Tony Greenstein | 04 February 2013 | Post Views:

Hoffman Threatens to Sue for Libel about matters for which he has already apologised!

The photo which captured Jonathan Hoffman demonstrating alongside Roberta Moore, leader of the Jewish section of the EDL and member of the neo-Nazi Kach Party.  The EDL is in the background and again there is no objection.

In the 29th November issue of the Hackney Gazette we find Jonathan Hoffman, who was fired as Zionist Federation co-Vice Chair last year, repeating the same lies and making the same threats over accusations which he had already been forced to apologise for, after having faced the prospect of legal action if he didn’t.   I therefore posted a comment underneath the article:

‘I have only just had comment No. 54 pointed out to me.  It is little wonder that Jonathan Hoffman was
removed as an officer with the Zionist Federation when he deliberately lies ,
indeed boasts of so doing!  He was even
an embarrassment to the Zionists!

He wrote in a comment on my blog admitting he deliberately
lies to defend Israel:

‘When I lie I apologise. For the Israel haters such as you
and Fnik, lying, defamation and provocation are a way of life.’ 
Add caption
I printed a photo on my blog showing Hoffman dancing down
the street with the leader of the Jewish section of the EDL, one Roberta
Moore.  Hoffman threatened to sue me for
‘Jonathan Hoffman Threatens to Sue Tony Greenstein for
Reporting the Zionist-EDL Connection’
He wrote in the comments that
‘This title is defamatory since it implies there was
proactive contact between me the EDL prior to this demo. There was none.
Please alter it by Monday 8am to something which does not
suggest active contact. Or you will hear from my lawyer.’
20 August 2010 19:15

Strangely enough I didn’t hear from JH’s lawyer, perhaps
because I was in France at the time!  But
Jonathan Hoffman certain made an acquaintance with the prospect of facing libel
lawyers, not for the first or last time!

Hoffman apologises for alleging photo showing him dancing down the street with the EDL was photoshopped.  Up he pops 2 years later on the Hackney Gazette threatening to sue those who allege he co-operated with the EDL
In the course of his threat Hoffman described the said photo as
‘photoshopped‘.  This was a serious slur
on the reputation of a professional photographer, one David Hoffman (no
relation!).  He did threaten to sue and
he meant it.  Result?  A grovelling apology by Hoffman followed!
‘On my Jewish Chronicle blog I described a photograph taken
on 14 August 2010 at the pro-Ahava demonstration as “fraudulent”. I
also wrote “That photo was ‘Photoshopped’ — and it is bloody obvious that
it was ‘Photoshopped’ I do not discuss but I do identify lies and fraudulent Photoshopped
 These statements were entirely without foundation and I had
made no attempt to check their accuracy. I accept that the photo was absolutely
genuine and had not been tampered with in any way. The photographer, David
Hoffman, is a well known and respected photojournalist and I apologise to him
unreservedly for my hasty and unfounded comments and for the distress and
embarrassment caused.’

Hoffman is now claiming that this allegation ‘was
comprehensively debunked on Harry’s Place!

Harry’s Place prints BNP-style attacks on Pakistani immigrants, which echo word for word the attacks that used to be made by fascists on Jews. But HP blocks anti-Zionist comments on the grounds of ‘anti-Semitism’.

Relying on the anti-Islamic, pro-war Harry’s Place for the
truth is like visiting a porn site and preaching the gospel.  This is a site which publishes comments such as

‘The Pakistani immigrant population alone have contributed a
great deal to the anti-Semitic ‘culture’ of the country. The jury’s out on
whether they’ve contribute much else. Oh yes, I forgot: white-child
prostitution rings. How wonderfully multicultural.’
But if u go to the Harry’s Place article you will note that
his e-mail to the Police asking for separate barriers for the Zionists and the EDL is dated 25 October 2010.  The articles above are dated in the month of
August.  So it took Hoffman over 3 months
from the first time the EDL turned up to write to the Police.  I wonder
why!!  Clearly Inspector Holmes of
Harry’s Place never thought of asking an obvious question!!

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