Belief in Historical Falsehoods – The Cause of Labour’s Anti-Semitism Problem

For those who have been following the Labour party and the row over anti-Semitism, this week revealed some shocking developments in the saga. In May Labour secretly suspended 50 members over racist and anti-Semitic comments. This comes as Jeremy Corbyn and his Momentum supporters pushed a radical shift in the party. Lets look examine in a little depth some of the comments made and we will see what is fundamentally wrong.

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From Tel Aviv to Orlando

Last week Tel Aviv experienced one of the most diabolical killing sprees in its history, where Palestinians with guns opened fire murdering Israeli civilians in the heart of Tel Aviv in Sarona Market. Sky news fuck up

Since the Har Nof Massacre Israel has been victim to outright libel at the hands of the Western media in the reporting of almost every terror attack against its civilians perpetrated by Palestinian murderers.

In the most recent attack in Israel, CNN used condescending quotation marks on the word “Terrorist” in their headlines in reporting the event. Sky News in an attempt to offer context and background to the latest atrocity described the endless terror attacks since October 2015 as “allegedly carried out by Palestinians.”

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A Review of Current Trends in Jewish Identity – May 2016

As with my recent update in my analysis of the Israeli Arab conflict for the first time in seven years I wish now to turn my attention to another subject that I have not written about since, trends and models of Jewish identity reflecting on my years when I worked in Informal Jewish education in the UK.

I had entered the world of Informal Jewish education at a time when the youth movements dominated scene. I was a graduate of Hanoar Hatzioni, but then went onto work with other similar religiously pluralist organisations under the umbrella of the UJIA, including Bnei Brith, Maccabi and the Redbridge JCC (Jewish Care, Redbridge).

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The Absurdity of “Brand Israel”

In 2005, the Israeli Foreign and Finance Ministry and Prime Ministers Office agreed to embark on a plan to “re-brand” Israel, to improve Israel’s image abroad. By not mentioning the conflict with the Palestinians and instead to focus on the “positive” side of Israel.

This has involved emphasis on Israel’s agricultural achievements and environmentalism. This has a specific term given to it by anti-Israel activists called “Green washing” – Using environmentalism as a means of white-washing all the allegations anti-Israel haters like to accuse Israel of.

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A Political Analysis of the Arab-Israeli Conflict – May 2016

The last time I wrote a political commentary on the Arab-Israeli conflict was in 2009 in an essay titled The Second Intifada Revisited, where I wrote about my predictions of what direction the Arab Israeli conflict was heading.

It is now 2016, seven years later and much of what I predicted has come to pass. I will hopefully write more frequently on this topic from now on, but first I am sure many of you reading did not read my previous forecast. In 2009, I drew on the work of William Zartman in his  International Conflict Resolution after the Cold War.1 and what he describes as Ripeness theory in conflict resolution.

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Ignorance – The Greatest Threat to the Jews

‘My people has been eliminated for lack of knowledge; for you have spurned knowledge, and I will spurn you from serving Me; and as you have forgotten the Torah of your God, I, too, will forget your children.” Hosea, 4:6

The biblical prophets provided us many years ago with the keys to Jewish survival. The Zionist leader, Ahad Ha’am, famously proclaimed in 1910, “The secret to Jewish survival, is learning, learning, learning.”1

Today this has manifested itself not simply in the form of gradual assimilation into the non-Jewish society. It takes on what appears to be a unique form, where Jews proclaim non-Jewish agendas in the name of Judaism.

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Was Zionism Set Up By The British To Serve Their Imperialist Ambitions? Exploring The Views Of The BDS Movement Part 3

Recently a few of us decided to attend a weekly protest that take place on Oxford street every Thursday evening organised by the BDS organisation “Victory to the Intifada,” known as the Picket.

We spoke to a number of people who were in attendance who were willing to be interviewed by us and share their views on why they were boycotting Marks and Spencer for trading with Israel and against Zionism.

There is an ongoing argument as to whether or not anti-Zionism is the same as anti-Semitism, and ones freedom to voice legitimate criticism of Israeli government policies. This is very vague, so we wanted to know what these people believe, what their criticisms are and here we will explore their claims and ascertain how legitimate such voices are.

You may view our interview below.

This is the third post responding to views made by those at the protest. One of the people we interviewed claimed.

Israel was set up by the British Mandate as part of a Colonial settlement, as a state in the Middle East that is friendly to the West. 

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Is The Objective of Zionism To Spread Islamophobia Throughout The World? Exploring The Views Of The BDS Movement

Recently a few of us decided to attend a weekly protest that take place on Oxford street every Thursday evening organised by the BDS organisation “Victory to the Intifada,” known as the Picket.

We spoke to a number of people who were in attendance who were willing to be interviewed by us and share their views on why they were boycotting Marks and Spencer for trading with Israel and against Zionism.

There is an ongoing argument as to whether or not anti-Zionism is the same as anti-Semitism, and ones freedom to voice legitimate criticism of Israeli government policies. This is very vague, so we wanted to know what these people believe, what their criticisms are and here we will explore their claims and ascertain how legitimate such voices are.

You may view our interview  below in this post as well as the short video refutations of the arguments made.

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Libya – Necessary, Legal and Right. Gaza – Disproportionate, Illegal and Wrong


As this is being written, Britain, France and the US are taking military action against Muammar Gaddafis government in Libya after his non-compliance with demands of the international community to not open fire against anti-government demonstrators, as protests erupt throughout the Middle East in a number of Arab countries.

The basic issue, summarized, is that the people of Libya are not happy with their authoritarian leader, neither are most of the western world, a leader who came to power in Libya in 1969 through a military coup against the countries monarchy and turned Libya into a republic, the coup rallied support from the Libyan people initially, post independence, his party became known as the “Arab Socialist Union” in 1971 and the only legal party in Libya. In 1970, Italians and Jews were expelled from the country and their property confiscated. He has never been a supporter of peace being made between Israel and the Arab world and has directly supported Palestinian terrorist efforts against Israel as a part of his Pan-Arab vision.

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Fascism, A Left Wing Heresy

It would be difficult to find a progressive on the planet that would agree with the following proposal to the issues we face in society:

“You know what? We should bring back Apartheid.”

The suggestion from the outset sounds absurd, and one would think immediately of South Africa and the words that have come to be associated with that regime and that period of racial discrimination and oppression. One would more than likely assume this person to be a bigot and not entertain the notion of giving him or her a platform to air their views.

The above is just one example of an idea that people at the time thought would be a great idea and would mean progress or a solution to a problem which either in practice was unachievable or led to the opposite of what it intended to achieve resulting in oppression and tyranny. A progressive minded person would also hardly accept the proposal to abolish democracy and freedom in favour of a totalitarian dictatorship or a theocracy as we have seen from history that this idea has been tried in a number of different cases and most of us in the western world know which of these systems we would prefer to live under, a Liberal, capitalist, democracy.

But there is one movement that has slipped through the net, which had achieved political prominence and resulted in tyranny and oppression but yet its followers and advocates have remained uncompromising in their beliefs, with no shame, that speak in a language of peace and non violence and push to bring down the Liberal world order and replace it with its own. This ideal is communism.

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