Saturday, July 12, 2008


This Day in the Recurrence of Hatred

On this day in 1290, Jews were expelled from England by order of King Edward I, Longshanks, (left--looking like a 60s rock drummer) the conqueror of Wales and most of Scotland, the bad guy in Braveheart. The Jews in England had been made to wear an identifying badge for over a decade before this banishment and confiscation of nearly all their property. At least the British didn't put them in camps and murder them all. That took a continental frame of mind. The Jews weren't allowed back in until late in the 17th Century. Many other nations followed the British model.
The nation of Israel exists as expiation for over 2 millennia of Roman, Christian and Muslim sins against the Jews. Never again.


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