A Comedy of Errors from the Jewish Chronicle – Marcus Dysch in Another Fine Mess
A Comedy of Errors from the Jewish Chronicle – Marcus Dysch in Another Fine Mess
Jewish Chronicle Report of Labour Against the Witch-hunt takes Fake News to Trump Levels
Dysch is a Zionist clown who confuses Moshe Machover with me – but at least he got Jackie Walker right!
The Jewish Chronicle under Stephen Pollard, a former editor of the Daily Express, has been the main vehicle spearheading the fake anti-semitism witch-hunt. Pollard is a member of the cold-war Henry Jackson society. He is a far-Right Zionist whose concern over anti-semitism is entirely cynical. Pollard has no hesitation in supporting anti-Semites like the Polish MEP Michal Kaminski on the condition that they are supportive of the Israeli state.
Debate between Pollard and Freedland in which Pollard supports a far-Right anti-Semitic Polish MEP Michal Kaminski on the grounds that he is an ardent supporter of Israel – today over 90% of fascist and anti-Semitic parties support Zionism and hate Jews
Marcus Dysch is the Jewish
Chronicle’s Political Editor and a devoted Zionist. Dysch seems to have chosen the wrong career. He would have been much better suited to creative
writing and fiction than news, which requires at least a modicum of truth. His latest effort is an article ‘Labour activists to picket party’s Jew-hate
What I wondered was a ‘Jew-hate’
hearing. Is it something Jackie Walker
and me are expected to go to where members of Labour’s National Constitutional Committee
can tell us how much they hate us?
Hardly seems worthwhile going to let alone picketing. Maybe our placards should say ‘Jew haters out of the Compliance Unit,
McNicol out of Southside’ (Labour Party HQ).
Dysch and Pollard
Laurel and Hardy
Compared to Dysch, the previous Political
Editor of the JC, Martin Bright, was a paragon of virtue. In line with editor Stephen Pollard’s
determination to take the JC down market and at the same time reduce its
readership to the bare minimum, Dysch has decided that he will take to inventing
The two photographs accompanying
his piece are headed ‘Tony Greenstein and Jackie Walker’. However the photographs themselves are those
of Moshe Machover and Jackie Walker. I
guess having got one of them right Dysch will be perfectly happy . After all 50% is better than nothing!
Or perhaps Dysch was subconsciously
trying to pay me a compliment by confusing me with Professor Machover.
Dysch alleges we are fighting
charges of ‘Jew hatred.’ Not true we are challenging fake allegations
of ‘anti-Semitism’ as defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance i.e. hatred of Zionism and Israel’s racist state. Dysch however can’t even get the IHRA right. He describes it as the International
Holocaust Memorial Alliance.
Marcus Dysch – not one of the great intellects in the Zionist firmament
The nice thing about the Jewish
Chronicle is that it doesn’t pretend to be neutral. The idea that there might be a Chinese wall
between comment and news is quite a quaint concept at the JC. Fact and fiction are mixed up with commentary
with gay abandon.
Thus Dysch writes that Marc
Wadsworth ‘was suspended from the party
in July 2016 after verbally abusing Ruth Smeeth, a Jewish MP.’ No Mr Dysch, this is an allegation. It is not yet proven. Indeed film of the incident proves, beyond a
shadow of a doubt, that there was no
abuse. In most areas of the world you
are innocent until proven guilty but at the house journal of Britain’s Zionists it
is the opposite way round. Dysch probably thought he was on the West Bank when he wrote the article and thought this was the same as Israeli style military justice where there is a 99.74% chance of being convicted.
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It is also untrue that we debated
whether saying the United States is ‘servile’ to Israel is anti-Semitic. It was accepted by virtually everyone at the
meeting bar Gerry Downing, who came up with the phrase and Ian Donovan that of
course it was anti-Semitic and also ludicrous.
What Dysch goes to great lengths
to avoid telling his readers though is that the first half of the meeting was
devoted to telling a small anti-Semitic group, Socialist Fight, that they were
unwelcome in Labour Against the Witchhunt.
The reason being that they confuse the number of rich Jews in America
with the reasons for American foreign policy namely its support for Israel. Socialist Fight aren’t ‘Jew haters’ but their
politics are without doubt anti-Semitic.
Looking on the bright side
however, it is true that Dysch not only got the day of the meeting right but
also the fact that Jackie and myself chaired the meeting! He also correctly reported that Moshe
Machover had been elected as Honorary President of LAW. In the circumstances Dysch should be given
a medal for at least getting some things right! I therefore thought it only right that I write a letter congratulating him on these things.
Please allow me to congratulate
you on your most recent article for the Jewish Chronicle, ‘Labour activists to picket party’s Jew-hate hearings.’ (12.1.18.).
It was, for you, a model of accuracy and perspicacity.
Not only did you get the date of
the meeting of Labour Against the Witch-hunt correct but you also accurately reported
the fact that Jackie Walker and myself chaired the meeting. Indeed, you even managed to get right the
fact that Moshe Machover was elected as Honorary President of LAW.
Unfortunately, from there on in
it was all downhill. The caption to the photographs accompanying the article
said ‘Tony Greenstein and Jackie Walker’. Unfortunately the photograph that was
supposed to be me was in fact Moshe Machover.
I realise that compared to some of your howlers this was small beer but
I thought I’d mention it all the same.
Similarly the Zionist IHRA definition
of ‘anti-Semitism’ stands for International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (not International Holocaust Memorial
I know that you will think me
churlish and pedantic but I was not
suspended for ‘writing offensive blogs’ about
Louise Ellman MP, the despicable supporter of the Israeli military’s child
abuse. My blog Time
to Deselect Louise Ellman MP for Liverpool Riverside and Tel Aviv North –
Apologist for Israel’s Occupation Forces was written on 20th
June 2016 whereas I was suspended on March 18th 2016. To the best of my recollection, June usually
comes after March in the calendar year unless there is a new Zionist calendar. I
am also told that she is the MP for Tel Aviv South not North (as well as the
part-time MP for Liverpool Riverside).
I realise that you made your mind
up long ago that we were all guilty but Marc Wadsworth was not suspended from
the Labour Party ‘after verbally abusing’ the detestable Ruth Smeeth MP. This
was an allegation that Marc denies so any journalist worth his salt would have
put the words ‘alleged’ before your
phrase. I realise that in Israel’s
military courts you are guilty until proven innocent (and just 0.26% of the
accused are found not guilty) but in Britain the burden of proof is still on
the prosecution to prove guilt.
I also note your curious header ‘(Labour)party’s Jew-hate hearings.’
Does this mean that when Jackie and I attend our hearings people are going to
tell us how much they hate us because we are Jewish? I realise that you find the
concept of journalistic ethics somewhat alien but could I remind you that the
allegations of ‘anti-Semitism’ against us are denied?
You also got the date of my
hearing and that of Marc Wadsworth wrong, but what is one mistake amongst so many?
Gerry Downing was not excluded
because his website carried ‘anti-Zionist
conspiracy theories ‘. He and
Socialist Fight were excluded because they were anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists. Anti-Semitism, White Supremacy and White
Zionism aka Richard Spencer we leave to you and your Zionist bedfellows.
Can I also remind you that Jackie
Walker was not suspended for comments about Jews being the chief financiers of
the slave trade? I realise, following
the teachings of a certain Mr Goebbels that the more often you repeat a
lie the easier it is to believe it, but the fact that Jackie did not include
one word in what was a private conversation does not mean she subscribes to the
view that Jews were the main financial
sponsors of slavery. Jews, being White, played a significant part but they were
by no means the only people involved in this deathly trade. Jackie was suspended for being a Black Jewish
Apart from these minor errors of
fact your article was a model of accuracy.
You were also right to say that Professor Moshe Machover was reinstated
to the Party but wrong to say there were any ‘concerns’ about the article he wrote. It was a model of historical accuracy.
I never thought the day would
come when I would begin to miss your predecessor as Political Editor, Martin
Bright. I hope you won’t take offence at
my suggestion but have you ever considered writing fiction? Creative writing can, I am told, be very
fulfilling, personally and career wise.
I suspect with your imagination you would be a best seller.