You may remember the other day Kay Wilson exchanged a few words with Baroness Jihad Jenny Tonge in the wake of her meeting at the Houses of Parliament to bewail the issuance of the Balfour Declaration.
Partly because of that exchange, Kay Wilson tagged Jenny Tonge when she posted about her trip to the desert. Then Jenny Tonge shared the post with the following text:
Wonderful stories of courage and survival which Kay seems to think I will not agree with. There are many stories of heroism on both sides, the only difference being that most Palestinians don’t have the same access to treatment.
it still does not excuse the Occupation and Israel’s disregard of International Law and Human Rights of Palestinians.
To which Kay replied:
Jenny thank you for responding. I appreciate that. You are right that the Palestinians do not have the same access to treatment. If the billions and billions that has been given to the PA had not been squandered by their leadership, then this would be different. Their whole leadership is brutal and corrupt. May I suggest that you work for human rights and hold the PA itself accountable. The incitement, the rewarding of murderers in jail, the execution of gays, the persecution of Christians….
What I failed to mention is that the Israeli surgeon in the picture often found himself treating the terrorists even before he attended to the victims. I also failed to mention that I have helped an Arab Christian friend of mine who lives in the PA. He hates the checkpoints. He has done nothing wrong. After the attack, he told me that he wishes that there actually had been a wall where we were hiking because we would not have been butchered. I told him that I wish there was no wall between us because I hate to think of him, a Christian, closed off in an Islamic ghetto. Did you know that there is a Palestinian pastor who has had his church bombed 14 times by Palestinian Islamists? He has buried 2 of his congregants. My friend chose to rise above his circumstances and set up a business because he no longer wanted to live in perpetual victimhood.
Life is not kind or fair. Life has not been kind or fair to me, or to these people, or to the Yezidis, the Kurds, the Middle Eastern Christians and no one in their right moral mind would suggest that life has been fair to the Palestinians. Until today, not one Arab state has nationalized them or given them the right to own land. I am not a politician. I hold no esteemed position like yourself. But as a survivor of terror, from experience, I believe the most helpful thing you can do is to empower individuals to take their lives under control and help them make the most of it. Thank G-d, no one came to me and patted me on the back for victimhood. It is shackling and futile.
I don’t think Jenny Tonge likes being called out:
A gesture to show I fervently support. Free speech is answered by the usual diatribes. Sad.
And therein lies the problem: once you’ve pegged your entire position on the false story of a Palestinian identity that doesn’t really exist, you have to find almost every way to shift any conversation to a blame Israel stance.
She’s now even adopting the “Indigenous people” narrative in furtherance of her identity theft goals. Just the other night she said the following in an i24News interview about her Balfour Declaration event:
In 1917 this declaration said that the Jews should have a home in Palestine so long as the human and physical rights of the indigenous people of that area were not affected.
Well no, Jenny, it doesn’t say that. The Balfour Declaration is pretty short, this is what it says (my emphasis):
His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
As you can see Jihad Jenny is assigning indigenous status to the “existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine”, as they are referred to in the Balfour Declaration. Which is, of course, a complete lie. It is because of the self evident Indigenous status of Jews that area is the “national home for the Jewish people”.
I don’t think we can change Jenny Tonge: but by having this conversation in public I hope we can reach other people who realise there is something drastically wrong with the message of hate coming from Jenny Tonge and her extreme friends.
Here’s my video on this: