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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Community Security Trust Defends Lieberman and His Fascist Supporters


CST's Friends in Gather in Brighton
Hoffman Looks on Approvingly as Demonstrator is Called a 'Paki' 

I would like to say that the Zionist Security Trust (CST) is an anti-racist organisation or that it at least purports to be such.  But that would be wrong.  The CST makes no such claim. ‘CST believes that the fight against antisemitism and terrorism is an integral part of safeguarding our wider democratic British society against extremism and hatred.’  Nothing about racism there.

And its concentration on anti-Semitism always relates to Israel.  Hence why you will never see the CST defending anti-Zionist Jews against anti-Semitism from other Jews – on the contrary – I’ve been told quite explicitly by CST spokesperson, Mark Gardener, that being told I should have died with my family in Auschwitz is not anti-Semitism if a Jew says it.

This is not surprising since the CST openly works with the Metropolitan Police to deport and bar from Britain ‘Islamic extremists’ like Sheikh Raed Salah.  This raised new lows when the CST used the evidence of a nakedly racist Zionist professor

Here are some of the sayings of the racist professor that the CST quoted to stop Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic movement in Northern Israel and a victim of extreme racism himself:

‘Muslim immigrants had a reputation for manipulating the values of Western countries, taking advantage of their hospitality and tolerance.’ ‘"French people say they are strangers in their own country. This is a point of no return.’

‘When the Muslim population gets to a critical mass you have problems. That is a general rule, so if it applies everywhere it applies in Australia." and ‘Australia should cap Muslim immigration or risk being swamped by Indonesians.’

The fight against ‘terrorism’ is its priority – the fight against an adverb.  In other words, racism is only of concern to it when its targets are Jews.  Otherwise it is ‘terrorism’ an infinitely elastic concern which is its primary concern.  Terrorism of course is the excuse our leaders use when they want to go to war.  And in particular its Israel’s excuse for threatening anyone who gets in its way.

Last Tuesday I and about 60 other protestors went to protest against Israel’s fascist foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.  Lieberman’s party, Yisrael Beteinu, is a hard-right political party in government in Israel.  Its supporters are well known for their chant on demonstrations, notably ‘death to the Arabs.’  In Poland and Romani pre-war, the chant was ‘death to the Jews’.  The principle remains the same even if the target has changed.

Yet what was the CST’s reaction to my story on the picket of Lieberman.  Support? Neutrality even?  Nothing of the sort. Despite the fact that one of the counterdemonstrators was calling a Pakistani cameraman a ‘paki’ and telling him to go back to Pakistan, standing side by side with Zionist vice-chairman Jonathan Hoffman, who is an old lag when it comes to demonstrating with the EDL, the CST –  said nothing about the fascists and attacked the anti-racists they said nothing.  As for Hoffman, the most virulent racism doesn’t in the slightest disturb him.  And saying nothing in this situation means giving support to the racist twerp, especially when they then have the nerve to attack the opposition.




CST Complains about 'racism' of anti-racist protestors
In their article ‘Boycott Israel: Zionists are “the most hateful people imaginable”
 they ignore the overt anti-Black and Asian racism of the Zionist demonstrators to concentrate exclusively on the Palestinian and PSC opposition.  In particular they concentrate on the title of my blog – ‘in the Belly of the  Beast.’  Apparently it is a reference to the Jewish community in Hendon.

Anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together would know that I wasn’t referring to the Jewish community as a whole but to the fact that the Jewish community harbours Jewish fascist supporters of Lieberman, as clearly it did.  So we were going into an area which contained a considerable number of fascists.  Hence the title.  It would have been the same as saying in the 30s that some parts of the East End, like Hoxton, were the belly of the fascist beast because they were all-white and non-Jewish.  Does that mean all its inhabitants or even a majority were beasts?  No of course not, but the fascists that the CST defended on Tuesday night including EDL and Kach Members  were quite clearly beasts.  And our understanding is that a considerable number of both Kach and also Beitar fascists were present as was the ‘Jewish’ Division of the EDL.  Of them Gardener has nothing to say.

As Adam Langleben, a liberal Zionist, makes clear, very few of Hendon’s Jewish community came out to demonstrate with Hoffie & co.  But those few who were did were ultra-rightist racists or out and out fascists or supporters of Jonathan Hoffman, who is used to playing tag with fascists.

But CST witters that “Mad, Brainwashed, Zionist Crazies” is how the boycotters talk about people who turned out to oppose an anti-Israel demonstration in the midst of their Jewish neighbourhood.   Yes and what is the point?  If anything the title is too kind.  'The organisers of this opposition have condemned the handful of people who stupidly support the racist Kach movement. Again, such distinctions are ignored by the anti-Israel boycotters, the haters of any and all Zionists.’   So Kach are just stupid?  And Lieberman’s supporters?  The death to the Arabs hordes?  Also stupid or maybe good Zionists.

What the CST won’t face up to is that far-right sponsors of the CST, its funders, like jailbird Gerald Ronson and Dixon’s owner Stanley Kalms, believe in transfer of Palestinians from Israel.  Lieberman and Kach also support this neo-Nazi policy and the CST is bound to give its unspoken support to it.  Hence why they never condemn Zionist racism and instead concentrate upon words rather than Zionist deeds.

But yes we condemned all those who turned out to the anti-Palestinian/pro-Lieberman demonstration.  Such as the Zionist harlot who told an elderly Jewish woman that ‘I want to punch you, you fucking terrorist.’  This has been reported to the police and we do have a photo of the scumbag and a witness so she may have her day in court and jail where her own fucking head might be altered for the better.

Apparently calling the demonstrators “rich, Zionist kids” is ‘another sneer, another spit of contempt, with a hint of rich Jew chucked in for ugly measure.’  Ah a hint, what about the naked racism of Israel’s supporters?   No hints there.  It’s all up front.  But with £130,000+ salary Gardener is paid to sniff out hints and ignore reality.

Of course Hendon has council estates.  Black people live there primarily (and no doubt a few Jews, but Jews have moved up socio-economically – that’s a fact)  but the support we got marching back to Hendon station was from Black youth who also detest these rich Zionist scum.

And the comment I printed about the Jewish liberal blogger who was shocked at the naked racism shows that not all Jews approve of the racism of Kach, Hoffman or indeed Mark Gardener and his CST pals. 

And there has been silence over the 2 Zionist activists who were arrested smashing a car window of protestors.  Unfortunately for them they were apprehended by an off-duty policeman.  The Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police no less.  Clearly the Lord Moves in Mysterious Ways!

Let us have an example of the racism that the CST defends.  Israeli Government Minister Eli Yishai, who the BNP have openly supported Israel to ‘Protect its Jewish nature’ by Building Concentration Camp for 10,000 African “Infiltrators”  An article ‘Yishai: We'll Fine Any Mayor Who Employs Infiltrators’ explains how ‘Interior Minister Eli Yishai announces he will begin to impose fines on any mayors who employ immigrants from Africa.’  All in the name of Zionism of course!
CST stewarded marshalling attack on PSC supporters
The fascist that CST and Hoffman support
Liberal Jewish blog exposes naked racism of CST and Hoffman's friends
Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced on Thursday that he will impose fines on any mayors who employ immigrants from Africa.

Yishai announced that he plans to distribute a letter next week, in which he will demand that all mayors end, within 30 days, the employment of all African immigrants, or else they will be fined.

Speaking in an interview on Channel 2 News, Yishai said, “Any local authority that will employ infiltrators - we will act directly against the head of that local authority. Let them employ Israelis instead. Infiltrators belong in the same country from which they came.”

At the same time, Yishai condemned the conduct of some Knesset members, particularly during Wednesday evening’s rally in south Tel Aviv, saying, “The fight against infiltration would have been much better managed without the unnecessary fervor of politicians in recent days.”

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rebuked those MKs who took part in the rally, saying, “I want to make it clear that there is no place for the statements or actions that we saw last night. I say this both to public officials as well as to the residents of southern Tel Aviv, whose pain I understand.”

On Wednesday, more than 1,000 people calling for immigration laws to be enforced demonstrated at the corner of Irgun and Haganah in the southern Tel Aviv neighborhood of Hatikva.

During the rally, MK Danny Danon – who chairs the Knesset committee tasked with preventing illegal immigration to Israel – declared to demonstrators, "The state of Israel is at war with an enemy state that has formed within Israel and has its capital in southern Tel Aviv!"

MK Miri Regev told those in attendance that “we will not allow” illegal immigration to “spread like a cancer in our society.”

After the rally some protesters smashed windows, lit garbage cans on fire, and damaged a car that had three illegal aliens in it. No one was hurt in the incident. On Thursday police arrested 12 people on suspicion of attacking the vehicle, and running riot.

Netanyahu also vowed on Thursday to begin enforcing Israel’s immigration laws and deporting illegal aliens “soon.”

"The problem of the illegal aliens must be solved and we will solve it," Netanyahu said. "We will complete construction of the fence within a few months and we will soon begin repatriating illegal aliens back to their countries of origin."

Like Netanyahu, Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin called on lawmakers to "guard their words" and avoid statements on emotionally charged social issues that could inflame passions.

Journalist turned politician Yair Lapid, who chairs the Yesh Atid party, also addressed the issue of his Facebook page on Thursday, saying, “I support the detention and deportation of illegal infiltrators, completing the border fence and preventing their entry, and I think that the human rights organizations need to think first about the rights of our local residents..

Lapid, added, however, “When I see a pogrom in the State of Israel, led by loud agitators such as MKs Danon, Regev and Ben-Ari, I wonder where these people have the audacity to call themselves Jews? Regev, Danon and Ben-Ari, along with the group that hit infiltrators on the streets of Tel Aviv, do not understand Jewish ethics, the Jewish collective memory, or the meaning of Jewish existence.”

What was that about Zionism and Racism?

9 comments:

Oxford PSC said...

I remember a while ago going to make some points at a book launch by Antony Julius at Blackwells in Oxford. Along with some interesting stuff on T.S.Eliot and other poets and writers, mixed in with invective against many organisations I know and love, he declared that anti-semitism was not racism.
This reification of essence of Jewishness and anti-semitism as a thing sui generis has political consequences.Its like there is an eternal Jew always and everywhere in danger of persecution.
Norway's events must surely pursuade everyone that extreme and dangerous racism can be pro Israel. It is insane even tactically, let alone the wider moral and philosophical reasons, not to ally the Palestinian solidaity movement with opposition to all forms of racism.
David Hillman

Gert said...

The CST has nothing to do with 'fighting antisemitsm' and everything with pro-Israel advocacy. Very expensive pro-Israel advocacy if I have to believe Geoffrey Alderman...

'Ernie Christ: Jews making money: antisemitic trope!' (irony off)

Gert said...

Yeah, Anthony ’Bonfire of the anti-Zionist vanities’ Julius, so warmly endorsed by no one less that the indefatigable twit Atzie. Well done Anthony!

Slightly off topic but in that same vain, over at the Brown Sauce they’ve got a new smear ‘star’, Brian Henry. On his blog I found this little gem on the ‘universalisation’ of the Holocaust (‘Boo hiss!’). You’ve got to give the fellah points for his candour in jealously guarding the Holocaust against ‘misuse’ by those not members of the ‘clan’! (‘Hands off: this one’s ours!’)

Adam Langleben said...

This is outrageous. Below a screenshot caption of my blog you quote: "Liberal Jewish blog exposes naked racism of CST and Hoffman's friends"

At no point in my blog did i 'expose' any racism in the CST. Nor do i believe any exists. Mr Hoffman and a select few others represent a tiny minority of the Zionist community, people such as myself represent the majority. The CST are an anti-racist organisation.
You have come to this odd conslusion by lying and seeing words on my blog that simply do not exist. Please removed the citation.

Tony Greenstein said...

Adam Langleben says my interpretation of what is on his blog is 'outrageous.'

No doubt he has had his ear bent by those who have told him he is giving comfort to the 'enemy'. THe CST is a racist, anti-Palestinian organisation. It has NEVER opposed fascism or racism. It works with the Met who have tried to impose it on sections of the Jewish community who don't want it.

It's funded by right-wing Jewish capitalists whose commitment to anti-racism is zilch, non-existent. The CST concentrates in particular on harassing anti-Zionist Jews. It was not bothered by the presence of the EDL on a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy to rejoice in the death of peace activists on the Mavi Marmara.

The CST could not have been unaware of the presence of outright racists and Kach members on the demonstration. They did nothing because they share a belief in an exclusive Jewish state and some of them are sympathetic to the EDL. Indeed one of the founders of the Jewish Division of the EDL was a former volunteer with the CST.

You are wrong. Unfortunately as Zionism moves to an openly right-wing racist position, Jonathan Hoffman represents a sizeable proportion of Zionist activists in this country, which is why he is a senior official in the Zionist Federation.

If people such as yourself represent the majority, all I can say is that I see no evidence for it. Why was there no Jewish demonstration against an openly fascist Foreign Minister who openly expressed a desire to murder by drowning thousands of Palestinian prisoners? Whose party members march to the beat of 'Death to the Arabs'?

I simply can't hear or see anyone bar a few lone voices, yourself included, making a few polite noises. Zionist ideology has now caught up with its practice. Whereas Israeli Labour talked left(ish) and acted right, now the two are in harmony and you see naked ethnic cleansing in Israel, the open Judaification of the Negev, Jerusalem and the Galilee (which Mapai always supported but low key).

You may not like my interpretation of the implications of your blog but I certainly have no intention of changing a word. The physical attack on the car of Palestinian supporters at the end, which resulted in arrests, just demonstrate the utter hypocrisy of those who shout peace and wage war. Their faces contorted with rage, they were true representatives of the Zionist dream.

One thing is for certain. Israel has passed its half-way mark and its days are numbered.

Gert said...

Adam:

It’s not hard to see that the CST is a Zionist tool. It proclaims to fight antisemitism but in reality defines AS entirely through the lens of pro-Israel advocacy. You won’t hear the CST complaint about Israel’s deeply racist practices but you will hear it campaign and rail against, AS word firmly at the ready, those who campaign against these practices.

This is the leitmotif of all ‘liberal’ Zionism of course, from Harry’s Place to Engage: that in name they oppose the Occupation but in reality rant and rail against anyone who campaigns against… the Occupation! And have they potty trained their non-Jewish supporters well: never before has an ideology given licence to a few to accuse so many of racism. You must be so proud of yourselves, supporting a state that’s descending into fascism while having the temerity to call itself the ‘ONLY democracy in the ME’. And child believe it…

Machmud said...

Tony, you are my hero.
dose it mean, that soon I will be able to get back the Hilton in Tel Aviv ...... as this was my home.....
Are you sure Israel days are numbered...... can I start packing my stuff and move in....
That is great news..... will you update me, when I can move in.

George said...

"Israel has passed its half-way mark and its days are numbered."

Lets hear the prophecy of Prophet Greenstein.....what is the end...... and What happens the day after.......

Tony Greenstein said...

No I doubt you will be able to return to the Hilton. The 'right of return' doesn't mean evicting those there now it means that Palestinians too have a right to the land.

Yes I have no doubt that we are seeing the beginning of the end. A state permanently at war and needing wars in order to justify its immorality is not one that is destined to last. If you'd said the same when I took up political activity in 1970 that the days of South African Apartheid were numbered you'd have thought me crazy but within 20 years Apartheid was gone.

I suspect that Israel is also facing a similar time frame but it will certainly not survive another half century. That I'm pretty certain about.

As for what happens the day after, well that's easy. The lion lies down with the lamb!