Iranian & American antisemites unite: British anti-Zionists on stand-by

December 19th, 2012 by Mark Gardner

Iranian state broadcaster, Press TV, has excitedly blamed the dreadful Connecticut school shooting upon Israel, Zionists and Jews. It is quoting Mike Harris, financial editor of the American website, Veterans Today:

And I want you to look at this in a greater context of things. We have had a Zionist-controlled Hollywood, a Zionist-controlled news media that is the conduit to all of these violence…into every home in America and so you wonder why there is a culture of violence? It is because it comes from the Jews in Hollywood. That is where the conduit of violence comes from. That is the source of it.

Not content with indirectly blaming Zionist / Jewish control of American media , Harris directly blames Israel (and throws in the old Israel / Jews kill children routine for antisemitic measure):

But look behind that even deeper, I want to remind you of the Norway shooting of Mr. Breivik, which followed a week after Norway had agreed to support Palestine. Now you look at Israel just lost their bid to thwart Palestine from being recognized by the United Nations and now here we go, here is a revenge killing in the US, sponsored by Israel, that killed all these innocent children and that is something that Israelis do very, very well. They target the innocent, they target the children…

Of course, no self-respecting ‘anti-Zionist’ or antisemite would neglect to trot out the ‘Jewish money controls Congress’ charge:

So let us connect the dots here about what is going on globally, geopolitically with Israel involved. Now they are also calling for a Congressional hearing. Now one thing you can count on with a Congressional hearing is there is going to be a cover up because all the Congressmen are bought and paid for by the Israeli Lobby in the US.

So any truth of this is going to be hidden because Israel wants it hidden, because they are once again the guilty party.

Israeli death squads are then joined, seamlessly, by Jewish-controlled filth:

You have to realize Israel has been operating death squads in the United States since Gabrielle Giffords and Judge Roll were shot in Tuscan. There has been other incidents as the Colorado shooting, that was again Israeli death squads operating in the US…

…I watched the filth that Hollywood produces. The filth that comes out of Hollywood. Hollywood is Jewish-owned and Jewish-controlled and they spew filth and they spew violence out.

The Jewish end-game? Why, to further control America of course:

…taking guns away from low abiding Americans is pointless. The culture as we are talking about here is Jewish-inspired, comes out of Hollywood, comes out of the Jewish-controlled news media. It comes out …., our congress is bought and paid for. Look at who the major donors are!

70 percent of the money comes out of corporations that are Zionist Jewish-controlled. Let us put credit where credit is due and this goes squarely on the Jewish lobby and let us look at our control who want to take the guns, [Dianne] Feinstein, [Charles] Schumer, [Barbara] Boxer; those are all the ones; those are all Jewish senators, all Jewish people who want to take guns away from normal law abiding middleclass Americans, who have a right under this constitution to do it.

They have been trying to destroy this country and trying to destroy this constitution for the last 70 years..

We are not going to sit back and take this Zionist-occupied government that we have in this country anymore…We have had a Zionist-controlled Hollywood, a Zionist-controlled news media, that is the conduit to all of these violence…It is because it comes from the Jews in Hollywood. That is where the conduit of violence comes from. That is the source of it.

This talk of Zionist-occupied government and Jewish gun control is highly reminiscent of The Turner Diaries – the infamous American neo-Nazi guide to Race War that helped inspire the truck bombing of the Alfred Murrah building in Oklahoma in 1995, which murdered over 160 people. The book takes the “mass Gun Raids” under the Cohen Act” as its starting point for a fantasy white revolutionary overthrow of the United States. This is its take on what must be done with the Jews:

If the White nations of the world had not allowed themselves to become subject to the Jew, to Jewish ideas, to the Jewish spirit, this war would not be necessary. We can hardly consider ourselves blameless. We can hardly say we had no choice, no chance to avoid the Jew’s snare. We can hardly say we were not warned….

The people had finally had their fill of the Jews and their tricks….If the [revolutionary] Organization survives this contest, no Jew will — anywhere. We’ll go to the Uttermost ends of the earth to hunt down the last of Satan’s spawn.

Meanwhile, back at the Veterans Today website, you can see some regular contributors who are better known for their work within British anti-Israel and leftist circles, than they are for attracting  fleas from crazy American neo-Nazis, survivalists, conspiracy nuts etc. Step forward, Gilad Atzmon and Alan Hart. In Hart’s case, he actually has an article on the school shootings. This avoids antisemitism, but attracts some rabidly antisemitic comments, including the first one:

You need a strong German who no longer cow tows to the jews. One who will take charge and eliminate their control over the press, media, banks and every policy and law that affects the population. A leader with strong ties and allegiance to his brothers at arms. One who has the National interest of the Fatherland in mind not the interest of the International bankers. One who wants to build rather than destroy. One who is not afraid to put his life on the line to unite his people to all want to create a better America. I only say German because the last time a man like this appeared he was a German.

George Galloway still presents for Press TV. Will he, or Alan Hart, (or even Gilad Atzmon) raise any meaningful protest against this mad antisemitic garbage?

Chanukah at the Department of Communities & Local Government

December 13th, 2012 by CST

The Chief Executives of CST, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Board of Deputies of British Jews presented a menorah to The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi, Minister of State for Faith and Communities, at a meeting of the Cross-Government Working Group on Antisemitism today.

The menorah is partly to say thank you to all the government departments that sit on the Working Group for their work combating antisemitism; and partly in recognition of the fact that, while there are serious issues of antisemitism to address, British Jews have a great deal to celebrate.

Rewriting history: Holocaust Revisionism Today

December 13th, 2012 by CST

Hope not Hate have published a new ebook charting the changes in Holocaust revisionism since the David Irving libel trial in 2000. Rewriting history: Holocaust Revisionism Today explains the history of neo-Nazi Holocaust revisionism; connections between British revisionists and the Iranian government; and the way that some opponents of Israel either ignore Holocaust revisionism or even use it themselves.

The ebook can be downloaded here in pdf and epub formats and is sure to become an indispensable resource. It was launched at a meeting in Parliament yesterday co-sponsored by CST and the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Hope not Hate explain the reasons they wrote the booklet here:

Rewriting history: Holocaust Revisionism Today builds upon a similar publication we produced in 2000, in the immediate aftermath of David Irving’s failed libel action. It seeks to take stock of how the Holocaust revisionist movement has changed in the intervening decade. The publication examines how its arguments have morphed and adapted in order to continue its primary function of raining down derision, defamation and hatred upon Jews. It looks at those who deny the Holocaust happened, those who question key facts in order to deliberately undermine its significance and those who attempt to relativise it in order to compare it to other conflicts and persecutions.

In particular this ebook looks at how Holocaust deniers and revisionists have sought to overhaul their antisemitic arguments in order to make them relevant for a broader public and more specifically to reach out to some in Muslim countries on the basis of “my enemy’s enemy is my friend”. How to do this – whilst still retaining their focus on attacking Jews and Judaism – has led the majority of Western Holocaust deniers, including many in Britain, to attempt to inject their antisemitic politics into the politics of anti-Zionism. This ebook also examines the interaction of Western Holocaust deniers, including those from Britain who are in the vanguard of this movement, with their counterparts in the Middle East (and especially Iran) where their spurious and hateful arguments have a long history of being accorded a hearing unthinkable in Western society.

More specifically Rewriting history: Holocaust Revisionism Today charts:

  • The declining influence of traditional Holocaust Denial on the European far right;
  • How the UK is the key bridge between the old style far right Holocaust Deniers and political actors in the Middle East who are increasingly using adopting both denial and revisionism as tools against Israel;
  • The on-going global network and activity that was created by the Tehran conference in 2006;
  • The explosion of Holocaust Revisionism and Holocaust Relativism in Eastern Europe in recent years and how much of this is in the political and academic mainstream;
  • How some on the political left, particularly in Britain, at best ignore Holocaust Revisionism and at worst adopt it as part of their anti-Zionist/anti-Israel discourse;
  • The key players in Holocaust Revisionism and profiles over 40 people.

There should be no place for Holocaust denial or antisemitism of any kind – and it is imperative that we speak out against it in whatever form it takes and from whatever quarter it comes.

The Holocaust is one of the most horrific and systematic mass killings in modern world history and that is why it is so important that younger generations are taught about it. Just like the genocide in Rwanda, the killing fields of Cambodia and the deliberate murders of men and boys in Srebrenica, the Holocaust is the consequence of the politics of hate. The actors and audience of modern day Holocaust Revisionism might be different from what it was when David Irving went to the High Court in his failed bid to sue Deborah Lipstadt but the underlying motive is the same.

Happy Chanukah!

December 10th, 2012 by CST