Guardian

Deborah Maccoby to Europe’s Jews: denounce Israel & live happily thereafter


Cross posted from the blog Simply Jews

DeboraMaccoby2

Deborah Maccoby… yeah, I know, my American friends will question my preoccupation with such minor and generally obscure elements of British society. And I don’t think that next picture will change their opinion significantly:

DeboraMaccoby

Deborah Maccoby bills herself on some occasions* as “Executive, Jews for Justice for Palestinians”. Alternatively she presents herself as “a member of the Executive Committee of Just Peace UK, the Israeli-Palestinian peace group and the UK branch of ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions)”. At the same time she is gainfully employed “at the BBC World Service as a Production Assistant and has written book reviews for the Arabic Service”. Which is a significant point, showing a person with access to one of the heaviest propaganda juggernauts out there.

So, if after looking at the pictures, you have conjured in your mind an image of one of these slightly demented aunts that are very good in making their own preserves or jams, overcook the roast and are afraid of spiders – perish the thought. Deborah Maccoby is a very strong anti-Zionist presence on many fronts and, as a prominent member of the British “AssaJew” community, has quite a few ideas to offer on many subjects.

One of such subjects is a solution for antisemitism, which Ms Maccoby hinted about as early as 2009. In this letter that starts with predictable “Sir: I am a member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians and have participated in every one of the national demonstrations against Israel’s brutal onslaught against Gaza”, she offers the magic recipe in the last sentence:

 

If Jews really want to reduce anti-Semitism, they should speak out to change Israel’s destructive and self-destructive policies.

Jews, being a stubborn and intractable group of people, did not heed this prophetic warning in sufficient numbers, and the results, if you follow Ms Maccoby’s theory, inevitably followed: a Muslim activist Amedi Coulibaly, possibly one of the more outspoken objectors of Zionism, decided to demonstrate his unhappiness with the Zionist atrocities, killing four Jews in a Paris supermarket.

Now, my dear reader, you may be surprised by the logic of this act. After all, you may not see how a Jew, whose main fault is to go shopping in a kosher supermarket, is responsible for some Zionist entity somewhere far away. If, for instance, you are a Christian from, say, Argentine, traveling in Japan and get beaten up in a pub in Osaka, you could hardly expect that other Christians, like ones in Netherlands, for instance, will seek and beat up Japanese folks in their vicinity.

But Deborah Maccoby thinks differently from you and I and, being an uncommonly perceptive thinker, she offered a solution for Jews only. The solution, in her letter to the Guardian, is boldly titled: What Jews can learn from Muslims.

To start with, the guilty parties are identified:

But the Israeli government, with its new bill proposing to make Israel the nation-state of all the Jews in the world, and Jewish organisations such as the Board of Deputies, with their claim that the majority of Jews support Israel’s oppressive policies, contribute to the conflation of Jews with Israel and the subsequent rise in antisemitism and attacks on Jews.

Then follows the positive example that further attenuates the guilt of the above evildoers:

…and the swift and powerful condemnation issued by Muslim groups all over the world will help to reduce anti-Muslim feeling and deter young Muslims from joining the jihadis.

Of course, a person of weaker faith in humanity could express some doubts re that “swift and powerful condemnation”, after reading, for example, this:

“The Kalashnikovs, the identity cards the [killers] supposedly left behind, it was all staged,” said Boular, as his friends nodded in agreement. “It was a conspiracy designed by the Jews to make Muslims look bad.”

Or this:

French newspapers reported that some students in these neighborhoods—as well as other heavily Muslim areas near cities like Lille—refused to participate in Thursday’s national moment of silence for the victims of the terror attacks. One teacher said up to 80 percent of his students didn’t want to observe the silence, and some said they supported the attackers. “You reap what you sow,” a student who refused the moment of silence told his teacher in reference to the terrorists’ victims, according to Le Figaro.

The (purely hypothetical, of course) person of weak faith may also inquire what the following facts have to do with Zionist atrocities:

The survey found that one in four Britons think Jewish people chase money more than others while one in six claimed that Jews thought they were better than others and had too much power in the media.

One in ten said Jews were not has honest in business and one in five said they questioned their loyalty to Britain due to their connection with Israel. Ten percent of those questioned would not be happy if a relative married a Jew.

In a separate survey carried out by the CAA, more than half of British Jews feared they had no future in the UK and a quarter said they have considered leaving the country in the last two years.

But of course, there is no accounting for people weak on faith, after all the recipe cooked up by Deborah Maccoby is so simple and accessible:

If world Jewish organisations were to learn from their Muslim counterparts and say loud and clear in response to Israeli atrocities “not in my name”, this could help to reduce antisemitism and make the recruitment of young Muslims by jihadis more difficult. Despite Freedland’s claim that Jews have “no control” over Israeli policies, such condemnation could also exert strong pressure on the Israeli government to stop its atrocities and enter into genuine peace negotiations with the Palestinian unity government.

Loud and clear – what could be simpler? Say loudly “not in my name” and you are absolved. And no Freedland could interfere anymore…

However (this Jewish habit of saying “however”, what can I do about it?). However, there are a few technical details to be worked out for comprehensive and full implementation of the idea. To start with, when an activist with a Kalashnikov rifle comes to punish express his protest to the Jews who haven’t yet denounced the Zionist misdeeds, how will this activist know which ones should be passed over, being proper “not in my name” Jews? Obviously, the text “not in my name” is not sufficient and impractical. Reading problems, reading comprehension issues, language barrier and whatnot… Of course, a placard like the one carried by Deborah Maccoby in that picture will go a long way to resolve the doubt, but somehow it doesn’t seem practical. So, instead of a large and unwieldy placard, the following accessory is offered (in two pieces, to be attached to the front and to the back of one’s coat, t-shirt or whatever):

YellowSD

This simple and practical fashion accessory will admirably resolve the issue of protecting the innocent, politically correct Jews of anti-Zionist persuasion. But of course, another question should be resolved as well: how to make sure that our activist doesn’t shoot some totally unrelated non-Jews? That’s real easy, using the same method of visual aids:

BlueSD

Just make all these no good Zionist supporter Jews wear this one and voila! No ambiguity, no mistakes and, even more important – no waste of ammo.

Now that we have figured it all out, the necessary steps for implementation could be started asap.

Lead by Deborah Maccoby, we shall separate the wheat from the chaff, and no doubt!

(*) On other occasions Ms Maccoby presents her beliefs:

First of all, I wouldn’t call myself an anti-Zionist, because I am in favour of a Jewish national presence in the Jewish homeland, though I do think the best way to solve the Israel/Palestinian conflict is for Israel to abandon the outdated ethnic nation-state model and find a new model, such as a binational or federated state. I suppose this would make me a post-Zionist.

These beliefs don’t make her a “post-Zionist”, of course, just a vapid creature who seems ready to acquiesce to another ethnic cleansing of her people. Her people, I said? Hm…

59 replies »

    • Beyond my deliberately insulting change of her nom de crap to Deborah Anchovy (apologies to anyone who likes to eat anchovies; I just find them gross), what I said on the other post about her applies here: she’s made a decision to surrender to people who value her as a puppet but will kill her once that value is exhausted, and I have no intention of following in her footsteps.

  1. We live in strange times when a woman whose last name is a mispronunciation of “Maccabee” attacks Israel.

    • The silly idiot has an attention disorder. She fails to pay attention to the fact that Muslims have been murdering Jews long before Israel existed, and the ones they like to damage most are those who turncoat on their people.

    • Her father wrote a wonderful book, “Revolution in Judea.” I’ve no idea what he would have thought of her behaviour.

  2. Nothing new here, throughout history and going back to Biblical times, the worst antisemites have come from among the Jewish People. In their desperate but vain attempt to be accepted into polite Gentile society they will happily stab fellow Jews in the back. Sad but true.

  3. What’s an “ad homonym”? An attack that is directed toward a word that is pronounced identically to another word?

  4. I suppose this would make me a post-Zionist.
    Not exactly Deborah dear. This made you a pre-homo sapiens.

  5. Maybe the rainy English climate turned these ladies brainless blind zombies?
    An other asajew in the Times of Israel – “British Jews reject ‘fortress Judaism” – naturally claiming to speak in the name of all British Jews as usual with her kind of self-appointed “community leaders”.
    She writes:
    Being a British Jew is a blessing. My colleague, Rabbi Mark Goldsmith, told the BBC that the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism portrait of British Jewry “did not compute at all with our experience”.
    The same day a headline in the Guardian:
    “UK police to step up patrols of Jewish areas amid ‘heightened concern'”
    Doesn’t compute with her experience…Her computer must be out of order.

    • Peter, you are probably a true gentleman but please don’t refer to these idiots as “ladies.”

      We had one in my congregation who had the nerve to lecture us about how we should donate money to help Gaza, “as Jews”, because the Torah instructs us to have compassion.

      She’s an idiot of the same stripe as Maccoby

    • Depends on the programming of her computer. I guess that it belongs to a Islamist botnet.
      🙂

    • Has anyone told you that you are a hate-filled arse? No, then I will. You are a hate-filled arse

      • When you must confront with facts, then you don’t have any other arguments but “you are a hate-filled arse”. Good. Now please try to bring up facts proving that Jews have their golden age in the UK under increased police protection. Problems in your limmud? Just ask for the Royal Army too…

    • They don’t hate themselves at all. They simply love, adore and are fond of themselves showing every symptom of narcissism. They hate other Jews who can’t see their moral and intellectual greatness they think they have. They especially hate those Jews who by standing up against antisemitism are spoiling their invitations to polite dinner parties in a society whose members only spit at them behind their backs.The name”self hating Jew” is confusing they must be called as they are – Jew hating Jews.

      • Although what you say is very true, have you ever read studies about internalized oppression? Women who hate themselves and hate other women? It is not as simple as that….

        • But you get this As-a-Jew thing from men, too. It’s not gender-specific. Sure, many women hate their bodies; but then you have a well-known male ‘comedian’ (?)/TV presenter (the one who got married recently), and he exhibits this narcissistic as-a-Jew syndrome in spades. He adores himself – no ‘self-hate’ there at all. Same for many others.

          • I read Eve’s comment as making AN ANALOGY to women who hate themselves and other women, not as saying that the syndrome only applies to women.

  6. OT Has anyone else ever noticed that if you scroll down to the bottom of the page on this site there is a tiny smiley face in the middle? I had never noticed that before.

  7. Curious comment from a Muslim refusing to joing the demonstartion:

    ““You reap what you sow,” a student who refused the moment of silence told his teacher in reference to the terrorists’ victims, according to Le Figaro.”

    The phrase “You reap what you sow” is taken from the New Testament!!!

  8. I would not expect anything more from an employee of the BBC.
    When the Jew returned to Israel it was everyone’s choice it was a nessesity off survival wars caused the problemes with borders .
    This Is what happens in wars.
    The ssuccessful side push the others back.
    After you declare war on a Country you wine and complain about the result?
    If Israel was not strong THEY WOULD WIPE US OUT!
    So you want us to apologize for defending ourselves.
    Our children our religion.
    Every action has a reaction. if It wasnt the one you wanted tough luck.

  9. Peter Beaumont will be fired from the Guardian and transferred to Gaza under Hamas escort. He must have been drunk or stoned and wrote an article: “Why are French Jews returning to Israel in such numbers.” Naturally some sleepless and very alert member of the Guardian PC police realized that this word will offend some readers so now the headline has been changed: “Why are French Jews heading to Israel in such numbers?”

  10. The point is we are at war, but the politicians in the west try to veil this fact and to sit it out till their pension or fat income as consulltants, leaving the consequences to the common people. That`s one contributory factor for the rising of the radical right, the corrupt treason of the political elites and the loss of trust. Besides the loss of conscience that you have to fight for freedom, it is not a hereditary right and a natural political environment.

        • That is pretty complex, Simon. Must be weird seeing as how you blame everything on Jews and Israel.

          And Kermit is a Zionist. So is Miss Piggy. Meanwhile, your hero Farfur is busy convincing 4 year olds that they should become martyrs one day. You know… for peace.

          Which, of course, is desperation caused by the International Jew. Complex indeed!

      • I just got back from Israel, where many of my friends and family work together with Arabs inspire of all the tousles and they are friends.
        I live in Indonesia and many of the people I work with are Muslims and they are lovely. The vast majority of Muslims are peaceful and are not terrorists. Not all Muslims are vile, but you know what? It doesn’t matter. There are 2.5 Billion Muslims and the intelligence community say that the extremists constitute only 15 to 25%. Out of 2.5 bullion this is a lot of radical muslims. It took only 9 radical Muslims to bring down the 9/11 towers and kill 3,000 people, it took a few thousand Nazi’s to kill 60 million people in Europe, it took a few communists under Stalin to Kill millions and millions of Russians, and under Mao, just a few who followed him killed millions and millions of them too. I agree most Muslims are not violent but those who are are dangerous and all the moderates who are silent are irrelevant…..

      • And there are people in here who think Pat Condell is not an Islamophobe?

        Islamophobe
        (ˌɪzlɑːməˈfəʊb)
        n
        1. (Psychology) One who hates or fears Muslims or their politics or culture

        Perhaps only the bigots do…

        • “One who hates or fears Muslims or their politics or culture”

          ‘Dinkle’ are you suggesting that all Muslims (1.5billion) have the same politics or culture?
          If so, what exactly are their ‘politics or culture’?

          • No. Only an islamophobe like Condell does that. Essentially that’s what makes his rants so objectionable.

            • So if as you claim Pat Condell is, “One who hates or fears Muslims or their politics or culture”

              Which part of their ‘politics or culture’ is it exactly that, you claim, he hates?

                • So as you are unable to answer the question, you attempt to divert attention away from it.
                  Intellectually dishonest is the politest term I can think of.

            • Despite your now confirmed antisemitism, you can`t just go away, but have to keep on molesting Jews, like all others obsessed by Jews.

                • Are you the same poster who used the term ‘lapsed Irish Catholic’?
                  If you are, you are in no position to call anyone a bigot other than when you are looking in a mirror.

                • Well, we are not obsessed by antisemites, only molested. Antisemite, why you are still around, if not because of your obsession with Jews?

  11. Had the dubious pleasure of confronting this poor deluded soul on a number of occasions across the BDS picket lines . She’s one of a number of Marxist As a Jews whose only connect to their Jewish origins is when they bring it out of moth balls in order to proclaim ‘BDS cannot be antisemitic , look we are Jews ‘ .
    She’s a sad case . There are a good few like her . While she quieter than her equally deranged name sake Deborah Fink , she carries equal amounts of venom for Israel . There have always been Jews like this . Hitler never distinguished between them and the ones displaying Tephillen . Times have changed but the enemy remains the same . This wretched woman is just another useful dupe who provides cover and succour to those who would wipe out her fellow Jews in Israel in a heartbeat if they had a chance . She’s useful to them , but would go the same way as her ancestors , this time at the hands of her Islamist friends once her use was over .

  12. “She’s one of a number of Marxist As a Jews whose only connect to their Jewish origins”
    – and her connect to reality must be equally tenuous.
    Seriously, there just has to be some mental deficiency in people like this. At the very least, once they have reached the emotional and intellectual development of a 15-year old, they seem stuck forever.