Lobster on the Media Silence Surrounding the Israel Lobby and the Anti-Semitism Smears | Beastrabban\’s Weblog

Useful background information from Beastrabban:

This little snippet [is] from Lobster’s editor, Robin Ramsay, commenting on the Israel lobby and New Labour as the real forces behind the anti-Semitism smears against Jeremy Corbyn and his followers in the Labour party. The footnotes to the comments are also worth reading, as they give the web addresses for further articles providing even more information on this issue.Ramsay writes

Labour and anti-semitism

As John Newsinger notes in his ‘Livingstone, Zionism and the Nazis’ in Lobster 71, we are going to get a lot more of this nonsense as NuLab remnants and the Israeli lobby use it to attack Corbyn and the Party’s left. On this subject there have been a number of recent analyses, one by occasional contributor to these columns, Michael Carlson.44 A useful complement to these is an account of the Guardian’s role in this at sodiumhaze.45 Thus far I have not seen any Labour spokespeople who have grasped the central fact about such smear campaigns: the only way to resist them is to name the subtext. Everybody round Corbyn – and most of the journalists making this piffle ‘a story’ – know the sources of this one and the reasons for it; and not to name and identify it is inviting it to continue.

The footnotes are:

44 Carlson is at . The others are http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/inside-manufactured-antisemitism-
scandals-designed-weaken-uk-labour-leader-jeremy> and

This article’s at: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster72/lob72-view-from-the-bridge.pdf. Scroll down till you get to the right section.

I think the reason why no-one in the mainstream press and media is revealing that New Labour and the Israel lobby are behind these malicious and libellous accusations is for the same reason Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinians are so seldom reported, and why the book The Israel Lobby was fiercely attacked in the right-wing media in the US, which also denounced the revelation that Likud had also drawn up plans to invade Iraq as early as 1995 jointly with the Republican party: anyone who dares to step out of line on Israel is immediately vilified and maligned as an anti-Semite.

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10 thoughts on “Lobster on the Media Silence Surrounding the Israel Lobby and the Anti-Semitism Smears | Beastrabban\’s Weblog

  1. Richard

    Israel s atrocities are seldom reported because they seldom happen. I notice you avoid mentioning the fact that Russia is butchering thousands of Arab children NOW. Youre bigots

    1. jeffrey davies

      whot about all those killed by israel the children of god nay they act they those before to hold them down yet israel has blood on its hands russian are protecting the countries leader the usa are giving arms to the insurgents no matter who they may be perhaps one needs more info on it and not the bbc news

    2. mohandeer

      Perhaps you would like to read the reports by the Jewish Israeli organization that reports on those atrocities in the occupied territories of Israel, (that don’t exist )on BT’selem – or perhaps you would rather not?
      Who then is the bigot?
      And either an ignorant one or a lying one. At Mondoweiss, you can find first hand accounts, by both Israeli Jews, Arabs and International Observers, often with video footage, but then that would show the lie to your words, wouldn’t it?
      Even reading Haaretz or the Jewish Forward reveals much of what is really happening in Israel. But again, you wouldn’t want to read this US Jewish chronicle either, would you?
      Either get yourself informed or stop posting utterly contemptuous lies.

    3. mohandeer

      Madelaine Allbright, when questioned about the 500,000 Iraqi children killed by the US and NATO forces, decided it was a reasonable price to pay.
      THAT is butchery. Russia’s battle against the terrorists holding Syrian civilians hostage in Aleppo pales by comparison to the hundreds of thousands the imperialist US and NATO drive for world domination have slaughtered over the last 2 years. The US alone with it’s drone strikes which have cost the lives of many thousands with only 22 terrorist “affiliate targets” being taken out. That is Butchery.

    4. mohandeer

      For your further edification Richard:
      “Now here’s a rare sight: the BBC allowed a genuine dissenting voice on to its airwaves.
      Dr Marcus Papadopoulos, editor of Politics First, recently talked to the BBC News about the west’s massive disinformation campaign targeting Syria, and misinformation and Britain’s irrational fear-mongering over Russia.
      This week, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for “demonstrations outside the Russian embassy”, because of of what Johnson alleges as “war crimes” Syria. It seems that Johnson’s dangerous rhetoric merely typifies a general level of ignorance and political malaise taking hold over the British Parliamentarians recently.”
      The same applies to the non information campaign regarding Israel’s non compliance and defiance of the UN International Laws and Resolutions.

    5. mohandeer

      Five hundred Palestinian children were killed in Operation “protective Edge”. It too, was against International Law and a UN resolution which stipulates that collective punishment for the actions of a few are War Crimes.
      Let me know if you need any more help in understanding bigotry and butchery.

  2. Roy Beiley

    Seems like the Israelis took the National Socialism model and have adapted for their own purposes. Any criticism of the State is not tolerated. Manufacture lies about your opponents and label them as “enemies” of the State.

  3. Pjay Mac

    Strange Bedfellows Indeed, the right wing new labour fanatics and Jews / Zionists if I’m not mistaken it was right wing fanatics who carried out the atrocities 1936– 1945 that they have never let the World Forget, yet the Hypocrisy of this race of people is breathtaking they are carrying out atrocities and imposing a reign of terror on The Palestinian People.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No. That is completely inaccurate and anti-Semitic. It’s one of the claims I, and the others, have been arguing AGAINST. “The Jews” aren’t carrying out atrocities because many Jews oppose them. Zionists? Maybe, but not necessarily all of them? Israelis? Yes. Learn to understand the distinctions or you will come to grief.

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