Sally Rooney

An open letter to Sally Rooney – on the boycott of Israel

Sally Rooney,

I understand from the recent publicity that you are engaged in a boycott of Israel. Let’s be frank, the manner in which the story originally came out was a bit of a mess wasn’t it – because it painted you as someone who was boycotting Hebrew, rather than just Israel. Following this initial negative publicity, I am certain that the key players of the boycott movement circled around to protect you and helped compile the carefully worded but ultimately disingenuous statement that tried to undo some of the damage. The BDS camp have these public cultural boycott announcements down to a fine art (pardon the pun).

In reality of course you are still boycotting Hebrew speakers, because your statement creates an environment in which no publisher would find it viable to translate the book – if they cannot freely sell to Israelis in Israel. However you may try to word it, this really isn’t a good look.

But I am not here to point out the absurdities of your public announcement, but rather to question your wider support for the BDS movement. It always astonishes me when people who I do not believe are inherently antisemitic, align with something that is so clearly rooted in anti-Jewish sentiment.

Have you ever read a proper history book? Unfortunately for those suggesting Israel is a ‘colonial enterprise’, Israel was not born because the British empire created it – far from it. From the mid 1920’s, Zionism’s key fight was actually against the British Empire which sought to extinguish the Jewish project the international community had given it the Mandate to oversee. By the late 1930s Zionism was almost in open war against Britain – and with a short break so everyone could fight the Nazis together – the Zionists carried on fighting the British from 1945 onwards. It was the Jews fighting the British for their rights and independence – which is why back in those days, there was actually Irish Republican support for Zionism.

And have you ever looked closely at a map of the MENA region? Because the second Imperial force that stood against the rebirth of the Jewish nation was the remnants of the Islamic empire. It had fallen apart following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and was busy trying to work out how to put itself back together again. The Arabs that you today call Palestinians, saw themselves as an indistinguishable part of this Arab empire. An area the Arabs had controlled – and an empire they built – through violent conquest.

What has turned it on its head – what makes people in the west see Israel as the ‘power-base’ and the Arabs as the tiny minority group standing helpless before the mighty Zionist onslaught – is raw, unfiltered antisemitism. Only an antisemite can read the history, look at a map of the middle east – see ‘Jewish power’ and think Israel is the problem that needs to be dealt with.

There is no rational, logical support for what BDS puts forward as its ‘case’. In turn, the arguments put forward by you and your friends as the reasons behind your support for BDS are beyond stupid, and easily exposed. Take this hypothetical scenario:

Seventy years ago, suppose that Ireland took in 50,000 refugees from country ‘x’. For political purposes Ireland decided to let them rot. It created camps for them to stagnate in. Rather than give them citizenship it denied them their rights – developed an Apartheid system around them – refusing them the ability to move or work freely. They were not allowed to buy property in Ireland either. They were locked in their camps.

And so it continued. Rather than sort out the mess it had developed within, what if Ireland let this horrific situation continue to grow. Then the refugees had children and then their children had children – all the while being forced to stay in their little refugee boxes. Let us imagine that today that these refugees in Ireland were still in their camps, now numbering about 200,000, having suffered 70 years of Irish apartheid, racism and persecution.

Would anyone in their right mind point the finger at country ‘x’ and blame them for this? Ireland created the Apartheid, Ireland was guilty of racism, Ireland committed this crime against refugees who should have been absorbed as citizens over 70 years ago. What on earth has country ‘x’ got to do with it?

This was actually the fate of Arabs who fled the civil and regional conflicts that were started by Arab Imperialists who sought to exterminate the Jews. The Arabs wanted the war, they started it, and luckily for the Jews – they lost it too. The end result of the conflict included a refugee problem. If you check out the third goal of that BDS movement that you are so fond of believing in you will see that in a truly perverse twist of truth, BDS blame Israel rather than the Arab nations who are responsible for the continued plight of these people. The refugees ended up in places like Lebanon where their human rights have been deliberately and severely abused for over 70 years. Yet BDS is telling you to boycott Israel for this. It is as transparent as the tropical water of the Red Sea.

BDS is about destroying Israel – the only Jewish state in the world and the only democracy in the entire MENA region. And you support it. Yet as the slave trade flourishes in some Arab nations, democracy is non-existent and human rights are unheard of – you do not take an issue with translations into Arabic. Nor do you have a problem with Chinese – with China a Titan of human rights abuses. Nor Russian, or any of the languages of the world’s real human rights abusers.

But it isn’t just about brazen hypocrisy. Last week I published a devastating report on antisemitism in Ireland. Those people you seem to feel comfortable surrounding yourself with are neck deep in anti-Jewish hatred. You side with those that believe the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are real, push Holocaust denial, rabid anti-Jewish conspiracy and wish for a violent end to Jews and Zionism. Not all of them sure, but how many antisemites do you have to stand alongside before you feel uncomfortable?

Because BDS plays on people’s antisemitism. The BDS National Committee is fully aware that they can make up any old story about Jews and Zionism and there are enough antisemites to drive their twisted demonising narrative into the mainstream. Once in the mainstream it finds support from the naive virtue signallers. People it seems, such as yourself.

This obsession with Israel exists in certain bubbles, but like most false paradigms, eventually the bubble will burst. I don’t know whether it will be 10 years from now (doubtful), 20 (probably a little too soon), or 50 years from now (almost certainly) but at some point mainstream researchers will be looking at the obscenity that is the ‘obsession with Israel’ and tearing it apart. They will point to the UN and the UNHRC targeting of the world’s only Jewish state and explain them away as despots ruling the roost – and they’ll go on to wonder at how it was that anyone took these organisations seriously. They will talk about the damage done by the increasing Islamist influence inside global NGOs like Amnesty and HRW too. But they will also turn to the players who supported the BDS boycott. By then it will be seen for what it is – just another attempt by the Arab ’empire’ to do away with the tiny Jewish enclave that fought for freedom in its midst. And those fools in the west that played along – boycotted the products of the Jewish state – or refused to have anything to do with publishing houses there – will be seen just as racists are always viewed through the lens of history. I have no doubt that your current actions will be held up as an example of the antisemitic fervour of the day. That will forever be part of Sally Rooney’s legacy.

So go ahead – boycott Israel. It isn’t like the Jews are not used to people boycotting them. Let your books continue to be translated into Chinese and not Hebrew – Israel will continue to thrive without the Israelis reading them. But you should always remember that the brave folk are the ones that stand up against the tide of rising antisemitism. Those who see the anti-Israel obsession for what it is and refuse to partake in the blatant attack on Jewish self-determination are the heroes worthy of remembering. Your actions are those of a coward.


David Collier



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42 thoughts on “An open letter to Sally Rooney – on the boycott of Israel

  1. I see that the Collier spin machine is in full swing again, attempting to spin racism – Zionism as being a component of Judaism. The greatest lie which is often wheeled out by the Zionists is that Israel is a democracy. This is patent nonsense which can be shown when the activities of Israel and the history of Zionism, which controls Israel, are investigated.

    You know perfectly well that Sally Rooney and BDS are making a stand against racism and cruelty, not Jews or Judaism.

    1. Hello Jack. In our little exchanges here, I have often asked you why you are at odds with UK and US Islamists who scream for the rape of Jewish women and girls and for the blood of Jewish religious leaders. They say it is about Jews. Even your mate Stephen here says that Jew hatred is a cultural thing in Ireland. Conversely, you stand apart saying it is all about Zionism. Are you fibbing to us or to yourself ?

    2. anyone taking time to look at the empirical and irrefutable facts would find it impossible to cast Israel has anything but the victim in this perpetual war against the Jewish State and her people. “Virtue signaling” about racism that aggressively comes out against the only country in the Middle East (and much of the world) where people of color, women, different genders, and different religions have full legal rights and freedom while siding with the most repressive and genocidal culture on earth and in historyโ€”one with the core belief system that specifically oppresses the above groups to the point of terror torture, and murderโ€”proves Beyond all doubt that it is nothing less the cancer of mindless hatred of Jews simply for being Jewish.
      Simply put, there is no such thing as naรฏve virtue signaling: There are only Jew-haters, and self-loathing Jews. Anti-Semitism is not only one of the oldest bigotries but it also is the most ignorant and illogical. The veneer of “anti-Israel” was merely a free pass for the troglodytes possessing that cretinous hatred to go public. Giving them the benefit of the doubt of “naivete” amounts to nothing more than smearing lipstick on a pig.

    3. BTW Jack shiT,

      In case you and your friends haven’t noticed, the Israelis are NOT the unarmed Jews of WW2, Inquisition, Crusades, pogroms, jihads, intifaDUHs.

      No Jizzya from Jews to Islamofascists.

      Just Nakba, Eternal Nakba for them and YOU.

    4. Another thing David, ONE DAY, tell your readers

      – how your website was attacked

      – how the attack was rebuffed

      RIP David Amess – ANOTHER victim of “The Religion of Peace”

    1. Aah, here’s Stephen; a little later than usual. Must have been driving.

      During his 11th post on the previous article yesterday he suggested that the Irish would stop hating Jews when the “Pallys” had their own state. 2 posts later he denied it, bleating that he never said it and was being impersonated.

      So clearly we have two Stephens now, possibly more. Wonder if they’re all pretending to be Irish. Who knows? Who cares?

  2. I do sometimes think that the virtue signalling wokerati only choose to boycott Israel to draw attention to themselves rather than the cause that they purport to be supporting?

    Whoever heard of this ugly fat boring bitch before today anyway?

    ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜

          1. Just a load of shouting and some angry blokes pushing each other?


            How does that translate into a “clear and present danger to women”?


            Were there any women even there? Mind you the women that purport to support Palestinians are usually so ugly that it’s difficult to even tell….


              1. Judge probably never saw this video…so poor Jonathan gets a fine and a community order…


                Big deal…


                Hardly the serious jail time that your daughter raping “heroes” got now is it Bellers?


                Get a grip on reality ffs….


                1. Ken everything is real otherwise it wouldn’t be a thing. What jail time did they get btw ? I am not up on these things.. Actually the funniest thing about this is Scoffie pleaded guilty and now goes around crying about being wrongly convicted ! What a nut

                    1. Stephen really has a problem with people that draw attention to prejudice against Jews; no such problem with people from the black, gay or Asian communities or people with disabilities who complain of biases against them. Very telling.

                    2. Yes Stephen is very selective about what he chooses to get upset about isn’t he ?

                      He doesn’t think that threatening to rape someone’s daughter is worthy of his condemnation as long as the daughter in question happens to be Jewish…..?

                      Stephen is basically a bit of a c@nt….

                      Don’t be like Stephen……

                      That is all…..

                2. Hey convicted criminal…..๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ

                  1. As Mayer of London, I have ordered the Metropolitan Police to detain Scoffy and keep in the convicted criminal in custody until a suitable punishment can be handed down by Magistrates Court.

                    1. You know you are dealing with a 100% certified loon when in order to function they not only have to create create (multiple) fake identities for themselves but ALSO for the people they are conversing with???????

                      Loonster Levy….

                      King of Loons….

                      That is all…..

                    1. “let me help you out here Ken Its spelt


                      It certainly is Bellers….

                      AND YOU CERTAINLY ARE !!

                      And so is your mentally deranged fake rabbi boyfriend…..

                      Have a good evening guys……you 2 were made for each other xx

  3. Somebody should tell Sally Rooney that 85% of Israelis also speak the language of history’s most notorious and most brutal colonialists….

    That language (of course) being….. ENGLISH….

    ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

      1. Mostly Hebrew and Arabic Bellers…..which is another thing Sally Rooney probably hasn’t thought of ? If she allows her “hallowed” scribblings to be translated into Arabic then her new book could potentially be read by 1 million + Arabic speaking Israelis !!!!


  4. Stephen went to DEFCON2 pretty quickly here. He normally posts at least 3 times to demean the author before resorting to his 2003 archive called “demean by association”. This is normally copy/pastes of old films of any Jew who draws attention to prejudice against Jews. He even has his little nicknames for the Jews in the films. Stephen doesn’t post films of people from the black, gay or Asian communities or people with disabilities who complain of biases against them.

    DEFCON3 will follow shortly when Stephen will come here to say how totally not arsed he is to come here and will punctuate the point with a “gulp” emphasising the reflux acid he suffers from the effort.

    Then again, there are two Stephens now, so who knows……or cares ?

      1. Is this the Stephen that posted that Jew hate in Ireland will end when the “Pallys” have their own state or the one that says that Jew hate is part of their culture and should be left alone?

  5. Thank you for this post, David. I have citizenship in America, Israel, and – God help me – Ireland. Your point about the alliance of the Jewish national liberation organization with the Traditional IRA is spot-on. I think that a lot of the fascination with “Palestine” in Ireland is an inheritance from the Provo alliance with Gadafi and his crowd, who were supplying them with armaments. Keep crying in the wilderness!

  6. According to Collier, anyone who draws attention to the barbariism of, or criticizes the apartheid state in any way, is antisemitic. Bollocks.

    I’m going to order a few dozen copies of her book.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to pray ๐Ÿ™

    1. I have also ordered a few dozen copies of her book……they will burn up a treat on bonfire night…..

      Keep praying for Moschiach and the rebuilding of our Temple Loonster…..

      Never forget it’s you duty as a Rabbi to do that……

  7. An excellent letter, David, and I truly hope that the future does indeed show up the grotesque anti-Semitism of today for what it is.

    As a Northern Irish Unionist, I am well aware of the deluge of hatred for Israel within the Irish republican population. I put it down to an unholy trinity of contempt:-

    1) The allegiance to the supposed anti-imperial forces that brought down the age of empires, with an emphasis on the ANC and the PLO, allies of the IRA in the 1970’s and 80’s. It’s a mindset that holds the tyrannical regime in Cuba on the highest possible pedestal.

    2) Following on from that worship of Castro and Che Guevara, the Irish Republican movement cling firmly onto idealistic socialist views, part of which is buying into that repugnant narrative that the global capitalist system is controlled by a seedy corrupt small group of Jewish puppetmasters. That socialism can never work in a world where, in reality, people need incentives in order to produce economic growth, i.e. capitalism, is, of course, ignored.

    3) Although now in decline, generations of that once-powerful Catholic Church’s narrative about the Jewish involvement in the death of Jesus has left it’s indelible, bigoted mark on the wider Irish population.

    It’s worth pointing out that Sinn Fein can now claim to be the biggest party in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

    One question that I would love Biden, the EU, the Tory Govt, indeed, all the “consensus” world powers to answer; How could East Jerusalem ever be separated from West Jerusalem and become the capital of an independent Palestine? How could that possibly ever work given the hatred, distrust, child indoctrination, and violence, whether stone throwing or rocket firing? Bonkers.

  8. “Once in the mainstream it find support from the naive virtue signallers” – not just naive, but stupid and ignorant to a spectacular degree. And a very large percentage of them are only too happy to express this Jew-hatred because, well, because they are antisemites.

  9. I’m always shocked by how much Israeli activists use gross generalizations and oversimplification of entire communities to defend itself while also demanding that no one DARE do that to them because its anti-semitic.

    You just called all Irish people, and everyone in Sally Rooney’s orbit an anti-semite and more. Repeatedly, and you do it consistently throughout your writing.

    I get it, you’re angry and afraid, but that’s no excuse to treat people in a way you refuse to accept being treated yourself.

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