Outrage Follows "Jaw-Droppingly Shocking" 1986 Prince Charles Letter Blaming Mid-East Problems On "Foreign Jews"

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Prince Charles has sparked media outrage following a report he wrote a letter blaming "the influx of foreign, European Jews" for aggravating the Arab-Israeli conflict and leading to general unrest in the Middle East, while also asking whether an American president would "have the courage" to take on "the Jewish lobby" to put an end to terrorism in the region.

The note, written on November 24, 1986, was found in a public archive and published Saturday by the Daily Mail. The Prince penned the letter after official visits to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar with Princess Diana.

"I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally,” the then 38-year-old Prince of Wales wrote in his letter, adding, that “it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland, they say) which has helped to cause great problems” in the Middle East. “I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated?” he questioned.

"Surely some US president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in the US? I must be naive, I suppose!” he concludes.

The Editor of the Jewish Chronicle, Stephen Pollard, described Charles’ comments “both shocking and entirely predictable.”

"To me this is the most astonishing element of the Prince’s letter. The “Jewish lobby” is one of the anti-Semitic themes that have endured for centuries. It is this myth there are these very powerful Jews who control foreign policy or the media or banks or whatever."  Pollard then told the daily mail that the letter was "jaw-droppingly shocking" and added that "[the Prince’s comments] come from the heir to the throne is unsettling, to put it mildly."

While the letter is inflammatory, there is no suggestion Charles holds anti-Semitic views according to The Mail: "He has many prominent Jewish friends and in 2013 became the first Royal to attend a chief rabbi’s inauguration ceremony. In a speech that year, he expressed concern at the apparent rise of anti-Semitism in Britain."

At the same time, he is seen as a defender of Islam, with one historian noting that no other major Western figure has as high a standing in the Muslim world. 


It has also been suggested he has pro-Palestinian leanings, a perception the letter appears to support.

Prince Charles is not the first one to fall in the "lobby" spotlight: among those to come under fire for using the term ‘Jewish lobby’ are General George Brown, the highest-ranking military officer in the US as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was publicly rebuked and disowned by President Gerald Ford in 1974 after claiming that a ‘Jewish lobby’ controlled Congress, according to The Daily Mail. Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage was criticised earlier this month when he referred to ‘a powerful Jewish lobby’ in the US.  In 2006, Chris Davies, former leader of the Lib Dem MEPs, was forced to resign after he used the term. Archbishop Desmond Tutu also came under fire when he used the phrase in a newspaper article in 2002.

The Prince’s reference in the letter to the influx of European Jews also caused dismay.

It is not clear if he is referring to immigration before or after the Second World War, or both. Mr Pollard said: ‘It is the absolute classic Arab explanation of the problems in the Middle East.


'And it is what everyone has always said the British aristocracy actually thinks – the idea that Jews were some kind of foreigners who had no real place in Israel until we decided to make it their homeland. Historically it is nonsense and it’s quite stunning when it comes from the heir to the throne.’


A senior Israeli diplomatic source said last night: ‘He [Charles] was travelling around the Gulf states [just before he wrote the controversial letter], which in those years were very anti-Israel. It seems he was presented with a narrative in a very convincing way.’

Earlier this month, Britain marked the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, the document that paved the way for the state of Israel, with a gala dinner in London attended by Theresa May and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

It is also not the first time Prince Charles has gotten in hot water for controversial remarks: In 2007, leaked emails between senior Clarence House staff put Charles at the centre of a row about the Royals’ attitude towards the Jewish state.

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Attempting some damage control, a spokesman for Clarence House said the thoughts revealed in the 1986 letter, were actually “not The Prince’s own views.”

“The letter clearly states these were not the Prince’s own thinking on Arab-Israeli affairs, but represented the opinions of some of those he met during his visit which he was keen to interrogate,” the statement said. It added that Prince Charles "was sharing the arguments in private correspondence with a long standing friend in an attempt to improve his understanding of what he has always recognized is a deeply complex issue to which he was coming early on in his own analysis in 1986," the representative said.

"Over the years, the prince has continued his study of the complex and difficult themes he referenced here. He has built a proven track record of support for both Jewish and Arab communities around the world and has a long history of promoting interfaith dialogue and cultural understanding,"
she added.

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Juggernaut x2's picture

jews worldwide assist Israel- guilt by association 

Dumpster Elite's picture

Lol...OK, now that made me laugh, because that's exactly what I was thinking.

LetThemEatRand's picture

This is clearly an, "I don't care if the snake or alligator wins" battle.  Fuck all of them.

MaxThrust's picture

Now this really is HUGE. No wonder Prince Charles was banned from becoming King of England.

Forget Washington, It looks like the global swamp is being drained.

Ms No's picture

"Forget Washington, It looks like the global swamp is being drained."

I think you just summed up his motivation for saying that.  For appearances sake people are starting to distance themselves. Edit:  They probably chose to leak it now.


spanish inquisition's picture

First we see a poll stating that people in the UK want to bypass Charles. Then we see released letters about those meddling European Jews. Looks like his letters are correct.

CaptainObvious's picture

Just foreign jews?  I'm fairly certain "foreign" jews and Israel jews are acting on the same set of plans.

frontierland's picture

Sometimes.  Sometimes not.  Many Jews in Israel hate American or Euro Jews and many American Jews hate Israel.

Wall Street Bankster and City of London Jews are just International Open Border Jews. Also Jews like Soros, he pushes for Open Borders for Israel as well as the US and Europe. Israelis hate Soros as much as we do.

Even if born in the US or Europe, Jews still consider themselves as Jews first before they consider themselves American or European, so they are all Diaspora Rootless Cosmopolitans or Foreigners.  Just as they don't consider themselves White when pressed.



LetThemEatRand's picture

"Many Jews in Israel hate American or Euro Jews and many American Jews hate Israel."

You've made an important point without realizing it, based on your post below.  Jews are not the problem as a group.  The problem is the Isreali government and Zionists.

frontierland's picture

Untrue.  For the longterm health and survival of my White Race, Jews are a big fucking problem. 

Jews do behave as a group first and most will all behave as Anti-White and Pro-Jew.  Regardless of whether they are Open Borders American Jews or Nationalist Israeli Jews.  They will band togetether when the Jews are attacked as a group, no matter if they are Leftists or Hard Right.  

Most American Jews on the Left side of the equation are not Zionists, they hate Israel.  They want Open Borders in the US and Europe as well as Israel.  So these "not Zionist" American Leftist Jews are a serious problem.

Personally, I want the Jews to have a home.  Israel is fine with me so long as America and Europe don't get roped into their wars.  

I just want all Jews to go to their home.

LetThemEatRand's picture

You are no better than what you hate, and part of the reason the rest of us need to deal with this shit.  When we try to call out the Isreal lobby and dual citizens, we're called anti-semitic.  Guys like you prevent us from having a rational debate on these topics.

Juggernaut x2's picture

So jews have been kicked out of various countries over 120 times because they are so lovable? Or because people get sick of their fucking BS? You don't see a pattern here? And as far as a "Rational National Debate"? Good luck with that when the jews run the Mainstream Media. Mel Gibson was right. 

Ms No's picture

He might be right.  The 112 Jews who are not Zionists may be alright and not want to subjugate all other nations with Globalism because they beleive they are the one and only chosen people.

frontierland's picture

Who said anything about HATE.

Still, am I supposed to love a group that is determined to destroy the White people and every White Nation.


LetThemEatRand's picture

Jews are not your enemy, frontierland.  Isreal and the Zionists are.  That is a political/economic group and most are no more religious than the self-proclaimed Christians who advocate for constant war on behalf of the United States.

frontierland's picture

I'm pretty well read on disproportionate Jewish influence in all White Nations, especially in the greatest threat to all White Nations, Immigration Policy.  Radical Leftist Jews are over represented in Open Borders, Replacement-Level Mass 3rd World Immigration and Forced Assimilation.  European and American Jews do not hide this, they are very vocal about this if you care to listen.  It is disengenuous to pretend that they are not disproportionatley represented.

They are over represented in a toxic, degenerate, lying media and publishing.  These people are sucessfully destroying all White Nations.

I would not call that a friend, I would call that an enemy of the highest order.


For those who are Jewish. 

You can help resolve this conflict, if you stop pretending like your people are not a problem.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I was raised Christian, Catholic to be specific. Aside from the Inquisition which involved the torture of untold thousands of people, there is the cover-up of crimes against children that seems to be going on still today.  Care to explain why Jews are all bad but all Christians should not answer for that?

Is your knee jerk reaction to say (correctly) that not all Christians should answer for what a few really bad people did?

frontierland's picture

I'm not interested in that topic.  I'm interested in the current, direct threat to my people.

You seem to be stuck in a mindset that Jew is a religion.

It's a genetically distinct Race/Ethnic group which seeks above all else to promote it's own in-group interests.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"I'm not interested in that topic"

No, I suppose not.  Bogey man. I'm a victim.  Seems to be the American way these days.  Bombing someone would probably help.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

You aren't understanding him. Your babble about history has nothing to do with the modern-day problem.

Catholics are not a tight-knit ethnic group like Jews. Catholics don't engage in nepotism. Every Jew is personally responsible for all other Jews and their welfare.  Kol Yisrael Averim Zeh Bazeh. In some rabbinical interpretations, all Jews are of the same body as Adam, millions of cells in the same body, which must work together.

Cohesive groups beat individuals. Jews will always dominate in a society of uncoordinated individuals, taking over the systems of the larger out-group and turning those systems to the weakening of the larger population. Migration, for example, is to dilute and distract the larger non-Jewish population with other problems so they don't question your control. 

I have had conversations with Jews that literally turned into "If you think we're the problem, what about those Muslims, huh? They are much worse!" and I say "You let them in precisely to divert and weaken us. Being able to point to them as worse was the whole point of the 1965 immigration bill."

LetThemEatRand's picture

It's a bit difficult to accept that people actually believe that all members of a religious group are in on some sort of plan, or dare I say it, conspiracy.  You give conspiracy theory a bad name.

The United States has invaded untold numbers of countries just in the last 20 years.  We have killed several leaders of soveriegn nations, including of Libya and Iraq. The JFK files show that we plotted to kill Castro, not because he was a threat to us, but because we didn't like him. Bush and Obama, both non-Jews, ordered the deaths of thousands of civilians.  I am right with you that there is a group of bankers and oligarchs that are bad news and who control our politicians, but you're way off about thinking the religion of Judaism is the root of the problem.  W is a born again Christian.   Obama is who knows what, but not a Jew.  

Dindu Nuffins's picture

It's in-group preference. People form clubs. They out-compete individuals. It's not strange in the least. Then add some layers of esotericism on top for zest, and you've got the current situation.

It's actually more of a conspiracy to think shadowy individuals conspiring together consciously in order to do evil things for evil reasons, than to simply posit that in-groups generally work to the interest of those in-groups and against the interests of out-groups who will then perceive the overall intent as an evil against themselves. Jews are a tight-knit in-group in a much larger outgroup, and they gain strength by weakening the interests of that out-group however possible. This includes diluting that out-group with other groups, or even preaching individuality and unthinging its identity altogether.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"even preaching individuality"

so that's an evil Jew thing now?

Dindu Nuffins's picture

If you have individuality and a belief in meritocracy, and I have a tight-knit group... you lose.

Evil is only in relation to the group interest. If I do your group harm, it's good. If you do my group harm, it's evil. This is how it has always been in human history.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

As for Bush, I see you didn't read the Haaretz article about the neocons that pressed him to attack Iraq.

As for Obama, I see you didn't consider that Rahm Emmanuel basically got him that far, and he was a student of Saul Alinksy and the civil rights struggle that had been led by Jews like Stanley Levison (power behind MLK) and Kivie Kaplan (last Jewish president of the NAACP).

There has never been a Jewish POTUS and there may well never be one. It isn't necessary. Why would they need a Jewish president when they already get $3.8 billion a year and any military conflict they desire.

ThorAss's picture

You understand the difference between a puppet and a puppet-master, right?

ThorAss's picture

I assume you're mad. Judaism is a religion, not a race. And the people who make up the religion span a number of races. I hate that word race. What does it even mean? We're all muggles, beyond that we're difficult to classify.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

A genetic test can get you Right of Return. Ethopian refugees that claim to be Jewish get sent back. Sound like it's not ethnic yet?

What does the word "dog breed" even mean? I let my children play with my pit-bull while my weiner dog stands guard outside. They're all dog-muggles, and beyond that there's no difference in dogs behaviourally or physically!

Yeah, denying reality sounds stupid the moment it is placed outside the agenda it was intended to promote.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Ethiopians are easy to spot they are black. How about the Khazarians? Are they semitic?

sand_puppy's picture

Even though many US Jews are not zionist nor consciously pursueing militant/economic supremism agenda, there IS a tremendous clique-ishness to the tribe.  

Jewish identity is usually held higher than their national identity.

When clique identity is very strong they functionas a "hive" or "pack" to a very large degree defending "Jewish interests" to the detriment of non-Jews around them.

Hence, the Hasbara Swarms and blind defense of "my people" combined with a casual contempt for non-Jews. This is manifest as a willingness to kill Palestinians, American soldiers fighting Israeli wars, and the 2,700 American's still in the twin towers when the charges were detonated.

I wish that they would understand that when you attacked by a hive that the only defense is to wipeout the entire hive, not just the individual.  Just like a wasps nest. 

I fear that they are building their own next holocaust without realizing it.  Then they will feel like "victims" again and that "everyone hates us for no reason."

frontierland's picture

Who said anything about HATE.

Still, am I supposed to love a group that is determined to destroy the White people and every White Nation.


LetThemEatRand's picture

Do you personally know a single Jew who wants to destroy the White people and every White Nation?

Herodotus's picture

A spectre is haunting Europe...

Overfed's picture

Barbara Specter Lerner. George Soros.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Bolshevik-style International Jewry are bad news because they want transgenders, mixed races, you as a peasant and them as a overlord class.

Zionist Israelis are bad news because they want International Jews in other countries to influence the local politics to move those foreign countries into alliances and wars that benefit Israel.

There is no "picking sides" here.

There is no "if we're nice we get to have a rational debate" here.

A lot of firm Zionists also like Open Borders for other countries. A lot of Jewish Bolsheviks who want their host countries to be melting pots also wish Israel to stay ethnocentric. It's not a simple case of one working directly in opposition to the other.

frontierland's picture

How's that Kosher Sandwhich, Goy.

WorkingClassMan's picture

Or Gregor Gysi, a jew leader of Die Linke in Germany who wishes openly for the extermination of the German people.  or Susan "I got cancer and died" Sontag, who called Whites the "cancer of the human race."  Fuck the jesus-killers.

frontierland's picture

Said the guy who apparently lives under a rock and who claims to want to have a rational discussion on Zionism.

You need to get up to speed friendo.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I still haven't heard the name of a single Jew any of you actually have met who wants to destroy the White Race.

frontierland's picture

I know plenty of Jews "sitting across the table" in my line of work, who are Anti-White.

Besides, you don't really want to fortify my argument against your strawman, with annecdotal fallacies do you.


When confronted with questions about disproportionate Jewish influence, Anti-White Jews in power, Anti-White Jews "sitting across the table" and yes even friendly Jews "sitting across the table", will ALL engage in Tribalism and defend the group and the group interests.  They will all resort to bringing up their religion, the Holocaust, to explain away their 'well-meaning' Anti-White motivation.

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Plenty of them on Twitter. Not just hundreds but thousands of outspoken anti-whites. Plenty in Hollywood.

Plenty drove our war in Iraq. 25 jewish neocons were behind the pitch to younger Bush.

As for Jews we actually met, dude, we don't live in New York. We don't need to meet average Jews to know that 74% vote for liberals and anti-white policies and the rest are still just open-borders neocons, and all of them support groups like HIAS, AIPAC and SPLC. Now you're just trying to frame the issue to win, by saying we all have to have Jewish next-door neighbors.

WorkingClassMan's picture

Most jews have $$$ and wouldn't be caught dead living next to mere goyim honkies...let alone schwartzes.  Thus, very few opportunities to be "enriched," by these scum.  I remember working for one, and he lived up to every stereotype I had about his race.  Lazy, shiftless, sneaky and thieving.  ALL of these things.  All for himself, and everyone for him.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"Most jews have $$$ and wouldn't be caught dead living next to mere goyim honkies"

I get it now.  And in the next post, you'll complain that blacks are just mad that white people are more successful because they are superior.  Identity politics.  It's not just for the Blue Team.

Socratic Dog's picture

You need to get up to speed on this Rand.  Kevin MacDonald's The Culture of Critique is an excellent place to start.  You might even realize what a tosser you're being here tonight.


The_Dude's picture

Every open borders cuck and pussy...Jew and non-Jew included.

The Jew just happens to be unique in that their reason for supporting it is their smoldering hated of Christianity and the Occidental cultures and their ages old desire to destroy it.


LetThemEatRand's picture

I'm not religious and find that religious people often tend to be ignorant and full of bile (see your post), but Jesus was a Jew.

The_Dude's picture

Jesus was a Judahite or an Israelite...not a Jew, a modern creation of the Talmudists.

Jesus was a very peaceful person that was only brought to anger by one group, the Pharisees.  The Pharisees happen to be the ancient line to the Talmudic Jews of today.


hestroy's picture

You are just confused. Religious fanatics are usually pretty confused.