30 November 2019

This is Zionism and this is what Ephraim Mirvis is Defending – Jewish Racism in a Jewish State

Zionism is not a ‘euphemism’ for Jews – it is a Synonym for an Apartheid Society based on Jewish Supremacy & Systematic Racial Discrimination

One of the quainter customs which Israel has inherited from its European past is the pogrom. A pogrom is where members of the majority community organise a riot and attack members of the minority. In Czarist Russia these were common and thousands of Jews died until the Bolsheviks made it a capital offence. The name of Kishinev was infamous until the Nazi atrocities dwarfed it. It is one of the reasons that there are 300,000 and not 50,000 Jews in Britain.
In South Tel Aviv where the majority of Israel’s 40,000 Black African refugees live there is a constant war of attrition from the ‘poor White’ Misrahi Jews that live there. In 2012 ‘Culture’ Minister Miri Regev and her far-Right friends entered for a racist rally against asylum seekers and provoked a pogrom with their incitement. For this of course they have never been punished.
Raed Salah however, leader of the now banned Northern Muslim League has been repeatedly gaoled for ‘racial incitement’. Israel’s ‘anti-racist’ laws are only ever used against the victims of racism. There have been numerous other attacks such as the murder of a lone Eritrean refugee in the Beer Sheva bus depot for which his attackers were given community service. You see his attackers thought he was an Arab terrorist (he wasn’t White) which in Israel is an understandable mistake to make. Or there are the attacks by the government funded Lehava on Arabs suspected of the crime of dating Jewish women in Jerusalem.

But it’s not simply individual Israelis who are guilty of racism.  It is the Israeli state that sets the example. Ha’aretz reported that the Israeli state, having deducted 2.5% from Palestinian workers to pay for a Sick Fund, rarely if ever paid the monies out.
Kav La’oved, a non-Zionist workers organisation obtained an injunction forbidding the Israeli state simply giving the money back to the employer.  As even Histadrut, the Zionist union said,
 “The workers are entitled to some of the accumulated funds, because although they were insured with the sick pay fund, in fact it was almost impossible for them to receive any sick pay,” the Histadrut said.
Ha’aretz reported that:
Until the beginning of 2019 employers automatically set aside 2.5 percent of their Palestinian workers’ wages for a “sick pay fund,” run by Israel's Population and Immigration Authority. But the process of receiving sick pay is much longer and more complicated for Palestinians than for their Israeli counterparts. The requests are usually filed only for serious diseases and injuries and require an intricate labyrinth of administrative and medical permits. Only rarely is the sum paid in full.
This is, of course, the reality of a system whereby workers living under Occupation have no rights whatsoever.  Arbitrary deductions are made from their wages for a sick fund that never pays out. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Ha’aretz reports that the Ein Hanya spring was recently opened in Southern Jerusalem however the Police stipulated that it was only ‘on the explicit condition that Palestinians not be allowed to enter the site.’ And course this is completely reasonable you may think. After all what is a Jewish state for if it can’t even keep Arabs out of swimming pools and natural springs.
So the Spring was kept under heavy guard by the police and Border Police, who even closed the road leading to Palestinian towns. Hundreds of Israelis visited the site. Previously residents of the neighboring Palestinian village of Al-Walaja regularly visited it, thus it was enjoyed by both Israelis and Palestinians for years before Israel decided to turn it into an official park.
The spring was officially inaugurated as a tourism site two years ago, but its opening has been repeatedly delayed, for two reasons. One was a dispute over whether entry fees should be charged. The other was the police’s demand that Palestinians not be allowed to enter.
What kind of democracy is it, you may ask, where the Police can stipulate that one section of the population is barred from a social and recreational facility?  Does anywhere come to mind?
Ha’aretz also reported that
‘Police have also demanded that the Ein Yael checkpoint be moved farther south, so that it would separate Palestinian towns from the spring. The estimated cost of moving the checkpoint is 12 million shekels ($3.4 million).’
A small price you might think for making the spring Arabrein (after the Nazi Judenrein).
Now as readers will be aware, in a state based on racial supremacy it is vital that a strict demarcation line be drawn between the Herrenvolk (master race) and the Untermenschen (lower races). Fortunately, despite the ability of non-Jews to convert to Judaism, Israel’s Conversion Authority have wisely decided to exclude Palestinians.
Yes I know some of you may feel squeamish about this and even call it racist, but it really isn’t. In Hungary and Slovakia during the war, we had the phenomenon of Jews queuing up to convert to Christianity and thus thwart the efforts of the regime to classify them as Jews fit for deportation.  Unfortunately it rarely worked as the Nazis, like the Israeli regime, were not fooled by Jews suddenly wishing to become Christians.  Likewise Israel’s authorities are not fooled by Palestinians wishing to become Jews.  They are fully aware of the real reasons behind such religious ardour.
It is therefore  gratifying to learn that Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz, director of the Israeli government’s Conversion Authority explained that
‘Israel’s authority handling conversions to Judaism rejects Palestinian applicants without review because of their ethnic origin, its head said.’
during a discussion at the State Control Committee of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. Foreigners have to apply to the Special Cases Panel of the Conversion Authority.
“The threshold requirements are that applicants be sincere and that they are not foreign workers; infiltrators; Palestinian or illegally in the country.”
Now dear reader, you probably believe that there is no mention in the Talmud or the Torah of these exceptions.  Of course historically as long as the individual was honest and sincere and willing to undergo he conversion process, s/he would be accepted as Jewish.
But in Israel things are not so simple. Being Jewish is not a religious but a racial characteristic, much like it was in Nazi Germany. And in Nazi Germany, once a Jew always a Jew, so someone whose parents had converted freely to Christianity 50 years previously was still a Jew or a Mishlinge (half or quarter Jew).  Hence in Germany and in Hungary you had the phenomenon of Christian Jews – Jewish by race, Christian by religion.
Similarly in Israel. If you are a foreign worker, brought into the country to perform menial labour, then you must understand you have no rights however long you are in the country. Why? Because you are living in a Jewish state. 
Of course there is always a temptation to convert amongst the Palestinians given all those privileges that you are entitled to if you are Jewish.  But if every Palestinian could convert where would Israel be?  It would have no one to discriminate against. Before long we would have an equal society and that would mean no ‘Jewish’ State.
Obviously your immigration status must have a bearing on your motive in wanting to convert. For example your children will be able to have a good education in a Jewish school rather than an under funded Arab one. You will be able to live in hundreds of Jewish communities if you are Jewish. Quite rightly Rabbi Peretz has seen through all of this.
And as if to prove what I say is true, Ha’aretz reports that an Indian born couple, Tina and Minin Lopez, who came to Israel 12 years ago to work as nurses, were detained alongside their 7-year-old daughter Eliana and their one-year-old baby. You see it is irrelevant if you were born in Israel. Unlike many countries being born in Israel confers no rights on you. What matters is your ethnicity – being Jewish.
Ha’aretz reports that Immigration Authority inspectors broke into the home of the Lopez family in south Tel Aviv and detained them along with their seven-year-old daughter Eliana, who attends school in Tel Aviv, and their one-year-old toddler.
Yes I know some of you will be saying that at least the toddler is innocent but that really is besides the point.  The fact is that he is not Jewish and he along with his sister are trying to stay in a land reserved for Jews.
We are told that the arrest comes amid a ‘wide crackdown on migrant workers throughout Israel.’ Now you know why Theresa May, with her ‘hostile environment policy’ had such a fondness for Israel.
People have to understand that Israel is no ordinary country.  It is a Jewish ethnic state and no matter how long you have lived and worked in the country you are not Jewish. Apparently the Immigration Authority came under fire in recent weeks for arresting two Filipino, Israeli-born children as they prepared to go to school.
Thirteen-year-old Gena Antigo and 10-year-old Ralph Harel were released on a $8,510 bail each after an appeals court ruled that their arrests and the decision to deport them and their mothers were wrong because the minors' welfare was not taken into consideration. Just as in Britain, sometimes the courts are too soft-hearted for their own goods.  However you will be happy to know that ‘Justice Minister’ Ayelet Shaked has instituted a crackdown on do gooder judges and slowly the Supreme Court is being stacked with settler judges like Noam Sohlberg who will have no truck with this liberal nonsense about human rights.
As Ayelet has often reminded people, when there is a conflict between national i.e. Zionist considerations and universal concepts of human rights then the latter must give way. Or as the Jewish National Fund once put it, Jewish people haven’t dreamed of a democratic state but a Jewish state for 2,000 years.
The court also ruled that minors under the age of 12 should receive a hearing before a decision is made to deport them. 1,000 students, teachers and parents demonstrated outside of Givon Prison against the detention Antigo and Harel. This makes you want to despair.  Clearly some Israelis don’t understand that a Jewish state can’t afford to just let any old non-Jew stay in the state.
Demonstrators held signs reading: "We won't let them deport Gena," "They're children just like us" and "No evil in our schools."  I can imagine the despair on Ayelet and Netanyahu’s faces.  No their children are not just like us.  For one they are not Jewish.  They don’t even have Jewish souls, which is a very important factor in the after life. As Eli Dahan, the former Deputy Minister of Defence said, even gay Jews have higher souls than non-Jews.
Of course there are some racists and anti-Semites like that Corbyn fellow who oppose the world’s only Jewish state.  These kind of people would probably have opposed the world’s only Aryan state or the world’s only White Christian state (South Africa). Clearly they are nothing more than degenerate left-wingers and communists.
Fortunately the BBC’s Tory Laura Kuensberg and the rest of the media recognise a racist when they see one and no, I was not referring to Boris Johnson.
Tony Greenstein

28 November 2019

David Baddiel’s allegation of ‘anti-Semitism’ against Corbyn for pronouncing ‘Epshtein’ demonstrates why you can't appease Zionists

Baddiel’s concern about ‘anti-Semitism’ is in stark contrast to his long record of cynical racist abuse of Black people and Blacking up

This is now the season of 'antisemitism' as the press, desperate to find any traces of the deadly disease all picked up on David Baddiel’s attack on Corbyn because he correctly pronounced Jeff Epstein’s surname as Epshtein. 
Despite tweeting that ‘every Jew noticed’  Corbyn's  pronunciation I suspect that no Jews noticed because there was nothing to notice. Of course when you are desperate to invent fake ‘anti-Semitism’ then any nonsense will do.
It is unfortunate that Corbyn didn’t slap down the Zionists and their supporters in the Tory press four years ago rather than appeasing them and thus inviting their use of Jews as a stick to beat him with.  Every time he has issued an apology they have used that to attack him. Every concession inviting another one.
The fact that the Sun, which employed Katie Hopkins, for whom refugees are ‘cockroaches’ is so concerned about Baddiel should tell you everything you need to know about the campaign. Likewise the Daily Mail, which also employed Hopkins is also concerned about how to pronounce Epstein.

Following on from Baddiel, the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, all but instructs British Jews not to vote Labour. They are are all of course more than happy to support an Israeli state whose own Prime Minister declared that it is not a state of all its citizens, but its Jewish citizens. 

Imagine that a British Prime Minister declared that the British state only represents its Christian not its Jewish inhabitants. Then they could cry ‘anti-Semitism’ yet these hypocrites say nothing.  Because their sole purpose is the defence of Israel not anti-Semitism.
Israel's Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef called Black people ‘monkeys’. This is what passes for normal discourse amongst religious Zionists in Israel.
A reactionary Zionist and fool - Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi and bigot
What makes Baddiel’s hypocrisy even worse is that he ‘Blacked up’ in his   comedy show, pillorying a Black footballer Jason Lee as a ‘pineapple head’. The stench of hypocrisy is overpowering. As Private Eye used to say, ‘pass the sick bag Alice’.
Below is a guest post by Gavin Lewis. He refers to Labour activist Vicki Kirby's use of the term 'big noses'.  What Lewish didn't realise is that this term was from a Baddiel play 'Infidel'! This was the first example of fake anti-semitism.  It would seem that Baddiel is, underneath, also an anti-Semite!
Tony Greenstein
What Baddiel played with when a child
In its support for Israel, Britain’s Guardian newspaper has been claiming to fight antisemitism, so why provide a platform for a comedian who’s been discredited for his previous ‘Pineapple Heads’ racism? Asks Gavin Lewis

The UK’s neoliberal Guardian and Observer newspapers have been in the forefront of a campaign of pro-Israel moral panics peaking with attempts to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. In the run-up, this has led to accusations of antisemitism against a number of Black activist women who have been critical of Israeli apartheid, including former National Union of Students (NUS) President Malia Bouathia, Labour MP Naz Shah, Jewish-Jamaican-British Jackie Walker, formally of the political group Momentum. This intimidation resulted in a Jewish Labour event supporting Walker being subjected to a bomb threat.
At the 2017 peak phase of what so far as has been an annual cycle of Guardian pro-Israel McCarthyism, the paper took the unusual editorial step of gifting, in consecutive daily editions, both lead letters page and columnist status to the privileged Cambridge educated Jewish comedian David Baddiel, to write about the supposed offensive racism and antisemitism of comments by the historically anti-racist Labour Party politician Ken Livingstone.
This was contradictory on a number of fronts, for Livingstone’s historical critique had been exclusively about Zionism, the ideology that had for 16 years previously been defined by UN resolution 3379 as a form of racism, and specifically not about the broader western Jewish diaspora.
Despite this, Baddiel was allowed to transpose this theme into issues of antisemitism. But what is particularly astonishing about Baddiel’s privileged media placement is that the comic is almost totally disgraced and discredited on anti-racist multicultural issues. Yet, he is still a regular Guardian source on its largely unsubstantiated anti-semitism claims. 
Baddiel and his comedy partner Frank Skinner, spent much of the 1996 ITV series of Fantasy Football insulting the ethnic appearance of the Black soccer player Jason Lee, who played at the time for Nottingham Forest, and inciting others to do so. Lee was singled out for a campaign of vilification simply because he had chosen to adopt the locks-and-cornrows style of his Afro-diasporic heritage.
A 2016 interview with the wife of the 1970s Black professional footballer Bob Hazel by the BBC’s Adrian Childs, illustrates the racist historical template upon which the Baddiel/Skinner campaign was constructed. In it, she suggests that the English Football Association actually prohibited her husband from having dreadlocks.
Baddiel invented the slur ‘Pineapple Heads’ for Black people with ‘Dredds & Cornrows’. Professor Ben Carrington details the strategic exploitative depths into which this campaign of the TV series Fantasy Football plunged and further extended its impact on other Black citizens. “David Baddiel ‘Blacked up’ (evoking the barely coded racist imagery of the minstrel shows) with a pineapple on his head out of which Jason Lee’s dreadlocks were growing – the ‘joke’ being that Jason Lee’s ‘dreads’ resemble a fruit on top of his head. This joke was then carried out with increasing frequency for the rest of the series, with young children sending in drawings of Jason Lee adorned with various fruit on his head. The pineapple joke was then taken up by football fans in the terraces who chanted songs about Jason Lee’s hair and significantly transcended the normally insular world of football fandom and entered into the public domain as both a descriptive term and a form of ridicule (‘Pineapple Head’) for any black person with dreads tied back”. 
Inevitably, many of those subjected to the abusive copy-cat street ‘ridicule’, Carrington identifies were children.
To put this in perspective: if Baddiel’s racial slurs had been replicated in modern California – where abuses and discrimination based up-on ethnic appearances, including natural hair are now outlawed – he would be arrested and potentially legally sanctioned for his offences? Significantly, the majority of the condemnatory cultural criticisms of the Baddiel phenomenon originate predominantly in the era of the specific offences, and cannot simply be disregarded as some sort of latter sensitive 21st-century politically correct reading of 1990s events.
Concerns about the Baddiel/Skinner campaign were expressed even in the contemporary corporate media of the time. The poet and critic Tom Paulin said, “Jason Lee has been treated with great cruelty … the charge of racism is a very feasible one – the Sun (newspaper) had him portrayed as having bananas growing out of his head. It doesn’t take much to realise what that’s saying”. (Late Review, BBC2, 6 May 1996).
What we have in Baddiel is a privileged Cambridge graduate who has opportunistically exploited the minstrel tradition of mocking Black ethnic identity, set loose ancient tropes of so-called Black primitivism and  fielded so-called ‘humour’ whose function was to suppress the articulation of ethnic difference and the right to challenge white aesthetic norms.
Significantly, Jason Lee was also ridiculed on Baddiel/Skinner’s Fantasy Football for “looking like an Ancient Egyptian”, which begs the question: Which continent’s citizens was he implicitly being told he should be aspiring to look like? Little wonder the Black community has historically had to fight light/dark racist hierarchies.
Sociologists Steve Greenfield and Guy Osborn explained in their 2001 book, Regulating Football: Commodification, Consumption and the Law, that, given this campaign was so solidly orientated on issues of ethnic identity, the joke was “not merely something that Lee could have laughed off, perhaps cut off his dreadlocks and ‘assimilated’.”
In fact, in a moment indicative of the racist forces that had been let loose, Prof. Ben Carrington describes how, the Independent newspaper’s Jim White who had been on the same Late Review show as Tom Paulin, and who was apparently jumping on the same ‘New Lad’ bandwagon as Baddiel and Skinner, “went on to say that if Jason Lee was so upset by the remarks that he should have his dreadlocks cut off, which would have then endeared him to the (white) audience”.
In recent years, when fans of Tottenham Hotspur football club – who’ve historically enjoyed significant local London Jewish support – attempted the debatable solidarity of proclaiming themselves to be ‘Yiddos,’ the Police and Crown Prosecution Service threatened to prosecute. Ironically, this is in part due to Baddiel – a prominent fan of rival club Chelsea,  with a genuine history of sporadic overt anti-semitic chanting – having made privileged media platform demands that he be listened to on this issue.
Yet in an era of prosecutions for past historic abuse offences, Baddiel’s incitements have not been allowed to damage his Guardian media career, let alone provoke the legal indictment of potentially inciting racial hatred, that many genuine anti-racists and members of Britain’s Black communities would no doubt welcome. Given his history, perhaps some would even regard his uncritical promotion and prominence within a newspaper serving a multicultural society as in itself a manifestation of racism.
In 2016 as part of its pro-Israel moral panic, Guardian writer and editor of opinion Jonathan Freedland alleged that a Labour Party activist who had objected to the occupation of Palestine had used the phrase ‘big noses’ when referring to Jews. He concluded therefore that, “Labour and the left have an antisemitism problem”.
 Given that Baddiel’s ‘Pineapple Head’ taunting and incitements are so comprehensively documented and, in going on for an entire television series, exceed this example by a country mile, if we were to equally apply Freedland’s criteria, shouldn’t we could similarly conclude the Guardian senior editorial team has a problem with Black people?
Certainly if you imagine an ethnic inversion of victim and aggressor, the Guardian would hardly be giving columnist privileges to a Black working-class comedian with a history of ridiculing white Jewish ethnicity. Yet, to sidestep accusations that it is racist in its support of the apartheid Pro-Israel lobby, Baddiel is the person the Guardian has at times resorted to, as a short-term promotional figurehead.
In the UK media, Muslims are frequently the object of ethnic global conspiracy theories: subjected to monolithic KKK-type abusive collective caricatures over sex abuse smears, resulting in lethal attacks on their mosques, and told in newspaper headlines to ‘get their house in order.’ So are other Black Britons when, for example, there have been race riots after police shoot-to-kill incidents.
By contrast to the monolithic indictments of Black minorities, no one is equivalently permitted to ask if members of a white ethnic group being socialised to believe that supporting white colonial conquest and apartheid dominance can be excused by Jewish fundamentalism, might potentially be opening the door to further racist practices? 
For example, Baddiel’s offences are also mirrored by the Jewish entrepreneur Alan Sugar who, while similarly accusing Labour of antisemitism over scrutinising Israel in June 2018, made traditional British ‘all darkies look the same’ jokes – ie spivs and street vendors – about the African Senegalese football team.  Demands by the African media for his resignation were ignored by the BBC.
Similarly, in 2016, Israel advocate UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis unashamedly suggested to the UK media, “In a nutshell minorities need to pass the Norman Tebbit test”. The Tebbit test is a prejudicial form of political labelling – often described as racist - which takes its name from the conservative politician Norman Tebbit, who suggested the Britishness of Black minority groups could be open to question if they simply had the ‘temerity’ to support a commonwealth sports team – such as the West Indian or Pakistan cricket teams.  Many of the Black minority victims of that prejudice could justifiably ask, in an age of concerns about foreign interference in domestic politics, how it is that white media members and political elites can, by comparison to mere sports fandom, give their allegiance to Israel, a racist foreign government condemned by Desmond Tutu and other Nobel Prize winners for its apartheid, and no one outside of Al Jazeera’s exposés of Israel’s political interference, is permitted to ask if this has any relevance for British democracy?
While the Guardian has deliberately censored such ethnic colonialist racist hypocrisies from its coverage and has been practising variations of its ‘angel dancing on the head of a pin’ invocations of antisemitism in support of Israel, it would certainly be legitimate for Black Britons to wonder how they or Jason Lee would survive unharmed at Israel’s checkpoints or its exclusive white-American gated communities. Here alongside the victimisation of the Palestinians – as researcher David Sheen and many others have documented – the oppression of Black Jews and even, on occasion, indigenous middle-eastern Jews by the white settlers, is the norm.
You would hope that, regardless of their skin colour, UK citizens would get to enjoy greater advocacy and protection from their British political and media elites, than a racist apartheid foreign government? Black readers should certainly not have to put up with having their noses shoved in the ‘Pineapple Head’ and Minstrel tradition Blacked-up ethnic abuses of David Baddiel, for which, the Guardian editorial team is apparently prepared to provide the cover of impunity.
Footnote: Jason Lee said of his experience, “It was, looking back, a form of bullying”. He recalled the impact of the incitements on his family at sporting venues, “There would be racial stuff. In the end, I would tell them not to come. It can’t be nice, supporting your child or partner and seeing him get so much abuse.”
Courtesy of this Guardian public relations rehabilitation, Baddiel appeared on BBC tv shows in 2018, including Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, as an apparently respectable critical voice on antisemitism. He is also a regular on BBC Radio 4. The current editor of the Guardian pitching her editorial tent on these evident racial double standards is Katharine Viner. 
Gavin Lewis is a freelance British writer and academic. He has published in Britain, Australia and the United States on film, media, politics, cultural theory, race and representation. He has taught critical theory, film and cultural studies at a number of British universities.

This article first appeared in Coldtype magazine #193 

27 November 2019

The Hypocrisy of Ephraim Mirvis’s Attacks on Corbyn’s ‘Anti-Semitism’

This is the same Chief Rabbi Who Supported Tebbit’s Cricket Test & Marched with Israel’s Fascist Settlers chanting ‘Death to the Arabs’

If there is one thing guaranteed to increase anti-Semitism in this country it is the sight of Jewish leaders attacking a Labour Party that represents the only hope for millions of British people living in poverty. They will conclude that Jews are the friends of privilege and power.
Pathetic Marie van der Zyl of the Zionist Board of Deputies protesting in vain at the appearance of Chris Williamson
Chris Williamson - the only Labour MP with the guts to call out the fake 'antisemitism' campaign was thrown under the bus by Corbyn and Russell-Moyle
On August 8th in Brighton we defied a Zionist campaign of abuse and intimidation, which forced the Quaker’s Friends Meeting House to cancel a meeting with Chris Williamson.  Despite this we held the meeting and defied the Zionist scum who tried to stop the meeting.
Two weeks later I overheard a conversation in my local supermarket, Morrisons, by two people. They were discussing how ‘the Jews want to stop Corbyn.’ I intervened and pointed out that ‘the Jews’ were in fact Zionists including people such as the racist MP for Hove Peter Kyle and most of the British press.
Yet it is very understandable that non-Jews who get their information from the media and BBC will believe that all Jews hate Corbyn. They will not know that Professor Geoffrey Alderman, the foremost academic historian of the Jewish community, has been waging a lonely campaign to get his fellow Zionists to tell the truth. In an article in the Spectator last May he asked ‘Is Jeremy Corbyn really anti-Semitic?’ and then proceeded to show why he was not.
The campaign to show that the Labour Party is anti-Semitic and that Corbyn is an anti-Semite has always been evidence-free. It has been based on the interests of Britain’s Establishment and its voice the BBC. It is in the interests of the rich and powerful to demonstrate that Corbyn’s Labour is anti-Semitic.  If they were honest they would say that their real reasons were the threat that Corbyn represents to their pockets.
Chief Rabbis supporting Tories is an old tradition
The Zionists if they were honest would say that what riles them most is that Corbyn has consistently supported the Palestinians, but of course they aren’t honest.
Britain’s Chief Rabbis have a habit of supporting the Conservative Party dating back to Immanuel Jakobovitz’s support for Margaret Thatcher and even further back, but none have been this blatant.
Ephraim Mirvis’s attack on Corbyn has absolutely nothing to do with racism or anti-Semitism. This is the same person who was singing the praise of Norman Tebbit’s ‘cricket test’ not so long ago. The ‘cricket test’ was devised to show that the ‘real home’ of Britain’s Asian population is not in England but India and Pakistan.
Ironically if the same test were applied to British Jews then it would show that many of them belong in Israel!  Which is what the Zionists desire most of all.
Mirvis’s instruction to Jews not to vote Labour is part of a well co-ordinated campaign to use ‘anti-Semitism’ as a weapon to inflict damage and destroy Labour’s electoral prospects.
What has made it most effective is the fact that Corbyn, instead of standing up from the start and saying that Labour did not have an anti-Semitism problem, that the allegations against it were malicious and without foundation, bought into the narrative.
No one forced Corbyn to adopt the IHRA misdefinition of anti-Semitism originally. It was all his own work.
This is the same Ephraim Mirvis who joined his predecessor Jonathan Sacks and thousands of far-Right settlers on the 2017 Jerusalem Day ‘March of Flags’. The favourite chant of the settlers was ‘Death to the Arabs.’ Mirvis had no hesitation in joining those who desire nothing more than the expulsion of the Palestinians.
Haaretz’s Bradley Burston described the March as:
an annual, gender-segregated extreme-right, pro-occupation religious carnival of hatred, marking the anniversary of Israel's capture of Jerusalem by humiliating the city's Palestinian Muslims.
marchers vandalized shops in Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter, chanted "Death to Arabs" and "The (Jewish) Temple Will Be Built, the (Al Aqsa) Mosque will be Burned Down," shattered windows and door locks, and poured glue into the locks of shops forced to close for fear of further damage.’ And they repeated Samson's prayer in Judges 16:28: "May I avenge (the loss of) my two eyes with one act of vengeance against the Palestinians – may their name be blotted out!"
This did not stop Sacks extending a “personal invitation” to Diaspora Jews to join him on a trip to Israel which includes “leading” the March of the Flags on Jerusalem Day and “dancing with our brave [Israeli Defence Force] soldiers” in the settler enclave inside Hebron.
Haaretz Anna Roiser pleaded with Sacks not to attend, saying:
one of the world’s most respected rabbis sends a message of normalization and acceptance of the occupation...  Many Jews in the Diaspora work hard to emphasize that being Jewish is not synonymous with supporting the Israeli government, and that supporting Israel’s right to exist is not synonymous with supporting the occupation. Rabbi Sacks’ actions risk undermining these messages.
Not only did Sacks ignore them he marched together with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. It seems that Mirvis finds it difficult to oppose any other form of racism bar ‘anti-Semitism’. See Chief Rabbi and Lord Sacks should not back this march
However the attacks of  Ephraim Mirvis, the BBC and the Jewish Chronicle would not have had any resonance but for the enemy within. Prime amongst those who laid the basis for these attacks is Jon Lansman, who I have emailed and texted tonight.
Dear Mr Lansman
I hope you are pleased with your work.  By helping to spread the myth of Labour antisemitism you paved the way for today's campaign by the Chief Rabbi and the media.
It should now be clear even to you that 'antisemitism' is just a pretext for an attack by the Jewish Establishment and your Zionist friends on Corbyn and a radical Labour government.
The Jewish Labour Movement, a name which is a lie in itself, fully supported Mirvis's attack.  This is the same Zionist group whose platforms you graed whilst attacking Jackie Walker, Ken Livingstone, Marc Wadsworth, Chris Williamson and me.
What you and Momentum have sown others have reaped.
If you had any shame then you would retire now and take heed of Enoch Powell's dictum, which you are so fond of quoting, that all political careers end in failure.
However as you are shameless I suspect you will continue to wreak havoc and damage.
Regards as ever
John McDonnell also bought into this nonsense. He told Ken Livingstone to apologise for his remarks because ‘the Jews are a very forgiving people.’ Russell Lloyd-Moyle, the Brighton Kemptown MP, lied to me when I challenged him over his refusal to support Chris Williamson.
But above all the fault lies with Corbyn himself and his advisors, in particular Seamus Milne. Corbyn, given his experience in Palestine solidarity, knew that ‘anti-Semitism’ is the standard accusation of Israel’s defenders. I doubt if there is one single Palestine activist in Britain who hasn’t been accused of ‘anti-Semitism’. 
Corbyn should have drawn up a strategy from the start and stuck with it. It was obvious to me and it should have been to him that the ‘anti-Semitism’ he was being accused of was not hatred of Jews but hatred of what Israel does.  That is why his denials that he was anti-Semitic or his pathetic repetition of how much he abhorred anti-Semitism have cut no ice. They were besides the point.
Corbyn was not being accused of Jew hatred but hatred of Zionism. If Corbyn from the start had responded vigorously and stated that he wasn’t going to be deflected from talking about Israeli Apartheid by ‘anti-Semitism’ then he would have buried the whole matter. Instead he made a rod for his own back by apologising, temporising, hesitating and failing to respond. He gave in repeatedly to people like Tom Watson. Even more appalling he threw comrades and friends like Ken Livingstone and Chris Williamson overboard.
It is because Corbyn bought into the myth that anti-Semitism was a problem in the Labour Party that he is now facing such problems. Every time he apologised the Zionists asked for more. These scoundrels aren’t interested in genuine anti-Semitism.  Israel is their only concern. It is curious that in the thousands of stories on Labour ‘anti-Semitism’ there is such a marked absence of evidence.
See this very excellent article by Jamie Stern Weiner ‘Smoke Without Fire: The Myth of a 'Labour Antisemitism' Crisis’. My only criticism of it is that the ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign is not about anti-Semitism and it’s not based on logic. Like fascism it is essentially irrational and it cannot be defeated by rational argument.
The ‘Anti-Semitism’ campaign is an Establishment ideological attack. It cannot be met on its own terms but by an implacable opposition that repeats that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism. We should not be afraid of pointing out that Jews today are not oppressed. They are a largely racist community of White people, with high levels of Islamaphobia, the majority of whom supports Zionism and Jewish exclusivism.  It is a privileged community which is repeating the errors of old when Jewish communities in Poland and elsewhere allowed themselves to be used by the nobles and kings. It didn’t end well then and it may not end well now.
The campaign to frighten the Jewish community in this country that Labour is anti-Semitic may have succeeded but all that means is that it is a testament to the powerful effect of a media manufactured campaign and the creation of a consensus.  It is also testament to the fundamental stupidity of most British Jews today.
I am reminded of an article in 2015 in Ha’aretz by Anshel Pfeffer on the ‘finding’ in a survey by the far-Right Campaign Against Anti-Semitism that 56% of British Jews agreed that “the recent rise in anti-Semitism in Britain has some echoes of the 1930s. Pfeffer wrote that
‘If the majority of British Jews and the authors of the CAA report actually believe that, then it’s hard to take anything they say about contemporary anti-Semitism in their home country seriously. If they honestly think that the situation in Britain today echoes the 1930s when Jews were still banned from a wide variety of clubs and associations, when a popular fascist party, supported by members of the nobility and popular newspapers, were marching in support of Hitler, when large parts of the British establishment were appeasing Nazi Germany and the government was resolutely opposed to allowing Jewish refugees of Nazism in to Britain, finally relenting in 1938 to allow 10,000 children to arrive — but not their parents who were to die in the Holocaust (that shameful aspect of the Kindertransport that is seldom mentioned) — and when the situation of Jews in other European countries at the time was so much worse, then not only are they woefully ignorant of recent Jewish history but have little concept of what real anti-Semitism is beyond the type they see online.
After pointing out that British Jews today are exceedingly well represented in Parliament, Pfeffer went on to state that:
To compare today’s Britain, for all its faults, with the Jews’ situation in 1930s exhibits a disconnect from reality which borders on hysteria.
If Mirvis was seriously concerned about anti-Semitism in political parties then he would have asked why the Conservative Party’s MEPs supported the anti-Semitic Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a no confidence vote in the European parliament.  The reason is that Orban may not like Jews very much but he is the best friend of Israel. Likewise he could ask why  Tory MEP’s sit in the same political group (ECR) in the European parliament as fascists and anti-Semites.
However as Mirvis is a right-wing Tory it is unlikely he will turn on his friends, even in the cause of ‘anti-Semitism’.
Tony Greenstein