General Antisemitism

Richard Millett: An evening with Ronnie Kasrils, where Jews are painted as racist & “demonic”

Cross posted by Richard Millett

Ronnie Kasrils (left), Alan (Chair), Gary MacFarlane (Right) last night.

Last night a few of us journeyed deep into Tottenham, north London, the area that sparked last year’s London riots, to hear hardcore anti-Israel activist Ronnie Kasrils, who was over from South Africa.

Haringey Palestine Solidarity Campaign hosted the evening in the St John Vianney Church.

It was an evening where Jews were painted as “demonic”. This didn’t apply to Ronnie Kasrils who told us that he was able to break with the ethnic position of being Jewish, Zionist and white skinned in a white society, which helped him to “find my freedom”.

Kasrils told how South African Jews thought of blacks in apartheid South Africa as “the wretched of the earth”. This was followed by a woman in the audience who opined about “what Jews have become”.

Kasrils’ opening attack was the usual nonsense:

“The Jews took that land from the Arabs who had been there for over 1,000 years…The mythology of the establishment of the state of Israel is ‘The Lord Our G-d acting as an estate agent’…and He decided He has a Chosen People… ‘There is a Chosen People and it’s me the Jews and we are specially given the land’…We are the Chosen People and we can come here and evacuate, we can dismiss an entire population of people, at that time 700,000, by all means possible.”

He compared the landing of the forefathers of South Africa in 1652, when they discovered “black skinned people”, to Zionists. Both the forefathers and Zionists, he said, “argued that the land was empty”:

“In 1948 people were fleeing Europe from the Holocaust but the Zionists misled the poor wretches to a land without a people for a people without a land.”

Then he described what Jews in South Africa told their children:

“Don’t worry about the blacks. They’re used to it. That’s the mantra. Don’t worry, they’re used to it. All the poverty and the way they have to live etc. Each to his own. Focus on your own life. You can give the beggars some money. But these people; the poor, the wretched of the earth, they’re used to it. Don’t waste your time.”

Here it is:

During the Q&A a woman spoke of her visit to Gaza. She said she hadn’t met any terrorists there, just “freedom fighters”. She had met an amputee who had been walking to hospital one day to give birth when her husband was “liquidated” next to her after which she gave birth while Palestinian doctors were patching up her amputated legs. The woman continued:

“This is Israel. This is Israel. And it’s much more than an apartheid state; it is a demonic state!”

She addressed Jonathan Hoffman who had also been allowed to speak during the Q&A:

“Your behaviour is so atrocious that we when see someone acting like you act, if this is what the Jews have become it is a great shame. But I know that is not true because there I see a man, a Jew, and there are many others who I know who are standing up for what Judaism is really about. Ronnie Kasrils it is very nice to see you here…What is happening now about Iran and about Syria? I was teaching in school when a young Jewish boy stood up many years ago and said ‘We Israelis, we Jews, are going to bring Syria down’. This is 10 years ago.”

Here is the sickening audio:

“What’s become of the Jews?” – Haringey PSC

Meanwhile, I was under strict instructions from Alan, who was chairing, not to take any photos eventhough I had politely asked at the beginning. As ever everyone else was allowed. On my way out of the event I quickly took the above shot from the back of the room whereupon I was pushed and shoved out of the room by two thugs.

I just don’t get how anti-Israel activists think they have the right to even lay a hand on someone, let alone push and shove them.

Once outside though it was funny to see bins for the church provided by Veolia, one of the companies that there had just been a call inside the meeting to boycott because of its links with Israel (see below).

Oh dear, Veolia bins in the church grounds.

32 replies »

  1. Tottenham is full of ultra-leftists,and their spiel is full of nonsense,as the quotes here clearly show.
    Their heavy handed behaviour also speaks volumes.

  2. I cannot see how this post usefully adds anything to the greater good of humankind. It is less intelelctually stimulating than a good old wank.

    • “Intelelctually”, writes ‘Sanity’, patently more of an expert on wanking than on spelling.

    • SO reporting on an event that happened doesn’t add anything to the greater good of humankind.

      Please enlighten us, dear Sanity. In your wisdom, what should the reaction be to a bunch of fascists pretending to be human rights activists spreading antisemitic slurs?

      Should it just be ignored in the hope it just goes away? Perhaps we should be good little Jews, be quiet, not make a fuss. Sorry, but those days are gone.

      • Good for you Gooner–couldn’t agree more. Pushing him for taking a photo is called “assault” where i come from, and they should have called the police on these fascists-posing as human rights “activists”.

        What ever happened to the Jewish Defense League. As you say, time is long past when Jews were expected to take whatever was dished out to them. These bigoted jerks need to be pushed back and hard, both physically and verbally.

  3. How much BS are people willing to spew in order to hold on to fame, or at least notoriety?
    So, there has been some Arabs in Israel for 1000 years. Big deal! There has been Jews there for 3400 years as well as Jews in Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan Palestine (Jordan), Turkey, Iran (Persia), Gaza, Egypt, the Arabic Peninsula, and North Africa for 2000 years. I don’t see all these lovers and protectors of the freedom of people worrying about the chronically expelled Jews from the Muslim lands. No. Only when Jews expel a few dozens Arabs who are trying to murder them in their sleep do those guys react in horror. The Jewish Uncle Toms who loan credence to those guys are the shame of our people as much as the Africans who sold their brothers to the whites are to their people.

    • Pathetic self-hating Jews like Lowenstein are the most dangerous of antiSemites, since they give credence to the lies about Israel.
      Wonder what would drive a guy like Lowenstein other than total self-loathing, to become such a vile liar and anti-Israel agitator?

  4. Assad has massacred like 12,000 Syrians and that fool is blaming the Jews.

    Israel existed 1500 years before Muhammad was born.
    Look at Islamic countries and look at Sharia laws. Its a brutal, violent and an intolerant religion. It produces the most inhumane people on this planet. Besides Saudi Arabia, the entire Middle East and North Africa was never Arab or Muslim. The thieving Arabs stole all the land from the Native peoples in the Mid East and North Africa in the 7th century and forced everyone they colonized to become Muslim. Anyone that didn’t convert, had there heads cut off. The Jews resisted Muhammad and didn’t convert.

    The Native Berbers of North Africa are tired of Arab colonialism and want a relationship with Israel.
    Remember the Arabs stole all of North Africa from the Berbers in the 7th century.
    Algeria’s Kabylie craves friendship with Israel

    Israel is a democracy and has done everything in its power to bring peace and security to its citizens. If you want to look at real racist, aparthied, genocidal countries, just look at Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan. How many Jews live in these countries??? None!!! They are ethnically cleansed of Jews. How many Arabs live in Israel? 1.5 million. Facts speak louder than accusations.
    If you want to speak out against Racism they should criticize the Arabs aparthied policies against the Kurds, Coptics, Black Christians of Sudan, Berbers and Western Sahara.
    Ooops that dont fit their lies.

    It seems that after 5 decades of terror and murder against Israel, the Palestinians might have realized that this campaign of terrorism and rejectionism has failed.
    We can show sympathy to Palestinians who were hurt because they were victims of their own leadership.

    When one looks at the many Arab atrocities that have been committed in recent history – you realize one thing. The Arab world is racist, sexist, poverty stricken, diseased, inbred, filled with religious hatred, ignorant, and celebrates mass murder of women and children. The Arabs have killed their own with guns, hangings, be-headings, chemical and biological weapons, electrified them, and tortured fellow Arabs to death. Arabs even kill there own woman if there raped or not virgins before they get married. (Honor Killings) Do these Arabs ever take responsiblity. I guess its far easier for the Arabs to blame everyone else for there failures.

    Its Arab governments who perpetuate the incitement of Muslims against Jews, with conspiracy theories that Jews are secretly behind every incident that negatively affects them. This is a pitiful self-serving attempt to deflect blame from their pathetic society.

    Then people understand why 99% of the South Sudanese voted to be free from the Arabs in Sudan.

    Just as 98.3% of Kurds want to be free from the Arabs.

  5. That woman says, “This is Israel. This is Israel. And it’s much more than an apartheid state; it is a demonic state!”

    And Arabs slaughtering Jews on buses, shopping malls, disco’s, pizzeria’s, Passover Seders is What?

    Arab Mufti’s calling for the Extermination of Jews is What?

    Arabs celebrating the massacres of Israeli civilians is What?
    These are the Islamo fascists Israel is dealing with.
    Female Palestinian terrorist does not regret murder of 15 civilians at Sbarro pizza shop that she planned.
    Oct 23, 2011

    Ahlam Tamimi was happy to learn that 8 Israeli children were murdered at the Sbarros terrorist attack in 2001 instead of the 3 children she thought originally.

    Read her interview. Again i ask you, do the Palestinians have a conscience?
    PA Religious Official Publicly Calls for Genocide of Jews

    PA’s principal religious leader presents the killing of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal.
    Elad Benari
    Hamas celebrates 10th anniversary of Netanya Passover massacre
    March 27, 2012

    Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall seeing any Arabs protesting against this attack, or writing anguished op-eds about how a fellow Muslim could have done such a thing. No Arab groups popped up on college campuses calling for solidarity with Jews against terror. There were no UN resolutions condemning the massacre.

    But there was a PA-sponsored soccer tournament in Tulkarem named after the suicide bomber.
    73% of Palestinians Believe Jews Should Be Killed Wherever They Hide
    Jim Hoft
    Abbas honors mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre
    Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
    July 6, 2010
    PA Chairman Abbas continues honoring terrorists
    PA TV honors Sbarro pizza shop terrorists
    Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
    Sept. 4, 2011
    PA TV host sends “best wishes” to “our glorious” prisoner who transported suicide bomberto attack that killed 15, including 7 children.
    These are the sadists that the left supports.
    Hamas MP: A Palestinian Who Kills One Jew Will Be Rewarded As If He Killed 30 Million
    Hamas Cleric Calls for Extermination of Jews
    Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
    April 19, 2009
    April 01, 2012
    Hamas celebrates anniversary of Haifa restaurant bombing

    Hamas newspaper Palestine Times has a featured article celebrating the ten year anniversary of the bombing of the Arab-owned Matza restaurant in Haifa, that killed 16 Israeli civilians. The article includes photos of the bomber as well as of the devastation to the restaurant, whose roof collapsed from the force of the explosion.
    One day after the Ramallah lynching of two Israelis, Ahmad Abu Halabiya, a member of the PA-appointed Fatwa Council, called on listeners to find and butcher Jews “no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them.”
    Manly Palestinian Arab hero who murdered little old Jewish ladies at Passover massacre.
    Abbas honors terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, killer of 37
    This week Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas once again honored the memory of the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi – this time by sponsoring a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of her birth. Mughrabi led the worst terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians. Present at the ceremony were Palestinian dignitaries and a children’s marching band. Earlier this year, Abbas sponsored a computer center named after Mughrabi.
    The PA further glorified Mughrabi on the date of her birth when the Governor of Ramallah announced the naming of the “Dalal Mughrabi Square”.
    Fogel Baby-Stabber ‘Proud of What I Did’
    Hakim Awad and Amjad Awad happy about Fogel massacre.
    Hamas Foreign Minister “Zahar:”After we defeat the Zionists we will persecute them… we will persecute them to eternity”
    May 14, 08
    Sheikh Muhammed Siyam, a Hamas military leader.
    “I’ve been told to restrict or restrain what I say. . . . I hope no one is recording me or taking any pictures, as none are allowed . . . because I’m going to speak the truth to you,” Siyam reportedly said at the conference. “It’s simple. Finish off the Israelis. Kill them all! Exterminate them! No peace ever! Do not bother to talk politics.”
    PA continues to teach denial of Israel’s existence
    Oct 5, 2010
    Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
    Last week, PA TV rebroadcast an educational documentary that has been broadcast numerous times since 2007. The documentary describes the Israeli cities of Haifa, Acre, Ashkelon, Jaffa and the Sea of Galilee as Palestinian.
    Full destruction of Israel is “the only red line” 8/25/11
    A cartoon in the official PA daily newspaper Al Hayat al Jadida:
    As PMW writes:
    The Palestinian Authority is telling its people that peace with Israel is not a goal. Instead, the PA says that all of Israel is “Palestine,” and that no compromise is acceptable because this principle is “the only red line.” This message was expressed by the regular cartoonist, Muhammad Sabaaneh, in the official PA daily.
    Nothing gets printed in Al Hayat al Jadida if it is not approved by the PLO and its subsidiary the Palestinian Authority. And the PLO logo has a very similar map:
    One week after the Dolphinarium bombing on June 1, 2001 in Tel Aviv in which 21 people, mainly young girls, were killed, PA television carried the sermon of Sheik Ibrahim Al-Madhi. He said: “Blessings to whoever waged Jihad for the sake of Allah; blessings to whoever raided for the sake of Allah; blessings to whoever put a belt of explosives on his body or on his sons’ and plunged into the midst of the Jews, crying ‘Allahu Akbar…’
    Ahmed Qurei says Israel has no history in Jerusalem. Jewish Temples never existed, and Israel has been working to “invent” a Jewish connection to Jerusalem
    Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Madi, a Palestinian Authority religious leader: “We will blow them up in Hadera, we will blow them up in Tel-Aviv”
    “We will blow them up in Hadera, we will blow them up in Tel-Aviv and in Netanya… We will fight against them and rule over them until the Jew will hide behind the trees and stones and the tree and stone will say: ‘Moslem! Servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, kill him’. We will enter Jerusalem as conquerors, and Jaffa as conquerors, and Haifa as conquerors and Ashkelon as conquerors….”
    [Preacher Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Madi, PATV, 3 August 2001

    • Ed, why do you forget to mention that Israel’s military operation Cast Lead killed 1,400 Palestinians, half of them civilians, including 300 children?

      How can killing children be “moral”?

      • Weapon carrying children of sixteen??? Hamas police as civilians? Did you check your numbers, caught liar, or do you just post Hamas propaganda?

      • Funny that people like this jerk “Nat” never seem bothered by all the Israelis (and others wordlwide) murdered by fanatic Islamofascist jihadists
        Or the thousands murdered in Syria by their own government!

        Gee, wonder what the reason could be for Nat’s horribly dishonest
        narrative about Gaza, which was of course busy firing rockets at Israel for years

    • These are the sadists that the left supports.


      Strange how so many BTL posters here are stone age rightwingers, isn’t it?

      Sharing for the common good? No! They’re devils!

  6. Poor Ronnie Kasrils, his butcher friend Assad is not looking good these days.
    Minister for Intelligence Services Ronnie Kasrils (MP) is currently visiting the Syrian Arab Republic to hold discussion to strengthen relations between the two countries

    29 November 2006

    The Minister for Intelligence Services (MP) is currently visiting the Syrian Arab Republic where he today met with President Bashar al-Assad and the Interior Minister. The discussions, which continue tomorrow, are aimed at identifying matters of mutual concern and finding ways to strengthen relations between the two countries.

    At the meeting Kasrils said that he was pleased with recent statements made by the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union on the importance of Syria’s role in achieving stability in the Middle East.

    Kasrils is scheduled to meet with the country’s vice-President and Foreign Minister tomorrow.

  7. Killing Jews is no longer a sport for the Jew haters.
    Now that Jews and Israel can defend themselves, the Kasrils of the world are outraged Israel defends itself against Islamo fascists.

    From May 2004.

    The Palestinians are now using transgendered people as ordnance:

    Israeli security forces thwarted a suicide bombing planned for Tel Aviv when they arrested a Palestinian hermaphrodite armed with a 15-kilogram bomb in the West Bank, Palestinian sources said.

    72 hermaphrodite virgins must be so dissapointed…

  9. The Palestinian leaders rob their children of their souls and turn them into monsters.

    And pal-sympathisers like Ronnie collude with this abuse of children by pretending it’s not happening, and that everything is the fault of the Israelis.

    The Palestinians have allied themselves with world wide terrorists.

    The Palestinians represent a people who support a leadership who are responsible for building a culture of death. This is taught in their schools and throughout their society. This Palestinian society glorifies blowing apart the bodies of other humans. Danced in the streets on 9/11 and allied themselves with Saddam Hussein.

  10. Jews in South Africa were in the very forefront of the anti-apartheid movement.

    Helen Suzman, a South African MP Suzman was awarded 27 honorary doctorates from universities around the world, was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her fearless fight against apartheid.

    Kasrils is part of a South African cabal which is hostile to Israel. THis article gives some interesting information.

      • wasn’t Israel one of the few nations to have strong relations with apartheid South Africa through the 50s, 60s and 70s?

        And this has what exactly to do with the honourable efforts by the likes of Helen Suzman (whose name immediately lept to my mind when seeing Kasrils’ comments about S.A. Jews)?

        • Many South-African Jews supporte the ANC but had to keep it in secret as it was against the law.

          Some how I doubt that if Nat was living in SA during those times she’d be half brave.

          I hope she’ll prove me wrong one day.

      • You asinus don`t even read what you linked. No, sorry, poor donkeys, I retract that: You are as dumb as bread.

        You wrote
        “ have strong relations with apartheid South Africa through the 50s, 60s and 70s?”

        “In the 1950s and 1960s, Israel prioritized building relations with the newly independent states of sub-Saharan Africa; this, in turn, led it to take a critical stance on the question of apartheid. On October 11, 1961, Israel voted for the General Assembly censure of Eric Louw’s speech defending apartheid.[8][9] Israel became one of a few nations to have strong relations with apartheid South Africa. However in 1963, Israel informed the United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid that it had taken steps to comply with the military boycott of apartheid South Africa and had recalled its ambassador to South Africa.[9] [10] Israel was openly critical of apartheid through the 1950s and 60s as it allied itself with post-colonial African states. In 1971, Israel offered $2,850 in aid to the Organization of African Unity, which was rejected, but not before causing tension between South African Jews and their government”

  11. As has been said before, you are a brave man Richard. You must have known the thugs were waiting for you and still you went to this Isra-hate fest. Well reported and here`s to your continued good health.

  12. Has anyone noticed a trend? The ‘Destroy Israel Lobby’ used to make a point of declaring they were critics of Zionism not Jews. Now they don’t even bother with the mantra but go straight to attacking the Jews.