It’s Sunday morning, so let’s go into the archives. Here’s a clip from the 2012 BBC documentary Shalom Belfast. Israeli journalist Ithamar Handelman Smith interviews Gordon McKnight, native of Bangor, the third largest town in Northern Ireland. McKnight is a recent convert to Judaism, and he wants to move to Israel. Sort of. Actually he wants to move, as a settler, to Occupied Palestine. Why?
Every little [bit] helps.
The Arabs have only been there a very short period of time. That’s why I do not recognize a Palestinian people, nation, nothing. They are a political invention, invented after the 1967 war.
Smith: But you from Bangor… has more right on the land than they do. You don’t find it a contradiction?
I can see why they would be upset… But my advice would be, you had a nice holiday, time to go home, that would be my advice.
Smith then takes over…
No word on what McKnight did. Though this sharp tweet:
@Tommymac90 Israeli fella looked like he was going to knock that McKnight lad out at one stage!
— Patrick Cullen (@patrickcullen01) December 19, 2012