Starmer Promised to Tear Anti-Semitism Out of the Labour Party ‘By Its Roots’
Starmer Promised to Tear Anti-Semitism Out of the Labour Party ‘By Its Roots’
Little Did We Know That He Would Achieve This By Driving Out Mark Elf, a Jewish ambulance driver and other Anti-Zionist and Anti-racist Jews
Today we are seeing the Labour Party being purged of Jewish anti-Zionists, Black and Muslim members in order to satisfy racists like Margaret Hodge. Hodge is the Parliamentary Chair of the Jewish Labour Movement. The JLM describes itself as the ‘sister party’ of the almost defunct racist Israeli Labor Party.
In 2007 New Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson accused Hodge of ‘using the language of the BNP’ after she said that ‘British families had a “legitimate sense of entitlement” over immigrants.’ The BNP wrote that
‘’Labour MP Margaret Hodge deserves a word of compliment from the BNP for her efforts to raise the thorny issue of social housing for native Britons, an issue that has been in our manifesto for years,’
This is the woman who had the audacity to call Jeremy Corbyn ‘a fucking anti-Semite’.
I’ve known Mark Elf for well over a decade from our work in Jews Against Zionism. He is a working class Jew. He was one of the most active people in the campaign against the anti-Semitic Gilad Atzmon. He was one of those picketed Atzmon when he spoke at an SWP meeting in Bookmarks in June 2005.
Surprise, surprise, at the end of April Mark was suspended from the Labour Party after the usual false allegations, ‘tropes’, were made against him by the usual anonymous Zionist sources.
At this time Mark was working as a volunteer ambulance driver during the COVID-19 crisis. Everyday he was risking his life in order to help sick people survive. The Labour bureaucrats who were searching his social media, they went back as far as 2007 in their search for dirt, risked nothing in their attempts to purge the Labour Party of Jewish anti-racists. These pathetic worms had nothing better to do with their miserable lives than to ‘prove’ someone is racist by digging deep into their social media.
Although Mark was finally reinstated he was so appalled by a process whereby the racists administering Labour’s purge are suspending and expelling anti-racists for ‘anti-Semitism’ that he has now resigned from the Labour Party.
Racism exists in society such as when the Police stop Black (not Jewish) people for driving a car on the assumption that they must be up to no good. Racism doesn’t exist on social media as an actualite. No one has died from a tweet but they do die when American Police, thanks to training from Israeli Police, put their knees on people’s necks.
There is nothing more that Zionists hate than Jewish anti-Zionists. In their eyes we are ‘traitors’ ‘kapos’ or their favourite term, borrowed from the Nazi lexicon, ‘self haters’. Mark’s real offence is being an anti-racist Jew.
Mark wrote a cutting and devastating reply to Labour’s pen pushers calling into question both their integrity and competence. Mark pointed out that
‘whoever it is besmirching my character appears to have been stalking me online for some years going back at least to 2007. That being the case, they must know that my suspension has come at a time when I have been engaged in a project as an ambulance driver taking Covid19 patients to and from hospital. In my work I am more exposed than most people to a potentially deadly virus and it is known that stress makes people more vulnerable to sickness of many kinds, especially viruses, than during normal times. You are aware that your actions are intrinsically stressful because you have lately been including details of the Samaritans in case you drive people to suicide. In doing this you are confirming rumours that people are indeed taking their own lives because of the hurt you are doing to them.
You have to wonder what it is that is going through the mind of the scabs and pond life that the Labour Party employs in these investigations. Jack London summed them up best when he wrote‘Ode to a scab’
After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, He had some awful substance left with which He made a scab. A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a waterlogged brain, and a combination backbone made of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.
When the Labour Party ‘campaign against anti-Semitism’ involves suspending and expelling Jewish anti-Zionists then you know what this is really about. It is as if, during the years of Apartheid in South Africa, the Labour Party had applauded the Nationalist Party for the attacks it made on Whites opposed to Apartheid. The sad truth is that the Labour Party today is run by racists in the interests of racists.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, in the 6 pieces of ‘evidence’ that were sent to Mark, that is in any way anti-Semitic. They are all criticisms of Zionism, Israel or their supporters and lobbyists.
It is abundantly clear that Labour’s ‘anti-Semitism witchhunt is a war against discussion and a war against intellectual debate. It is Labour’s equivalent of book burning whereby any phrase or quote can be torn out of context and slotted into a compartment titled ‘anti-Semitism’.
It is a war of barbarians against any civilised discourse. It’s no surprise that one of Mark’s target, the CST, has written again to Bristol University demanding the sacking of Professor David Miller for having criticised them this week in a Zoom meeting.
The aim of the witchhunt is to prevent any discussion of Israel’s war crimes and the role of Zionism in enabling those crimes.
The biggest joke is where the Draft Charges state that Item 5 of the ‘evidence’ ‘Undermines Labour’s ability to campaign against any form of racism.’ What campaign? What undermines Labour’s ability to campaign against racism is an ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign in support of the State of Israel, the most racist state in the world. By proclaiming that British Jews effectively destroyed Corbyn the campaign has done its best to aid anti-Semitism.
What has stopped a campaign against racism has been the record of previous Labour governments in demonising asylum seekers, and first launching the ‘hostile environment’ policy that the Tories under Theresa May adopted with such relish.
The Witchhunter’s Six Pieces of ‘Evidence’
1. This is a tweet that attacks the Zionist Community Security Trust for combining security for the Jewish community with lobbying on behalf of Israel. It was founded by anti-Muslim Zionist bigot Gerald Ronson, convicted of share-trading fraud in the 1980s and gaoled as part of the Guinness fraud trial, who is the Chair of the CST’s trustees. There is of course nothing anti-Semitic about it.
In Ronson’s 2017 address to the CST Annual Dinner, he said:
“I don’t doubt that the Labour leader opposes anti-Semitism when it comes from Nazis but when it comes dressed up as anti-Zionism he is more likely to ask if he can join in. This is far more subversive than the danger posed by Nazis.”
And this is the Zionist attitude to anti-Semitism that lies behind the false allegations of ‘anti-Semitism’ that were levelled at Corbyn and the Labour Left by groups like the CST. It is not neo-Nazism or White Supremacist that is the danger, as we can see with Israel’s alliance with Donald Trump and the open admiration for Israel by neo-Nazis such as Richard Spencer, who describes himself as a ‘White Zionist’, and Andrei Brevik. It is opposition to Zionism which they fear and hate.
2. The second item dates back 13 years to 2007. It appears to be a comment on Mark’s blog. It talks about the ‘propensity to dishonesty’’ of many if not most Jews with respect to Israel. It says that Jews are heading to disaster as a result of a ‘culture of deceit’.
It is a discussion by one Jew about the Jewish community. In so far as most Jews in Britain are fooling themselves about Israel being the only democracy in the Middle East and a light unto nations, Mark is correct. There is unfortunately an obtuse political culture among British Jews aimed at blotting out anything unpleasant that Israel does and hiding behind a curtain labelled ‘anti-Semitism’.
It is no surprise that Labour’s tawdry investigators, who in different times would have been employed by the Stasi or Gestapo, pounce against any intellectual debate or discussion because anything cerebral disturbs them automatically. Zionism depends on people accepting its myths and bogus assertions as if they were articles of faith.
3. Item 3 is an innocuous piece about the right-wing and pro-Zionist nature of the British press. Presumably telling the truth is also anti-Semitic.
4. Item 4 is a tweet about how the fake ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign has helped genuine anti-Semites and racists, like Boris Johnson, into power. It is an expression of opinion. Perhaps the observation that the Board of Deputies and the Zionists helped a genuine racist and anti-Semite, Boris Johnson, into power touched a raw nerve.
5. Item 5 simply says that most of the allegations of ‘anti-Semitism’ have been made by racists like the JLM and LFI. It is in response to a tweet by Margaret Hodge, the Islington Council leader who covered up for child abuse and who Tony Blair then made Childrens’ Minister! It was like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop.
Yes she even had to pay libel damages to one of the victims who she defamed. Hodge is complaining that those suspended still have the right to vote in Labour elections. Unfortunately no one seems to have told the Hodge that being suspended is like being charged in a court. You are presumed to be innocent until guilty. Presumably the Hodge thinks that the accused in the Labour Party should be treated like Arabs in Israel and that merely being charged should be evidence of guilt.
6. Is a tweet about how someone is in denial about Zionist collaboration with the Nazis. The Zionist movement in Britain during the Holocaust was a Quisling movement that sought to work with the Jews oppressors. Their only aim was to create a ‘Jewish’ state. The Jews themselves were discarded. Even an Israeli court in 1955 decided that the leader of Hungarian Zionism, Rudolf Kasztner was a collaborator but Zionists today in the JLM don’t like to be reminded of their history.
Below is the first page of Mark’s response to the witchhunters. The rest of it, which is mainly a response to the witchhunters can be seen here.
Letter of Response of Mark Elf to Witchhunters
This is my reply to your email of 30 April 2020 and the Draft Charge and Questions.
In my response I will be calling into question both your integrity and your competence.
First, I must say that I am disgusted that whoever it is besmirching my character appears to have been stalking me online for some years going back at least to 2007. That being the case, they must know that my suspension has come at a time when I have been engaged in a project as an ambulance driver taking Covid19 patients to and from hospital. In my work I am more exposed than most people to a potentially deadly virus and it is known that stress makes people more vulnerable to sickness of many kinds, especially viruses, than during normal times. You are aware that your actions are intrinsically stressful because you have lately been including details of the Samaritans in case you drive people to suicide. In doing this you are confirming rumours that people are indeed taking their own lives because of the hurt you are doing to them. Whoever’s bidding you are doing in this is deliberately seeking to appear ruthless and they are succeeding at that. They may even cause antisemitism by their/your actions. And of course by following instructions instead of telling the complainant to consider what they are doing and to back off during this time, you are culpable for your own actions.
In my case, the false allegations against me, including your own rehashing of apparently genuine quotes to make them appear like generalisations against my fellow “Jewish people” rather than comments about a state, some people and certain named organisations which they obviously were, you aren’t causing me hurt except I do find it sad that you have resorted to such dishonesty. I also worry that you can’t seem to distinguish between various social media (see my take on question 2. I now realise why your reordering of my comments looks so strange with a tweet from c 2020, two blog comments from 2007 and then three tweets from c 2020). Also you might be acting on a distortion of the McPherson Principle which is supposed to arise out of offensive incidents not invented ones and it doesn’t allow for a bogus definition of any form of racism, especially one which is internally contradictory and racist in its own right.
You can read Mark’s full response to Labour’s witchhunters here