Gerald Kaufman had a fine and distinguished parliamentary
career. The last of Harold Wilson’s
kitchen cabinet, he was someone who combined eccentricity and principle. He was a fierce proponent of the ban on fox
hunting and I can remember when he was cornered by snarling supporters of
hunting at Brighton Labour Party conference, who attacked him for being
Jewish. Sir Gerald, unlike the racist
frauds of the CAA, actually knew what anti-Semitism was like.
Sir Gerald Kaufman
What got the CAA’s goat was Gerald Kaufman’s support for the
Palestinians. The pretext was speaking
about ‘Jewish money’ and its
influence in the Tory Party. If he had
been a Zionist writing about Jewish money
in the Jewish Chronicle then the CAA
wouldn’t have batted an eyelid.
Anti-Semitism only concerns them when Israel is under attack.
Zionism has never
objected to anti-Semitism. On the
contrary it has always seen in anti-Semitism an indispensable friend. As the founder of Political Zionism, Theodor
The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries our allies. We want to emigrate as a respected people.’ (Diaries pp. 83/4)
Sir Gerald Kaufman the Jewish Father of the House of Commons
came from the right-wing of the Labour Party.
I am on the Marxist left of the Party.
But both of us agreed on one thing – the Jewish experience of
anti-Semitism meant that we cannot turn a blind eye to the pogroms, the violence
and the extreme racism carried out in our name by Israel, which defines itself
as a Jewish state of all people.
Gerald Kaufman on a parliamentary delegation in Hebron where Judeo-Nazi settlers constantly attack the Palestinians under the umbrella of army protection
The Campaign Against
Anti-Semitism is a Zionist propaganda group set up in August 2014, when
Israel was murdering over 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including 551 innocent
children. Israel used white phosphorous
bombs and the latest high tech weaponry to demolish clinics, schools, hospitals
and housing. We all remember when 4
little children were murdered by an Israeli airplane as they played on Gaza’s
beach. It has even banned
Norwegian surgeon Mads Gilbert on ‘security’ grounds from Gaza because he dared
The CAA has only ever had one purpose, to use the cry of
‘anti-Semitism’ to undermine support for the Palestinians of Gaza. In pursuit of that it has libelled and
defamed anyone who stood up to the Israeli propaganda blitzkrieg. They particularly hate Jewish ‘traitors’ like
Sir Gerald. The Zionist particularly
love accusing Jewish anti-Zionists and even critical Zionists like Sir Gerald
of being ‘traitors’ thus implying that we owe Israel some kind of loyalty –
this is the anti-Semitic concept of ‘dual loyalty’.
Norwegian surgeon Mads Gilbert, who operated in Gaza throughout the last 2 Israeli attacks, has been banned from Gaza on ‘security’ grounds – presumably he might attack them with his scalpel!
Sir Gerald made his famous speech in the House of Commons
comparing the Nazi murder of his grandmother in Staszow, Poland during WW2 to
the murder of Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.
That was unforgivable because we must not compare Israel to Nazi
Germany. Only Zionists may use the
Holocaust to defend their bastard state of racial supremacy.
At the last count there were 22 articles attacking Sir
Gerald on the CAA web site and barely a single mention of Britain’s 3 main
fascist parties – the BNP, the EDL and the NF.
All of them deny the Holocaust, all of them are anti-Semitic but of
course the first two are also pro-Zionist.
The CAA only engages in a few token prosecutions of fascists as a form
of window dressing, a smokescreen to cover their main activity – undermining
support for the Palestinians and defaming anti-Zionists.
Gerald Kaufman’s offence was apparently to say
that “It’s Jewish money, Jewish donations
to the Conservative Party – as in the general election in May – support from
the Jewish Chronicle, all of those things, bias the Conservatives.’ Now I don’t happen to agree with Sir Gerald’s
analysis. I think that the Conservative
Party, just like New Labour before them, supports Israel because of Britain’s
economic, political and military interests in the Middle East and in particular
the need to hug the United States foreign policy wise.
There were 590 references to ‘Jewish money’ in the Jewish Chronicle archive
However what Sir
Gerald said was not
anti-Semitic. Undoubtedly Jewish Zionist
donors give money to the Tory Party because they want to influence policy in a
pro-Israeli direction. Most big donors
do. Is that anti-Semitic? Or maybe it is the use of the phrase ‘Jewish
money’? Well I did a search on the
Jewish Chronicle website and came up with 590 similar occurrences of the phrase
in their archive. It is a term commonly
used within the Jewish community.
The Daily Mail,
the paper that the CAA goes running to when it is under attack, carried an
attack on Jeremy Corbyn by Michael Foster, the suspended Labour Party member
who compared other members of the party to Nazi stormtroopers. What were the headlines?
What are those articles about if not Jewish donors giving
Jewish money to the Labour Party (or not giving it)?
Alderman was all in favour of banning Gerald Kaufman for ‘anti-Semitism’
The hypocrisy of Sir Gerald’s attackers was exemplified by
Geoffrey Alderman, the Tory fogey and Jewish Chronicle columnist. Alderman wrote an article on 19th
November 2015 about Sir Gerald entitled ‘A
man who deserves banning’ for his use of the term ‘Jewish money’. It was somewhat
ironic because Alderman, in an article entitled Obama’s
False Iran Alternative on 13th August 2015 used the term ‘Jewish
money’ no less than 3 times!
Three times in one paragraph the hypocritical Alderman used the term ‘Jewish money’ – not once did fake Zionist ‘charity’ CAA complain
When it comes to genuine anti-Semitism,
Geoffrey Alderman is normally very tolerant.
When David Whelan owner of Wigan Athletic football club wrote
that ‘there is nothing like a Jew who sees money slipping through his
fingers’ he was challenged
by the Guardian. His
response was that ‘I think they [Jews] are very shrewd people….
I think Jewish people do chase money
more than everybody else. I don’t think that’s offensive at all.’
Alderman does not consider the suggestion that Jewish people ‘chase money more than everybody else’ in the least anti-Semitic. After all no research has been done into it! However Kaufman was guilty as charged
Whelan was subject to
widespread criticism, not least from the Football Association and was in the
end forced to relinquish control over Wigan Athletic. Geoffrey Alderman however
leapt to his defence. In This
football fuss is a bit rich (5.12.14.) Whelan was the victim of ‘a sad and miserable tale of
political correctness taken to new depths of absurdity‘. Geoffrey
must have taken to heart Jesus’s injunction to love one’s enemy as
oneself. Certainly not something that would come from a Zionist Rabbi
or the misnamed Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.
One of many examples of the use of ‘Jewish money’ in the Jewish Chronicle
Geoffrey went on to declare
that ‘In my view there is nothing remotely anti-Semitic in what Whelan is
alleged by the Guardian to have said about Jews.’ Indeed Geoffrey defended, indeed took
pride, in the description of Jews as shrewd. As for chasing money, he was
very open minded.
to admit at once that whether we Jews do indeed “chase” money
“more than everybody else” is open to question because as far as I’m
aware no serious research has ever been done on this subject. But it’s
certainly true that the Jewish view of money differs considerably from that of
Geoffrey Alderman has a very high level of tolerance and sets the hurdle even
higher when it comes to genuine anti-Semitism.
Did the CAA call him out as a Jewish anti-Semite? Of course not. Geoffrey is a right-wing Zionist and the CAA never
attacks Zionist anti-Semitism.