CST’s Mark Gardner Dishonestly Quotes Me to Support the Banning of Southampton International Law Conference
My attention has been drawn by Gert and Brian Robinson to the use by Mark Gardner of
the Zionist ‘charity’ the Communist Security Trust of certain comments I made
regarding Oren ben-Dor, the Southampton University lecturer who has helped
organise the Israel and International Law Conference.
context of ben-Dor’s support for Gilad Atzmon.
support the decision of Southampton University to ban a conference on Israel and
International Law from being held on campus.
The reason it has been banned is because of health and safety concerns,
i.e. Zionist threats of violence.
|When the UCU won an employment tribunal against a Zionist academic Gardner
called the Tribunal members ‘sneering bastards’
the Conference at Southampton University and my previous criticism of Oren
ben-Dor. Mark Gardner is being his usual hypocritical and dishonest self in
seeking to associate the two. There is
no connection and Oren ben-Dor is, in any event, one of four organisers of the
Conference. More pertinent has been the failure of the CST to oppose the EDL’s presence on Zionist demonstrations.
University of Southampton. He is also someone who has aligned himself with a
small, anti-Semitic current on the fringes of the Palestinian movement.’
that he was clearly misguided regarding Atzmon but was not personally anti-Semitic. If anything he was taken in by Atzmon’s
pretentious philosophical gobbledydook, as is evident in his article The Silencing of Gilad Atzmon
writes, on the CST’s web site (the CST is supposed to be a non-political
charity), echoes that which the Zionists argue.
Jewish anti-Zionists as some kind of ultimate supposed proof that Zionism can
only be fundamentally understood (and more importantly opposed) as an extension
of Jewishness.’ But of course Zionists
too argue that Zionism and being Jewish are one and the same, and that Jewish anti-Zionists
are ‘self-haters’ i.e. hate their race and nation.
anti-israel activists anxiously manufacture distance between Zionists and Jews
(i.e. between anti-Zionism and antisemitism).’
In other words that there is no distance or distinction between Zionists
and Jews and left-wing anti-Israel activists therefore have to manufacture such
distance. Which is exactly what Atzmon argues!
Nazi perpetrators were somehow captives of a deeper historical force that may
repeat in the future.’ But this was
always the Zionist attitude to the holocaust. It was but the culmination
of 2,000 years of anti-Semitism.
Southampton Law Conference (which of course I oppose) Gardner proves how little
distance there is between Zionist ideologues such as himself and the anti-Semitic