How Grooming works: The radicalisation of Jewish youth
How Zionists indoctrinate and groom Jewish children and young people – as young as four or five years old - into convinced advocates for the racist ideology of Zionism.
In occupied Palestine, the resistance faces the Zionist entity daily. It faces the military, the settler movement, a racist political system and cruel state bureaucracy. However, these institutions depend on support from outside the Zionist entity. The Zionist movement – the organisational shock troops of the Zionist entity, dispersed throughout the world, is engaged in long term planning to build that support. This is a process of turning young Jews outside Palestine into partisans of Zionism. It is a process of grooming young people to radicalise them.
The United Jewish Israel Appeal – engine of Zionist radicalisation
The Zionist movement pours very significant resources into the grooming process, involving a dizzying array of Zionist groups in the UK and internationally. The biggest Zionist fundraiser is the United Jewish Israel Appeal, an anodyne sounding and seemingly independent charity which is actually the UK branch of one of the Zionist regimes’ four “national institutions”, all based in the same building in King George Street in occupied Al-Quds.
Grooming Jewish kids
The grooming processes have intensified in recent year as young Jewish people have increasingly become critical of the conduct of the “government of "Israel"” and even of Zionism itself. A 1997 Institute for Jewish Policy Research report, “The Attachment of British Jews to "Israel"”, raised an alarm: “if current trends prevail, attachment to Zionism and the Jewish state could become the concern of only a minority with a mostly Traditional or Orthodox religious outlook.” In a follow up in 2010, sponsored by the Zionist Pears Foundation, the authors reflected: “In some respects, the 1997 JPR report served as a wake-up call to the community. Undoubtedly, immense effort and significant sums of money have been invested since then in providing young people with opportunities to visit "Israel" on organized educational programmes. Indeed, the "Israel" Experience, Birthright and MASA have become cornerstones of UJIA’s UK programme. It is conceivable that such initiatives will have strengthened attachment levels and reversed the tide; certainly, that was part of their aim'.
National security threat
This is a real threat to national security in every country that the strategy is used. It educates, trains and prepares young Jews to have a significant - even primary - loyalty to the Zionist entity. It encourages them to commit practically to the racist state ideology of the entity - Zionism, including becoming a Zionist activist. At the extremes they are groomed to participate in the violence of ethnic cleansing in the "Israel" Occupation Forces.
British Jews have no “birth-right” to "Israel"
How does this work? The most obvious way is by funding many thousands of young Jews to go on free propaganda tours to the Zionist entity – the ‘"Israel" Experience tours’ for 16-18 year olds and the so called ‘birth-right’ tours (from age 18-32).
In reality no Jew living in the UK or US has any ‘birth-right’ to the land of Palestine. But this racist settler colonial narrative is openly advertised by Zionist groups.
Less obvious are the radicalisation processes adopted for children at much younger ages. In fact, indoctrination starts as young as four or five years old - when children begin primary school in the UK.
Fostering lifelong attachment to ethnic cleansing
This is not just directed at Jewish kids but also at non-Jews in comprehensive education settings. For example in Glasgow, at Calderwood Lodge Primary, a “Jewish” school originally set up by the Zionist Federation in 1962 which has since been taken over by the local authority. There, the UJIA boasts that: “Our Glasgow youth worker provided outstanding "Israel" content for all pupils at the school”.
This “Jewish school” has, according to its head teacher, a “significant number of Muslim and Christian pupils”. They, along with Jewish pupils, are being subjected to propaganda for the racist ideology of Zionism, which presents a genuine threat to Muslim students. In addition to the grooming of Jewish students, therefore, this activity is an institutionalised process geared at brainwashing Muslim students into supporting their own oppression.
Infiltration of “"Israel"i” citizens into the UK
There is even a special programme to infiltrate Israeli citizens into British settings known as Schlichim (in their 20s or 30s) or Shinshinim (doing a year abroad before they join the occupation forces). The settings include primary and secondary schools.
Survey respondents overwhelmingly agreed that these agents of a hostile foreign power enhanced ‘personal connections to "Israel"’ (91%), ‘understanding of modern Israeli society’ (87%) and ‘knowledge” its “history” (87%)
But it’s not just external Zionist groups. Some schools are themselves openly committed to Zionism. The Hertsmere Jewish Primary School in North London, for instance, says it is (p7) ‘Zionist’. Nearby Yavneh College in Elstree, is described by the Board of Deputies of British Jews as having “Zionist aims”. The school advertised itself, as recently as last year, as ‘a religious Zionist school’ under the heading ‘Me and My Land’. But British Jewish children have no right to the so called ‘land of "Israel"’. Such apologia for ethnic cleansing and settler colonialism should have no place in a democratic society
The school boasts of inviting extremist Zionist groups in year 12 (16-17 years old) to indoctrinate the pupils including a “special programme run in partnership with Mizrachi UK” where they are taught “how to be a positive advocate for "Israel".” Mizrachi is a religious Zionist group, formally signed up to the Zionist movement. The course leads to an “"Israel" advocacy speaking competition”. In Year 13 (17-18 years old) “students are able to take part in an "Israel" course that focusses specifically on "Israel" on campus.” This involves hearing “campus focussed speakers including representatives from UJS and StandWithUs” on “how to be positive advocates for "Israel" in the next stage of their life”. UJS is formally a Zionist organisation for UK students, while StandWithUs in the UK is a subsidiary funded by its US parent which is, in turn, a direct asset of the Zionist regime. According to the former "Israel"i Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, "Israel" uses StandWithUs to ‘amplify our power’ and ‘for leverage’.
Unsurprisingly students from such schools often emerge as extremist supporters of Zionism, and play leadership roles in the Zionist movement. For example, the 2021-22 head of the Union of Jewish Students, Nina Freedman, attended Yavneh College, was a member of the Federation of Zionist Youth, then the president of the Bristol Jewish Society for a year (2019-20) before becoming president of the UJS. She spent the summer of 2019 running propaganda tours to "Israel" for 13-14-year-old Yavneh College pupils, where she was ‘expected to educate the pupils on a variety of topics, including Judaism, "Israel"i culture and politics and secular and Jewish history.’
Grooming for and recruitment to ethnic cleansing
This indoctrination into the racist ideology of Zionism continues through ten youth and groups sponsored by the UJIA. The Union of Jewish Students is involved in delivery of programmes on behalf of the UJIA. The UJIA and UJS promote the ‘Masa "Israel" Journey’ which can result in students training to become foreign fighters in Palestine. This programme facilitates students to access the "Israel"i military via the Marva programme of “army basic training” or to actually join up to the occupation forces via Tzofim Garin Tzabar. This programme is focused on enlisting foreign nationals into the occupation forces “to undergo a full and meaningful service”. According to the IOF, this programme by 2014 had “helped over 1,500 teens from all around the world” enlist and claims that around 70% of the “immigrants have stayed in "Israel" after their service.” It is claimed there are currently around 7,000 “lone soldiers” of whom about half are foreign fighters in the occupation forces.
The New Statesman reported on Marva in 2007: “Dressed in boots and olive fatigues, and obliged to carry an M16 assault rifle at all times, school leavers on gap years do push ups in the dust, perform night marches… fire machine guns at paper figures and simulate military manoeuvres” as well as attending propaganda classes “in Jewish identity and the history and values of the IDF”. These programmes have twin objectives: to recruit foreign fighters to the occupation forces or to turn out advocates for the Zionist cause back home. “people who will stand up for "Israel" when it is under threat and attacked” said a Marva representative, “and will challenge bad views, especially on university campuses”.
The Zionist penetration of British society
The penetration of British society by the racist Zionist movement is not accomplished just by external lobby groups, but is integrated into the structure of British society, beginning at least as early as primary schools. It grooms and radicalises impressionable youngsters into convinced ideologues of the racist ideology of Zionism. It encourages them to take practical action to defend its interests through extremist political action, sometimes including violent, ethnic cleansing and terrorism. This is a genuine threat to the national security of the United Kingdom and should be recognised as such by the British security state.