Tony Greenstein | 25 November 2018 | Post Views:

Twitter’s Twisted Values – Telling anti-Zionist Jews They Should have
Died in Auschwitz is Fine – Comparing the Siege of Gaza to the Warsaw Ghetto is
‘Hate Speech’


Robert Festenstein of Jewish Human Rights Watch stars in a Tommy Robinson propaganda film

Zionist movement in Britain today is a threat to free speech. It is also a danger to Jews since every
atrocity it defends is in the name of Jews, not Zionists. For example the Board
of Deputies, a tame establishment body that has repeatedly told Jews NOT to oppose anti-Semitism from the
fascists actively
Israeli war crimes whilst claiming to represent all Jewish people.

The Board of
Deputies took great exception to a recent post
by me, NW Friends of Israel,
Tommy Robinson and the EDL, are Holding a Demonstration Against ‘Anti-semitism’
in Manchester this Sunday
by me on a North-West Friends of Israel demonstration against anti-Zionism
(which they call ‘anti-Semitism’).

This is the type of abuse that Twitter finds doesn’t breach its rules – always so long as the target is not a Zionist

They claimed it
was untrue that fascists were present. However my understanding is that there
were supporters of Tommy Robinson present, not least from amongst the ranks of
the Zionists themselves.

My post had a
video of solicitor Robert Festenstein starring in a promotional video with Tommy
Robinson of the Football Lads Alliance. Festenstein is the founder and sole member
of the misnamed Jewish Human Rights Watch, whose purpose
is to ensure that Palestinians don’t gain access to human rights. Festenstein
is also a member of the Board of Deputies.

There was also a
video showing the NW Friends of Israel openly cooperating and organising with
the EDL on a picket of a shop selling Israeli products. There is a long history, as I have repeatedly
posted, of co-operation and joint work between Zionists and fascists for
– We Name the Gang of Zionists Whose Purpose is to Disrupt Palestinian Events
in London

Board of Deputies moved quickly. Not to
ensure that fascists were barred from its demonstration against ‘anti-Semitism’,
but to prevent my story remaining up. The result was that my blog on Medium was
. The Zionist press even boasted of their achievements. What kind of gutter press is it that takes
delight in closing down free speech?

An anonymous troll calling me a ‘racist antisemite’ is not targeted abuse and is not hate speech
News reported
that ‘Following a complaint from the Board of
my posts were removed after I had ‘alleged that the antisemitism rally in Manchester last month was
supported by the far-right.’ The truth clearly hurts when it comes to the
close co-operation that exists between the Zionist movement and its activists in
this country and the fascists. See for
example EXCLUSIVE:
More Revelations about Zionism’s Fascist Wing
In fact I am from Brighton not
London but what is one mistake amongst many. A BOD spokesperson is quoted as
saying of my allegations that ‘“This is a complete lie with no factual
basis… There was absolutely no involvement of the EDL and Tommy Robinson,
indeed the organisations involved have denounced Tommy Robinson multiple
times.” This is totally untrue. The
Board has members like Festenstein who support Robinson, who is an avid
supporter of the Israeli state. People like Robinson hold that Israel is the
ideal ethno-nationalist state.
The Jewish Chronicle also led with a full page report that ‘An article by a Jewish anti-Israel blogger
was removed from the Medium
website after he alleged that a demonstration against antisemitism in
Manchester was orchestrated by far-right figures.’ This was after ‘the Board of Deputies lodged a complaint.’ Tony
Greenstein article pulled over claim that far-right led antisemitism protest
would appear that the Board of Deputies, which has led the false ‘anti-Semitism’
campaign against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Left has become hypersensitive to
charges that the people working with anti-Semites are primarily to be found
within their own ranks.
When I put a photo of a young Ahed Tamimi being assaulted by an Israeli soldier, my account was locked and I was told to remove the photo as a condition of regaining control of my account
It is an open fact that large sections of the Zionist movement
support white nationalists for similar reasons to the support that the Zionist Organisation
of America openly gives to pro-Zionist anti-Semites like Steve Bannon and
Donald Trump. See Steve
Bannon Strongly Supports Israel and Jews – ZOA Klein’s Forward Article
. Bannon was accused
by his own wife, during divorce proceedings, of having objected to his children
going to school with Jewish children. According to his ex-wife, Mary
Louise-Picard “He said he doesn’t like
Jews and that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be ‘whiny
brats,’” Piccard said, according to the court papers.’ That doesn’t however
stop American Zionists working with him as he is an ardent Christian Zionist.
In the past week, the Zionist campaign
against me has been extended to Twitter.
A complaint was made by Jack Mendel, who according to his own description is a ‘so called’ Journalist at JewishNewsUK’.
It is not a description I would disagree with.
When Zionist mouthpiece Mendel
defended Israel’s murder of over 200 unarmed demonstrators at the Gaza fence I compared
the siege of Gaza to the siege of the Warsaw Ghetto and when he defended Israel’s
bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military because of Hamas ‘rockets’, which were
fired in response to Israel’s
botched raid
on Gaza, Mendel complained to Twitter. Clearly my remarks so
infuriated this Zionist lapdog that instead of rebutting my comparisons he
appealed to Twitter to censor me.
Twitter has closed down my account because toe-rag ‘journalist’ Jack Mendel couldn’t take criticism of his rottweiler of a state
In doing this Mendel was pushing
at an open door. Twitter have subsequently closed down my account for ‘hateful conduct’. This is how the
language of equalities is used and abused to protect the powerful against the
By putting everything under the
rubric of ‘hate speech’ racism and sexism is depoliticized. It means if you criticize
Zionism then that is ‘hate speech’ The racists get to define any speech they
don’t like as ‘hate speech’. This is the logic of identity politics. So if you criticize the capitalists or the 1%
then that too is ‘hate speech’. In other words by redefining racism as ‘hate
speech’ you end up defending the powerful against the powerless.
If you criticize a society which
makes the few wealthy at the expense of the many then that too is ‘hate speech’.
‘Hate speech’ means that it is the racists and the imperialists who can turn
round and complain that they are hated, because hate, or what is called ‘hate’,
works two ways. And yes, people have
every right to hate Zionism and racism.
Telling someone Jewish that they should have gone to a gas chamber is not a breach of Twitter rules (unless they are a Zionist!)
According to Twitter this and similar tweets is NOT an example of hate speech!
Ironically two years ago I
complained when a Zionist George Yousef sent me a delightful message wishing
that my family and me had ended up in a concentration camp. When I complained to Twitter I was told there
was no breach of the rules!
Twitter rejects my complaint
When a particularly stupid Zionist
Mark Haringman aka Newsdude called me
a variety of names including child abuser, criminal and socialist this year, I
made another complaint. This too was rejected.
We therefore have the crazy
situation that responding to racist Jack Mendel’s vilification of the Palestinians
is a breach of Twitter rules but telling someone Jewish they should have died
in a concentration camp is alright!!
Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer of the alt-Right just loves Israel – and why shouldn’t he?
This comes on top of the recent suspension
of Paul Jonson, an anti-social behaviour worker with Dudley Council for daring
to state that Israel is a racist state. Since Israel is a racist state it means
that the truth has been outlawed. That is why people like the neo-Nazi founder of
America’s alt-Right, Richard Spencer describe themselves as White
What is equally disturbing is that
the GMB Union, which is notoriously right-wing and corrupt (for those who
remember the Poulson Affair
and Andy
) has suspended
Peter Gregson, a shop steward, who has put up on the web a petition stating
that Israel is a racist state. See the statement
from Labour Against the Witchhunt.
you wouldn’t know it, Liberty (formerly the National Council for Civil
Liberties) overwhelmingly
the IHRA at its last Conference.
However its right-wing Executive have sat on the motion as the majority
of them don’t agree with it. It will be
essential in the coming year to make the Zionist attack on free speech a
priority. See Why
are the Officers and Employees of Civil Liberties Group Liberty Refusing to
Implement its Policy of Opposition to the IHRA?

see Twitter closes down my account for ‘hateful conduct’


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