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Peres mistakes me for an Hungarian Nobleman

Fury as Israel president claims English are 'anti-semitic' - Telegraph
Shimon Peres said England was "deeply pro-Arab ... and anti-Israeli", adding: "They always worked against us."
He added: "There is in England a saying that an anti-Semite is someone who hates the Jews more than is necessary."

As any educated fool knows it was Joseph Eötvösz, a Hungarian nobleman, who coined that rib tickler in the 1920s. Of course in Bradford they may laugh at little else apart from ancient middle European bons mots but I haven't heard it before.
Some Englishmen may especially dislike Jews, the Lawrencian public school homo-erotic worship of the noble desert dweller and distaste for trade and money dealers still has a toehold in the Foreign Office, but in the real England I don't come across it. We just dislike all foreigners equally.

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"We just dislike all foreigners equally."

And justifiably so. If one discounts the slight disturbances in the early 1640s, most of England's troubles have come from Them Wot's East Of Calais.

Actually, pound for pound, the front-wheels have probably been the least troublesome of the lot, if one goes through recent history.

Give me Jews over bloody Arabs anyday damn camel and goat shaggers!

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