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Unafraid: Jews respond to Chief Rabbi’s (and other) claims that they fear a Corbyn Labour government

Ephraim Mirvis: On the eve of the Labour Party’s “race and faith” manifesto launch, he made a fact-free rant claiming that the party has not done enough about anti-Semitism. It is nonsense.

British people don’t like being told what to think, it seems – especially British Jews.

The day after the Chief Rabbi tried to tell them to vote “with your conscience” for Boris Johnson and against Jeremy Corbyn, telling them they were afraid of a Labour government, they were already telling him where to stick his vote.

Within hours, I saw this letter from a British Jew circulated on the social media. It states:

“Dear Chief Rabbi, you have shamed your office today and rendered the Jewish people even more vulnerable to real antisemitism by reinforcing the fake, media-induced antisemitism that you recklessly impute to Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

“To interfere politically at this point in an election in a way that could affect the only party that could bring hope and social justice to this country is beyond contempt and renders you unfit for office.

“As a Jew and a Labour Party supporter, I am proud to be part of a venture that I see as a continuity of so many of my Jewish forbears who have fought for social justice here and in Europe.

“You talk about ‘the soul of the nation being at stake’ yet have you not noticed what has happened to that soul over the last nine years where: 1. The poor have been vilified 2. The ill have been attacked 3. The mentally ill have suffered 4. Inequality has soared. 5. Greed and financial rapaciousness has flourished 6. Austerity has been unnecessarily applied after a financial crisis brought about by an out of control finance sector that has benefited the wealthiest.

“Where was your voice about the nation’s soul then?

“Yet you inveigh against a decent and honest man who, even now, maintains integrity in the face of manifest manipulation, deceit and digital sleight of hand from the Tories.

“You have shamed your office, the justice-loving tradition of the Jewish people and laid the grounds for future tensions in the most irresponsible way. You seem to lack the acuity of intellect to even spot the most obvious use of this bogus antisemitism as a political weapon.

“Justin Schlossberg of the Media Reform Coalition called the antisemitism saga ‘a disinformation paradigm’ and made a detailed study of the issue. The great scholar, Norman Finkelstein, likewise, sees this a purely politically motivated attack.

“How dare you, amateurishly intervene in this, betraying the great Jewish scholarly tradition of intellectual and analytical acumen embodied in the Talmud and the exegetics of the Chumash.”

The letter is signed, “With profound sadness and considerable disgust.”

While Andrew Neil on BBC1 was enjoying the sound of his own voice a little too much as he tried to gaslight Jeremy Corbyn himself into an apology he had neither any need nor intention of offering, Miriam Margolyes was defending him on Channel 4 (from the anti-Semitism accusation, at least):

The wonderful Ms Margolyes is also among the 10 Jewish voices discussing Mr Corbyn in this video clip:

The Chief Rabbi’s comments have also come under closer scrutiny after evidence was revealed that he is a Conservative and a friend of Tory leader Boris Johnson. Further revelations were to follow.

Indeed. And why did he have nothing to say about two Conservative candidates who recently faced charges of anti-Semitism?

Saddest to note has been the effect on ordinary British Jews, who feel that – well, don’t take my word for it. See for yourself:

The good news is that, as I mentioned at the top of this article, British people don’t like being told what to think: Labour has enjoyed an upward leap in the opinion polls.

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This anti-Semitism complaint against Tom Watson should not stand up

Antagonists: Professor Geoffrey Alderman and Tom Watson.

Tom Watson deserves censure – indeed, expulsion – from the Labour Party for his role in accusing innocent members of anti-Semitism – but he doesn’t deserve it for correctly quoting scripture.

It seems that a professor of Jewish history, Geoffrey Alderman, has made an official complaint against Mr Watson about the Labour deputy leader’s Easter message:

In his Easter 2019 “message” to his followers, Mr Tom Watson MP referred to the arrest of Jesus of Nazareth. Specifically, he said that Jesus was arrested by “a squad of Roman soldiers under the direction of a servant to the High Priest.”

The allegation that Jews were Christ-killers, implicated in if not actually responsible for the death of Jesus, is widely regarded as the oldest antisemitic trope.

This is interesting, because scripture itself is very clear on the subject – that the Jewish priesthood of the day were expected to betray Jesus as it would fulfil prophecy, but they were not empowered to kill him.

All four Gospels state that Jesus was arrested by order of the Jewish priesthood of the day. Consider Matthew 26:47*:

“While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared; with him was a great crowd armed with swords and cudgels, sent by the chief priests and the elders of the nation.”

And at Matthew 26:51 we may read:

“At that moment one of those with Jesus reached for his sword and drew it, and he struck at the High Priest’s servant and cut off his ear.”

It goes on to say that Jesus was led off, under arrest, to the house of Caiaphas the High Priest, where the chief priests and the whole Council “tried to find some allegation against Jesus on which a death-sentence could be based; but they failed to find one, though many came forward with false evidence. Eventually they settled on blasphemy.

Mark tells the same story in chapter 14: 43-64.

It is in Luke, chapter 22: 47-53, 66-71.

And it is in John, chapter 18: 3-14, 19-24, 29-32.

Maybe this part of the Christian story has been used to raise anti-Jewish sentiment in the past. It is also possible that it was concocted when Christianity was adopted as the official religion of the Roman Empire, for political reasons.

But my experience is that any such animosity, if it did exist, has long since been dropped.

In any case, I would be very interested to see Professor Alderman’s evidence to show that the story didn’t happen as described in the Bible. What historical records can he produce?

I attended a church school – Anglican – and we were taught to respect people who belonged to other religions; not to attribute the sins of their fathers (for want of a better phrase) upon them; and also that “he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword”.

My Religious Education class visited a synagogue (and a mosque, come to that) to learn about other beliefs. It was never suggested to us that this story was the “oldest antisemitic trope”. If it was, I would say it had been laid to rest.

So I find it extremely strange that Professor Alderman wants to resurrect it.

If anything, it seems that he is trying to create an anti-Christian spin on it.

I certainly hope that none of his fellows in the Jewish religion follow this bad example.

Tom Watson is a wrong ‘un, no doubt. But to demonise him by trying to stir up animosity between Jews and Christians is completely unacceptable and I hope everyone of both religions condemns his words.

Source: Excl: Watson subject of formal antisemitism complaint by Professor of Jewish history | The SKWAWKBOX

*All Biblical quotes are from my old copy of the New English Bible.

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Exposed: Torygraph lies about Labour and anti-Semitism

False accusation: Labour Against the Witch-hunt does not claim all claims of anti-Semitism against Labour Party members are false or politically-motivated.

The Torygraph is the latest right-wing newspaper to descend into conspiracy-theory anti-Semitism smears to undermine Labour’s chances in forthcoming elections.

The “newspaper” – if you can call it that – has allowed itself to repeat the conspiracy trope that criticism of Israel must equal anti-Semitism. It doesn’t.

Even hardened campaigners against A-S have affirmed that reasoned criticism of Israeli politics cannot be equated with hatred of all Jews.

We have evidence that, for example, “the “Act.IL” organization, which is coordinated, backed and has been funded by Israel’s so-called Ministry of Strategic Affairs, had used a troll army to spread false information about Jeremy Corbyn – the leader of the UK’s official opposition party”.

So the Telegraph is wrong to suggest this:

“A Labour activist who claimed the Israeli lobby had “manufactured” the party’s anti-Semitism crisis has been selected as a candidate for the European elections, deepening the row over claims of anti-Jewish hatred in the party.

Israel is not Judaism and the Israeli government, in fact, is not representative of the opinions of all Israelis – so it cannot be suggested that the claims suggested here relate to anti-Semitism in any way.

… That’s unless the person making the suggestion has a political interest spreading falsehoods, of course.

Here comes another fake claim:

Martin Mayer, a former member of Labour’s National Executive Committee and a Unite union activist, has been chosen to stand as MEP for Yorkshire & Humber.

The retired transport worker has been active in Labour Against the Witchunt (LAW), a group which claims accusations of anti-Semitism are a ruse to undermine Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour Against the Witch-hunt claims that some accusations of anti-Semitism are false, and have been made to undermine Mr Corbyn and his supporters.

But the omission of that word – “some” – in the article creates an implication that the organisation is saying all such accusations are politically-motivated falsehoods. That is not true.

Mr Mayer’s selection as an MEP candidate is likely to raise questions about the suitability of the candidates being selected by Labour.

It is only likely to raise such questions among people with a vested interest in spreading falsehoods about the Labour Party and anti-Semitism.

It will be interesting to see who puts their head above the parapet. We can start the list with Telegraph reporters Patrick Sawer, Edward Malnick and Hayley Dixon.

Source: Labour activist who claimed Israeli lobby ‘manufactured’ anti-Semitism crisis selected as MEP candidate


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There is a fatal flaw in the Jewish Labour Movement’s ‘no confidence’ vote on Corbyn

Jeremy Newmark, who revived a moribund Jewish Labour Movement as a supporter of the aggressively-Zionist Israeli government, sitting between disgraced Israeli embassy conspirator Shai Masot and Israeli ambassador Mark Regev at a private meeting during Labour’s 2016 conference. Newmark is seen in undercover Al Jazeera footage giving the ambassador “intelligence.” For further information see this article.

Has nobody pointed out to the leaders of the Jewish Labour Movement that its planned vote of “no confidence” in Jeremy Corbyn will hold little weight, coming as it does from an organisation that is grossly misnamed.

Members of the wider public may not realise it, but to join the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), one doesn’t have to be a member of the Labour Party. Indeed, one doesn’t even have to be Jewish!

So the threat, published in The Independent among others –

The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) is braced to vote on the unprecedented motion at its annual general meeting, which claims the party is “institutionally antisemitic” and Mr Corbyn’s leadership, combined with his past actions and associations shows “a complete disregard for the Jewish community in Britain”.

– holds little weight as the organisation does not represent the Jewish community in Britain, or even the Jewish Labour community.

(It is also worth pointing out to Lizzy Buchan, author of the Independent piece, that the JLM is not “Labour’s only Jewish group” and it is wrong to deny Jewish Voice for Labour, the Jewish Socialists’ Group, and even Jewdas their place within the Labour movement. Are they the “wrong kind of Jews” who keep getting mentioned?)

And, of course, with only around 2,000 members (including those who aren’t Jewish or members/supporters of the Labour Party), it would be grossly irresponsible to let the JLM influence a political organisation of more than half a million people.

The claim in the motion, that “blame for both the crisis of antisemitism within the Labour party and the party’s failure to deal with it therefore ultimately rests with Jeremy Corbyn” is nonsense.

It seems clear to anybody who bothers to do their research that the row was manufactured by supporters of the Israeli government who fear that Jeremy Corbyn, as Prime Minister, would halt UK support for that government’s aggressively-Zionist project to eradicate Palestine and the Palestinian people.

It is likely that Mr Corbyn would demand efforts to support the peaceful co-existence of both Israel and Palestine.

So it would be more accurate to argue that it is Mr Corbyn’s effort to halt the persecution of a particular religious, ethnic or racial group that the Jewish Labour Movement is opposing.

As I have mentioned in the past, it is a racist organisation that even discriminates against socialist Jews.

The remainder of the motion – that “Jeremy Corbyn is therefore unfit to be prime minister and that a Labour government led by him would not be in the interest of British Jews” is also, therefore, nonsense.

What the JLM means is that a Labour government led by Mr Corbyn would not be in the interests of the current Israeli government – nothing more than that.

The Independent article quotes a Labour spokesperson as saying, “One antisemite in our party is one too many… We are determined to tackle antisemitism and root it out of our party.”

A good place to do so would be the Jewish Labour Movement itself.

After the JLM voted to remain affiliated to Labour, I said this was so its leaders could orchestrate a walkout at a time that would cause maximum inconvenience to Mr Corbyn.

It would be better if Labour acknowledged the JLM’s role in falsely accusing Mr Corbyn and the party in general, launched an investigation into its attempts to bring the party into disrepute with false allegation, and suspended it in its entirety until such an investigation is complete and the culprits expelled.

https://twitter.com/TonyGreenstein/status/1108169784041066497

Sadly, both Mr Corbyn and the party in general have capitulated so completely to the false narrative of “institutional anti-Semitism” that a change to a more appropriate response may be used against them.

But while Labour may have painted itself into a corner, the party can still get out – by taking decisive action.


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The power of suggestion: Jewish Chronicle poll shows public has been misled about anti-Semitism

Jeremy Corbyn is supported by significant number of Jews. Perhaps they were the “wrong kind” and were not asked to participate in the JC’s poll.

Yet again, the Jewish Chronicle has turned the Labour anti-Semitism story backward.

The paper has trumpeted the results of a poll carried out by Survation, showing that more than 85 per cent of British Jews think Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite.

We all know he is nothing of the kind.

In contrast, the poll also indicates that only 98.3 per cent of British Jews think Theresa May – a genuine racist and anti-Semite, judging from her party’s support of the anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Hungarian regime in the European Parliament – has no hatred of Jews at all.

It is a travesty.

Inevitably our friends on the social media have correctly identified the problem, which is media outlets like the Jewish Chronicle that push fake news rather than fact.

Sadly, this particular organ is not about to improve. It has a political agenda, which is the removal of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party in the UK.

Perhaps readers who wish their news to have a smattering of accuracy could consider altering their purchasing habits.

More than 85 per cent of British Jews think Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic, according to polling carried out for the JC. A similar percentage believe there are significant levels of antisemitism at all levels of the Labour Party.

The survey, undertaken by polling company Survation between August 12 and September 4, shows that 85.9 per cent of British Jews regard the Labour leader as antisemitic, while just 8.3 per cent believe he is not.

In a recent Survation poll among the general public, 39 per cent said Mr Corbyn was antisemitic.

Among British Jews, only 1.7 per cent believe Prime Minister Theresa May to be antisemitic, with 89.9 per cent saying she is not. Just 6.1 per cent say that Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable is antisemitic.

Source: More than 85 per cent of British Jews think Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic – The Jewish Chronicle

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The – GENUINE – anti-Semitism of Sajid Javid

Embarrassment: Sajid Javid made a fool of himself by standing in that now-stereotypically stupid wide-legged pose (lampooned above). Now he has embarrassed himself and his party by insulting British Jews.

It seems Home Secretary Sajid Javid thought he’d get some milage out of the Labour anti-Semitism row – proving either he didn’t know his language was anti-Semitic itself, or that he is really an anti-Semite.

If it needs explaining, here’s Michael Rosen (who is himself Jewish):

And Jews Sans Frontieres makes a great point –

– Sajid Javid came into the Home Office with a promise to end the conditions that led to the Windrush scandal, and instead he is making them worse.

But let’s do what we’re told; let’s look at the responses:

The “wrong kind of Jews”? That is an anti-Semitic stereotype. There is no way of painting it any differently. The Home Secretary committed an act of anti-Semitism, publicly, on Twitter.

Many responses focused on Mr Javid’s cynical use of British Jews for political purposes:

And of course, as a Conservative government minister, Mr Javid is the last person in the country who should be accusing others of failing to reach a standard of acceptability:

https://twitter.com/TonyGreenstein/status/1038209952316305408

After the various treacheries by Labour MPs against their leader over anti-Semitism, we all know (or should) where to send complaints to that party.

According to the Conservative Party code of conduct, “if any individuals wish to make a formal complaint against elected representatives or officers of the party, they should email [email protected]”.

So now you know. Get your complaint in now.

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Sajid Javid’s ‘category problem’ suggests the Home Secretary really has a ‘RACE’ problem

Sajid Javid: Another “deliberate misinterpretation”?

This is appallingly bad form for someone in one of the highest offices in the land.

It seems Sajid Javid has fallen for the same trick as Guardian columnist Simon Hattenstone – to whom This Site drew attention on Saturday.

Mr Hattenstone had referred to the incident in 2013, when Jeremy Corbyn referred to a group of “Zionists” who listened to a Palestinian representatives speech and then deliberately misinterpreted it in order to complain about it. Mr Corbyn had said that the people concerned “clearly have two problems. One is they don’t want to study history, and secondly, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, they don’t understand English irony either.”

The irony being that the people with a firm grasp of English were deliberately misinterpreting statements by someone less well-schooled in it.

Mr Hattenstone suggested the Mr Corbyn had conflated “Zionist” with “Jew” and continued: “Let’s play the traditional ‘swap the minority’ game. Instead of ‘Zionists’ let’s make it, say, Muslims or African-Caribbeans or Asians or Irish needing lessons in history or irony. Not nice, eh?”

The problem with his interpretation is that Mr Corbyn was very definitely referring to a group of Zionists, and not Jews; the two are not the same.

Now it seems Sajid Javid – the Home Secretary – has read Mr Hattenstone’s article and thought he’d score points off the Labour Party by stealing its main argument.

In a tweet (which you will see repeated several times below), he stated: “If Corbyn had said ‘Asians’ or ‘Blacks’ instead of ‘Zionists’ he’d be gone by now. The fact he’s still there, tells us all we need to know about what the Labour Party has become.”

It should be a matter of serious concerns – especially to those members of the so-called “Windrush generation” and their descendents, that the man charged with countering the racism against them inflicted by his own government doesn’t know the difference between a political ideology and an ethnicity.

Still, he might have got away with it if nobody noticed.

Ah, but people did notice:

This is the substantive issue.

Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris referred to a “N****r in the woodpile” during a speech (about Brexit, if I recall correctly) and was punished with a short-term suspension. Boris Johnson’s racism during his time at the Foreign Office is a matter of infamy, and his reference to “piccaninnies with watermelon smiles” was just one example – for which he received no punishment at all.

Exactly.

Before Mr Javid starts to criticise Labour, he needs to do two things: First, ensure the racists in his own party are expelled. And then he’ll need to find an accusation against Mr Corbyn that isn’t a lie.

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Luciana Berger SHOULD BE unwelcome in the Labour Party – but not because she is Jewish

Luciana Berger: Spreading lies.

I see pro-Israel troll Luciana Berger has been accusing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of anti-Semitism again – and she is doing so by committing the cardinal sin of deliberately confusing Zionism with Judaism.

She was referring to details released by the Daily Mail of a London conference in 2013 – remember, anti-Corbyn trolls have been reduced to trawling through recent history to find anything they can use against him.

It seems Mr Corbyn referred to an altercation between a group of people self-identifying as Zionists and the Palestinian representative to the UK, Manuel Hassassian, following a speech Mr Hassassian had made in Parliament.

He said yesterday (August 24, 2018) that the Zionist group, for whom English is their first language, had made “deliberate misrepresentations” of what Mr Hassassian, for whom it is not, had said.

In his speech at the 2013 conference, Mr Corbyn, then a backbench MP, went on to claim that the people concerned “clearly have two problems.

“One is they don’t want to study history, and secondly, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, they don’t understand English irony either.”

The irony being that the people with a firm grasp of English were deliberately misinterpreting statements by someone less well-schooled in it.

There is nothing wrong with that statement.

Indeed, those of us who have suffered Zionist bullying know very well that these people like to “doctor” our comments – they quote us out-of-context, and they quote us selectively in order to change the meaning of our words. Then they accuse us of anti-Semitism.

Another way these people like to accuse others is by deliberately co-mingling the meaning of the words “Zionist” (or “Zionism”), “Jew” and “Israeli”.

These are three different things, but note how Luciana Berger – who happens to be Jewish, pro-Israeli-government and Zionist – tries to pretend they are the same.

Mr Corbyn referred to “Zionists” who listened to Mr Hassassian – not Jews. It is unlikely he knew whether they were Jews or not because there are plenty of Gentile (non-Jewish) Zionists.

But Ms Berger said: “The video released today of the leader of making inexcusable comments – defended by a party spokesman – makes me as a proud British Jew feel unwelcome in my own party. I’ve lived in Britain all my life and I don’t need any lessons in history/irony.”

Here’s the tweet (although I cannot guarantee it will stay available once enough of us have shown that we have seen through her lie):

“As a proud British Jew” she does not have any reason to feel unwelcome.

As a Zionist who supports the perversion of another person’s words because she sees them as hostile to her cause, she does.

Don’t get me wrong: My understanding is that there are Zionists (the term refers to people who want the restoration of the historic Jewish homeland in the Middle East) who want to achieve their aim by peaceful means and do not object to co-habitation with the Palestinian people. Ms Berger is not one of them.

She is an aggressive Zionist who, in her words and deeds, supports the mass-murder of Palestinians by the Israeli government and works hard to attack, undermine and discredit those who act as advocates for peace.

That is the reason she should be unwelcome in the Labour Party – or anywhere else in British politics.

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Who is REALLY acting in bad faith over Jeremy Corbyn’s article on anti-Semitism?

Jeremy Corbyn: When he is attacked over the Guardian‘s timing of his article, we can see where the anti-Semitism debate’s real problem lies.

This Writer is not a huge fan of Jeremy Corbyn’s Guardian article, replying to last week’s accusations of anti-Semitism – but it did perform a useful service in encouraging some of the real villains of this affair to reveal themselves.

Ignoring what should be welcome announcements in the piece, people like Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard attacked Mr Corbyn because the Guardian released the article at 5.30pm yesterday (Friday, August 3) – only three hours before the start of the Jewish sabbath. The claim was that this would leave Jewish people struggling to respond, as they are not allowed to use phones or travel during their holy day.

Unfortunately, Mr Pollard seemed to have forgotten that he himself tweeted a link to an article on this subject – Jonathan Freedland’s silly smear piece last weekend – at 7.57pm on Friday, July 27, less than an hour before that week’s sabbath was due to begin. What about the response from Jewish people to that?

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The attack on Mr Corbyn’s article is indicative of the bad faith in which his critics operate. Also known to have complained are Labour’s Blairite faction, Progress.

Personally, I cannot understand why. In many ways, his article shows him caving in to their demands.

“I do acknowledge there is a real problem that Labour is working to overcome. And I accept that, if any part of our national community feels threatened, anxious or vulnerable, not only must that be taken at face value but we must all ensure those fears are put to rest,” he wrote, completely failing to acknowledge what is really happening.

If anybody has a right to feel threatened, anxious or vulnerable, it is members of the Labour Party who wish – for example – to criticise the Israeli government’s military persecution of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Such people have attracted nonsense accusations of anti-Semitism from loud-voiced and influential organisations including the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Community Safety Trust, the Jewish Leadership Council, the Campaign Against Antisemitism, Labour Friends of Israel, the Jewish Labour Movement, Progress, the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Telegraph and Jewish News.

You will notice that these are all either Conservative-led organisations, representatives of right-wing Labour, or supporters of the Israeli government’s aggressive Zionism that seeks to expel Arabs from anywhere within what they see as the historic borders of Israel, rather than the land they were gifted by the United Nations back in 1948.

Also in the firing line are those who use reasoned arguments to defend people who have been accused of anti-Semitism for speaking out against this tyranny.

I fall into this category. I was accused in May last year and am still going through Labour’s long-winded and biased disciplinary process that ignores the fundamental principles of British justice by assuming that anybody who is accused must be guilty and demanding that they prove their innocence, rather than the other way around.

It is because Labour’s process runs contrary to natural justice that I am crowdfunding for legal action in the courts. Please visit my JustGiving site if you can help.

“We were too slow in processing disciplinary cases of antisemitic abuse, mostly online, by party members,” wrote Mr Corbyn. “And we haven’t done enough to foster deeper understanding of antisemitism among members. So we are developing an education and training programme throughout the party.” Run by whom? The Jewish Labour Movement that engages in entrapment of Labour Party members (think of Jackie Walker), and that has deep ties with the Israeli government, one of whose representatives was caught conspiring to undermine the UK government early last year (Shai Masot)?

If I recall correctly, Mr Masot stated very clearly that his government was helping UK-based organisations to build cases against people in the UK that it wanted to target for political reasons. None of the groups he mentioned – or that have been implicated since – have faced any kind of investigation by the Labour Party, to the best of my knowledge. Why not?

It is because Labour relies on those who make false accusations of anti-Semitism to police the party against this offence that I am crowdfunding for legal action in the courts. Here’s the link to my JustGiving site again.

“Cases are now being dealt with much faster. High-profile cases have almost all been resolved,” wrote Mr Corbyn. Mine hasn’t!

“Denying the continuing problem doesn’t help. Labour staff have seen examples of Holocaust denial, crude stereotypes of Jewish bankers, conspiracy theories blaming 9/11 on Israel, and even one individual who appeared to believe that Hitler had been misunderstood,” he continued. I wonder how many of those were genuine cases. Remember, Labour currently assumes each defendant is guilty, unless and until they can prove themselves innocent. And how many have been accused, but have not yet had a chance to defend themselves? Think of the two councillors whose cases Luciana Berger prejudiced by using them as examples of proved anti-Semitism in the party last week. When will she face disciplinary action and why has her party membership not been suspended for prejudicing an investigation?

Or have I just explained the reason: Labour assumes every defendant must be guilty, just because they have been accused?

“Our party must never be a home for such people, and never will be. People who dish out antisemitic poison need to understand: you do not do it in my name. You are not my supporters and have no place in our movement,” wrote Mr Corbyn. And he is right – genuine anti-Semites should be expelled from the Labour Party, and there are certainly examples of it, as any member of the party’s National Executive Committee can affirm.

Nor should the Labour Party be a home for those who would falsely accuse their political opponents in order to have them expelled under false pretences. Mr Corbyn and the party must acknowledge, not only that this happens, but that those who engage in such abuses must also be punished.

And he cannot deny that such false accusations take place. Only last week, he was accused of anti-Semitic behaviour in three different ways. The Campaign Against Antisemitism directly accused him in a complaint to the party – and got short shrift from a spokesman who said, “False and partisan attacks like this undermine the fight against anti-Semitism.”

Mr Corbyn should ask himself why he should get the benefit of the doubt while he presides over a party that assumes rank-and-file members must be guilty.

Don’t get me wrong; there is much to be praised in Mr Corbyn’s article.

He wrote: “I do not for one moment accept that a Labour government would represent any kind of threat, let alone an ‘existential threat’, to Jewish life in Britain, as three Jewish newspapers recently claimed. That is the kind of overheated rhetoric that can surface during emotional political debates.”

And he stated: “The far right is on the rise across Europe and North America. Antisemitism is being given free rein by nationalists in Hungary and Poland. And Tommy Robinson supporters are giving Nazi salutes on the streets of London, threatening black, Muslim and Jewish communities alike. That is a clear and present danger.”

Correct. It is a danger that is being stoked by the false accusations of anti-Semitism against prominent anti-racism, pro-peace activists in the Labour Party.

That is why Mr Corbyn must reintroduce fairness into Labour’s disciplinary system and penalise not only the guilty, but also the vicious liars who falsely accuse the innocent.

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Jewish voices speak out against Labour’s faked ‘anti-Semitism’ crisis

Jeremy Corbyn is supported by significant number of Jews. Unfortunately the Conservatives in the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council would characterise them as the “wrong kind of Jews”.

People have started appearing on the social media, speaking out against the fake ‘anti-Semitism’ crisis created by certain pro-Israel pressure groups and the right-wing UK media. And their voices are important because these people are Jewish.

Here’s a strong example, from Professor Annabelle Sreberny:

https://twitter.com/James4Labour/status/1022747125032136707

Yes indeed – the idea that Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite is, quite frankly, idiotic. It has only gained traction because the people pushing it claim to represent the Jewish community.

Except, as you’ve just heard, there is no single Jewish community. There are many. They are currently deep in debate over the issue. But this fact is being obscured by the group that has co-opted the media to its cause; the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council, the Jewish Labour Movement, certain right-wing members of the Labour Party and so on. Members of Jewish Voices for Labour – like the lady in the clip above – are condemned as the “wrong kind of Jew”.

This Writer is currently accused of anti-Semitism by the Labour Party, based on a series of nonsense charges including one that I am depriving Jews of the right to describe their oppression by putting quotation marks around the word “anti-Semitism” when the accusations are found to be false. Have a think about that while you see some of the statements by other Jews on this matter.

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Consider this:

And this:

The claim that anti-Semitism is a problem of the social media certainly may have legs. The accusations against me are based on my social media posts – but I have not posted abuse against any Labour or Conservative MPs, and the articles on my website are based either on provable facts or on evidence that I have unearthed myself – evidence that certain so-called “mainstream” interests would like to discredit and bury again, it seems.

That said, I cannot claim that anti-Semitic abuse is not published on the social media, because a certain kind of person – including racists – enjoy using the anonymity provided by social media pseudonyms to send such abuse to prominent people. Personally, I have never used such pseudonyms and have always published under my own name.

There is another aspect to this, which is that members of the “mainstream” groups that have been so loud in condemnation of anti-Semitic abuse may actually be posting it anonymously themselves, in order to stir up public feeling. The only way to find out is to strip the ability to post anonymously away from users – and you’ll notice that the relevant authorities have been obstructive in this respect.

Let’s have another:

I was accused of anti-Semitism while I was standing as a Labour candidate for a local county council seat. My suspension happened on the eve of polling day – the afternoon before. In my opinion it was deliberately timed to stop a Labour candidate from taking a council seat (this kind of manipulation is against the law, but it is extraordinarily difficult to persuade the police to prosecute). So I agree that these accusations are politically-motivated (at least in cases such as mine).

I was secretary of my local Labour Party branch at the time – but obviously had to give up that role after the party suspended my membership. It was subsequently demonstrated that the branch has a small but significant Jewish membership – none of whom have any objections about my treatment of them.

The accusations against me started after I wrote a series of articles on accusations against others that were based on a false premise. These necessitated examination of the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014, a grossly unequal struggle in which many times more Palestinians were killed than Israelis. It seems clear that my accusers wanted to silence someone they perceived as a critic of Israeli policies.

Note also that this Jewish lady makes it clear that she believes the allegations currently being made by the “mainstream” groups to be false. So she, at least, agrees that I am right to describe them as false “anti-Semitism” claims, rather than examples of genuine anti-Semitism.

These are welcome examples of evidence in my favour. Unfortunately, the Labour Party’s charge sheet against me contains the following directive, to find me guilty in spite of the evidence (if necessary), in order to make an example of me:

“There are current and potential Labour voters of all backgrounds who are watching carefully what the Party does with cases like Mr Sivier’s. Taking definitive action in this case would send a clear and unambiguous message to all of them that Mr Sivier and the views he published extensively have absolutely no place in the party.”

But an example of what? Labour mismanagement of a serious issue – being false claims made against good and genuine party members?

That’s what it seems, to me.

It seems, further, that the Labour Party is setting itself up to fail, as long as it continues to pander to the Conservatives in the Board of Deputies, the Jewish Leadership Council, and so on.

They will continue beating the party with the stick of fake “anti-Semitism” accusations, while the general public will desert the party in droves – either because they believe the lies, or in disgust at the party’s pathetically weak response to them.