When I was young, admittedly a long time ago, I would visit the local park. There was a large lake with pedal boats for hire.
The boat master had an old tin megaphone and, from time to time, would shout – Come in, number 3, your time is up.
Watching the waves of antisemitism flooding the United Kingdom, I would like to shout – Come home to Israel, British Jews, your time is up.
It is not clear to me how a self-respecting Jew can live in a country that has become filled with people that hate them.
A glance at the headlines paints a disturbing picture of life in the UK.
* Jewish families leaving synagogue ‘targeted’ by pro-Palestinian demonstrators.
* Mobs chanting genocidal slogans have free rein on British streets.
* It was shameful that many British Jews were too intimidated to venture into the heart of their own capital city.
Sir Mark Rowley, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, had decided not to ban the fifth pro-Palestine march through London since the monstrous Hamas massacre of Israelis on October 7.
A large pro-Palestinian march wound its way around Victoria Station. The police stood by and did nothing even though many of the marchers wore illegal masks. Although they were carrying antisemitic posters and shouting “Khaybar ya yahood”, referring to a seventh-century massacre of Jews, “No offences were committed,” said the police.
I wonder what the police would consider to be an offence.