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The ‘Campaign Against Antisemitism’ sounds like an organisation any right thinking person should want to support, and in principle, I do. But I try to be cautious about what I’m joining, doing the research to see if things ‘add up’. I’ve recently spent a lot of time checking out the website of ‘Campaign Against Antisemitism’ and you can see what I found on the Articles page of this website. You can download as a.pdf file here.
I point out the ‘Campaign Against Antisemitism’ is dangerous because, inadvertantly, it undermines its cause. You cannot prevent the singling out of a people-group for negative attention; Jews, by singling out that same people-group for special attention. Arguing, correctly, that Jews should be treated no differently to any other group it nevertheless treats Jews separately from other groups experiencing racism.
I call attention to the fact that the evidence they present is thin, and that its methodology is poorly applied. What it looks like is not an attack on racist antisemitism, but an attack on ‘Labour under Corbyn’, in other words it is political to its core. Rather than being a campaign against antisemitism I suggest that this organisation may be both racist and antisemitic.
A very good question, usually asked by supporters of Israel who want to know why Israel’s critics don’t also criticize other nations*. So, yes; why only Israel? And I’d like an answer to the following:
- When Bashar Assad is subjected to sanctions for dealing with an Islamic extremist invasion, why is Israel allowed to get away with the collective punishment of Palestinians contrary to international law?
- Why is Israel allowed to attack people in Gaza with international impunity but when Gazan’s resist they are called ‘terrorists’ and subjected to sanctions and a blockade?
- Why, when Israel carries out assassinations on other territory it goes without censure yet when it ‘appears’ that Russia assassinates someone in Britain ‘the West’ retaliates without waiting for conclusive evidence?
- Why, when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait was it OK to form an international force to kick him out while doing nothing to enforce international law over Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and the Syrian Golan Heights?
‘You shall not bear false witness’ Not in my name, not in Jesus’ Name.
* They do!
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MY TELEGRAM 1119 WEEKLY INTELLIGENCE APPRECIATION
RECENT JEWISH MILITARY SUCCESSES (IF INDEED OPERATIONS BASED ON THE MORTARING OF TERRIFIED WOEMN AND CHILDREN CAN BE CLASSED AS SUCH) HAVE AROUSED EXTRAVAGANT REACTIONS IN THE JEWISH PRESS, AND AMONG THE JEWS THEMSELVES A SPIRIT OF ARROGANCE WHICH BLINDS THEM TO FUTURE DIFFICULTIES …
Apologies for the Uppercase, but that is how telegrams were formatted in 1948. The full text of this ‘TOP SECRET’ telegram from the High Commissioner for Palestine to the British Secretary of State is available in The National Archives (a link is available from the ‘History’ page of my website where this blog is relocating. You can get to the document HERE