Rising Anti-Semitism Cannot Be Tackled Without Addressing Israel's Crimes
- The following article was written by John Elder and published online (and later purged for censorship[n. 2]) by the "Morning Star", on June 18th, 2018. Highlighted in bold is what lead Jewish groups and individuals to begin a witch hunt against John Elder, and lead a campaign of censorship. What Elder wrote, was however, entirely, correct. Jewish groups speak out very little or too softly on the actions of the Jewish supremacist state, who's entire goal is to kill off and murder all non-Jews in Palestine
The Suppressing of John Elder's Free Speech and Why His Article Was Right
In June 2018, a brigade of Jewish fundamentalists and organisations (including the "Jewish Chronicle" and "Labour Against Antisemitism" (LAAS)) began a virulent campaign of hatred, censorship, self-pity and self-aggrandising victimhood, against John Elder with whom they started a witch hunt, promptly branding his article (unjustly) "anti-Semitic", simply because they were offended at the idea of a non-Jew pointing out that modern anti-Semitism—or at the very least, anger against Jews—stems from the criminal behaviours and actions of the rogue state of Israel of whom many Jews support either tacitly or directly (a state founded upon the principles of Jewish supremacism,[n. 3][n. 4] hatred for democracy and anti-Secularism).
- Indeed very few Jews oppose Israel (or, merely just quietly parrot cut and paste sympathies right after weeks of Israeli-lead murderous campaigns against Palestinians—as Elder points out below in his article). Outright, hard condemnation is non-existent from even the most moderate of Jews (although there are some, such as Orthodox Jews who regularly speak out against Israel's crimes).
After many false and misrepresented accusations were lodged against Elder (the most ridiculous accusation being a deliberate twisted misrepresentation of his research as having "...made demands on the ‘Jewish diaspora’ and ‘Jewish community’ as if these were responsible for Israeli policy or obliged to account for it"), the article was removed from the site. Elder however, did not once blame the Jewish diaspora for Israel's policies (in fact the word "diaspora" isn't even mentioned), but rather blamed Israel for increasing hatred against Jews through it's genocidal and barbaric actions, whilst at the same time he called out the Jewish community for saying nothing against the cruel behaviour done in the name of Jews everywhere throughout Israel's history (or just being too slow at condemning Israel's actions).
Pointing these facts out is not anti-Semitic, but actually a valid viewpoint. Even if the article was making demands on the Jewish diaspora to bear some responsibility for contributing to the (alleged) "rise" of anti-Semitism, Elder would still have been wholly correct in his analysis; as globally, European and American Jews do help finance Israel massively (in fact the majority of money given by Jews as charity is sent to fund Israel);[n. 5] sending billions of dollars in supposed aid money (to the tune of at least $1 billion dollars per year from the USA alone) to fund the Israeli Defence Forces—a terrorist organisation responsible for suppressing Palestinians and stealing more of their land—under the guise of taking care of the terrorist IDF veteren's—whilst doing nothing for the Palestinians themselves.
- Israel is a country full of hatred against non-Jews[n. 6] (as evidenced by the references and footnotes shown within this very article), and it is only normal that this would elevate levels of anti-Semitism or hard feelings against Jews who turn a blind eye to the only Jewish country in existence which carries out murderous campaigns against non-Jews in the name of Jews everywhere; just as the Palestinian's (justifiably) resisting Israel has lead to a majority of Israeli Jews (unjustly) expressing racist beliefs, committing racist murders against children, and carrying out barbaric military campaigns against non-Jews in Israel.
A false equivalence was also made regarding blaming British Muslims for the actions of ISIS by the enemies of free speech; where a supporter of censorship argued that "British Muslims should not be stigmatised for the actions of Saudi rulers, or Isis...[b]ut when it comes to Jews, other standards apply". However this equivalence is deeply insulting as there are no British Muslim groups supporting ISIS, unlike British Jewish groups who have set up actual political groups with the sole objective of supporting Israel. Indeed there is no "Labour Friends of Isis/Saudi Arabia" or "Conservative Friends of Isis/Saudi Arabia", whereas there is a "Labour Friends of Israel" and "Conservative Friends of Israel", run by actual British Jews.
Definitions: Everything is Anti-Semitic
- It should be pointed out that "anti-Semitism" has no clear cut definition,[n. 8] but is in the 21st century, now simply a case of "I'm offended therefore it's anti-Semitic". Modern anti-Semitism therefore doesn't actually exist (as it isn't the same thing as the older, more serious form of anti-Semitism), because the modern equivalent is just an excuse to shut non-Jews up when they criticise Israel.[n. 9][n. 10] Indeed Jews such as Norman Finkelstein—a vehement critic of Israel who points out the hypocrisy of Jews crying over the holocaust versus what they are doing to the Palestinians—has been branded anti-Semitic for merely pointing this out.
- This article itself on this very website will most likely be branded "anti-Semitic" for merely supporting the idea of free speech and alternative views, but such accusations will be meaningless as they will lack rationality and reason.
- One thing must be clear however, Jews are a religious group. They are not[n. 11] an ethnic group (indeed the Nazis were the only ones who called Jews a race), and hence criticising the actions of Jews who are motivated by radical Judaism is not anti-Semitic.
- Indeed this article is required and suffices to prove, and points out how the culture of racism is so prevalent[n. 12] amongst Jews,[n. 13] and which remains largely ignored by Jewish communities everywhere in relation to their howl's of protests and campaigns against anti-Semitism (real or imagined).
Jewish Racism, Jewish Supremacism & the Jewish Terrorist State of Israel
Israel has never been shy to point out that they are currently in the midst of a slow, deliberate holocaust of their own against the Palestinian people (and indeed more widely have plans to wipe out the entire Arab and Persian ethnicities across the Middle-east in a pre-planned genocide). The country itself is, essentially, the North Korea of the Middle-east (but much more seriously dangerous given that it has always been lead by radical Jewish regimes)—a state which refuses to be peaceful with it's neighbours and always hungers for war, bloodshed and violence (often using anti-Semitism as a shield to dodge criticism (or as an excuse to be racist against Palestinians[n. 14]),[n. 15] as well as instilling "White Guilt" on Europeans who speak out against it, as well as accusing any Muslim critic of Israel (or Muslim citizen of Israel) as being a "filthy Arab",[n. 16] "Islamist" or "terrorist"[n. 17] for doing the same).
This is precisely the reason, as some have argued, that Israel represents a real global threat to peace and stability, and should as a result be wiped off the map. Indeed, Israel has come out and said that it believes every ethnic group on the planet is inferior in relation to the Jews (who it claims are superior). In addition, Israel has also publicly released posts about genociding the Palestinian population. In one such incident alone, a hate speech post declaring as much was shared over a 1,000 times in Israel and liked by some 5,000 Jews on Facebook, where it "call[s] for genocide because it declares that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and justifies its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.” It is a call for genocide because it calls for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes”". Racist indoctrination of Jewish children is also a constant theme; 50% of Jewish high schoolers (who also use the racist term "Aravim" to describe Arabs and Muslims) believe Israeli Arabs should not have the same rights as Israeli Jews.
The Censored Article
Surely ‘mainstream’ Jewish organisations protesting about growing anti-semitism must see that, by failing to condemn Israeli brutality against Palestinians, they will be regarded by some as being indirectly complicit in that country’s actions
THERE is one especially striking feature surrounding the recent demonstrations in London against apparent anti-semitism within Labour Party ranks and emerging in the population at large.
It is the total lack of censure by the three organisers of the London rallies, or by individuals from the mainstream British Jewish community they broadly represent, of the simultaneous and ongoing atrocities that were being committed by Israel at its border with Gaza.
There, on March 30, the territory’s Palestinians were staging their pre-announced “great march of return” series of protests calling for the return of ancestral lands occupied by Israel.
What they received in response from the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) on its side of the border fence was gratuitous and sustained lethal live fire and aerial tear gas attacks.
On March 26, four days before the ill-fated Gaza border confrontation had begun, a demonstration arranged jointly by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Jewish Leadership Alliance was held outside Parliament in London.
The protesters were gathered together to denounce what they considered to be anti-semitic conduct by some of Labour’s members.
Among other associated issues in their sights, they had accused the party hierarchy of consistently turning a blind eye to the problem.
Another demonstration, this one apparently more noisy but with a similar agenda, took place in front of Labour headquarters in Westminster on April 8. It was organised by the Campaign Against Anti-semitism, a fairly new and seemingly aggressive pro-Israel pressure group.
The two London demonstrations were part of already ongoing campaigns to put pressure on the Labour Party and its leadership to stamp out anti-semitism within its ranks and take action against the perpetrators. These moves were to continue sporadically on a broader front over the following weeks.
While the anti-semitism campaigns progressed, the burgeoning toll of Palestinian dead and wounded in Gaza had really started to make the news. Yet this shameful event of six weeks’ duration may as well have not been taking place at all, if the lack of any kind of disapproval of it by mainstream British Jews and their leadership was anything to go by.
Their attention remained focused on Labour and, also, on what they believed to be rising anti-semitism in Britain itself. To have also censured Israel in any way for its ongoing and deadly onslaught on the people of Gaza was not on their agenda.
Akin, probably, to its counterparts elsewhere in the Jewish diaspora, Britain’s mainstream Jewish community has always given its unconditional support to Israel.
It was not until the atrocities at the hands of the IDF had all but ended, that representatives of the community decided to comment on the issue.
On Tuesday May 15, the final day of the Gaza Palestinians’ border protest — and only following Israel’s especially bloody assault on them the day before — statements from Jewish organisations and individuals finally began to emerge.
By this time the Israeli army had wantonly shot dead a total of around 117 Palestinian civilians, including women and children, and wounded many thousands more. Not a single Israeli soldier had been killed or wounded in this stunningly one-sided episode.
On that day, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the leadership of Britain’s “mainstream” Jewish community, said: “We are profoundly anguished at the violent scenes and loss of life at the Gaza border.”
The rest of its message was, as near as dammit, identical to the words that had come out of the mouths of Israeli government spokespersons.
Effectively, the board placed the blame for the large-scale Palestinian dead and wounded squarely on the shoulders of Hamas. However, Mark Regev, erstwhile arch-spin doctor for the Israeli government and presently its ambassador to Britain, was on top form — and clinically colourful — in his response.
On May 15 he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We use live fire only in a very measured way, in a very surgical way and only when there is no alternative.”
On May 18, Sir Mick Davis, a former chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, was only obliquely critical of Israeli conduct in its handling of the protests in Gaza.
He reportedly questioned the lack of “empathy” on the part of Israel and its supporters for the “innocents” among the dead.
So hardly an unambiguous condemnation of the indiscriminate, mass killing and maiming of many thousands of protesting Palestinian civilians by the IDF in Gaza.
By contrast, on the same day, apparently more than 750 British Jews probably mainly — perhaps entirely — from worthy though sidelined minority groups who are critical of Israel were not impressed by the Board of Deputies announcement.
On May 18 they reportedly signed an open letter criticising the latter’s one-sided statement on IDF violence and the mass casualties suffered by Palestinian civilians as a result.
It was further reported that a group opposed to Israel’s aggressive policy towards the Palestinians had held a small demonstration in London to protest against Israel’s six-week offensive on Gaza civilians.
But, perhaps predictably, there seemed to be no reported statements of any kind from the various “friends of Israel” groups — parliamentary or otherwise — on the issue.
Nonetheless, there was a message from Downing Street on May 16 about this latest example of overwhelmingly deadly force on the thousands of unarmed Gaza citizens protesting for their legal rights to be reinstated.
It was that the government was “deeply saddened” by the casualties “during peaceful protests being exploited by extremists.”
And then, as if the rest of the world didn’t already guess, the news from Israel was that its political class and a majority of the population had supported the IDF’s premeditated lethal assault on demonstrating Palestinian civilians on the Gaza border.
Just as they had backed Israel’s far more bloody military offensive against Gaza in 2014, when a poll by Tel Aviv University showed that 95 per cent of Israeli Jews approved of the action.
Is it any wonder, then, that many have characterised Israel’s long history of tyranny towards its immeasurably weaker neighbour as a case of the once oppressed becoming the oppressor?
Similarly, it can be no accident that international polling over the years has consistently shown Israel to be among the most disapproved-of countries on the planet.
For example, the BBC World Service Annual Poll between 2013 and 2017 revealed that only Iran, North Korea and Pakistan had a lower approval rating than Israel.
Unfortunately, mainstream Jewish communities everywhere — and their supporters — appear unwilling to accept the connection between developing international anti-semitism (or anti-Israel sentiment) and Israel’s decades-long, yet still ongoing, acts of barbarism against Palestinians, and its illegal occupation and annexation of their land.
It could be because of their perpetual backing of a nation that cocks a snook at worldwide excoriation of its repeated military atrocities in Gaza, and seemingly endless UN resolutions opposed to its general conduct towards the Palestinians.
So surely the Jewish organisations and individuals who lately were protesting about growing anti-semitism in Britain must see that, as advocates of Israel’s historical and still unremitting brutality against Palestinians, they will inevitably be regarded by some other British nationals as being indirectly complicit in that country’s actions.
What is clear, though, no amount of protestations about the symptoms of rising anti-semitism or anti-Israel sentiment in Britain and elsewhere will end the problem until its root cause — Israel’s criminal behaviour — is dealt with.
Only a radical change to the UN security council voting system may bring that about. But that seems unlikely in even the unforeseeable future.
Although it is possible that, if the Palestinian Authority’s referral of Israel to the International Criminal Court goes anywhere, a verdict against Israel help the Palestinians’ cause. However, it will be a long wait, whatever the outcome.
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