|The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge|
Michael Bachner and Raoul Wootliff of the Times of Israel tell us:
Prince William will travel to Israel this summer, in the first-ever official visit by the British royal family to the Jewish state, his residence declared Thursday.I must admit that I am of two minds on this.
While royals have traveled to Israel in the past, no member of the British monarchy has ever come to country on an official tour.
On the one, of course, I think that it is very nice that William is coming to Israel this summer. Perhaps he will get his first good taste of falafel.
Also, needless to say, anything that we can do to foster friendship between the State of the Jewish People and the Brits is a good thing.
Of course, on the other hand, fuck 'em.
The British have never been friendly toward the Jews and certainly never friendly toward Israel.
They even sought to confiscate Jewish weaponry just before their departure from Israel in '48, thereby potentially leaving our friends and families at the tender mercies of a much larger, hostile Arab population that sided with the Nazis during World War II.
So, from my perspective, at least, this is a mixed bag.
It is nice that a British "royal" is coming to Israel this summer.
I just do not want to see the Jews scrape and bow.