On June 24, Prince Charles, attended a dinner in honor of the retirng British Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks. Sacks served as country’s chief rabbi for 22 years, serving Israeli interests in the UK instead of bringing Jewish communities closer to mainstream British Christian and Muslim communities. He will be succeeded by Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, another Israel-Firster.
“Running throughout your time as chief rabbi has been that all-important principle of which this country has long been exponent – the principle of tolerance. I sometimes fear not enough recognition given to the role of the faith communities in the life of our country in promoting such a critical principle, and I join with you, an mounting anxiety, at the apparent rise in antisemitism along with other piosonous debilitating forms of intolerance,” said Charles.
It seems, Prince Charles has never studied Jewish Talmud’s views on his Lord Christ and rest of Christians. Does he know that his ancestors expelled all Jewish communities from England in 1290 and after 350 years allowed them to return in 1656?
British prime minister David Cameron and the Archbishop Justin Welby paid tributes to Lord Sacks. Both Cameron and Welby have Jewish family roots.
Later in his last public speech as country’s chief rabbi, Sacks stirred controversary when he described the growth of Charedi sectarianism (marriage among Jews and non-Jews and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel) as a threat to world Jewry. As result of these two factors, the world Jewry is facing its decline.
Interestingly, early this year, Rabbi Baruch Efrati, a teacher at Yishva community school in the West Bank, claimed that Jews around the world should be happy at turning Europe into a Muslim majority region.
“With the help of G-d, the Gentile (non-Jewish) will adopt a healthier life with a lot of modesty and integrity, and not like the hypocritical Christianity which appears pure but is fundamentally corrupt,”said rabbi – reported by Israeli daily YNet News on November 11, 2012.
Last year, Rabbi Sacks claimed on BBC that Israel attacked Gaza Strip because the enclave was becoming Iran’s front line against the Zionist entity.
Rabbi Sacks was one of the keynote speakers at the American Israel Lobby (AIPAC) conference in March 2013. He had been critical of Zionist regime’s policies in the past. In his book, The Dignity of Difference, first published in 2002, Sacks said that Israel’s policies were incompatible with Judaism. More incendiary still, he declared that “no one creed has the monopoly on truth.” Communal and Orthodox leaders demanded he withdraw his book. He caved in and withdrew it, republishing it later without the offending words.
Prince Charles happens to be one the few European royal family members who had acknowledged Western debt to Islamic civilization in the past. His praise of Islam, really pissed off Jewish Islamophobe Dr. Daniel Pipes, who on November 9, 2003, on his blog claimed that Prince Charles “could be a secret Muslim”.
In 1993, the prince gave a speech entitled Islam and the West at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Watch a video below.
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