A lot of water under London Bridge and the Allenby Bridge. The Jordan seems to flow into the Thames. Somehow. It took Speke, Burton and Brown many years to locate the source of the Nile, but the Thames? Zionism, the Land of israel and the British go back a long way. So long, that some feel that two of the Lost Tribes make up the English population, and later, the New World. But the Queen has never visited Israel, and for that matter neither have any members of British royalty in a public sense. The bitterness of the British mandate still lingers; the forced evacuations and in particular, the bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946 in which ninety-two people perished.
( see link at end) …The reason for this, in Prof. Wistrich’s opinion, is an unwarranted fear that a visit by the Queen in Israel would hurt the British Empire’s business in Arab countries.
As for the possibility that the Queen does not wish to visit Israel because it chose to reject the British Mandate and establish an independent state in 1948, Wistrich said that in his opinion the Queen’s refusal to visit Israel definitely contains an element of de-legitimization and there is no doubt that if she would choose to visit Israel, it would be seen as a clearly symbolic act….
He emphasized, however, the Queen’s positive attitude to the Jewish people. “She displays no anti-Semitism or prejudice,” said Wistrich, noting that the British palace has a long-standing tradition that every son who is born there undergoes a circumcision by a mohel.Read More:http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/156537#.T85bZCqF9cc
( see link at end)…The eminent historian Andrew Roberts has said that the British government had a de facto ban in place on state visits by Queen Elizabeth II to Israel. “The true reason of course, is that the FO [Foreign Office] has a ban on official royal visits to Israel, which is even more powerful for its being unwritten and unacknowledged. As an act of delegitimization of Israel, this effective boycott is quite as serious as other similar acts, such as the academic boycott, and is the direct fault of the FO Arabists. It is, therefore, no coincidence that although the queen has made over 250 official overseas visits to 129 different countries during her reign, neither she nor one single member of the British royal family has ever been to Israel on an official visit,” Roberts told a gala dinner in London.
The historian’s work includes biographies of former British prime ministers Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain, as well as Hitler and Roosevelt. Roberts said that Britain had been at best “a fair-weather friend” to Israel, and even though Queen Elizabeth’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice of Greece, had been recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for sheltering a Jewish family in her Athens home during the Holocaust, and is buried on
Mount of Olives, Prince Philip had not been allowed to visit his mother’s grave until 1994 – “and then only on a private visit.” Read More:http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/8719/queen_elizabeth_banned_from_making_state_visit_to_israel_says_historian_
He was the hangman, and nailed this note to their chests. ‘
We hung two British spies for their “criminal anti-Hebrew activities” on the following charges: 1. Illegal entry into the Hebrew homeland. 2. Membership of a British criminal terrorist organisation known as the Army of Occupation which was responsible for the torture, murder, deportation, and denying the Hebrew people the right to live. 3. Illegal possession of arms. 4. Anti-Jewish spying in civilian clothes. 5. Premeditated hostile designs against the underground. Found guilty of these charges they have been sentenced to hang and their appeal for clemency dismissed. This is not a reprisal for the execution of three Jews but a “routine judicial fact.” Read More:http://servv89pn0aj.sn.sourcedns.com/~gbpprorg/judicial-inc/128Hanging_brits_1946.htm
to George Eliot’s proto-Zionist “Daniel Deronda” (“restoring a political existence to my people, making them a nation again…though they too are scattered over the face of the globe”), esteemed English novelists expressed sentiments deeply sympathetic to the children of Abraham.
Eliot in particular grew fond of the Jews, at one point anticipating Herzl by several decades in predicting the establishment of a “Jewish polity” in their “homeland.”
Others, like the Earl of Shaftesbury, an Evangelical philosemite, also waxed enthusiastic about the ingathering of Jewish exiles, lamenting in the 1860s that “the nationality of the Jews exists; the spirit is there and has been for three thousand years, but the external form, the crowning bond of union, is still wanting.” Shaftesbury employed the famous phrase “a country without a nation [for]… a nation without a country” as early as 1854, long before it entered the Zionist lexicon. Read More:http://www.timesofisrael.com/friends-in-high-places/
In nineteenth century England the British Israel movement emerged in the UK, which identified the English (and later, all western Europeans) as descendants of Israelites who had lost their Jewish identity. The foundational text of the movement was a work by John Wilson (?-1871) titled Lectures on Our Israelitish Origin, published in 1840.
In his Lectures on Our Israelitish Origin (1840), Wilson claimed that the British were the lineal descendants of the ‘ten lost tribes’ of the northern kingdom of Israel, whose religious election was illustrated by the increasing world dominion of the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples. The British were deemed to be the descendants of Ephraim, while the settlers of North America sprang from Manasseh. – Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, pg. 235
From the beginning, British Israelism had a strongly Zionist bent, even at a time when the majority of the world’s Jews were either indifferent or opposed to Zionism:
The Jews themselves were deemed heirs of the two tribes in the southern kingdom of Judah, whose destiny was linked to the British Israelites in a millennial vision of the future. The reuniting of All-Israel, a prerequisite of the Last Days, required that the ten tribes of Israel, namely the British, should once again join the descendants of the remaining tribes—that is, the Jews—in the Holy Land. Throughout the early twentieth century, the joint enterprise of the Anglo-Jewish resettlement of Palestine remained an important part of British-Israelite millennialism. – Ibid. Read More:http://wavetheblack.blogspot.ca/2012/03/british-israelism-and-zionist-roots-of.html