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The Campaign Against Antisemitism is one of the nastiest and most vicious political organisations in Britain. It specialises in defaming anti-Zionists and supporters of the Palestinians by accusing them of ‘anti-Semitism’. No-one is immune to their depradations.
Absurdly this racist group is a charity. Perhaps it is not so absurd because the Charity Commission was, until recently, headed by one of the chief Islamaphobic bigots in public life, William Shawcross, who was on the board of the Anglo-Israel Association and the far-Right Henry Jackson Society. [see Rightwing thinktank pulls funds for Commons groups after disclosure row]
The CAA is a far-Right organisation with close links to far-Right Zionists who work with the Football Lads Alliance, Tommy Robinson and assorted fascist organisations. The CAA chose to call the fascists who attempted to disrupt the recent Al Quds demonstration, ‘anti-terrorism activists’.
I am bringing a libel action against the CAA for having called me a ‘notorious anti-Semite.’ I am not alone. If you are Jewish and anti-Zionist then you are almost certain to be defamed by the CAA. Its list of victims is a lengthy one and includes Israeli Professor Moshe Machover, the late Gerald Kaufman MP, Jackie Walker as well as assorted Palestinians.
I have decided to make a stance against this McCarthyist organisation which pollutes public life and destroys debate and dialogue. It has borrowed all the techniques of the American political scene where ‘attack ads’ are the standard fare in political life. The CAA believes that by screaming ‘terrorist’ and ‘anti-Semite’ at anything to do with the Palestinians or anti-Zionism that it can drown out rational discussion and intimidate its opponents into silence.
|On the basis of the quote by Ben Gurion above, Jackie Walker was accused of exonerating Hitler|
The CAA operates according to Goebbel’s maxim that the bigger the lie the more likely it is to be believed. It particularly specialises in distorting what people say to fit in with their agenda. So when Jackie Walker asked why should Arabs make peace when the Zionists have taken their country and stolen their land the CAA screamed 'anti-semitism. When she then went on to say that anti-Semitism, the Nazis and Hitler had nothing to do with the Palestinians, the CAA pounced. Jackie Walker was accused of exonerating Hitler of the Holocaust. Indeed she was all but accused of denying that there was a Holocaust. EXCLUSIVE: The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism Accuses Jackie Walker of Holocaust Denial
|The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism is racist and Islamaphobic|
The only problem was that Jackie Walker didn’t say this. She was quoting from a book by the former President of the World Zionist Organisation, Nahum Goldmann, The Jewish Paradox! Even worse Goldmann was in turn quoting from the first Israeli Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion! Needless to say this post was quickly pulled but not before it had been widely quoted and copied.
The CAA launched a vicious attack on the late Sir Gerald Kaufmann when news of his death was announced. Sir Gerald despite his earlier Zionist politics had been an outspoken Jewish supporter of the Palestinians
Only an organisation that deliberately sets out to distort and mangle what people say, in order to silence any criticism or debate about Zionism could possibly mistake a quote from Ben Gurion for an apologetic for Hitler. Ben Gurion was trying to understand and explain Arab hostility to Zionism from the Arab perspective. He was trying to put himself in the shoes of the Arabs. The CAA is consistent in refusing to admit or accept that the Palestinians have any case. They are unconcerned with the feelings of Arabs or Palestinians. Arabs are cardboard cut-out terrorists and ‘genocidal anti-Semites’ (one of their favourite phrases). In their eyes all Muslims are anti-Semitic (apart from a few tame quislings).
|The CAA targeted Malaka Mohammed, a young anti-racist Palestinian at Exeter because she was Palestinian - even the Daily Mail apologised for the CAA's lies|
|The hall of shame - racists and bigots to a man (including the one woman)|
In the past 18 months, the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism has accused me of being a ‘notorious anti-Semite’ five times in retaliation for my initiating a petition to have the Charity Commission deregister them. Accusations of 'anti-semitism' were made by way of retaliation.
I therefore decided, that we have to put an end to these McCarthyite accusations of anti-Semitism – which are nothing more than a form of political terrorism. I launched a libel action earlier this year. Libel actions however cost money. An earlier crowdfunding appeal raised £8,722 of which £2,400 was spent paying a barrister to draft the initial Particulars of Claim. I now need to be able to pay for more legal work and that is why I am relaunching my CAA Libel Appeal. There is still £6,222 left from the original appeal but given that libel actions can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds my appeal for £15,000 is for the bare bones and nothing more.
|Just a few of the CAA's anti-Corbyn headlines|
So please give generously to the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism Libel Fund! This is not for me but for all those campaigners for Palestine who have been accused of ‘anti-Semitism’.
And please sign the petition to deregister the CAA as a charity