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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Reinstate All Those Expelled - End McNicol's Regime - No IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Picket Labour Party National Executive Committee Meeting - 11.00-1.00 pm 17 July 2018 Southside

Picket Labour Party National Executive Committee Meeting - 17 July 2018


Monday, 16 July 2018

Support the Lobby for Stan Keable

Reinstate Stan Keable 

Free Speech on Palestine & Israel



Support the Lobby for Stan Keable



Reinstate Stan Keable 

Free Speech on Palestine & Israel



London Anti-Fascist Demonstration Against Tommy Robinson 14th July 2018

Large Anti-Fascist Mobilisation in Response to Football Lads Alliance Demonstration June 9th
On June 9th the Football Lads Alliance held a demonstration in London demanding the release of anti-Muslim racist Tommy Robinson.  It is estimated that up to 15,000 attended. 

The following day hundreds of FLA supporters joined Zionists at the annual Al Quds demonstration in London joining with far-Right Zionists in an attempt to stop the march.  The pretext was 'anti-terrorism'.
Steve Hedley who was attacked by fascists
In the past few days there have been dozens of anti-Trump demonstrations all over Britain, culminating in an estimated 200,000 demonstration in London on Friday.  On Saturday the FLA held a pro-Trump, release Tommy Robinson demonstration.  I estimate there were a few thousand fascists and a similar number of anti-fascists.

There were two separate mobilisations - the anarchists at the South Bank Centre and Stand up to Racism at the old Scotland Yard HQ in Victoria Street.  Both met up at around 2pm in Whitehall.


June 9th fascist march
Below are some pictures of the demonstration and the fascists.
The Zionist Campaign for Truth describes the attack on Steve Hedley as a 'scuffle'

Reports came in later that Steve Hedley, Assistant General Secretary of the RMT trade union had been glassed by these fascist thugs and other members of the RMT attacked in the Westminster Arms pub.


Police surround a number of fascists near Portcullis House - man in green is Neil Horan, a defrocked priest and Christian Zionist and fascist


People at the rallying point at the South Bank Centre














Police seal off  Trafalgar Square



Sunday, 15 July 2018

Zionist False Victimhood, The Hypocrisy of Adam Langleben and his silence over Israeli Child Abuse


Its fine 4 JLM President Louise Ellman MP to Defend the Abuse of Palestinian Children but Criticism of Young Zionists is a Child Protection Issue!

 
My question to Adam Langleben - why is the JLM silent about abuse of Palestinian children but concerned about publicising the names of JLM's young activists?  Racism? 
These two children were murdered yesterday by Israeli bombers in Gaza


I seem to have stirred up a veritable Zionist hornet's nest! 

Last Saturday, before going off to the anti-fascist demonstration in London, I posted a blog concerning an Open Letter by 18 young Zionists, mainly members of the Jewish Labour Movement, criticising Labour’s new Anti-Semitism Code of Conduct.  Their letter repeated the criticism of other Zionist organisations. It is clear that their elders (though not betters) including JLM’s Campaigns Officer Adam Langleben inspired them.
This Open Letter was widely distributed on the net but it is a threat to under the 18s who signed it if I publicise it - 
I have previously posted about Langleben’s political dishonesty in The Chutzpah of Adam Langleben & the Jewish Labour Movement.  Langleben was a Councillor in Barnet and one of the instigators of the false anti-Semitism campaign before the last local elections. So successful was he in convincing his electorate that the Labour Party was anti-Semitic that they decided not to vote for him! Of the 3 Labour candidates Langleben came bottom which may speak volumes about his laziness as a Councillor.
The young Jews who said Kaddish for the victims of Israeli terrorism and mass murder in Gaza were the ones who were subject to intimidation and threats of violence - the JLM of course was not involved in this protest
The 18 young Zionists who signed the Open Letter spoke of the NEC’s incomprehensible decision to abandon the IHRA definition of antisemitism’   The letter urged support for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism. [IHRA] which conflates anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. They falsely alleged that Labour’s Anti-Semitism Code deemed acceptable ‘the antisemitic trope of alleging that Jews, by virtue of their identity, have their loyalties primarily to the State of Israel.’
As I explained in my article the exact reverse is the case. Although one of the IHRA’s 11 illustrations says that ‘Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel’ might be anti-Semitic, another illustration states that ‘Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.’ Leaving aside that claiming Israel is racist has no relevance to the question of self-determination.
The child abuse that the JLM justifies
The latter illustration, which our young Zionists ‘forgot’ to mention, is deeply anti-Semitic. It talks about the right of self-determination of the Jewish people. Only nations have the right to self-determination which is the right to form a state.  Jews live in many different countries, they speak many different languages, they are clearly not a nation.  What this is about is race not nationality. The idea that Jews have anything more in common than their religion is the foundation for the Nazi and anti-Semitic world Jewish conspiracy theory.  According to the latter Jews are not loyal citizens of the countries where they live but form a common international bond in which they are loyal only to themselves.  This is the theme of the famous Czarist forgery the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Works for Andrew Dismore, former Labour MP and GLA member - a collaborator who goes out on a limb to support Israel's apartheid state
What this provision is saying is that the State of Israel is national state of Jews world wide, which it does claim and therefore all Jews owe it loyalty. If this is true then of course it is not anti-Semitic to blame Jews for what Israel does because it is their Jewish, state.  Just as it isn’t racist to blame British people for what the British state does on their behalf, unless they disavow its actions.
It's a strange logic which says you can't quote people who openly post because they are under 18 - Zionist victimhood knows no limits
Langleben's concern about 'under 18s' doesn't extend to Palestinian victims of his favourite state
In other words the IHRA is, according to its own definition, anti-Semitic!  However I wouldn’t expect our young Zionists, who are not known for their critical faculties, to challenge the Zionist nostrums they were reared on.
What is remarkable is that I was immediately subject to a fierce counter attack, not about the content of my blog but because some of the authors of the Open Letter were under 18!  Langleben tweeted at 9.00, although I didn’t see it until I got back in the evening from the anti-fascist  demonstration in London which his friends in the Campaign 4 Truth attended (on the fascist side!).  Langleben wrote:
I strongly recommend you remove all images of these young people from your blog of hate immediately. Many are under 18.
My response was:
all these images r in the public domain - if people choose 2 put them up they cant complain if others use them - ur being your usual dishonest self since you have nothing to say about the message which is stop justifying Israeli apartheid thru false accusations of antisemitism
All the images I used on the blog were taken from the signatories own twitter feeds.  In other words they were all public.  Nonetheless I tweeted Langleben back that I would remove any images. A day later Langleben put out another tweet.
You have written nasty libellous stuff about me and many people but you are too insignificant to pursue. I personally don't care what you say. I do care about under 18s. I have sent you the names.
Ahed Tamimi - Israeli army video of her early morning arrest
Langleben said he was concerned about under- 18s. Which under-18s I wondered?  Was he concerned about Ahed Tamimi, a 16 year old girl who was put in military detention in Israel at the end of last year for slapping a heavily armed soldier who had nearly killed her cousin by shooting him in the head?  Ahed received an 8 month prison sentence, without remission.  An Israeli soldier, Elor Azaria, a Kahanist who murdered an injured Palestinian lying unconscious on the ground, firing directly at him, received served just 9 months.  In other words the penalty for killing a Palestinian was one month more than slapping a soldier.
Ahed was also subject to threats of rape and ‘unspeakable acts’ by Israeli journalist Ben Caspit. Adam Langleben might protest that he is not responsible for what Israel does.  However the organisation of which he is a senior officer, the JLM, is affiliated to the World Zionist Organisation which is responsible for settlement in the West Bank. The JLM is by its own admission the ‘sister’ party of the Israeli Labour Party, which supports the settlements.  But even worse its own President, Louise Ellman MP has gone out on a limb to defend the practice of the Israeli military in raiding homes at night to seize children as young as 12, the practice of blindfolding them, beating, torturing (according to Amnesty International, 60% of children are tortured on arrest), sexually abusing them, shackling them and not allowing them access to parents or lawyers. All small beer compared to publicising peoples’ names.
On the 6th January 2016 the House of Commons held a debate on Child Prisoners and Detainees: Occupied Palestinian Territories. Three times Ellman intervene to support Israel’s abuse of Palestinian children. My criticism of Ellman was held by Labour’s National Constitutional Committee to have ‘shamed’ her and was one of the reasons for my expulsion.  Ellman placed the blame for Israel’s child abuse on the Palestinians.  Not once has the JLM dissociated itself from the words of their President. According to this wretch, Palestinians would love their occupiers but for ‘incitement’.
the context in which these situations occur is an organised campaign conducted by the Palestinian authorities of incitement, to try to provoke young Palestinians to carry out acts of violence towards other civilians, some of which result in death, including the death of young children?’ 
‘I note my hon. Friend’s comments that a child should not be detained, and I assume that she means in any circumstances. Suppose a child was involved in an act of violence that resulted in the deaths of other human beings. That is what has happened with young Palestinians throwing stones—people have been killed. In those circumstances, surely she thinks that there should be detention.’ 
‘Does my hon. Friend really believe that the solution to this horrendous conflict between two peoples—the Israeli and the Palestinian people—can be found by encouraging individual child Palestinians to commit acts of violence against other human beings?’ 
Sara Conway is not above using child protection issues to clamp down on free speech as she appeals to the Metropolitan Police
The best one can say about Conway is that she is an airhead who has nothing to say about anything - full of the usual trite cliches about young people
And where Langleben led, others followed.  Councillor Sara Conway was most concerned at my post but apparently not at the fact that everything in my post was online and public. She even appealed for help to the Metropolitan Police! So was Councillor Arjun Mittra who was anxious to demonstrate how even Black and Asian councillors can stand up for Israeli Apartheid in the best traditions of Raj collaboration.
If you want to find out what Jack looks like you'll have to go to his  Twitter feed
Adam messaged me with just 3 names out of the 18 who were under 18 – Jack Lubner, Sadiyah Akther and Josh Newmark.  My only mention of Sadiya was to reprint the Open Letter to which her name was attached.  Apparently it is a child protection issue if I reprint an Open Letter which she has signed!
I republished the twitter exchanges of Josh Newmark, viz. that Jeremy Corbyn was a ‘dick’.
I also republished the image of Jack Lubner which is available on his Twitter feed. For the sake of argument I blacked out his face, although anyone who is really interested in what he looks like can find it by going to his Twitter feed.
So what is all this about?  It is another exercise in Zionist False Victimhood.  It is about making out that those who support Zionism and Israeli Apartheid are the Victims, whereas the real victims, the Palestinian are the oppressor.  This is the logic of the old Westerns when John Wayne and co. were always under attack, for no obvious reason, by the native Indians.
Despite the RMT Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley being glassed in the face, according to these fascist Zionists it was 'peaceful'
It is touching to see how the open fascists Campaign for Truth backs up Adam Langleben and the JLM
Support for the JLM from the Zionists' fascist wing - the C4T was there yesterday supporting Tommy Robinson who combines neo-Nazism with ardent support for Israel, not the copy to Katie Hopkins
The C4T just loves Katie Hopkins, who believes refugees are vermin - however they leap in to support Langleben and the JLM - as we've always said the differences between different Zionists are no more than tactical

What is sad is that the Labour Party tolerates those who justify racism like Councillors Conway, Mittra and of course the JLM leadership. What is interesting is that also joining in the attack was none other than the Zionist  Campaign for Truth.  The CfT is an open supporter of Tommy Robinson and his fascist friends.
Whilst Langleben was tweeting yesterday and the CtF was backing him up, I was joining an anti-fascist demonstration in London.  Of one thing you can be sure, those who oppose ‘anti-Semitism’ in the Labour Party are not interesting in opposing the real anti-Semites.
Tony Greenstein

David Collier, the Zionists’ ‘Independent Researcher’ Doesn’t Consider Palestinian Refugees as Human Beings

David Collier who was used by the media to attack Corbyn called Palestinian refugees Dripping Poison

David Collier contribution to a 'debate' on 2 States hosted by far-Right Zionist group 'Campaign for Truth'
Collier sitting alongside   Tommy Robinson supporter and devotee Brian Thomas
Collier's friend Brian  Thomas is the key Zionist supporter of Tommy Robinson - they both went round Israel together in a car
You may remember David Collier was portrayed in the media just before the local elections as an ‘independent researcher’ rather than the virulent racist which he is.  Collier was a useful stick to beat Jeremy Corbyn with when he revealed that Corbyn was a member of a Facebook Group Palestine Live.  His ‘research’ into Palestine Live demonstrated, so it was claimed that the group was a veritable cesspool of antisemitism’.

Brian Thomas, close Collier friend and right-wing British Zionist who runs campaign to free British fascist Tommy Robinson in Israel

According to Melanie Phillips Collier is ‘a British Jew who devotes much of his life to chronicling the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish attitudes which have become epidemic in political and intellectual life.Of course Phillips herself is a far-Right nutcase but her comments are no different from others in the media. Jewish News described Collier ‘a writer, researcher and activist, who goes undercover to expose online hatred and anti-Semitism.’ The neo-liberal Guardian called Collier a ‘businessman’ rather than a Zionist activist and blogger. I showed how Collier’s claims to be an independent researcher were accepted at face value not only by the right-wing press but by the Guardian too. 

A modicum of research would show that he is an Israeli, not a British Jew, with a far-Right racist agenda.  His claim  that his research ‘is fully independent. I am not affiliated with any political group or community organisation. I believe this independence is important and adds to the integrity of the work.’ is laughable given that he attempted to brand Free Speech on Israel, a group of mainly anti-Zionist Jews inside the Labour Party, on the basis of no evidence whatsoever, as ‘a group of Jewish Palestine Live members, who created FSOI to deflect accusations of antisemitism.’

Our 'independent' researcher is here attacking the Labour Party's newly appointed legal counsel Gordon Nardell QC because he isn't a fully paid-up Zionist

Leaving aside that the media at no time scrutinised Collier’s claims about Palestine Live, which I understand were based on fake and manipulated images, I know for a fact that Free Speech on Israel had no connection with Palestine Live.  I happened to be at its inaugural meeting 3 years ago and can vouch for the fact that Palestine Live never even once entered the conversation.  Why should it have done since it is entirely separate from the group.

Collier with his far-Right Zionist friends

Likewise to claim as Collier does that FSOI was created to to deflect accusations of antisemitism demonstrates where Collier is coming from. FSOI was created not to deflect but to oppose the weaponisation of anti-Semitism by people like Collier.

Collier’s conclusions in his ‘Report’ that ‘A small, but highly vocal group of Jewish anti-Zionist activists is engaged in using Jewish identity as ‘a weapon’ to deflect accusations of antisemitism.’ is another way of saying that Jews who are not Zionists reject the idea that criticism of Zionism is ‘anti-Semitic’ and are happy to assert that being Jewish does not mean you have to be a Zionist.
Collier's fake statistics are completely unsupported
Collier’s second conclusion was that ‘These Jewish anti-Zionists in turn teach their compatriots to insulate themselves from the charge of antisemitism by substituting the word ‘Zionist’ for ‘Jew’. is pure fantasy. Nowhere in his ‘Report’ was even the slightest evidence produced concerning these teaching seminars, because of course they don’t exist.  What Collier and his compatriots cannot stand is that some us make a clear distinction between being a Zionist, i.e. a racist and being Jewish.  It is a distinction that the Zionist movement, not least far-Right elements like Collier dislike.
Collier and the all-weather bigot Melanie Phillips
Collier associates with far-Right Zionists in Britain who make common cause in making a hero out of the anti-Muslim fascist prisoner Tommy Robinson, such as Brian Thomas.  It is a campaign which is popular amongst the Zionist Right at the moment. [See Ha’aretz, Esther Solomon, 30.5.18. #FreeTommy: Why Israeli Fanboys Back a U.K. Far Right anti-Muslim Campaigner
In a ‘debate’ with Melanie Phillips, Brian Thomas and others Collier gave a well received speech on the Palestinian refugees. In it he cannot even bring himself to acknowledge the refugees are human beings.  He repeatedly refers to them in the third person, ‘It’ as in ‘it was created’.  In other words the Palestinian refugees, rather than being a product of the forcible expulsion by the Zionists in 1948 onwards, are simply a creation by the Arab states designed to do Israel down.
The Guardian was as happy as the rightwing press to treat Collier as a neutral researcher
You can read an extract from Collier's speech below and also listen to the speech.

Transcript of Extract from David Collier's Speech on Palestinian Refugees 18th May 2016
 “The Palestinian refugee was forged as a weapon.  It was created as an artificial entity inside a paradigm of no to normalisation and it cannot exist outside of that paradigm.  It will do everything it can to stop any type of settlement and today, as demographics have changed in the West this weapon has taken up camp here too. 
Today it spearheads BDS yet another external movement that does not care about the well being of the people inside Gaza or the West Bank. (applause) So if not now then when.  You will never solve anything until you stop the dripping poison from entering the wound. 
Collier with his fascist friends including Paul Besser (in blue jacket) of Britain First
First the refugees then everything else. Unwrap this parcel from the outside in. This is not a 2 state solution it is about 2 stages. You tell those British girls that they are British. You tell the Jordanians that they are Jordanian You scrap the ridiculous definition of a Palestinian refugee you dismantle UNWRA and you tell Lebanon (applause) that after 70 years it is about time that it stopped abusing the human rights of those people born within its borders. Taking an addict and feeding his addiction and his delusion simply because everybody is too scared to tell them the truth.  It is abuse.  
Working to help or to solve or assist the situation of refugees in places like Lebanon is a humanitarian cause. Kicking the can down the road only ensures that the conflict continues and everyone remains trapped. Caught in a perpetual catch-22 with those on the outside working to permanently toxify the environment.  If you insist on permitting the artificially sustained and hate infested desires of those on the outside to dictate the terms of the discussions between the Jews of Jerusalem and the Arabs of Ramallah in a deteriorating environment with no type at all of any type of settlement.  So if I am asked will I support some empty worthless idea that rejects reality and simply wants to kick the can down the road my answer is simple.  No I will not. ‘