The Perfidious British Museum Jewish History Denial
Update 18 May 2016: I used this story as the introduction to the talk I gave in London at the Campaign4Truth’s Two State Solution: Dead or Alive debate. You can see that talk here.
Perfidious Albion is an anglophobic pejorative phrase used within the context of international relations and diplomacy to refer to alleged acts of diplomatic sleights, duplicity, treachery and hence infidelity (with respect to perceived promises made to or alliances formed with other nation states) by monarchs or governments of Britain (or England) in their pursuit of self-interest and the requirements of realpolitik.
Last week I was in London to speak on a panel: “Two State Solution: dead or alive?”. A video will be coming out soon and I’ll post about it. On the day of the debate I strolled into the British Museum to have a look at the vast array of historical treasures the British half inched largely in the course of running two thirds of the world for a while.
As I tweeted when I entered: “Guess what they don’t have at the BRITISH Museum. British stuff.” They actually do have one or two bits of British history, but the vast majority of the contents come from far flung corners of the world. I’m quite a fan of these treasures being kept there, especially the stuff from Islamic countries and especially those who blow up and destroy history.
Ancient Levant 7500BC – 332BC
The ancient Levant comprises modern Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and western Syria. The region was home to two great indigenous peoples – the Canaanites and the Amorites.
Life for the people in the Levant was defined by their dealings with their neighbours – firstly through trade and commerce, then through domination by the Egyptian, Hittite, Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian empires.
I started my panel talk by asking “The Levant was home to two great indigenous peoples – the Canaanites and who else?”. If anyone said Amorites, I didn’t hear them. Well I guess I should be grateful they don’t list “Palestinians” as a great indigenous people shouldn’t I?
While the first sentence, listing “modern Palestine” – whatever that is – before the state of Israel is bad enough, the second sentence, which wipes out Jewish connection to the land of Israel, is absolutely astonishing.
Here is the British Museum, a few miles from the largest population of Jews in the UK and none of them have managed to get this changed. Has there ever been any official opposition? In my opinion having this sign, in London and presented as viable history, is far, far worse than a Bradford MP tweeting out a map that moves Israel to the USA. She’s trying to change our future, the British Museum has wiped out our history!
Consider for a moment what the “great indigenous” civilisations of the Canaanites and the Amorites have given to our western culture. A moment is all you’ll need, most of you can’t think of anything.
Do I need to spell out what indigenous Jews and Judaism have given the world? Perhaps via our proposal of one, equitable law for all, one just God and pretty much the lion’s share of morality in western civilisation today comes from the indigenous Jewish culture that arose in the “ancient Levant”. Christianity is entirely an offshoot of indigenous Judaism, and that had started the process of civilising the whole of Arabia, Rome, Byzantium and beyond. That is before Islam swept in and subjugated and slowly erased it in the east.
Jews are the only indigenous people from those lands and that time to still be observing the same traditions and behaviours. Everyone else has either disappeared into the history books or been subsumed and mono-cultured under the yoke of Islamic Imperialism. Jews have complete geographic continuity (even in minority) and millennia of WRITTEN evidence of a longing to return to Zion in the heart of the Levant.
When the British Museum put up that sign, they knew what they were doing. They were wiping the existence of past Jews off their map. I call it Jew hatred. A hatred of Jews past and present. The British Museum has decided to play to one particular audience, and it’s looking for a gold medal award for Dhimmitude.