How the blog­gers greeted

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPECIAL REPORT -

Our story of the email leaked from Charles’s of­fice was picked up by hun­dreds of news­pa­pers world­wide. It also caught the at­ten­tion of blog­gers in the UK, Is­rael and the US. Most of them were not ex­actly diplo­matic about the royal snub

Ac­cord­ing to Irene Lan­caster, a Bri­ton liv­ing in Haifa, Is­raelis don’t rate Prince Charles any­way:

“What is ut­terly ridicu­lous is the sug­ges­tion made in one of the emails that by vis­it­ing Is­rael, Prince Charles would some­how bur­nish its in­ter­na­tional im­age. I’ve got news for the man. Most Is­raelis think that Charles a to­tal id­iot. And many go fur­ther, blam­ing him for Princess Diana’s death. So it might well be the case that in com­ing here Prince Charles would ac­tu­ally be bur­nish­ing his own some­what tar­nished im­age. To many Is­raelis, Bri­tain is al­ready per­sona non grata be­cause of all its boy­cott at­tempts and an­ti­semitic dis­course, which the royal fam­ily has done ab­so­lutely noth­ing to stem, and some might say, a fair bit to en­cour­age.” irenelan­caster.type­pad.com/my_we­blog Aussie Dave agreed: “That’s rich. The man who ex­pressed his de­sire to be rein­car­nated as a tam­pon ac­tu­ally be­lieves he will boost our im­age.” is­rael­ly­cool.com

One blog­ger asked why the roy­als em­brace Saudi Ara­bia but shun Is­rael, a lib­eral democ­racy:

“Eng­land re­cently made a very big to do over a state visit from the King of Saudi Ara­bia, the land in which women are veiled, rape vic­tims are beaten, thieves are dis­limbed, and Bi­ble own­ers are im­pris­oned and killed. That place is the an­tithe­sis of all Western val­ues. How­ever, it ap­pears that royal Eng­land is less en­thused about the sin­gle Mid­dle East­ern na­tion that has a Western style rule of law, that pro­vides equal rights and pro­tec­tion to women, and that al­lows free­dom of wor­ship… The roy­als are spin­ning fran­ti­cally, and Is­rael is be­ing po­lite, but the fact re­mains that the fu­ture king of Eng­land, who has long had a love af­fair with Is­lam, is pur­su­ing a course that can only mean he wel­comes the em­brace of the sev­enth cen­tury and turns his back on the type of lib­eral

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