27 November 2018

Introducing Sussex Friends of Israel & their 'Code of Conduct' – all Hate & No Love

The Combination of Jewish Supremacists and Christian Zionists is a Toxic Brew

A few weeks ago I did a blog about the decision by Sussex Friends of Israel to abandon their pitch in Brighton’s New Road and instead go to the Clocktower where they do their best to try and disrupt the activities of the long-standing Palestine Solidarity Campaign stall.  The reasons they gave for this were that allegedly the Police wouldn’t protect them from members of the public who didn’t like racists peddling their hate on the streets of Brighton. [Sussex Friends of Israel’s Attempt to Disrupt and Prevent a Palestine Solidarity Stall in Brighton Town Centre]

Sure enough this Saturday members of the SFI were joined by about a dozen members from London and a few Brighton members.  Seeing that we were not at the Clocktower, (because we decamp to Waitrose when it is raining), they followed us and proceeded to do their best to disrupt our leafletting.
In fact the only effect of their actions is to cause deep revulsion in members of the public resulting in us running out of leaflets! For example the green grocer’s store opposite us, Taj, brought us out teas and coffees for us. As you can see in this video where one of the Zionist lovelies spits out ‘piss off’ at a member of the public, they are hardly winning hearts and minds!
I thought in view of the scenes in the videos, where their only chant was ‘Jew haters’ that I should remind people, especially those like the Brighton and Hove councillors who voted to endorse the IHRA ‘definition of anti-Semitism’ recently, that the only racists and hate mongers on the streets of Brighton and Hove are Fiona Sharp’s SFI.  Fiona Sharpe, the Secretary of SFI, has rebadged herself as the Community Safety and Jewish Representative Council representative so it is good to show her in her true colours.

SFI have a web site and a Code of Conduct.  I invite people to compare the Code with the film taken last Saturday and previous Saturdays and see if the words ‘hypocrite’ springs to mind.  In a religious sense it is the gulf between what one preaches and what one practices. Politically it represents the gap between what you say you believe in and what you actually believe in.
According to their Code
SFI stakeholders should aim to refrain from harassment – unwelcome verbal, offensive, abusive or physical behavior – especially whensuch conduct interferes with another person or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.’
Another provision in this excellent Code of Conduct specifies that
‘SFI seeks to honour individual, cultural and role differences’ and ‘SFI respects the opinions, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise of all members of the general public.’
Perhaps screaming ‘Jew haters’ and in Fiona Sharpe’s shouting ‘fascist’ in the ear of Yasser, a Palestinian member of PSC, is an example of this respect.
SFI also preach tolerance:
‘SFI respects the opinions, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise of all members of the general public.’
  Note the reference to ‘all’  One can only assume that despite having lived in Britain for most, if not all, of their miserable lives that members of SFI still have only a shaky grasp of the English language or, for that matter, British irony.  Not, I hasten to add, because they are Jewish but because they are bad Zionist liars!

But it is SFI’s Christian Evangelist supporters who stand out. They manage to combine racism against Palestinians (‘what is Palestine? is a frequent meme) with anti-Semitism. These ‘Christians’ do not discriminate – they hate virtually everyone.
Christian Zionism was a product of the Protestant Reformation, with its belief that in order for there to be a second coming of Christ, the Jews must return to the Holy Land. These are the End Times. The nearer Israel is to a nuclear war the happier are our Christians because that is a divine signal that the End is Nigh. Hence the Christian Zionists are amongst the supporters of the most racist and exterminatory wing of Zionist. According to their beliefs the Battle of Armageddon will follow during which most Jews will die, a second Holocaust, and the remaining third will be transported up to heavens in The Rapture. This is the lunacy which motivates our band of Christian Zionists in Sussex FOI. Of course the indigenous Palestinians have no rights at all and these Christian fascists would quite happily accept their extermination as their fellows in America did when the native Americans were exterminated.
Prime amongst these is the President of Christians United for Israel, John Hagee. CUFI has 1.4 million members so it is not an insignificant organisation.  In 2008 Hagee endorsed Senator John McCain, Obama’s Republican opponent. McCain. McCain was forced to disavow Hagee as news of a sermon he gave in the late 1990’s became public.
Hagee had preached in this sermon that the Nazis had operated on God’s behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine. According to Hagee, Adolf Hitler was a "hunter," sent by God, who was tasked with expediting God’s will of having the Jews re-establish a state of Israel.
Going in and out of biblical verse, Hagee preached:
‘And they the hunters should hunt them,’ that will be the Jews. ‘From every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks.’ If that doesn’t describe what Hitler did in the holocaust you can’t see that.
He goes on:
Theodore Herzl is the father of Zionism. He was a Jew who at the turn of the 19th century said... ‘I want you to come and join me in the land of Israel.’ ... Those who came founded Israel; those who did not went through the hell of the holocaust.
"Then god sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter.’ ... And that might be offensive to some people but don’t let your heart be offended. I didn’t write it, Jeremiah wrote it. It was the truth and it is the truth. How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said my top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel."
The best description for Christian Zionists is that they are anti-Semites.  It is no coincidence that they and Sussex Friends of Israel, which was founded by an EDL supporter, Simon Cobbs, get on so well.
There's something they don't want you to see!
Incidentally John Hagee has gone to a lot of trouble to prevent this video of his sermon being shown.  Fortunately I downloaded a copy years ago when it was available and I now make it available again. I suspect that Youtube will delete it again so make a copy and  show it to your children!!
Tony Greenstein

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