84Carew, Mairéad. Tara and the Ark of the Covenant: A Search for the Ark of the Covenant by British Israelites on the Hill of Tara (1899-1902). Dublin: Discovery Programme/Royal Irish Academy, 2003, p. 80.

The British Israelites, convinced of their own "Israelish" origins, were not overtly antisemetic, at least no more so than many in the Irish Independence movement. Carew quotes from an article in the United Irishmen (March 9, 1901) excoriating the British Israelites: "Instead of thanking Providence for the disappearance of ten of the twelve tribes of Jewry, a number of people in different ages had been striving to find them out and inflict them on a world suffering from the villainy of the remaining two."