Open Letter from Jewish Members of the Labour Party to Jeremy Newmark and the Jewish Labour Movement
|Jewish demonstrators in New York protest against Zionist Organisation of America’s welcome to the anti-Semite Steve Bannon of Breitbart News|
James Hall Cambridge CLP
Lorraine Huddle Waltham Forest NUT
We demand that you condemn & dissociate yourself from Israeli Labour leader Herzog’s
Welcome for Trump
|Note the difference between Corbyn and Herzog’s reaction to the election of Trump|
When Donald Trump was declared the
winner of the US Presidential election, no one was quicker off the starting
block to welcome
his victory than Isaac Herzog, leader of the Israeli Labour Party. Herzog wrote on his Facebook page:
|Isaac Herog – the racist face of Israeli Labour that the JLM refuse to condemn or criticise|
“Warm congratulations to the president of the most powerful
nation in the world: Donald J Trump!” Herzog writes in Hebrew on Facebook.
commentators and the skeptics that we are in a new era of change and replacing
the old elitist regimes!” he says. “You did the unthinkable, against all the
odds, polls, research and the prophets of the old era. I’m convinced that the
defense and financial alliance with our strongest and most powerful ally will
continue with a vengeance under your presidency.”
to racism and bigotry. He recently declared that his nightmare
was waking up to find that Israel had a Palestinian Prime Minister and 61
Palestinian Members of Israel’s Knesset (Parliament). Herzog also declared
that he wanted to dispel the false impression that the ILP were ‘Arab
|The JLM was most concerned that my expulsion wasn’t proceeding quickly enough and that I had the temerity to publish the transcript of my investigative hearing – open democracy is not their forte!|
|Jeremy Newmark of JLM, who has nothing to say about anti-Semitism of Trump’s team, looking forward to my expulsion!|
|Jeremy Newmark took particular exception to my comparison between the JLM and Nick Griffin of the BNP. All I said was that having the JLM teaching anti-racism was like inviting Griffin to do the same!|
The Jewish Labour Movement, which is the
British section of the Israeli Labour Party or as it styles itself, its ‘sister party’, has
led the fake media-orchestrated ‘anti-Semitism’ allegations against socialists
and anti-racists in the Labour Party.
They have repeatedly accused anti-Zionists, especially Jewish anti-Zionists,
of ‘anti-Semitism’. When I obtained via a
Subject Access Request, emails from the Labour Party I discovered, despite attempts
by Labour’s apparatchiks to redact them, that the JLM was doing its best to
speed up my expulsion.
Liverpool, at a so-called ‘training session’ on anti-Semitism, Jackie Walker,
the Black-Jewish anti-racist activist and Momentum Vice-Chair, was secretly
filmed. Her remarks questioning the Zionists’
‘Working Definition’ of anti-Semitism, which conflates criticism of Zionism and
Israel with anti-Semitism and her queries regarding whether Holocaust Memorial
Day acknowledged other victims of genocide, were distorted
so as to accuse her of ‘anti-Semitism’.
silent concerning the ILP’s welcome for Donald Trump and the anti-Semites he
has brought with him. Steve Bannon, the
ex-CEO of Breitbart News’ appointment as Strategic Advisor has given a signal
to the alt-Right White Supremacists, that Trump is on their side. Breitbart is a cesspool of racist, anti-Semitic
and misogynist views.
Yiannopoulos who openly argue
that Jews do control the banks and the media.
comments such as “take a hike,
kike” as ‘a mischievous, dissident,
the anti-Semitism they thought had been confined to the political dustbin has
been resurrected by the election of Trump.
against allegations of anti-Semitism essentially amounts to this. We can’t be anti-Semitic because ours was “the strongest pro-Israel platform ever.”
In their attempt to turn the tables,
they even ask why there were no complaints about ‘the Israel-hating, George Soros?’
a target for American anti-Semites and it’s no surprise that Breitbart, in its
defence, would fix him in their sights. Glenn
Beck, the ex-Fox News presenter, who addressed
Israel’s Knesset, ran a two-part “exposé” on Soros, whom Beck called “The
Puppet Master,”. It was described
as ‘a symphony of anti-Semitic dog-whistles.’ Even Fox News found him too much
and sacked him soon after.
conflation of ‘anti-Semite/Israel hater’.
Neat that! As many an anti-Semite
has demonstrated, it is not only possible to be an anti-Semite and a Zionist but
it’s a positive advantage. Anti-Semites and
Zionists share a common outlook on Jews who refuse to emigrate to Israel. As Yaron London wrote
in Ynet only two days ago:
the appointment of racist anti-Semites to senior positions
in US President-elect Donald Trump’s administration…. a world view which
supports white supremacy matches our government’s interests…. all forms of
Zionism hold the perception that a certain extent of anti-Semitism benefits the
Zionist enterprise. To put it more sharply, anti-Semitism is the generator and
ally of Zionism…. we have a secret hope in our hearts that a moderate
anti-Semitic wave, along with a deterioration in the economic situation in
their countries of residence, will make Diaspora Jews realize that they belong
with us…. Is proof even necessary? No one will protest the assertion that the
rise in anti-Semitism in France gave us some satisfaction, in the sense of “we
warned you, didn’t we?… In order to remove these malignant
doubts, it would be good to have some anti-Semitism in America.’
problem with anti-Semitism. On the
contrary it welcomed it! All this ‘left anti-Semitism’
nonsense was for the birds, or the gullible!
being an anti-Semite and a Zionist is not only possible but highly logical. For example Naomi Zeveloff of
the liberal Zionist Forward writes about
how, although ‘it would seem impossible
to hate Jews but love the Jewish state, these two viewpoints are not as
contradictory as they appear.’
have waged a campaign against ‘anti-Semitism’ in the Labour Party we might expect
them to condemn, without hesitation or prevarication, the ILP for its open
welcome of Trump and its refusal to criticise his anti-Semitic friends. However they seem remarkably reluctant to say
anything. It would appear that the only ‘anti-Semitism’
they are interested in is that which relates to criticism of Zionism and Israel.
the pretext for America’s support for Israel.
Instead of rationalising support for Israel on the basis of the US’s
strategic interests in the Middle East, it was felt better to justify it on the
basis of support for a ‘Jewish’ state and America’s determination to prevent a
second Holocaust. Now it is becoming
clearer that support for Zionism and Israel can go hand in hand with Jew hatred.
liberal section of the White population.
Whereas 58% of Whites voted
for Trump compared to 37% for Clinton, the situation was reversed when it came
to American Jews. 70% of Jews voted
for Clinton and only 25% for Trump. It
is this disparity which is at the heart of Breitbart and the alt-Right anti-Semitism. Most Jews are liberals, they are not really
White. Did they not support the Blacks
in the 1960’s during the civil rights protests?
|Jewish demonstration outside Zionist Organisation of America|
When the Zionist Organisation of America decided on Sunday night to
invite as a guest speaker to its annual gala in New York the anti-Semitic Steve
Bannon, hundreds of Jews took to the streets to protest
outside the venue. Bannon decided that
discretion was the better part of valour and he decided
to stay away! This is a remarkable political
victory for Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow.
supporters of the Labour Party to the JLM.
We will be interested to hear Jeremy Newmark’s answer!
|Article on Israel’s YNet states openly that most Israelis welcome anti-Semites in the White House and anti-Semitism in America|