Monday, 4 February 2013

Jonathan Hoffman's Lies in the Hackney Citizen


Hoffman Threatens to Sue for Libel about matters for which he has already apologised!

The photo which captured Jonathan Hoffman demonstrating alongside Roberta Moore, leader of the Jewish section of the EDL and member of the neo-Nazi Kach Party.  The EDL is in the background and again there is no objection.

In the 29th November issue of the Hackney Gazette we find Jonathan Hoffman, who was fired as Zionist Federation co-Vice Chair last year, repeating the same lies and making the same threats over accusations which he had already been forced to apologise for, after having faced the prospect of legal action if he didn't.   I therefore posted a comment underneath the article:

'I have only just had comment No. 54 pointed out to me.  It is little wonder that Jonathan Hoffman was removed as an officer with the Zionist Federation when he deliberately lies , indeed boasts of so doing!  He was even an embarrassment to the Zionists!
He wrote in a comment on my blog admitting he deliberately lies to defend Israel:
'When I lie I apologise. For the Israel haters such as you and Fnik, lying, defamation and provocation are a way of life.' 
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I printed a photo on my blog showing Hoffman dancing down the street with the leader of the Jewish section of the EDL, one Roberta Moore.  Hoffman threatened to sue me for libel. 
'Jonathan Hoffman Threatens to Sue Tony Greenstein for Reporting the Zionist-EDL Connection'

He wrote in the comments that
'This title is defamatory since it implies there was proactive contact between me the EDL prior to this demo. There was none.

Please alter it by Monday 8am to something which does not suggest active contact. Or you will hear from my lawyer.'
    JH
20 August 2010 19:15
Strangely enough I didn't hear from JH's lawyer, perhaps because I was in France at the time!  But Jonathan Hoffman certain made an acquaintance with the prospect of facing libel lawyers, not for the first or last time!
Hoffman apologises for alleging photo showing him dancing down the street with the EDL was photoshopped.  Up he pops 2 years later on the Hackney Gazette threatening to sue those who allege he co-operated with the EDL
In the course of his threat Hoffman described the said photo as 'photoshopped'.  This was a serious slur on the reputation of a professional photographer, one David Hoffman (no relation!).  He did threaten to sue and he meant it.  Result?  A grovelling apology by Hoffman followed!
‘On my Jewish Chronicle blog I described a photograph taken on 14 August 2010 at the pro-Ahava demonstration as "fraudulent". I also wrote "That photo was 'Photoshopped' -- and it is bloody obvious that it was 'Photoshopped' I do not discuss but I do identify lies and fraudulent Photoshopped photos."
 These statements were entirely without foundation and I had made no attempt to check their accuracy. I accept that the photo was absolutely genuine and had not been tampered with in any way. The photographer, David Hoffman, is a well known and respected photojournalist and I apologise to him unreservedly for my hasty and unfounded comments and for the distress and embarrassment caused.’

Hoffman is now claiming that this allegation 'was comprehensively debunked on Harry's Place!

Harry's Place prints BNP-style attacks on Pakistani immigrants, which echo word for word the attacks that used to be made by fascists on Jews. But HP blocks anti-Zionist comments on the grounds of 'anti-Semitism'.
Relying on the anti-Islamic, pro-war Harry's Place for the truth is like visiting a porn site and preaching the gospel.  This is a site which publishes comments such as
‘The Pakistani immigrant population alone have contributed a great deal to the anti-Semitic ‘culture’ of the country. The jury’s out on whether they’ve contribute much else. Oh yes, I forgot: white-child prostitution rings. How wonderfully multicultural.’
But if u go to the Harry's Place article you will note that his e-mail to the Police asking for separate barriers for the Zionists and the EDL is dated 25 October 2010.  The articles above are dated in the month of August.  So it took Hoffman over 3 months from the first time the EDL turned up to write to the Police.  I wonder why!!  Clearly Inspector Holmes of Harry's Place never thought of asking an obvious question!!

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