Tony Greenstein | 10 April 2018 | Post Views:

Pundits are asking whether Maureen Lipman Will Announce that she is Abandoning Labour for a Third Time 

This was Maureen Lipman in 2014 under Ed Miliband
And in 2017 it was Corbyn who had made Lipman a Tory not Ed Miliband after all!

Well I must say I was slightly taken aback when I read the Daily Mirror headline Maureen Lipman
says ‘Corbyn made me a Tory’ during Labour anti-Semitism protest and calls for
his resignation

Surely this
can’t be the same Maureen Lipman who declared, over 3 years ago, that she could
no longer support the Labour Party because Ed Miliband had supported a Palestinian state.  [Maureen Lipman
drops long-standing support for Labour party
, Guardian
29.10.14.]  This was despite Labour having its first ever Jewish leader, Ed Miliband, hardly a sign of antisemitism.
Despite having a Jewish leader Lipman could not support Ed Miliband’s position on a Palestinian state
It would appear that in the interval between Ed Miliband standing down and Corbyn being elected, Maureen Lipman once again became a socialist
So the first time
Maureen abandoned her support for the Labour Party because it supported a
Palestinian state and the second time Maureen abandoned the Labour Party
because it was anti-Semitic.  Could it be that in Maureen Lipman’s
eyes, support for the Palestinians is equal to anti-Semitism?  After
all that is what we have been saying all along.
It was only last week
that Jonathans Arkush and Goldstein of the Board of Deputies and Jewish
Leadership Council bleated that ‘We are told that our concerns are faked, and
done at the command of Israel and/or Zionism (whatever that means); that
anti-Semitism is merely “criticism of Israel”; that we call any and
all criticism of Israel “anti-Semitic.”
Well Maureen Lipman
is proof of the fact that to Zionists, criticism of Israel and Zionism and
Israel IS the same as anti-Semitism.  Of course we
know that already because no less a personage than the Israeli Labour Party’s former Foreign Minister Abba Eban declared
that ‘One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the
distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at
all. Anti-Zionism is merely the new anti-Semitism.’

I look forward to
Maureen withdrawing her support from the Labour Party for a third time when a
suitable occasion occurs and I know we can count on the popular press to print
this world shattering revelation as if it were one of the saddest days in the
life of Maureen Lipman.
In fact Lipman is a
died-in-the-wool anti-Arab racist with the mentality of a typical
colonialist.  On 13 July 2006, in a debate on the BBC’s This Week, she argued that “human
life is not cheap to the Israelis, and human life on the other side is quite
cheap actually, because they strap bombs to people and send them to blow
themselves up
The idea that life is
cheap to the natives, that they do not mourn as we do, has historically always
been a justification for the slaughter and genocide of native
peoples.  They don’t feel pain like we do.   It
justifies the attitude of Israeli soldiers for example who consider it a sport
to shoot Arab demonstrators.
Tony Greenstein
A letter I have sent to the Independent tonight on receiving news that once again Lipman is betraying Labour
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Marsh Wall
E14 9RS
I was interested to learn that Maureen Lipman
has ‘identified with a
placard reading “Corbyn made me a Tory”
’ at a demonstration
against ‘anti-Semitism’ in the Labour Party last Sunday. [Hundreds
join demonstration accusing Jeremy Corbyn of ‘broken promise’ on antisemitism
8th February].
this possibly be the same Maureen Lipman who was reported as saying that she
could not vote for the ‘Chuka Harman Burnham Hunt Balls brigade’ in 2014 as a
result of the decision of the Labour Party’s only Jewish leader Ed Miliban to
support the recognition of a Palestinian state? 
No doubt Miliband was also an anti-Semite! [Guardian, 29.10.14 Maureen
Lipman drops long-standing support for Labour party
Ms Lipman can tell us if she intends to abandon her support for the Labour
Party a third time?

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