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Friday, 6 October 2017

Open Letter to Iain McNicol – What gives you the right to expel a Jewish anti-Zionist for ‘anti-Semitism’?



Defend Moshe Machover – the Victim of the Zionists’ Invented Anti-Semitism Campaign
Iain McNicoll, the devious trickster at the heart of Labour's machine
Dear Iain McNicol,


Professor Moshe Machover, an Israeli anti-Zionist, was expelled from the Labour Party this week, the victim of a malicious allegation of anti-Semitism. Such basic concepts as natural justice and the right to a hearing were denied under the police state regime that you preside over.  Although the letter was signed by Sam Matthews, Labour’s Head of Disputes, I prefer to address the organ grinder rather than the monkey.


You have spent the past two years trying to overthrow Jeremy Corbyn. Last year, after trying to keep Jeremy off the ballot paper you were responsible for the suspension of thousands of Labour Party members in a failed attempt to rig the vote. 
The reaction by the German Zionist Federation newspaper, Judische Rundschau, to the Nuremberg Laws was favorable
This year you ensured that socialist candidates in Tory marginals were denied any help or resources.  Without you we may have had a Labour government today.

As solicitor Martin Howe wrote to you last year, ‘Who is it who is instructing you to carry out the actions you intend?  Who has suggested to you that the legal advice that the Labour Party has received is to be kept hidden or ignored.’ 
The Jewish Chronicle revealed that Iain McNicol had been given a warm reception by the Zionists for the way the 'antisemitism' issue had been handled
The answer to that question was provided by the Jewish Chronicle when it reported from the Labour Friends of Israel rally that The warmest welcome at the event was reserved for Iain McNicol, Labour’s general secretary’.  The Zionist lobby have much to be grateful to you for.  In pursuing false allegations of anti-Semitism against Labour Party members, you deliberately handed the Tory tabloids a stick to beat the Labour Party with. 
Despite a non-stop barrage of invective against anti-Semitism, Labour conference was overwhelmingly in favour of the Palestinians
Isn’t it strange that the same Tory press that never ceases to demonise asylum seekers or migrants is up in arms about ‘anti-Semitism’ in the Labour Party?  Just look at the past week’s headlines:
The Daily Express led with Labour's anti-Semitism SHAME: Activists call for expulsion of Jewish groups from party.  Richard Littlejohn, who vies with Katy Hopkins as the most racist journalist, wrote in the Mail, the paper that used to support Hitler Once in the shadows, anti-Semitism is now entrenched at the poisoned heart of the Labour Party and even the Sun, that well known anti-racist paper, informed us that Theresa May slams Jeremy Corbyn for letting ‘anti-Semitism, misogyny and hatred run free’ in Labour

If  irony is lost on the Sun it is not alone.  Have you or your minions ever pondered the absurdity of non-Jews expelling Jewish anti-racists for ‘anti-Semitism’?  Matthews stated in the expulsion letter that ‘direct attacks or pejorative language which may cause offence to Jewish people is not acceptable.’  The question is which Jewish people?  Zionist or anti-Zionist?
Free speech means nothing if you don’t have the right to give offence.  Wasn’t that the lesson of Charlie Hebdo or do you find that too difficult for you to comprehend?  If Zionists take offence at anti-racism or anti-Zionism then that is tough.
Expulsion Letter
You are also reinstating the very clauses that were excised from the Jewish Labour Movement rule change.  The JLM wanted the ‘victim’ to decide whether or not a racial incident had occurred.
The JLM also took offence at Moshe quoting Himmler’s Deputy, Reinhardt Heydrich, that he was ‘in agreement with the great spiritual movement within Jewry itself, Zionism.’  Moshe was quoting from a book by Francis Nicosia, Professor of Holocaust Studies at Vermont University, in his book Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany.  They also took offence at the quote from  the German Zionist newspaper Judische Rundschau, which alone amongst German Jews welcomed the Nuremberg Laws.  Since when is telling the truth anti-Semitic?

In expelling Moshe Machover, a renowned intellectual and academic, for questioning the trite and arid clichés of Labour’s Zionist Right, you are no different from the book burners of yesterday. You and your apparatchiks are waging a war on freedom of expression and criticism of Zionism and Israel using McCarthyite tactics of guilt by association. 

Moshe’s crime was to speak at the Communist University 2016 and to write for Weekly Worker. If your minion Matthews had done his homework then he would have known that I too am guilty of this crime having spoken with Moshe both last year and this year. Only this week I have written an article in WW opposing your McCarthyist witchhunt. 

Before you upgrade my 18 months suspension to an expulsion you might break the habit of a lifetime, sit down and think about the implications of this.  If writing or speaking for another party is an offence, then you will be able to achieve your ambition by expelling Jeremy Corbyn, since he was a columnist of the Morning Star for 10 years!

It is part of the socialist and labour movement tradition that people speak on all sorts of platforms, debate and write for all manner of papers.  The real crime is when Labour MPs write for the Mail and the Sun, our political enemies. 

The real reason for the expulsion of Machover and your suspension of Jackie Walker and myself is that we are Jewish anti-Zionists. For non-Jews to expel Jews for anti-Semitism is in itself anti-Semitic. It is as if, during the Apartheid era the Labour Party had expelled White anti-Apartheid South Africans because they caused offence to White supporters of Apartheid.  As Archbishop Desmond the Tutu Nobel Peace Prize winner said in the Jerusalem Post:

I have witnessed the systemic humiliation of Palestinian men, women and children by members of the Israeli security forces. Their humiliation is familiar to all black South Africans who were corralled and harassed and insulted and assaulted by the security forces of the apartheid government. Those who turn a blind eye to injustice actually perpetuate injustice.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.’  Your reception at the LFI fringe meeting demonstrates which side you are on.

Israel is a state where racism is embedded into its DNA.  Israel’s Education Ministry recently banned a book on the high school English syllabus because it was seen as encouraging relationships between Arabs and Jews.  As in Nazi Germany, mixed marriages are illegal in Israel. Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum

Your attempt to renew the witch hunt has only one purpose. To undermine Labour at the very time when it is ahead in the opinion polls.  You have outlived your purpose and it is time to seek your reward from your Zionist friends and Britain’s secret state. 
Yours truly,

Tony Greenstein
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