If you didn’t think it could get worse, with the English Defence League turning up to demonstrate in support of Israel’s Ahava shop in Covent Garden you were wrong.
Jewish protestors today were accused in this clip, by a staff member, of ‘killing Jesus’. When asked why she had accused them of this, the staff member replied ‘because you are Jewish’. Somewhat surprised that a staff member at what purports to be a Jewish shop, albeit a Zionist one, would indulge in the crudest and basest anti-Semitism, the protestors were somewhat taken aback. ‘Really’ one asked, to which the staff member replied ‘yeah.'
The false accusation that 'the Jews' (in fact the Romans) executed Christ, himself a Jew of course, is one of the oldest canards in the book of anti-Semitism. It is therefore no surprise that at an Israeli Zionist shop, the crudest anti-Semitism is given vent to. After all, many of the demonstrators are Jewish, there is no getting away from it!
Of course none of this should surprise anyone. Ahava sells stolen goods from the Occupied West Bank of Palestine. The occupation is based on the most overt and naked racism. Is it any surprise that a store whose very existence is based on racism and theft from the indigenous population should also be home to anti-semites?
Scratch a Zionist and you will usually find an anti-Semite underneath.
No doubt when Jonathan Hoffman, co-chair of the Zionist Federation next turns up with his EDL friends, he will accuse all and sundry of anti-Semitism!