Labour should be throwing the Jewish Labour Movement out on its ear, not begging it to stay

Jackie Walker: The Jewish Labour Movement has smeared this Jewish woman, who happens to be black, as an anti-Semite – based on false evidence. The organisation does its best to deny her the ability to defend herself against its lies.

Why on Earth did more than 100 Labour MPs write a letter begging the Jewish Labour Movement to remain affiliated to the party?

This is an organisation that has caused a huge amount of reputational damage to the Labour Party by supporting the hugely over-hyped and often false claims of anti-Semitism among high-profile members of the party.

It has strong links with the State of Israel which suggest that it is more interested in putting forward that nation’s agenda than any involving Jewish people living here in the UK – and it attacks viciously any Jewish people here who make that suggestion.

The JLM’s former national director, Ella Rose (who quit to join the Holocaust Educational Trust) at the end of last year, previously worked at the Israeli embassy.

The organisation was mentioned by anti-UK government conspirator Shai Masot as one of his allies when he was secretly filmed encouraging a co-conspirator to “take down” a UK MP he considered to be acting against the interests of the Israeli government.

It supports the Israeli Labour Party, Havoda, which I understand openly supports the apartheid system currently operating in that country.

Labour accused me of anti-Semitism, partly because I accurately reported the JLM’s own affiliations and mission statements, as follows:

“The Jewish Labour Movement is also affiliated to the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Zionist Federation of the UK, and organise within the World Zionist Organisation… Our objects: To maintain and promote Labour or Socialist Zionism as the movement for self-determination of the Jewish people within the state of Israel.”

It’s all about Israel, see? Zionism is the movement for the re-establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people in what is now Israel.

The JLM was originally known as Poale Zion, “Workers of Zion” – and was part of a movement of Marxist-Zionist Jewish workers founded across Europe at the turn of the 20th century.

The accusation against me was that I was claiming the JLM does not represent Jews. This was not true. I said it does not represent Jews who are not Zionists – and we only have to examine its treatment of Jewish Voice for Labour or Jewdas to see the truth of my statement. As far as JLM is concerned, any Jew who does not support the apartheid Israeli government is the “wrong kind of Jew”.

I was also accused of denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination, which is nonsense. Self-determination, for a people, is about the right to freely choose their own sovereignty and international political status without interference. It refers to nations, not individuals. And by upholding the attitudes of an aggressively Zionist organisation, Labour was itself denying the right to self-determination – of the people of Palestine.

Considering the above evidence – and the wealth of other information that is available online; all you have to do is a simple web search for it – it seems clear that Labour would be better-off without the misnamed Jewish Labour Movement.

No UK political party should affiliate itself with such an organisation. JLM is a group of racists who work to advance the interests of the Israeli government and attempt to harm all those who get in their way – including other Jewish people. The sooner it is out, the better.

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9 thoughts on “Labour should be throwing the Jewish Labour Movement out on its ear, not begging it to stay

  1. SteveH

    All this talk by the JLM about leaving the Labour Party is nothing more than posturing. The last thing the Israeli State wants is for JVL to become the predominant representative voice of Jews within the Labour Party

  2. hilary772013

    Hear Hear Mike.. I got suspended on Twitter this afternoon for a post about Palestine & another about Margaret Hodge they wouldn’t let me post them it contravened their policy which I had to read and confirm who I was by a telephone call with a code to reinstate my account.. tv reports I was trying to tweet?? never happened to me before when posting TV reports. Wonder if it was because they were from a YouTube?

  3. Michael McNulty

    While these tactics may be necessary for the right-wing of politics, business and media who are all afraid of progressive politics, it is not a necessity for most everybody else. People quickly tire of false allegations and someone overplaying the victim (fair play is a strong emotion), so instead of furthering their cause very soon they will harm it.

  4. Zippi

    There should be no such organisation within the Party. The £abour Party should be looking out for the interests of citizens of THIS country and its loyalty should be to them and to its members; nobody else. Perhaps, the Party needs to look at such affiliations and groups within the Party and set clear guidelines, nay, rules, regarding which parties and organisations can have influence within it, how they are funded etc. It seems that these people have more clout than do the Trades Unions!

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