• antisemitism,  Labour Party

    Momentum Speaker Franco Berardi and the New Nazis

    Momentum’s “The World Transformed” conference in Liverpool later this month will be an ugly assembly. Have a look at Franco Berardi, for example. The Italian Marxist is billed as a “writer and theorist of contemporary media, culture and society, working mainly around the aesthetics of the contemporary psychosphere” at the “No Pasaran: International Antifascism” session. The Nazis are on the march again, Berardi will have you know. But last year his stark warning was rejected in Germany: In a one-hour performance called “Auschwitz on the Beach,” planned for Thursday at the Documenta in Kassel, Italian author Franco “Bifo” Berardi accuses Europeans of setting up “concentration camps” on its own territory…

  • antisemitism,  Labour Party

    John McDonnell and Mark Serwotka

    Platform sharing has long been a key test for many British left wingers. Take Labour’s John McDonnell, for example. During the EU referendum campaign in 2016, he considered Tory Remainers beyond the pale: Sharing a platform with them discredits us. It demotivates the very people we are trying to mobilise. Mr McDonnell also claims to be concerned about antisemitism in his party. Here he is this summer: “None of us fail to appreciate the… way this has upset people including ourselves. It’s really shaken us to the core really. But we’ll resolve it, we’ve got to. “Members of the Jewish community are really suffering out there,” McDonnell added. “We’ve got…

  • Labour Party,  Terrorism

    Corbyn in 2015 – let British jihadis travel to Syria

    Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitic record has been under scrutiny for several weeks now, and rightly so. But let’s not forget other issues which are important, starting with our own national security. He should never be entrusted with the security of the United Kingdom. It would be seriously endangered. Look back to early 2015. Islamic State was on the march. No wonder – its strength and confidence had been boosted by a big influx of foreign fighters from Europe. They included Britain’s very own “Jihadi John”, who began his beheading spree in 2014. Those fighters were a top priority for Western intelligence services, in large part because there were fears they could…

  • antisemitism,  Labour Party

    David Duke: “Corbyn is right on Israel”

    Let’s cheer up poor old Jeremy Corbyn. On another tough day, he’s had a new endorsement! From none other than the notorious racist and former KKK leader David Duke. Eyeing wicked “Jewish power” plots, Duke says Corbyn stands out on the left and in his party: So the biggest issue of all, whether they raise somebody up to honour status, like Nelson Mandela, or, for that matter, a Bernie Sanders, or a leftist like Hillary Clinton, is whether or not they abide not only the state of Israel, they all do that, it seems like even the Labour party does in a sense defend Israel half the time, but they…

  • antisemitism,  Labour Party

    Jeremy Corbyn honouring Richard Falk

    What to do with Richard Falk, a man with an awful record of 9/11 conspiracism, whitewashing terrorists, boosting Hamas, and rank antisemitism? If you’re a Hamasnik of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), honour him, that’s what. Jeremy Corbyn will join you. Here they are in October 2013. Corbyn is on the right, seated next to the Palestinian envoy Manuel Hassassian. Falk is in the middle. To Falk’s right one sees Majdi Aqil, a PRC trustee and a Hamas veteran who also works for Interpal, a British charity that serves Hamas. Mr Falk is “tremendous”, you see: The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) hosted an event in honor of Professor Richard Falk,…

  • antisemitism,  Labour Party

    Why you should read the Jewish Chronicle

    What, comrade, you don’t know?!? Reeducation for you. Jeremy Corbyn’s long serving personal secretary once urged Labour supporters to read the JC to “show you who not to vote for”. Nicolette Petersen, 61, who has worked for Mr Corbyn since 1994, wrote a how-to-guide to help voters rid Parliament of MPs who support Israel. The pamphlet, which was written before the 2010 election, urged Labour supporters to support other parties if the Labour candidate was a “friend of Israel.” She wrote:” There are several candidates who have truly shone on Palestinian issues and who will need a lot of support to keep their seats. “Read the Jewish Chronicle online and…

  • Labour Party

    Jeremy Corbyn and the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories of a “Very Honoured Citizen”

    In one of his bids to escape the antisemitism crisis engulfing the Labour party, last Friday Jeremy Corbyn offered this line in The Guardian: 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. Mr Corbyn should know all about 9/11 conspiracy bunkum. He has been an enthusiastic champion of Raed Salah, one of the notable peddlers. Raed Salah is the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. It is close to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Salah visited the UK in 2011, planning…

  • Britain Today

    Cloaking Hatred, Building Anger

    “Thomas Mair is a hero! Death is just what Jo Cox deserved!” A man who had said this about the murderer of Jo Cox MP would be a rather unlikely star turn at a “Counter Terrorism Conference”, don’t you think? Especially, one must hope, if he was there to bestow an “award” on police officers, in the company of another MP. It is an absurd scenario, no matter how many other “positive” elements might be found in the Mair fan’s story. Well, swap the assassinated Pakistani politician Salman Taseer for Jo Cox and try inexcusably sordid British reality. Last month the Pakistani preacher Muhammad Hassan Haseeb ur-Rehman was the big…

  • antisemitism,  Labour Party

    Jeremy Corbyn’s Unicorn

    So this is Jeremy Corbyn’s new spin: “In the past, in pursuit of justice for the Palestinian people and peace in Israel/Palestine, I have on occasion appeared on platforms with people whose views I completely reject. I apologise for the concerns and anxiety that this has caused.” Where are these rejections, then? Or mere acceptance of “concerns and anxiety”? You’d have more luck finding a unicorn. I should know, having tracked Mr Corbyn’s sordid politics for nigh on a decade. He has embraced antisemites, terrorist supporters, and Islamist extremists time and time again. He has been criticized for this on many occasions. Explanations and apologies came there none. On the…

  • Britain Today

    Al Quds Day in London – Hatred Takes Wing

    A Call For Annihilation Here is one of the ugly scenes from Al Quds (Jerusalem) Day, the Khomeinist hatred march held on June 10 in London. Flanked by Hezbollah flags and an image of Ayatollah Khomeini, Mohammed Saeed Bahmanpour takes the stage and calls for the annihilation of Israel. Praise to God who eradicates the tyrants, praise to God who destroys the oppressors. Praise to God who hears the voice of the oppressed. I have a couple of messages today. One message for the Jewish people who are living in Palestine, the other message for the Zionist bunch who are occupying the Palestine, and the other messages is for the…