Is it anti-Semitic to describe Ellman & Ryan as Israeli MPs? Zionism & Dual Loyalty
|Palestinian children are caged like animals - Gary Lineker didn't understand the 'context' according to Israeli apologists like Louise Ellman and Joan Ryan|
The pretext was that the children were throwing stones at the army. Even were this true it would be no excuse. Clearly Ellman hasn't heard of the story of David and Goliath. Palestinian children live under a permanent military occupation. They have the right to physically resist their occupiers.
According to the Jewish Chronicle’s Marcus Dysch, it was my ‘repeated attacks’ on Louise Ellman MP that “were the tipping point which prompted the party to suspend him.” My offences included describing Ellman as ‘the MP for “Tel Aviv South” and a “racist supporter of the child abuse of Palestinian children”. My response was published this week.
to Dysch Tony Greenstein ‘now awaits
his fate at the hands of Labour’s disciplinary team’. Living up to the JC's reputation as an
impartial reporter of the news, I am described as ‘a noxious Jewish anti-Zionist ‘.
|Letter to Jewish Chronicle 15.9.17.|
Dysch states that I have ‘racially abused’ Ellman. What, you might ask, have I called her? A poisonous witch? An anti-Semitic term of abuse such as yid or kike or Jew boy (I assume the latter is used about women) for which I should rightly be condemned? Not at all. I called Ellman the MP for South Tel Aviv. Perhaps I got the wrong constituency someone wrote to me? It should have been North Tel Aviv. If so I apologise.
|Pity poor Louise Ellman under attack for her support for the Israeli military|
|The Delightful Louise Ellman|
What, you might wonder is anti-Semitic about that? Perhaps I am implying that Ellman has a dual loyalty to Britain and Israel? Well the evidence suggests that Ms Ellman does indeed feel a deep loyalty to the ‘Jewish’ State. Is stating that fact anti-Semitic?
Yes the concept of ‘dual loyalty’ is anti-Semitic. Those who propagate the idea that Jews owe a ‘dual loyalty’ to the states they live in and the Israeli state are indeed propagating an anti-Semitic idea. But I'm not making a generalisation but a specific criticism and who, in any case, is responsible for this accusation if not the Zionist movement and the Israeli state themselves?
At the moment there is wending its way through Israel’s Knesset a Jewish Nation State Bill. In an article What does the Jewish 'nation-state' bill mean for Israel? the Jerusalem Post of 5.11.17. explained that ‘The basic idea behind the proposed Basic Law is to declare that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people.’
Indeed Israel already describes itself as a Jewish State and this means that it is the State of Jews everywhere, not just those living in Israel. That is why Israel does not have an Israeli nationality.
In the 1972 case of George Tamarin v The State of Israel in which Tamarin wanted his nationality to be changed from “Jewish” to “Israeli.” Chief Justice Agranat ruled that:
‘the desire to create an Israeli nation separate from the Jewish nation is not a legitimate aspiration. A division of the population into Israeli and Jewish nations would … negate the foundation on which the State of Israel was established.’ The court ruled that ‘There is no Israeli nation separate from the Jewish People. The Jewish People is composed not only of those residing in Israel but also of Diaspora Jewry.’
|When taken to court children have their legs shackled|
Israel declares itself to be the State of all Jews, not just those living in Israel. In other words it is the Zionist movement and Israel which asserts that Jews have a dual loyalty. In October 2013 the Israeli American Council, with the support of the Israeli Embassy distributed a Questionnaire to American Jews asking what they would do in the event of a clash of interests between Israel and the USA. When a furore developed Netanyahu ordered the plug to be pulled. Israel Asks U.S. Jews, Israelis: Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?
|Another dangerous terrorist|
The mere fact that Zionist organisations, including Ministries of the Israeli state distributed and sanctioned such a questionnaire demonstrates their way of thinking. In fact what Zionist organisations really believe is that in the event of a conflict between the state they live in and Israel, Jews owe their first loyalty to Israel.
It is therefore quite reasonable to call Louise Ellman, who is a sincere and devoted Zionist, the MP for Tel Aviv. In just the same way as people called John Carlisle & Julian Amery MPs for South Africa. There is nothing racist about this, it is just an indication of where her political loyalty lies.
If anything I should be criticised for having gone easy on this despicable specimen of New Labour and the Jewish Labour Movement/Labour Friends of Israel, of which she is a Vice-President.
Below we see Israeli and Zionist commentators attacking Gary Lineker. Lineker, who has already attracted the wrath of the Scum and the Tory press over his support for asylum seekers has now incurred the wrath of Zionist bigots too!
|The video that Gary Lineker found sickening|
Commentator and ex-England footballer Gary Lineker has been roundly criticised by Israel supporters after sharing a harrowing video which shows Palestinian children being shouted at, dragged around and detained by Israeli soldiers.
Eighteen youths, most under the age of 18, were arrested in total for throwing stones at soldiers in the 13 October incident, the footage of which was recently released by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.
They were blindfolded during interrogations and not allowed access to their families or lawyers until their release that night.
|A banner on a Tel Aviv demonstration in support of Elor Azaria - a soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian in cold blood|
Mr Lineker, who is vocal in his support for the Palestinian cause, retweeted a clip of the incident posted by prominent pro-Palestinian activist Ben White with the word “sickening”.
While it was retweeted thousands of times by people sympathetic towards the detained children, many others were critical of Mr Lineker - including the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) former spokesperson Peter Lerner replied to tell the footballer he had “completely missed the point”.
”When kids throw stones they are a public menace. They need to be stopped. Yes, the video is unpleasant but it conveniently shares only a glimpse of what happened, the aftermath of their actions. You should be wiser than this,” he posted.
The argument continued after Mr Lineker replied, “They should be stuffed into a small cage? You should be wiser.”
In the back and forth Mr Lerner said the video “lacked context”. The former Leicester City player replied that the context was clear.
Soldiers drag 8-year-old from house to house in for over an hour
“Sometimes detention is required,” the ex IDF official responded.
Lineker was also embroiled in a Twitter row in 2015 after posting a video which showed Israeli soldiers shooting at a Palestinian who had been throwing stones.
B’Tselem themselves replied to Mr Lineker: “Unfortunately, this is routine all through the West Bank. Palestinian minors' rights are violated systematically by Israeli authorities.”
The IDF and Cogat, the Israeli military administration in the West Bank, did not immediately respond to The Independent’s requests for comment.