the royal re­buff

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democ­racy that his coun­try helped cre­ate. Po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­di­ency is one thing, but an ab­so­lute lack of moral val­ues is an­other. Par­don me for say­ing this, but what scum.” book­worm­room.wordpress.com

An Amer­i­can tried to put the royal at­ti­tude into a wider con­text:

“When­ever it comes to Is­rael, I ex­pect the worst from Euro­peans in gen­eral and Bri­tons in par­tic­u­lar. The cul­ture there has be­come so left wing and sym­pa­thetic to ‘the Pales­tinian cause’ that Is­rael re­ally has no chance. Just check out the tone of the email, which rules out a visit be­cause Is­rael might use it to ‘bur­nish’ its pub­lic im­age. Well, God for­bid that Is­rael should ever look good, right?” bald­head­edgeek.blogspot.com/

Mean­while, a Chris­tian blog­ger from Dun­sta­ble says there are his­tor­i­cal and re­li­gious rea­sons for Charles to visit Is­rael:

“How could Prince Charles throw away such an in­vi­ta­tion to forge links with this unique land and its peo­ple. His mod­ern-day con­sorts [sic] have no un­der­stand­ing about the spe­cial re­la­tion­ship dur­ing many cen­turies be­tween the kings and queens of Eng­land and the Holy Land. Our Pa­tron Saint St Ge­orge is buried there. A trip to the Holy Land to ex­pe­ri­ence the wealth of great his­tory that this land con­tains would def­i­nitely mark a pos­i­tive start to his fu­ture king­ship and show almighty God his heart to lead his peo­ple as he em­barks upon his ‘divine’ du­ties.” li­on­heartuk.blogspot.com/

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