Saturday, 13 April 2019

The Lie of Labour Anti-Semitism – Repeating a Lie Does NOT Make it True (II)

EXCLUSIVE: Labour Party members are being suspended for criticism of Israel NOT Anti-Semitism

Last November I wrote that:
the supporters of the Apartheid regime in Israel and their representatives in the Parliamentary Labour Party are no doubt contemplating even as I write how to help Theresa May.

Amidst Tory chaos and in-fighting, with the chances of Maybot being overthrown increasing, there is a greater likelihood than ever that the false anti-Semitism industry is also gearing up to produce ‘evidence’ that Jeremy Corbyn is an ‘anti-Semite’.

As the polls have swung in Labour’s favour so the apostles of Labour anti-Semitism have stepped up the media barrage of non-stop lies. Last week it was the Sunday Times which screeched about ‘Corbyn’s Anti-Semitic Army’ but produced no evidence worthy of the name. Britain’s Tory press has clearly taken to heart Goebbel’s advice that the bigger the lie the more likely it is to be believed.  Nowhere is this clearer than in the suspension of Chris Williamson MP.
Chris Williamson was targeted for weeks by the Zionist lobby for Jew hatred i.e. anti-Zionism. A speech he gave at Sheffield, which was grossly distorted was the basis for his suspension in February. What did Chris say that was anti-Semitic?  Absolutely nothing. To quote from the Tory supporting Politics Home:
To applause from supporters, Mr Williamson told the Momentum meeting: "The party that has done more to stand up to racism is now being demonised as a racist, bigoted party.

I have got to say I think our party's response has been partly responsible for that because in my opinion… we've backed off far too much, we have given too much ground, we've been too apologetic...
"We've done more to actually address the scourge of anti-semitism than any other political party. Any other political party. And yet we are being traduced."

Undoubtedly this cartoon of over a century ago is anti-Semitic
It is abundantly clear to the little Goebbels in the British press and the PLP that Chris wasn’t saying that the Labour Party was being too apologetic about genuine anti-Semitism but that it was being defensive in the face of false accusations of anti-Semitism.

Yet according to yellow journalists like the Independent’s Matt Greene Chris Williamson was in effect saying that the Labour Party should have proudly boasted of its anti-Semitism. Nowhere does he or the other MSM hacks acknowledge that accusations of anti-Semitism, including against Jewish people, are the stock-in-trade of supporters of the world’s only apartheid state.  That is why the IHRA ‘definition’ of anti-Semitism, which conflates criticism of Israel and anti-Semitism, has been adopted.  Instead British Jews are described as oppressed by this idiot of a ‘journalist’. One wonders where the Jewish equivalent of the Windrush deportations are for Jews in Britain today.
Members of the Labour Party are regularly being suspended, not for Anti-Semitism but criticism of Zionism and Israel. Contrary to fake journalists like Matt Greene and the BBC, their ‘crimes’ are not Jew hatred but hatred of Zionism and Israeli Apartheid.
Apartheid was on full display this week with the results of the Israeli General Election. The parties of the Zionist left, Meretz and the Israeli Labour Party, gained 10 seats as compared to 29 seats in the previous Knesset. Contrast this with Israel’s first 30 years when the ILP formed every single government and in 1969 together with Mapam (now Meretz) gained a total of 56 seats. 
Israel today is a state where the Prime Minister Netanyahu can declare that Israel is not a state of its own citizens but its Jewish citizens. It is an Israel where the Chief Rabbi of Safed, Shmuel Eliyahu, a paid state official, backed up by dozens of rabbis, can issue an edict that no Jew can rent rooms or apartments to Arabs.
It is facts such as these that ‘journalists’ like Matt Greene ignore.  It is somewhat appropriate that Greene’s first book is called ‘Ostrich’ since like most of what used to be called Fleet Street has their heads in the sand when it comes to the reality of Israel. Greene’s second book is apparently about ‘contemporary antisemitism and the changing face of Holocaust denial’. I just hope he sends a copy to Netanyahu’s neo-Nazi friends in Jewish Power (Otzma Yehudit).
Whilst the Sunday Times, the BBC and the Indie may find the odd crank who worships Hitler, because out of 600,000 members there are bound to be a few cranks, what is abundantly clear is that those who are being suspended or investigated are overwhelmingly anti-racists and critics of Zionism and Israel’s apartheid regime.
A good clue to the what is happening is the suspension of Asa Winstanley, a journalist on Electronic Intifada, a Palestinian web site.
Asa has produced article after article on the fake anti-Semitism crisis and how ‘evidence’ has been manufactured by the Zionist lobby and organisations like BICOM. Articles such as How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party's anti-Semitism crisis and Instigator of anti-Semitism scam kicked out of Labour.  Nothing that Asa has ever said or written is in the least anti-Semitic. What the Compliance Unit was interested in was attacking Asa’s political opinions and in particular his criticism of the JLM. 
As George Orwell observed, ‘in a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act.’ Asa has paid the penalty for saying that the Emperor has no clothes. For refusing to accept an Establishment narrative, For offending the detritus that McNicol left behind in the Compliance Unit when he departed. People like Nareser Osei and the now departed Sam Matthews.
Asa Winstanley learnt of his suspension via the Jewish Chronicle and a tweet from Jewish Chronicle ‘journalist’ Rosa Doherty. The Compliance Unit once again leaked information to the press before bothering to inform their victims. The GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 doesn’t seem to apply to the Compliance Unit or Nareser Osei.
Below are some examples of the ‘evidence’ that the Compliance Unit has used to suspend or investigate members of the Labour Party. For the first time ever I am presenting it as proof that with the adoption of the IHRA ‘definition’ of anti-Semitism, criticism of Israel and Zionism is equated with ‘anti-Semitism’.
One of the standard question from the Witchhunters is
‘The Chakrabarti report states: “the word “Zionist” has been used personally, abusively or as a euphemism for “Jew”. Please would you explain what you mean when you use the term ‘Zionist’ in your comment? ‘
This question was addressed to Simon Hindmarsh in a letter from Nareser Osei, Acting Head of Disputes on 6th September 2018. What Nareser is saying is that Zionist is another word for Jew. Which is of course anti-Semitic in itself. Only fascist and anti-Semitic groups like the BNP and Zionist groups maintain that there is no difference between Jews and Zionists.
Labour’s witchhunters are almost uniformly ignorant about that which they are investigating.
The first Zionist Congress was held in 1897 and it established the World Zionist Organisation which exists to this day. This is an organisation which funds the expansion of settlements in the West Bank. It is, in short, a racist organisation.
A letter from Sam Matthews, the then Head of Disputes and a McNicol lackey and leaker, of 18th October, posed a series of questions to Andrew Chatterjee.
In one post Andrew called Mandelson and Blair traitors and suggested that that someone go full Frank Underwood on them in reference to the House of Cards and Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of a US President. Matthews question was:
‘Frank Underwood is a fictional murderer. Do you believe that Peter Mandelson, Tony Blair and other “traitors” should be physically harmed or killed?’
The real question should be why war criminals responsible for the deaths of a million people should be members of the Labour Party in the first place.
Chatterjee posted on Twitter a copy of a letter from Albert Einstein condemning the Zionist terrorist Stern Group and referring to them as ‘the Zionist lobby.’ Matthews whether they are representative of what you call “the Zionist lobby”, either in 1948 or today?’
Matthews goes on to state that the:
‘“Stern Gang”, which was involved in the Deir Yassin massacre on 9 April 1948. It is the activities of this group that Prof. Einstein was referring to in his letter of 10 April 1948. Do you believe that Zionists in general, Jews in general, or the State of Israel bear responsibility for the activities of the Stern Gang?
The real question is why Labour’s witchhunters are interrogating someone on what is a matter of historical debate.  Nowhere does Chatterjee refer to ‘Jews in general’.   That is the dishonest method of Matthews not the person he is interrogating.
Like all those who seek out heresy Matthews is ignorant of that which he is ‘investigating’. In fact there were strong links between the Stern Gang and Haganah and Palmach. Haganah was the main Labour Zionist militia and Palmach, commanded by officers of the left-Zionist Mapam, were the elite shock troops. In an article in Ha’aretz of 16th July 2017 Ofer Aderet writes that:
‘The assault on the village of Deir Yassin began on the morning of April 9, 1948, as part of Operation Nachshon to break through the blockaded road to Jerusalem, with the participation of about 130 Lehi and Irgun fighters who received aid from the Haganah.’ (my emphasis)
In the standard account of the massacre, Israeli Professor Benny Morris, [The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Visited, 2005, CUP] wrote that the attack on Deir Yassin was
‘undertaken with the reluctant, qualified consent of the Haganah... On 9 April, 80 IZL and 40 LHI troopers, for part of the battle supported by Haganah machine-gunners from nearby Givat Shaul and two Palmah armoured car squads, attacked and took Deir Yassin...’ p.237.
In 1984 Yitzhak Shamir, who had been one of the leaders of Lehi, formed a coalition government with Shimon Peres of the ILP and in 1986 he became Prime Minister for six years.  Of course Matthews and Labour’s witchhunters are ignorant of the history of Zionism but regardless what is the point of an ‘anti-Semitism’ investigation pursuing matters of historical debate? This is the thought police in action rewriting history in order not to offend Labour’s Israel lobby.
In another tweet Chatterjee has a cartoon of a child asking his mother why we have wars and the mother explaining that it’s because we are
‘ruled by an elite group of psychopaths who own banks that control the government and the media. They fund both sides of war for profit and they manufacture the consent of the public through the propaganda of the media.’  
It may be simplistic but it’s an adequate enough summing up of a situation where the wealth of the world is controlled by a tiny handful of people in whose interests countries go to war.  Certainly there is nothing anti-Semitic in it unless Matthews believes that all bankers are Jewish, in which case it is Matthews who is anti-Semitic! What we are seeing is how the ‘anti-Semitism’ witchhunt spreads out to encompass any radical expression of opinion.
A good example of this is Blairite MP Siobhain McDonagh who explained that:
It’s very much part of their politics, of hard left politics, to be against capitalists and to see Jewish people as the financiers of capital. Ergo you are anti-Jewish people.
If you are anti-capitalist you are anti-Semitic! McDonagh’s assumption is that all Jews are capitalists.
In another tweet Chatterjee states that Isis is being defeated by Syria and this will result in another allegation of a false flag chemical attack blamed on Assad. Apparently this is anti-Semitic although of course it only relates to Israel.
There is a body of opinion e.g. the Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersch that Assad was falsely blamed for a false flag chemical attack perpetrated by ISIS. Matthews asks two questions:
16. You appear to suggest that Israel is planning or has carried out “false flag” attacks in Spain, Syria and the United States. Do you believe that to be the case?
17. You appear to suggest that Israel is involved in running or supporting ISIS, or acting as “ISIS’s air force”. Do you believe that to be the case?
Once again this is about Israel not Jews.  Why is Matthews poking his nose into someone’s opinions? In fact there is evidence that Israel supported ISIS.  It supported other Jihadist groups like Al-Nusra, an Al-Quada affiliate. Ha’aretz reported that Israel funded 12 Rebel Groups in September 2018. The problem with Labour’s witchhunters is that they believe that the ‘Jewish state’ is Reagan’s city on the hill rather than the vicious racist rotweiller that it actually is.
In Israeli Officers: You’re Doing ISIS Wrong, Bryan Bender, Politico’s national security editor, describes the views of Israeli officers he spoke to. When he asked one officer whether the USA should allow ISIS to retain its caliphate in parts of eastern Syria and eastern Iraq, the officer shot back “Why not?”. It is an open secret that Israel was more concerned with Iran than ISIS.
But what have these questions got to do with anti-Semitism? The assumption is that the Israeli state and Britain’s Jews are synonymous. If so then it is Labour’s Inquisitors who are anti-Semitic because if the actions of Israel’s military are to be associated with British Jews then equally British Jews can be held accountable for Israel’s actions. The Compliance Unit are acting as the gatekeepers of criticism of Israel, all in the name of ‘anti-Semitism’.
It is even clearer what the agenda of the Labour Party’s witchhunters is when it comes to Ms X, who has just been suspended.  She is a longstanding activist both on Palestine and a committed anti-racist. 
Ms X is given a whole series of tweets, none of which has the slightest connection to anti-Semitism and the questions relate the Tweets to different illustrations in the IHRA:
Below I post various images relating to Ms X’s tweets with my own commentary of the absurdity of relating them to anti-Semitism.
Kevin Clegg's Facebook Posts
Nareser Osei posed these same questions in respect of 5 Facebook posts from Kevin Clegg. After asking him to confirm that they were his, she asked:

1.                 Taking each piece of evidence in turn, please explain what you meant when you posted or shared it?
2.                 Do you agree with the views or sentiments expressed in the posts referred to in the evidence?
3.                 Do you intend to post or share content of this nature again in the future?
The choice of posts is bizarre. The meanings are self-evident. The final question presupposes that there was something wrong in posting them to begin with.
It is difficult to know what Osei's objection is.  It is a fact that the proposal to introduce the death penalty in Israel is for Palestinians only.  
Kevin has posted an article from the Independent which refers to a Pew Research Centre survey Israel's Religiously Divided Society in which  48% of Israeli Jews believe in expelling Israel's Arabs and 46% are opposed to it.  Presumably Osei believes that telling the truth is anti-Semitic?
This time Idiot Osei objects to an article from The Times of Israel on how Netanyahu Jnr. believes that the Left are more dangerous than neo-Nazis.  Not surprising given his anti-semitic cartoon about George Soros was praised by neo-Nazi David Duke.
It is difficult to know what Osei's objections are to this article from the Independent or why they think the censoring of a holocaust survivor, which was even condemned by the author of the IHRA Kenneth Stern, is antisemitic. 
It is bemusing to know what Osei's objections to this post is?  Possibly the description of Israel as a colony?

Andrew Chatterjee's Tweets
It would seem that references to Israel are routinely interpreted as references to Jews - according to the IHRA   this is anti-Semitic!

Ms X's Tweets
A series of tweets from Ms X are given as evidence for her suspension. She is asked to explain the reason for sharing this content?’ in respect of all the tweets. 
For the first 4 tweets below the IHRA illustration about “Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews’’ is quoted and Ms X is asked ‘Do you believe these tweets are compatible with this example? If so, please explain why?’

The Campaign Against Antisemitism is a far-Right Zionist charity which has repeatedly called Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite.  However Osei believes that criticism of the CAA is 'antisemitic' and that the above Tweet is a 'stereotype' of Jews!  Bizarre

In the Orwellian world of the Compliance Unit, not only is criticism of Israel antisemitic but if you suggest that false accusations of 'antisemitism' are being made then that too is 'antisemitic'! Like the Salem witch trials - denial of guilt is proof of guilt! Nareiser Osei would have made an excellent companion to Matthew Hopkins!
It is even more difficult to see how this Tweet is demonising etc. Jews
Naturally this is 'anti-Semitic'
For Item 5 below the IHRA illustration about “Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel” as an example of antisemitism is quoted. Ms X is asked ‘Do you believe these tweets are compatible with this example? If so, please explain why?
It beggars belief how this tweet can be said to hold all Jews responsible for Israel's abuse of Palestinian children. Nowhere are Jews even mentioned.  One can only assume Idiot Osei believes that as Israel calls itself a Jewish state, all Jews are implicated in what it does.  If so then it is Osei who is the anti-Semite

A statement of the obvious which Osei takes exception to

A prize to anyone who can explain why this is antisemitic!!
In  Idiot Osei's world condemning Jewish terrorists is somehow antisemitic!

Making reference to how criticism of Israel is deemed anti-Semitic is itself anti-Semitic.  As Humpty Dumpty remarked 'when I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."'

Reference to this neo-Nazi Zionist rapper, The Shadow, the most popular in Israel is apparently anti-Semitic.  The Shadow WELCOMED the shooting dead of 11 Jews at Pittsburgh as they had brought their own misfortune on their own heads by supporting the rights of migrants.  Again in Idiot Osei's fantasy world all this is antisemitic!

Supporting Marc Wadsworth, the Black anti-racist activist expelled because he offended the racist MP Ruth Smeeth is anti-Semitic apparently

 John Oates Social Media Posts
John Oates is under investigation for a number of tweets.  One of them  is about an injunction I obtained against the Labour Party preventing them from holding a hearing against me with inadequate notice. Presumably this is a sensitive subject but what has it to do with anti-Semitism?

A reference to my successful court case against Iain McNicol is clearly anti-Semitic and referring to suspension of non-Zionist Jews is also anti-Semitic
Quite why saying that we need to get rid of McNicol is anti-Semitic is baffling since he wasn't Jewish
This refers to a fake story in the Brighton Argus about how Palestinian solidarity demonstrators were going to disrupt a Chanukah service - a bizarre lie but I assume any references to a Zionist lobby are anti-Semitic
Referring to Gary Linker's highlighting the question of abuse of Palestinian children is, in the warped mind of Nareser Osei, 'anti-Semitic'
Quite why sharing my post on the frame up of Kelvin Hopkins MP by a Progress woman is anti-semitic is baffling.  Neither party is Jewish!  Or is anti-Semitism now a catch all charge for criticism of any iniquity?

Talk of an unholy alliance is also apparently anti-Semitic, especially when reference is made to an Israeli lobby
Reference to people like Euan Phillips and Emma Picken of Labour Against Antisemitism and similar trolls is apparently also antisemitic even though neither of them are Jewish

No doubt this is also 'anti-Semitic' despite not mentioning Jews it does mention a 'Fascist Israeli Regime' - 
 Simon Hindmarsh's Social Media Posts

 Simon Hindmarsh was informed by Nareser Osie that he was suspended on 6th September for posts such as the following
This 21 year old medic was gunned down whilst tending the wounded in Gaza by Israel - Labour Friends of Israel tweeted its SUPPORT for what Israel has done. To suggest that this post is anti-Semitic demonstrates to me that Narender Osei is a vile racist
This is the Tweet in which LFI blamed the victims for Israel's shooting of unarmed demonstrators - Idiot Osei believes there is nothing wrong in Israel's actions and that to criticise them is 'anti-Semitic'
A prize will be given to anyone who can tell me why this is anti-Semitic
Suggesting Ken Livingstone was right is almost the Zionists' textbook example of what antisemitism is!
Describing Margaret Hodge's calling Jeremy Corbyn a fucking anti-Semite is itself anti-Semitic!!
Saying we've got to get rid of the Blairites is also, according to Osei, 'anti-Semitic' - basically being on the Left is an act of antisemitism

Other ‘Anti-Semitic’ Tweets
It would seem that the Labour Party is spending vast amount of money monitoring and keeping a check on quite bona fide and legitimate political discourse which has nothing to do  with anti-Semitism.  Rather than provide a running commentary on them I will add a few captions to some of them.
What is crystal clear is  that this anti-Semitism witchhunt is not about anti-Semitism.  It is about protecting the most racist state in the world.  Ms Nareser Osei is a worthy successor of McNicol’s monkey, Sam Matthews.  The ‘evidence’ is evidence of nothing so much as the bigoted, police state mentality of Labour Party censors at Southside. Contrary to the lies of the Sunday Times and people like Margaret Hodge this material has nothing to do with anti-Semitism.

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