A lifelong supporter of Zionism and the Jews, Winston Churchill is sometimes labeled an anti-Semite. The proffered evidence, an alleged article of his, has made the obligatory rounds of the Internet.
A 1937 article draft in the Churchill Archives supposedly proves that Churchill’s off-expressed sympathy for the Jews was hypocrisy. Churchill was, if this article is to be believed, a closet anti-Semite.
The 1937 draft, “How the Jews Can Combat Persecution,” had “apparently lain unnoticed in the Churchill Archives at Cambridge since the early months of the Second World War,” stated The Independent:
Churchill criticised the “aloofness” of Jewish people from wider society and urged them to make the effort to integrate themselves….Churchill says: “The central fact which dominates the relations of Jew and non-Jew is that the Jew is ‘different.’ He looks different.…
A new Phrase Index to Churchill quotes is available.
My Churchill quotations book, Churchill By Himself, is being updated and corrected for a new edition called Churchill in His Own Words, with an eventual e-book version as well. It contains a new Key Phrase Index that will greatly assist readers in finding the quotation they require.
Since the pagination of the new book will not change (we found only one quote which had to be removed as fictitious), the Phrase Index can also be used by present owners of Churchill By Himself. For a copy please contact me.…
WSC planting a ceremonial tree in Palestine, 1921.
The ideas people have about Churchill never cease to amaze.
The Churchill Society of Israel will serve Israelis with an interest in Sir Winston Churchill, according to Russell Rothstein, quoted by Tim Walker in the January 9th Daily Telegraph: “Churchill’s long-standing support of Zionism and friendship with the Jewish people make it particularly appropriate that the modern state of Israel have a local organisation devoted to his memory and to preserving his thoughts, words and deeds for future generations.” Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer, adds: “Churchill was very familiar with the Old Testament.…