2011. The total white population of London in 2011 was in fact 59.8%. Very few of whom want to leave, and therefore need nowhere to run.
Katie Hopkins’ paranoia has gone off the scale. I’ll just leave that one there.
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