Sunday, September 02, 2018

Antisemitism - it's really simple but there are consequences of not 'getting it'

Since almost ALL modern antisemitism is camouflaged as anti-Zionism it's amazing how even most Jewish people don't seem to understand this ....


But of course many of those who claim to be fighting antisemitism don't get it because they still insist antisemitism has nothing to do with Israel. Hence we have these consequences:




See:
Why the Corbyn row is leading to more antisemitism

Why the Corbyn antisemitism row is leading to more antisemitism

British Jewry's pathetic 'leadership' (Board of Deputies, CST, JLC etc) still officially 'accepts' that anti-Zionism is not antisemitism and they still fail to challenge the constant stream of lies about Israel. Hence, the more Corbyn/Labour antisemitism is discussed, the more antisemitism it creates:


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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Explaining BBC's Gaza story

I think this must be the explanation - just a simple need for some editing to cut the story down to a good headline.


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Sunday, August 05, 2018

A typical few hours of media 'reporting' on Tommy Robinson

And they wonder why nobody reads them or believes them any more....


Of course Nick Ferrari (who a lot of people wrongly think is a 'conservative' who 'supports Israel') there is plenty of form for being both a jerk and completely wrong. See https://edgar1981.blogspot.com/search?q=ferrari

Establishment v Tommy


Friday, August 03, 2018

Bombshell: By parroting their slander against Israel Corbyn the antisemite exposes the rotten core of Britain's useless Jewish leadership

The key part of Corbyn's Guardian interview today are his statements about Israel (and note the Jewish Chronicle curiously removes all reference to these statements from its report on the interview - they know he has snookered them on this and they want to cover it up). What he says is EXACTLY the narrative of Britain's 'official' Jewish leadership: 2-state solution nonsense, lies about occupation and Israel killing innocent Palestinians, rejection of Nation State law etc. Corbyn even explicitly refers to the BoD as agreeing with him - and he is right. But that narrative of lies and propaganda against Israel is driving the current tsunami of antisemitism. By indulging in this slander against Israel the BOD, JLC, JC etc are complicit in inflaming this antisemitism. They are no longer fit for purpose and have disqualified themselves from representing Jews against Corbyn's antisemitism.He has proved they are part of the same problem.


Here is Corbyn's full statement on Israel.
Labour supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. That means an end to the occupation of the Palestinian territories and the creation of a Palestinian state, alongside the state of Israel, with both states living in peace and security. Our campaign for that should be conducted in a democratic, respectful and of course entirely peaceful manner.
This has been a difficult year in the Middle East, with the killing of many unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza, and Israel’s new nation-state law relegating Palestinian citizens of Israel to second-class status. I know that many within the Jewish community, including the Board of Deputies, share our concerns. It should not be a source of dispute.
Corbyn the antisemite has exposed the rotten core of Britain's useless Jewish leadership.



All the subtleties of quiet antisemitism in the UK and the Jewish response to it - captured in this pathetic tweet by Nazir Afzal



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Thursday, August 02, 2018

UK Media, Politicians and Jewish leaders STILL perplexed at Labour antisemitism…

The more the Labour Party antisemitism is in the news the more opportunities there are for antisemites to be on radio, TV and in the newspapers to disseminate exactly the same lies and propaganda against Israel that is fuelling the antisemitism in the first place as in "I abhor antisemitism but we must criticise Israel for its inhumane treatment of the poor Palestinians....."


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Why any Jewish leader who speaks to Baroness Warsi is part of the antisemitism problem

With news that the new President of the Board of Deputies is again meeting with Baroness Warsi**, here is an important reminder of why this is futile, dangerous and treacherous. The number one cause of the current wave of antisemitism is the media/political anti-Israel narrative based on vicious lies, blood libels and propaganda. Warsi has been prominent in pushing that narrative of lies. The continued 'dialogue' between her and Jewish leaders enables her to hide behind her 'friend of the Jewish community' claim while she pushes ever more vicious incitement against Israel (and she even sued the Jewish News for an article by Colonel Richard Kemp which was critical of her). Such meetings simply give her yet more credibility and prominence.


**The article I linked to is the President's response to an earlier JC report. In it she claims she met Warsi at the recommendation of CST Chair Gerald Ronson. The article reveals that the new President (Marie van der Zyl) is every bit as moronic and useless as all the other community leaders. She says
"Baroness Warsi is one of the most prominent Muslims in British public life" 
- but that is only because idiots like the CST and BoD boost her credibility . She also says
"We discussed many topics on which we agreed, including combating the twin evils of antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate, which I have made a priority for my presidency."
But it is not the job of the President of the BoD to combat 'anti-Muslim hate' (which is massively overstated and is not equivalent to antisemitism as she suggests). It is the job of the President to combat Islamic antisemitism, which Warsi inspires with her anti-Israel obsession. And while the President
"told Baroness unequivocally that the Board of Deputies would not work with MEND ..<who show> sympathy for the proscribed terrorist organisation Hamas." 
she seems to have forgotten that Warsi herself welcomed Hamas's election in 2006 (see quote below); also what she failed to tell the Baroness was that the Board would not tolerate Warsi's continued anti-Israel hatred and incitement.

Also isn't it funny that neither the CST or the BoD would ever consider engaging with somebody like Tommy Robinson who has far more prominence and popularity with the British public and has much more to offer in terms of combating Islamic inspired hatred.

Previously


Warsi - after thousands of violent armed Hamas thugs stormed the Israel border in unprovoked attack







Warsi: taking up the cause of convicted, terrorist supporting thug Ahed Tamimi

Selection of Warsi headlines

Warsi welcomes election of Hamas in 2006
See also: previous stories on this blog about Warsi

Jerusalem Post moves ever further to the left...

Below is an actual unedited screenshot of the Jerusalem Post online front page from a few seconds ago. The two top stories: a ludicrous anti-Trump smear (calling him an antisemite) and a non-story criticising his (Jewish) daughter and son-in-law based on 'Liberals' opinion. Other 'stories' are about Meretz petitioning against the Nation State Law and two Druze officers leaving the IDF because of the Nation State law.

Amazing to think the Jerusalem Post used to be considered a 'right wing' newspaper. Now it yearns for the return on an Obama-type Democrat in power in the US to punish the Jewish state for its misdemeanours.  


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Daily Express: classic combination of antisemitism and ignorance

Look at the photograph and caption that the Daily Express used this morning for its article by Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard about antisemitism:


Contrary to what the caption says, the 'Jews' in the photo are the fanatics of Neturei Karta and you can clearly see their anti-Israel placards. But hey - as far as the Express is concerned - 'Jews with beards, payers, and big furry hats who hate Israel' are obviously typical of British Jews concerned about Corbyn's anti-Israel driven antisemitism.

It is also important to note that, since the Mirror group takeover of the Express, the newspaper has adopted the Hamas anti-Israel narrative (see this example) and so is a significant contributor to the  anti-Israel driven antisemitism that currently afflicts the UK.

UPDATE: Following complaints the Express have changed the photo now.



Saturday, July 28, 2018

Britain’s Media, Politicians and Jewish leaders STILL perplexed at increase in antisemitism

They just don't seem to get it.....


Of course the Board of Deputies has turned yet again to Israel-hating, Islamist supremacist Baroness Warsi to resolve all the problems.....

Also note that last week the British Jewish community was lionising veteran (Jewish) Labour MP Margaret Hodge for calling Corbyn a "f*cking antisemite" and standing with "we are all Margaret Hodge" banners. But she is part of the problem - she has been consistent in promoting lies and blood libels against the Jewish State. Here's a reminder of her recent statement following continued unprovoked violent attacks by Palesinians against Israel (in which the only Palestinians killed were Hamas terrorists):


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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Britain's Jewish community is perplexed over Labour anti-semitism

This is especially for those British Jews (mainly the kind who campaign to import more refugees from Islamic countries) who can't seem to understand why it is proving so difficult to shift Labour's antisemitism ...



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Friday, July 06, 2018

On terrorism and environmentalism: a case study In hypocrisy

Difficult as it might seem to believe, this tweet today from SkyNews is not a spoof, even though the actual report by Lucia Binding clearly salivates over the Al-Qaeda linked group's environmental credentials and also praises the Taliban for similar green 'policies'.



The report says:
The Somali militant Islamist group, which has links to al Qaeda, has long had an interest in environmental issues  ........    regional leader Mohammad Abu Abdullah said the group had come to the decision due to the "serious" threat posed by plastic bags to both humans and livestock. He added that pollution caused by plastic was damaging to the environment. In the same announcement, the group said it has banned the logging of rare trees....  Last year, Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada claimed Afghans should plant more trees because of their "important role in environmental protection, economic development and beautification of the Earth". In 2016, a magazine published by the Yemeni branch of al Shabaab criticised former US president Barack Obama for failing to adequately combat climate change during his presidency.
In fact, anybody unfortunate enough to have watched Sky News in the last couple of years will know they they view plastic as a threat but not Islamic terrorists, so this story - which frames terrorists as allies in what Sky regards as the main threat to humanity - fits their narrative very well. In fact, there seems to be no environmental issue anywhere in the world that escapes Sky’s attention or concern no matter how trivial it seems (just look at their website - the same, of course, applies to the BBC and all other mainstream media). Yet there is one exception and, unlike every other environmental problem this one is both deliberate and without any apparent benefit*** to those carrying it out. I refer to the  environmental catastrophe being inflicted on southern Israel by Hamas - another Al-Qaeda linked terror group that Sky views favourably.  For nine consecutive weeks now Hamas has launched hundreds of kites and balloons with explosive devices every day from Gaza creating thousands of fires that have destroyed tens of thousands of acres of farmland and nature reserves, and obliterated much of the wildlife there. The financial costs already runs to billions of dollars, without considering the long-term effects of the toxic fumes. And the attacks keep coming at ever greater ferocity without a word of condemnation from environmentalists anywhere in the world outside of Israel and without any mainstream media coverage.
 



***Actually Hamas does gain because the more damage they inflict on Israel the more international sympathy and aid they receive in return when Israel finally retaliates.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

'Expert' who documents blood libels against the Jews ...promotes a blood libel against the Jews



One of the objectives of the current round of violence by Hamas is to use their Pallywood skills to create ever new 'martyrs' to feed the blood libel lust of the media and antisemites. So, since the mass 'protests' have started, we have had the 'wheelchair bound grandfather', the 'press reporter' and the 'baby' all 'deliberately killed' by the evil Jews. All those stories - based entirely on Hamas claims and always accepted without questioning by the media - made headline news throughout the world before being quietly debunked as lies some time later (with the original reports rarely, if ever, corrected). The latest example (see above) - dominating all of the headlines today - is the case of the 'innocent beautiful young nurse' who was 'deliberately shot and killed by Israeli snipers'. That narrative is a lie like all the others. 14 June 2018 Update: The 'medic' was a self-declared Hamas 'human shield'.

Leftists - including many who claim that they 'fight' antisemitism -  are among the most enthusiastic promoters of the modern-day Hamas blood libels. To get a feel for the cognitive dissonance involved in this I present the example of one well-known leftist 'antifascist' called Mike Stuchbery. For the past 5 hours he has been tweeting interesting examples of historic blood libels against Jews one after another such as this one below, citing how these lies led to pogroms against the Jews.


Yet, guess what he posted immediately before he started this series of tweets? The tweet at the top of this page promoting the modern day blood libel against Jews (accepting the lies pumped out by genocidal antisemites Hamas).

Also note that the source of the dead nurse story was the Palestine Information Center (run by Hamas) who are the very people who claimed that an American TV actress was a French doctor working in Gaza:



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Friday, May 25, 2018

A dark day for British justice (and British Jews) as Tommy Robinson becomes a political prisoner again



UPDATE TO THIS REPORT: It might get removed from the Internet

For simply doing the reporting job that the mainstream media refuses to do Tommy Robinson was arrested today for 'breach of the peace' and, in a hearing that then lasted 27 minutes, was convicted for 'contempt of court' and immediately sent to jail for 13 months.

Most people hearing this in the UK will probably not believe that it is even possible for 'justice' to be dispensed so quickly.  This is more the stuff of dark future sci-fi movies. Moreover, the court has placed a ban on any reporting of what happened; so not only does the UK police state want to silence Tommy and his message, but they are determined to ensure the public does not even know he has been forcefully silenced.


It is interesting to note that while Tommy Robinson is marched to jail on trumped up charges, Abdul Hamid - a violent Jihadist filmed hitting people with a pole in Hyde Park recently (at a Tommy Robinson rally) - was not even questioned by Police for this incident:


The main stream media continues to spew the lie that Tommy Robinson is a racist, and they support their claims with fake news. Anybody who actually listens to what he says will know it's a lie, so if you believe or say he is a racist then you are simply revealing your ignorance. This is especially true for those in the Jewish community who understand well that the media demonization of Israel is based on lies, but accept at face value the lies of that same media when they demonize Tommy. In fact, not only is Tommy one of the few who understands - and combats - the threat of Islamic extremism to the Jewish community, but he is also understands - and defends - the State of Israel publicly.

But whatever your political views - and whatever your views of Tommy Robinson - you should recognise this injustice and threat to civil liberties and freedom of speech. If an Islamic hate preacher had been treated in this way you can be sure that all of the left wing media and  'civil liberty' campaigners would be up in arms. Hello Shami Chakrabati where are you now?


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Nick Ferrari sustains blood libel against Israel in clumsy attempt at 'even handedness'



21 June 2016 UPDATE: The dead baby story has indeed been confirmed as a scam (as was obvious from the start to anybody who is not a Hamas supporter). The 8-month-old actually died from a fatal blood condition that runs in the family and Hamas paid them 8,000 shekels to make up the story blaming Israel for the death.


Nick Ferrari is the commentator beloved by Britain's 'official Jews' because they claim he is a 'friend of Israel'. Anybody following this blog will know how nonsensical this claim is (see links below; UPDATE 25 MAY: even Hamas now admits the baby's death had nothing to with Israel).  Now, several days after the 'baby killed by Israel gas' blood libel was completely debunked he is still pushing the same narrative (and stretching it to to include the nonsense 'seven other children killed'). The fact that this is a clumsy attempt at 'even handedness' - suggesting that the parents should not have taken the children to such a demonstration - does not excuse the fact that he is still promoting the 'Israel kills babies in Gaza' narrative.

Of all the 'official Jews', including, for example, those who invited Ferrari to host the recent Israel 70th celebration event at the Savoy Hotel, is there not one able to inform him of the fact that at least 54 of those 62 claimed to have been killed at the border were members of terrorist organisations and that this includes two who were 16 and 17 (i.e. the 'children killed by Israel')?  If Ferrari wanted to be even handed why did he not use his column to inform his readers that the terrorist organisations themselves are the ones who have stated that it was their members who were killed. This would have been extremely helpful given that the main stream media has been careful to keep these claims quiet as it contradicted the lies in their previous reporting.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Daily Express publishes Hamas propaganda and blood libel that Israel gasses babies


Express article: click to expand
21 June 2016 UPDATE: The dead baby story has indeed been confirmed as a scam (as was obvious from the start to anybody who is not a Hamas supporter). The 8-month-old actually died from a fatal blood condition that runs in the family and Hamas paid them 8,000 shekels to make up the story blaming Israel for the death. Of course the Express - and all the other media outlets for which this was the headline news for 48 hours - will not print anything about the new revelations.

The Daily Express is considered to be a 'conservative' British newspaper and one of the few that is not anti-Israel. In fact it rarely publishes much 'foreign news' in any detail at all, which is why yesterday's unprecedented full page story demonizing Israel with the blood libel that it gassed a baby to death in Gaza is so appalling. It was known the previous day that this baby’s death had nothing to do with Israel (the baby died of a pre-existing condition; UPDATE 25 MAY: even Hamas now admits the baby's death had nothing to with Israel). But this is by no means the only thing shoddy about this most vicious and unbalanced anti-Israel hit piece. Note also the following:
  • The Express had not provided a single news item previously about Hamas's ongoing provocations and violence against Israel's border, so its readers will know nothing about the context of what happened on Monday. On the contrary the story presents the lie that this was a spontaneous protest against the opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem. 
  • In fact the border - where all of the violence took place - is not even mentioned until paragraph 9. Instead the narrative is that Israel - out of nowhere - started to drop cannisters of lethal tear gas in the middle of Gaza. The fact that many of the 40,000 demonstrators were armed and violently attempting to breach the border - is not mentioned.
  • Whereas the Hamas propaganda claims - including the ludicrous story of how the baby came to be in a war zone - are accepted as facts, the Israeli case is presented by claims in sarcastic quotes.
  • Especially interesting is the fact that the claims by Ambassador Regev and  pro-Israel Colonel Kemp are both taken out of context from the the full statements they made. For example, whereas Kemp made a powerful and convincing argument about why all the blame for any deaths lay with Hamas and that the Israeli army had been meticulous in minimising casualties, the only quotes used by him here imply that force was being used as a deterrent to protesting.  
On Monday evening Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard issued a statement slamming Israel saying
..no one can tell me that the correct response was to fire live ammunition at unarmed Palestinians. 
It may or may not be coincidental that Pollard is also an Editor of the Express. Although it was always obvious (to people who properly follow what happens in Israel) that most of the casualties would have been armed terrorists and not 'unarmed civilians' as claimed by the media, Hamas spokesman Salah al-Bardawil actually admitted yesterday that 50 of the 62 dead were Hamas operatives (Islamic Jihad had already claimed three of the dead including the much cited '16 year old victim'). On hearing this Pollard has since apologised for his previous tweet. We are still waiting for any kind of apology - or even explanation - from the Express for one of the worst pieces of reporting on Israel ever. A report that is already further encouraging antisemites to attack Jews 'because Israel murders babies'.

Update: I have written to the Express and also submitted a formal complaint to IPSO about the article based on the inaccuracies listed above.

Update 20 May 2018: Now Nick Ferrari sustains the blood libel in the Sunday Express.



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