Sunday, 25 November 2018

The Zionist War on Free Speech – The IHRA is Being Used to Chill Free Speech NOT Combat Anti-Semitism

Twitter’s Twisted Values – Telling anti-Zionist Jews They Should have Died in Auschwitz is Fine – Comparing the Siege of Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto is ‘Hate Speech’



Robert Festenstein of Jewish Human Rights Watch stars in a Tommy Robinson propaganda film

The Zionist movement in Britain today is a threat to free speech.  It is also a danger to Jews since every atrocity it defends is in the name of Jews, not Zionists. For example the Board of Deputies, a tame establishment body that has repeatedly told Jews NOT to oppose anti-Semitism from the fascists actively supports Israeli war crimes whilst claiming to represent all Jewish people.

The Board of Deputies took great exception to a recent post by me, NW Friends of Israel, Tommy Robinson and the EDL, are Holding a Demonstration Against ‘Anti-semitism’ in Manchester this Sunday by me on a North-West Friends of Israel demonstration against anti-Zionism (which they call ‘anti-Semitism’).

This is the type of abuse that Twitter finds doesn't breach its rules - always so long as the target is not a Zionist

They claimed it was untrue that fascists were present. However my understanding is that there were supporters of Tommy Robinson present, not least from amongst the ranks of the Zionists themselves.

My post had a video of solicitor Robert Festenstein starring in a promotional video with Tommy Robinson of the Football Lads Alliance. Festenstein is the founder and sole member of the misnamed Jewish Human Rights Watch, whose purpose is to ensure that Palestinians don’t gain access to human rights. Festenstein is also a member of the Board of Deputies.

Twitter objected to this photo on my profile - the truth hurts

There was also a video showing the NW Friends of Israel openly cooperating and organising with the EDL on a picket of a shop selling Israeli products.  There is a long history, as I have repeatedly posted, of co-operation and joint work between Zionists and fascists for example EXCLUSIVE – We Name the Gang of Zionists Whose Purpose is to Disrupt Palestinian Events in London

The Board of Deputies moved quickly.  Not to ensure that fascists were barred from its demonstration against ‘anti-Semitism’, but to prevent my story remaining up. The result was that my blog on Medium was closed down. The Zionist press even boasted of their achievements.  What kind of gutter press is it that takes delight in closing down free speech?

An anonymous troll calling me a 'racist antisemite' is not targeted abuse and is not hate speech

Jewish News reported that ‘Following a complaint from the Board of Deputies’’ my posts were removed after I had ‘alleged that the antisemitism rally in Manchester last month was supported by the far-right.’ The truth clearly hurts when it comes to the close co-operation that exists between the Zionist movement and its activists in this country and the fascists.  See for example EXCLUSIVE: More Revelations about Zionism’s Fascist Wing
In fact I am from Brighton not London but what is one mistake amongst many. A BOD spokesperson is quoted as saying of my allegations that This is a complete lie with no factual basis… There was absolutely no involvement of the EDL and Tommy Robinson, indeed the organisations involved have denounced Tommy Robinson multiple times.” This is totally untrue.  The Board has members like Festenstein who support Robinson, who is an avid supporter of the Israeli state. People like Robinson hold that Israel is the ideal ethno-nationalist state.
The Jewish Chronicle also led with a full page report that ‘An article by a Jewish anti-Israel blogger was removed from the Medium website after he alleged that a demonstration against antisemitism in Manchester was orchestrated by far-right figures.’ This was after ‘the Board of Deputies lodged a complaint.’ Tony Greenstein article pulled over claim that far-right led antisemitism protest
It would appear that the Board of Deputies, which has led the false ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Left has become hypersensitive to charges that the people working with anti-Semites are primarily to be found within their own ranks. 

When I put a photo of a young Ahed Tamimi being assaulted by an Israeli soldier, my account was locked and I was told to remove the photo as a condition of regaining control of my account
It is an open fact that large sections of the Zionist movement support white nationalists for similar reasons to the support that the Zionist Organisation of America openly gives to pro-Zionist anti-Semites like Steve Bannon and Donald Trump. See Steve Bannon Strongly Supports Israel and Jews – ZOA Klein’s Forward Article.  Bannon was accused by his own wife, during divorce proceedings, of having objected to his children going to school with Jewish children. According to his ex-wife, Mary Louise-Picard “He said he doesn’t like Jews and that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be ‘whiny brats,’” Piccard said, according to the court papers.’ That doesn’t however stop American Zionists working with him as he is an ardent Christian Zionist.
In the past week, the Zionist campaign against me has been extended to Twitter.  A complaint was made by Jack Mendel, who according to his own description is a 'so called' Journalist at JewishNewsUK’. It is not a description I would disagree with.
When Zionist mouthpiece Mendel defended Israel’s murder of over 200 unarmed demonstrators at the Gaza fence I compared the siege of Gaza to the siege of the Warsaw Ghetto and when he defended Israel’s bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military because of Hamas ‘rockets’, which were fired in response to Israel’s botched raid on Gaza, Mendel complained to Twitter. Clearly my remarks so infuriated this Zionist lapdog that instead of rebutting my comparisons he appealed to Twitter to censor me.
Twitter has closed down my account because toe-rag 'journalist' Jack Mendel couldn't take criticism of his rottweiler of a state
In doing this Mendel was pushing at an open door. Twitter have subsequently closed down my account for ‘hateful conduct’. This is how the language of equalities is used and abused to protect the powerful against the powerless.
By putting everything under the rubric of ‘hate speech’ racism and sexism is depoliticized. It means if you criticize Zionism then that is ‘hate speech’ The racists get to define any speech they don’t like as ‘hate speech’. This is the logic of identity politics.  So if you criticize the capitalists or the 1% then that too is ‘hate speech’. In other words by redefining racism as ‘hate speech’ you end up defending the powerful against the powerless.
If you criticize a society which makes the few wealthy at the expense of the many then that too is ‘hate speech’. ‘Hate speech’ means that it is the racists and the imperialists who can turn round and complain that they are hated, because hate, or what is called ‘hate’, works two ways.  And yes, people have every right to hate Zionism and racism.
Telling someone Jewish that they should have gone to a gas chamber is not a breach of Twitter rules (unless they are a Zionist!)
According to Twitter this and similar tweets is NOT an example of hate speech!
Ironically two years ago I complained when a Zionist George Yousef sent me a delightful message wishing that my family and me had ended up in a concentration camp.  When I complained to Twitter I was told there was no breach of the rules!
Twitter rejects my complaint
When a particularly stupid Zionist Mark Haringman aka Newsdude called me a variety of names including child abuser, criminal and socialist this year, I made another complaint. This too was rejected.
We therefore have the crazy situation that responding to racist Jack Mendel’s vilification of the Palestinians is a breach of Twitter rules but telling someone Jewish they should have died in a concentration camp is alright!!
Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer of the alt-Right just loves Israel - and why shouldn't he?
This comes on top of the recent suspension of Paul Jonson, an anti-social behaviour worker with Dudley Council for daring to state that Israel is a racist state. Since Israel is a racist state it means that the truth has been outlawed. That is why people like the neo-Nazi founder of America’s alt-Right, Richard Spencer describe themselves as White Zionists.
What is equally disturbing is that the GMB Union, which is notoriously right-wing and corrupt (for those who remember the Poulson Affair and Andy Cunningham) has suspended Peter Gregson, a shop steward, who has put up on the web a petition stating that Israel is a racist state. See the statement from Labour Against the Witchhunt.
Although you wouldn’t know it, Liberty (formerly the National Council for Civil Liberties) overwhelmingly rejected the IHRA at its last Conference.  However its right-wing Executive have sat on the motion as the majority of them don’t agree with it.  It will be essential in the coming year to make the Zionist attack on free speech a priority. See Why are the Officers and Employees of Civil Liberties Group Liberty Refusing to Implement its Policy of Opposition to the IHRA?
Tony Greenstein 

see Twitter closes down my account for ‘hateful conduct’ 

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