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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Why did the Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush address a rally with the neo-Nazi JDL?

If supporters of Palestinians share a platform with someone who is a supporter of Hamas or Hezbollah the Zionists cry blue murder despite the fact that both organisations represent the most downtrodden and oppressed sectors in Gaza and Lebanon.  Organisations that have a mass base and whose main purpose is to defend their own people from Israel’s terrorist attacks.  The Zionists make an inordinate fuss about it.  Look at the flack Jeremy Corbyn took for describing speakers from both organisations as his friends when they addressed a meeting.
Simon Johnson of the JLC -Jewish Leadership Council- addressing leaders of the ZF - Chairman Paul Charney and CEO Arieh Miller and Robert de Jong wearing Kahane t-shirt.
Now compare this with the silence when Jonathan Arkush, the loud mouthed Tory President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and Matthew Offord MP , addressed a small Zionist rally which included the openly neo-Nazi Jewish Defence League, which was set up by the late Rabbi Meir Kahane.  Kahane was elected to Israel’s Knesset on a platform of forcibly expelling all Arabs from Israel and the Occupied Territories.  A believer in Jewish racial purity he advocated 5 years imprisonment for an Arab male having sexual relations with a Jewish woman.
Moore and de Jonge, in black T-shirts, stand close by as Conservative Friend of Israel Matthew Offord gives a speech.
Today Lehava, an openly fascist organisation whose Kahanist leader, Benny Gopstein advocates burning mosques and churches, is funded by the Israeli state without any mention of this fact by the western media.  Lehava too campaigns against relationships between Jews and Arabs and beats up any Arab caught in a ‘Jewish’ area of Jerusalem. 
Jonathan Hoffman, former Co-Vice Chair of Zionist Federation at Grosvenor Sq. Sun 3 July with Roberta Moore and Robert de Jong -please feel free to use as you wish.
At the pro-Israeli rally that Arkush spoke at and which the Community Security Trust (CST) stewarded, members of the JDL (which is banned in the USA as a terrorist group, having tried to blow up their opponents) openly paraded in Kach shirts.  Arkush and the CST could not have helped but see these Judeo-Nazis but they did absolutely nothing.  Standing alongside them was Jonathan Hoffman, ex co-vice chair of the Zionist Federation, though Hoffman is quite happy to demonstrate with both the JDL and the English Defence League.
This is Jonathan Arkush at Grosvenor Sq. on Sunday calling for the banning of Hizbollah flag while addressing Roberta Moore and Robert de Jong of the Kahanist JDL wearing Kahane t-shirts. Kahans Chai is regarded as a terrorist organisation in the US, Canada and ISRAEL!
Note also that despite the fascist audience, the slogans on the posters were the same – Peace not Hate – this from people quite happy to support the most extreme and murderous section of the settlers.  This demonstrates the hypocrisy of the Zionists when they talk of peace – what they really mean is the peace of the graveyard that holds dead Palestinians.
Arieh Miller CEO ZF with ROBERT DE JONG
Yet more evidence that British Zionist leaders are chummy with all manner of fascists as the ‘anti-fascist’ CST under the leadership of Dave Rich, holds hands with these people.

Tony Greenstein  

Hilary Aked Lobby Watch 8 July 2016

Roberta Moore and Robert de Jonge, wearing black T-shirts with the yellow Jewish Defence League logo, watch over Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush

Matthew Offord, a Conservative lawmaker, and Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, spoke at a small pro-Israel rally in London where members of a Jewish extremist group were present on Sunday.

The member of parliament and Arkush were photographed on Sunday at the same rally as Robert De Jonge, the Jewish Defence League UK activist who was convicted of assault last year after an attack on two participants in a Palestine literary festival in 2014.
Jonathan Hoffman, former Co-Vice Chair of Zionist Federation at Grosvenor Sq. Sun 3 July with Roberta Moore and Robert de Jong -please feel free to use as you wish.
Also at the rally was Roberta Moore, another JDL UK figure. She was initially convicted of assault and possession of an offensive weapon, but the conviction was overturned on appeal.

Although currently legal in the UK, the JDL was classified as a terrorist group by the FBI in 2001
The group adheres to the views of Rabbi Meir Kahane, who founded the ultranationalist Kach group outlawed by the Israeli government.
l Charney, Chairman ZF addressing the JDL-UK on Sunday.
Though De Jonge and Moore did not have an organizational role in the march, the pair positioned themselves at the front of the rally and appeared to go unchallenged.

The Board of Deputies did not reply to a request for comment.
Arieh Miller CEO ZF with ROBERT DE JONG
“Stop the Hate”

The “Stop the Hate: Stand with Israel” march was organized by the Zionist Federation, Sussex Friends of Israel and the Israel Advocacy Movement as a counterdemonstration to the annual pro-Palestinian Al-Quds day march.

De Jonge and Moore appear to have stood at the front of a crowd of pro-Israel demonstrators for the duration of a short speech by Conservative lawmaker and Conservative Friends of Israel member Matthew Offord.

They were also present for a 15-minute speech by Hillel Neuer of UN Watch, an anti-Palestinian propaganda organization.

Throughout this time, both De Jonge and Moore were wearing T-shirts bearing the yellow fist symbol associated with the JDL. At least three others were photographed wearing the same T-shirt.

Arkush (wearing tan blazer at far right) in proximity to more activists wearing the logo of the Jewish Defence League.
Moore can clearly be seen wearing the JDL T-shirt on at 11:10 in the video of Neuer’s speech, standing directly to his left.

During his speech, Offord approvingly noted the presence of Labour Friends of Israel’s Michael McCann, a former MP who now heads a body called Israel-Britain Alliance.
Roberta Moore listens to UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer speak.
In the early part of the video of Offord’s speech, Jonathan Arkush, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, appears to be directly in De Jonge and Moore’s line of vision. It is not clear whether Arkush saw them.
Support for Breivik

An armed Roberta Moore visiting extremist Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Meir Kahane, a former Israeli parliamentarian and the founder of Kach, the Israeli affiliate of the JDL, proposed the forced expulsion of all Palestinians from all of historic Palestine, including the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The JDL UK website dubs Kahane’s master bomb maker Victor Vancier a “Jewish hero.”
Vancier heads the Jewish Task Force, another small, extremist Zionist group which De Jonge supports, and was convicted of waging a bombing campaign in New York and Washington DC in the 1980s. Chosen by Kahane to lead the JDL in New York in 1984, and later made East Coast boss, Vancier, also known as Chaim ben Pesach, spent five and a half years in federal prison.
De Jonge, who also uses the aliases Robert Bartholomeus and Robert Bartholomew, was convicted of assault and sentenced in March last year.

Moore, born in Brazil, previously founded the “Jewish division” of the anti-Muslim street movement the English Defence League before leaving the group in 2011. In 2012, she expressed support for Anders Behring Breivik who killed 77 people in Norway the previous July. 

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