General Antisemitism

British Jews are living in surreal times with Corbynmania now gripping Labour.

My photo from 2011 at STWC rally.

My photo from 2011 at STWC rally.

Posted by Richard Millett

British Jews are living in surreal times. We watched with dismay as the anti-Israel SNP won a landslide in Scotland at this May’s general election. Now anti-Israel Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn seems certain to become leader of the UK’s main opposition party according to all the polls and George Galloway is back on the airwaves of a national radio station.

And a Labour MP who heads up the All-Party ­Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism is reportedly receiving anti-Semitic abuse from Corbyn supporters including tweets calling him “utter filth” and a “Zionist stooge”. John Mann isn’t even Jewish.

There’s no let up on Britain’s radio phone-in shows. A Corbyn supporter speaking on LBC Radio recently wanted to discuss the assassinations of Lord Moyne and Count Bernadotte and the blowing up of the King David Hotel, events carried out by Jews but which took place in the 1940s.

And another caller described Corbyn as “refreshing”. This despite Corbyn’s unanswered questions, outlined by this week’s Jewish Chronicle, relating to Corbyn’s perceived support for Hamas and Hezbollah, for Holocaust denier Paul Eisen, for Reverend Stephen Sizer who has posted anti-Semitic links to Facebook, and for homophobic preacher Raed Salah who has been accused of the blood libel against Jews.

The Jewish Chronicle also questioned the banners at the Stop The War Coalition sponsored Al Quds Day rallies where Corbyn regularly speaks. Corbyn is also chair of the Stop The War Coalition. I have been to these racist rallies where Hezbollah flags are proudly waved and banners, which I have photographed, state: “Israel is a disease we are the cure” and “For world peace Israel must be destroyed”, “Israel your days are numbered”, “Death to Israel” and “The world stopped Nazism and Apartheid the world must stop Zionism”.

At the 2012 rally Corbyn called for the demographic destruction of Israel by demanding that all Palestinians should be allowed to return to Israel. In the same year I filmed him at a Palestine Solidarity Campaign conference at which he said: “(The Palestinians) intend, expect and are determined and will have the right of return to the land they were driven from in the first place.” (see clip below)

And last week’s Daily Mail covered my report of a meeting Corbyn sponsored at Parliament and which I attended last year. While Max Blumenthal, the main speaker, was running late audience members were invited to the platform to speak. James Thring was one of those. Thring, amongst other things, likes to compare “Palestine” to Auschwitz and Dachau.

My photo of Thring at an anti-Israel rally last year.

My photo of Thring at an anti-Israel rally last year.

According to the Daily Mail Corbyn said of Thring: “From what I’ve recently discovered, he is not someone I would choose to have on a platform.”

One has to ask Corbyn why is Thring so objectionable to him but Hamas and Hezbollah, who he describes as “friends” and whose whole raison d’etre is to murder Jews, aren’t?

One also has to ask why does Corbyn wish to destroy Israel via the so-called Palestinian “right of return” which would mean the end of the only Jewish-majority state?

Like the JC we won’t be holding our breath waiting for answers.

Let’s just hope that with Labour and the SNP so gripped by anti-Israel hysteria that they don’t forget that they’re elected to represent Britons and not the Palestinians.

11 replies »

  1. The most astounding & and disgustinghypocrisy of our times is comprised by the anti-Israel and often thinly disguised antiSemitic rhetoric and positions of the British left. It defies reason that these self – righteous advocates for “human rights”choose to support the Islamists, people who abuse women routinely, hang gays, blow up those from religions not bears, and otherwise exercise and most barbaric atrocities I’m a routine basis around the world.
    The fact that many on the British left so. Lynn only Ash is real is so dishonest, irrational, and out of touch with all the principles that they were profess to hold dear, shows only too clearly where The motivations of these and pathetic liar his lies – – the worlds oldest hatred.
    I believe the only way to deal with them this weekend bigotry he’s to actively and aggressively call them out on their flagrant hypocrisy, dishonesty, and total failure to confront any of the brutalities of radical Islam, either against Christians, Jews, or any other non-– Muslim religion around the world. j they are really little different and do not see monsters, just honestly marginalizing and slandering choose for their own political purposes, and I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to point this out publicly.
    Showing how similar the bigoted mindset of people like Corbyn is to Hitler and his murderous accomplicesshould I make very clear where Corbyn is really coming from.

  2. If I were Living in England I’d follow both candidates around shouting out point blank questions that answer whether they are or are not Anti-Semites so the average Brit can see for themselves. I’d start now & keep the pressure going. I,d also ask Galloway if as Mayor of London if he will represent all the citizens of London and not bring dishonor to the office as he has in the past. Even though both are seasoned politicians it appears that it shouldn’t be too difficult to jam them up if you have person go hard and other smooth

  3. The answers to the questions put to Jeremy Corbyn

    1. Did you donate, as alleged by its founder, to Deir Yassin Remembered (DYR), a group that publishes open antisemitism, run by Holocaust denier Paul Eisen — an organisation so extreme that even the Palestine Solidarity Campaign refuses to associate with it?

    2. Have you, as Mr Eisen claims, regularly attended DYR’s annual conference?

    “Paul Eisen is not someone Jeremy Corbyn’s office has any dealings with. Based upon what is in written in the articles here, anyone can call themselves a ‘long time associate’ when in fact that is not the case. Paul Eisen clearly holds some of the most extreme views that are entirely his, and Jeremy totally opposes them and disassociates himself from them”.

    3. Why have you accepted an invitation to appear at a conference on August 22 alongside Carlos Latuff, the notorious anti-Semitic cartoonist?

    “Jeremy attends a range of events if he believes they contribute to resolving the conflict between Palestine and Israel. It doesn’t mean he agrees with the views of all the people on the panel”

    4. Why did you write to the Church of England authorities to defend Rev Stephen Sizer, a vicar banned from social media because of his habit of posting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, telling them that Rev Sizer was “under attack” because he had “dared to speak out over Zionism”?

    Actually what he wrote was
    “Stephen Sizer seems to have come under attack by certain individuals intent on discrediting the excellent work that Stephen does in highlighting the injustices of the Palestinian-Israeli situation.”

    5. Why do you associate with Hamas and Hezbollah and refer to them as your “friends”?

    Challenged by audience members to clarify comments he made to Channel Four news relating to a parliamentary meeting where the Palestinian groups were welcomed as “friends”, Mr Corbyn said: “You don’t achieve progress by only talking to people you agree with.”

    6. Why have you failed to condemn the anti-Semitic posters and banners that dominate the annual Al-Quds Day rally, sponsored by the Stop The War Coalition, which you chair?

    Er…I think every statesman not left Netanyahu gets that: case in point [quote]“The SWC is urging President Obama to denounce today’s al-Quds Day demonstrations in Iran where chants of ‘Death To America’ and ‘Death to Israel’ could be heard,” said the Wiesenthal Center.”[/quote]

    7. Why did you describe Raead Salah, a man convicted of the blood libel, as an ‘honoured citizen’?
    see question 5

    • Mikey if these are the best answers what the Jeremy Corbyn team is able to come up, then you should consider the option to remain silent.

  4. They are experience what the people in America experience if they defy Emperor Odumba on any issue.

    The UK is a country that is now arresting people for daring to quote Sir Winston Churchill in public. They are no different than the cult that protected Hitler or the Kim cult in North Korea

  5. Wasn’t it the British who put the Jews where they are today in the middle-east? Problems arisen all over the world back in the early 1900’s so surely all these years on Palestine should realise Israel is Jewish.But Hamas and Hezbollah are in no way a organisation to negotiate with, they’re terrorist full stop.

  6. Great picture of the child with his banner, Richard. Hitler had a similar theory about the Jews.

    Now we all know why world peace has not broken out.

    Israel still exists.