8 August 2015

The Paper that Supported Hitler Accuses Jeremy Corbyn of Supporting Holocaust Deniers

The Daily ‘Hate’ Mail – Running Scared of a Socialist Leader of the Labour Party

The Daily ‘Hate’ Mail has printed a scurrilous story that Jeremy Corbyn is a supporter of a tiny group, Deir Yassin Remembered, which consists of holocaust deniers such as Paul Eisen.  It suggests that Corbyn has maintained contact with Eisen when everyone else in Palestine Solidarity has broken ties with him.  What they conveniently omit is that Eisen is a constituent of Jeremy Corbyn and it is in that capacity he has had occasional contact.
The owner of the Daily 'Hate' Mail with a Friend - 
There isn’t a shred of proof that Corbyn supports or ever has supported DYR apart from Eisen’s own claims.  On the contrary, Jeremy Corbyn supported the moves to expel DYR supporter, Francis Clarke-Lowes from PSC at the 2012 AGM for holocaust denial.  The only ‘evidence’ that the Mail produces is a photograph allegedly taken of Corbyn at a DYR event.  DYR used to hold annual fundraising concerts in support of the Palestinians, the money raised going to Medical Aid for Palestine.  According to the DYR website, not only Jeremy but Gerald Kaufmann MP attended the concert.  Perhaps Gerald Kaufmann, a Jewish MP is also a holocaust denier?  A concert does not equal political support.
However the Mail is the last paper to accuse others of supporting fascism, given its own record.  As my article ‘When the Daily 'Hate' Mail Supported Hitler’  demonstrates, in the 1930’s the Daily 'Hate' Mail supported Hitler and the Nazi Party, the British Union of Fascists and campaigned against the entry of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany into Britain.   As an article of 20 August 1938 proclaimed 
The Daily Mail has been consistent in hating refugees
"The way stateless Jews from Germany are pouring in from every port of this country is becoming an outrage:  the number of aliens entering the country through back door - a problem to which the Daily Mail has repeatedly pointed"

Not only did Lord Rothermere, the Mail’s owner support Hitler but he specifically supported his anti-Jewish policy.  The Rothermere family, in the form of Jonathan Harmsworth, the 4th Viscount Rothermere, still do own the Mail.

The Mail hasn’t changed one bit.  Just as they opposed the entry of Jewish refugees in the 1930’s so they oppose the entry of asylum seekers today.

If you read the Mail’s scurrilous allegations you note that they depend almost entirely on what Paul Eisen, a poisonous little anti-Semite and holocaust denier, who has no credibility in the Palestine solidarity movement and is not a member of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, of which Jeremy is a patron.  It’s probably the only time that Eisen's little bunch of racists will get any publicity.  

Viscount Rothermere wrote in the Daily News on 4th September 1933 under the title Nazi Youth in Control 

‘I WRITE from a new country on the map of Europe. Its name is Naziland. Of all the historic changes in our time, the transformation of Germany under Hitler has been the swiftest, most complete,’

Like most ruling class apologists for Hitler (most were members of the Anglo-German Fellowship) Rothermere considered the reports about Nazi brutality were figments of the imagination:
‘They have started a clamorous campaign of denunciation against what they call 'Nazi atrocities,' which, as anyone who visits Germany quickly discovers for him self, consists merely of a few isolated acts of violence.’ 
Rothermere made light of fascist violence against the workers of Italy under Mussolini, thousands of whom were butchered, comparing it to a nursery governess:

‘The administration of a few doses of castor oil to Communist adversaries.’ 
 Perhaps in his visit he could have taken in the concentration camps of Dachau and Sachsenhausen.  
In his article Rothermere wrote:

'THE German nation, moreover, was rapidly falling under the control of its alien elements. In the last days of the pre-Hitler regime there were 20 times as many Jewish Government officials in Germany as had existed before the war. Israelites of international attachments were insinuating themselves into key positions in the German administrative machine. Three German Ministries only had direct relations with the Press, but in each case the official responsible for conveying news and interpreting policy to the public was a Jew. . It is from such abuses that Hitler has freed Germany.' 

It was only a few weeks ago that the Mail reacted with ‘fury’ when the Sun printed the first decent front page ever – of the Queen Mother and family practising a Hitler salute.  Now we have the ‘anti-fascist’ ‘hate Mail’

The Daily 'Hate' Mail reacting with 'fury' at the Sun's front page on the Royal Hitler salutes
I submitted the Comment below to the Mail article.  We'll see if they print it!

The allegations made against Jeremy Corbyn are untrue.  They depend entirely on what Paul Eisen, a holocaust denier alleges.  It doesn’t provide a smidgin of proof.  Jeremy Corbyn supported expelling a holocaust denier from Palestine Solidarity Campaign in 2012 (not 2007) and dissociating the organisation from Deir Yassin Remembered in 2007 and 2012.  I know since I proposed the resolutions as a founder member of PSC.

The Daily Mail Supports Sir Oswald Moseley's British Union of Fascists in the 1930's
DYR used to hold annual concerts which were fundraisers in support of the people of Gaza, the money going to Medical Aid for Palestine.  It is possible Corbyn attended one of these, I don't know, but that is not the same as supporting DYR as an organisation.

Paul Eisen is a poisonous wretch who is seeking publicity for his own pathetic organisation.  Jeremy Corbyn is a patron of PSC not DYR.

I suggest that the Daily Mail looks at the mote in its own eye rather than the beam in others, especially given its support for appeasement and fascism in the 1930's.

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