Lobby's Ouster of Jeremy Corbyn is a Violation of British Sovereignty

by Peter Myers

Date: November 4, 2020

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This is a worldwide issue. The Lobby, linked to Likud, cannot be allowed to get away with interference in other countries' Governments or Oppositions, orchestrated by the Israeli embassy. This issue must be brought before the UK High Court.

Al Jazeera did a 4-part undercover documentary on the Lobby's operations in Britain: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/investigations/2017/1/10/the-lobby-young-friends-of-israel-part-1/

The series is available for purchase at https://contentsales.aljazeera.net/tags/united-kingdom .

Part 1 is at https://contentsales.aljazeera.net/al-jazeera-investigations-lobby-young-friends-israel-part-1

and can also be watched for free at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceCOhdgRBoc .

Part 2 is at https://contentsales.aljazeera.net/al-jazeera-investigations-lobby-training-session-part-2 .

Part 3is at https://contentsales.aljazeera.net/al-jazeera-investigations-lobby-anti-semitic-trope-part-3 .

Part 4 is at https://contentsales.aljazeera.net/al-jazeera-investigations-lobby-takedown-part-4 .

(1) Lobby's Ouster of Jeremy Corbyn is a Violation of British Sovereignty
(2) Corbyn was elected leader by mass membership in defiance of Party bureaucracy & Labour MPs
(3) Corbyn Humiliated - Gilad Atzmon
(4) The Antisemitic Card, by Finian Cunningham
(5) Lobby campaigned via Labour Friends of Israel, to undermine Corbyn because he supported Palestinian rights
(6) Jeremy Corbyn introduced Hajo Meyer, a Jewish Holocaust-survivor who likens Israel to Nazis
(7) Corbyn attended Deir Yassin Remembered commemorations with MP Gerald Kaufman, organised by Paul Eisen. Both Jewish (not mentioned)
(8) UK Lobby targets Corbyn for associating with Paul Eisen, a 'holocaust denier'
(9) But Lobby fails to mention that Eisen is Jewish, and motivated by compassion for Palestinians
(10) Corbyn's dinner with Jewdas - the 'good' Jews
(11) Jeremy Corbyn endorsed book about Jews controlling banks and the press
(12) Ken Livingstone suspended as Mayor of London over 'Nazi' jibe
(13) UK High Court blocks suspension of London mayor
(14) 'Ken Livingstone must go', Jewish leaders tell Jeremy Corbyn
(15) Leaked Labour Report on witch-hunt against Corbyn withheld from Equalities Commission (EHRC)
(16) Guardian betrayed Corbyn & British democracy; Jewish Labour Movement worked with Israeli embassy
(17) UK Labour sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey for saying Israel taught knee-on-neck to US cops
(18) Starmer sacked Long Bailey for sharing an article that "contained an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory"
(19) Long-Bailey sacked for claim that knee-on-neck "learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services"
(20) Minn cops trained by Israeli police, who often use knee-on-neck restraint
(21) Bob Carr: Australia's foreign policy was "subcontracted" to Jewish donors
(22) Bob Carr reveals former Attorney General Mark Dreyfus' "umbilical attachment" to Israel
(23) Carr reveals Gillard cabinet's subservience to Lobby over Palestine policy
(24) Why I'm now a friend of Palestine rather than Israel - by Bob Carr, former Foreign Minister of Australia
(25) Carr pivots from Israel to Palestine; accused Gov't of subcontracting Mideast policy to Jewish lobby
(26) Former Australian (Jewish) PM Malcolm Fraser says Israel sank Liberty deliberately, Lobby has too much power
(27) Corbyn and Labour succumb to pressure from Zionist organizations; this is a worldwide issue

(1) Lobby's Ouster of Jeremy Corbyn is a Violation of British Sovereignty

by Peter Myers, November 3, 2020

A minority has bullied the majority in the name of Human Rights and anti-Racism.

The hurt feelings of Jewish Lobbyists count for more than the destruction of Palestinian homes and orchards.

Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader by the Labour mass membership, in defiance of the Blairite Party bureaucracy and most Labour MPs. He lost the election because those Blairite MPs, based in London, wanted Remain, and forced him to campaign for it against his will.

His ouster by the Blairite faction gave precedence to a tiny Jewish minority over the majority of Labour members - the ones who had elected Corbyn. They have now been disenfranchised.

The lobbyists' grievance is that Corbyn sided with the Palestinian victims of Israel's apartheid policies. No less a figure than Jimmy Carter had named it so, and for that his book Peace Not Apartheid was likened to both Mein Kampf and the Protocols of Zion:

Jimmy Carter's Kampf
by Jack Engelhard
Israel National News
Published: 12/08/06, 10:27 AM

The Protocols of the Elder Carter
By Philip Klein
American Spectator
Published 3/9/2007 12:08:23 AM

The same lobby which defamed Carter is also behind the attack on Corbyn.

An Al Jazerra documentary showed that the campaign against Corbyn was orchestrated by the Israeli Embassy.

Prior to the assault on Corbyn, the Lobby got Ken Livingstone suspended as Mayor of London. The UK High Court intervened to block his suspension. The same Court should now intervene in the Corbyn case. British democracy and sovereignty are at risk.

The most controversial thing Corbyn did was attend a Deir Yassin Remembered commemoration with MP Sir Gerald Kaufman, organised by Paul Eisen, at which Hajo Meyer spoke.

Mayer is a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz who became anti-Zionist and likens Israel's actions to the Nazi regime.

Kaufman, Eisen and Mayer were all Jewish.

When the media taunt Corbyn about mixing with Antisemites, they mean Eisen and Mayer, but they never mention that both are Jewish. The media deliberately hides this pertinent fact.

Eisen grew up in Israel. When he discovered the truth about Israel's ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, he could not comprehend how the victim of one genocide could become the perpetrator of another.

He says in disbelief, "Three years after the Liberation of Auschwitz, Israel ethnically cleansed the Palestinians".

Eisen became a Holocaust-Denier; because, he says, Auschwitz is used to legitimate Israel's own genocide of Palestinians. He poses the question, "Can one genocide justify another?"

His friend Gilad Atzmon also grew up in Israel. He was in the Israeli army, and became a world-famous saxophonist. But he concluded that "We (Israelis) are the Nazis and They (Palestinians) are the Jews".

The Jews standing for universal values are now vilified as Racist.

Before suspending Corbyn, Starmer sacked Rebecca Long-Bailey, for saying that Israel had taught to US cops the knee-on-neck used in the death of George Floyd.

She was dismissed for citing "anti-semitic conspiracy theories".

Yet there is ample evidence that she was right. Philip Giraldi, a former CIA agent, gave a detailed expose in his article

Militarized Police a Gift from Israel?
by Philip Giraldi
June 9, 2020

Photos of Israelis using this tactic on Palestinians are displayed at https://israelpalestinenews.org/minn-cops-trained-by-israeli-police-who-often-use-knee-on-neck-restraint/

If the Lobby does not want to be regarded as conspiratorial, it should stop behaving in a conspiratorial way.

(2) Corbyn was elected leader by mass membership in defiance of Party bureaucracy & Labour MPs


UK Labour party teeters on brink of civil war over antisemitism

28 July 2020

New leader Keir Starmer spurns two chances to clear Jeremy Corbyn's name, preferring instead to pay damages to former staff

Mondoweiss ­ 27 July 2020

Jeremy Corbyn, the former left-wing leader of BritainÕs Labour party, is once again making headlines over an "antisemitism problem" he supposedly oversaw during his five years at the head of the party.

This time, however, the assault on his reputation is being led not by the usual suspects ­ pro-Israel lobbyists and a billionaire-owned media ­ but by Keir Starmer, the man who succeeded him.

Since becoming Labour leader in April, Starmer has helped to bolster the evidence-free narrative of a party plagued by antisemitism under Corbyn. That has included StarmerÕs refusal to exploit two major opportunities to challenge that narrative.

Had those chances been grasped, Labour might have been able to demonstrate that Corbyn was the victim of an underhand campaign to prevent him from reaching power.

Starmer, had he chosen to, could have shown that CorbynÕs long history as an anti-racism campaigner was twisted to discredit him. His decades of vocal support for Palestinian rights were publicly recast as a supposed irrational hatred of Israel based on an antipathy to Jews.

But instead Starmer chose to sacrifice his predecessor rather than risk being tarred with the same brush.

As a result, Labour now appears to be on the brink of open war. Competing rumors suggest Corbyn may be preparing to battle former staff through the courts, while Starmer may exile his predecessor from the party.

Rocketing membership

Corbyn's troubles were inevitable the moment the mass membership elected him Labour leader in 2015 in defiance of the party bureaucracy and most Labour MPs. Corbyn was determined to revive the party as a vehicle for democratic socialism and end Britain's role meddling overseas as a junior partner to the global hegemon of the United States.

That required breaking with Labour's capture decades earlier, under Tony Blair, as a party of neoliberal orthodoxy at home and neoconservative orthodoxy abroad.

Until Corbyn arrived on the scene, Labour had become effectively a second party of capital alongside Britain's ruling Conservative party, replicating the situation in the US with the Democratic and Republican parties. ...

(3) Corbyn Humiliated - Gilad Atzmon


Corbyn and the Tyranny of Correctness

October 30, 2020

By Gilad Atzmon

[...] When Corbyn was elected to lead the Labour Party in September 2015, he was regarded as a principled Left ideological icon, a man who had supported the oppressed throughout his entire political career: even those who did not support him agreed that Corbyn was Britains leading anti racist. [...]

Yesterday, the same Corbyn was subject to the final humiliating blow. He was suspended from the party he led until a few months ago. What happened between 2015 and 2020?

As soon as Corbyn assumed the lead of Labour both he and his party were subject to relentless attacks by the Israel Lobby and British Jewish Institutions. One after another, Corbyn's closest allies were targeted. Corbyn didn't stand up for any of them, or if he did, he made sure to conceal his intervention. Thousands of Labour members were suspended and expelled from the Party for criticising Israel, its lobby, or noting any exceptionalist aspects of Jewish political culture. But throughout the witch hunt, Corbyn remained silent. And when it came to politics, Corbyn couldn't take a firm position on Brexit or any other matter. It took Corbyn only four years to waste the huge support he had initially and to reduce his party into a tragic act. In those four years, the British Labour Party explored every authoritarian method. It harassed and collected private information about its members, it even spied on its members' social media accounts. It operated in concert with the police and the Israel lobby against its own precious members. During all that time while Corbyn was the leader of the party, not once did he act as a leader and stand up and call for a stop to the madness.

Corbyn was suspended yesterday following his reaction to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) verdict that Labour had broken the law in its handling of antisemitism complaints during the period when Mr Corbyn was in charge.

No one in the treacherous British press dared mention it, but the meaning of this suspension is that even the ex-leader of the Labour party, a person who was a PM candidate last December, is not allowed to express his personal views. All he is allowed to do is to follow the script. Clearly it isn't just the masses who are terrorised by tyranny of correctness, even the Labour Party and its leadership are subject to the most authoritarian proscriptions. They are commanded to follow a script. The only question that remains open is who writes the script and who translates it into English?

But the absurdity is even greater. The EHRC was formed by the Labour government back in 2007. Its non-official task was to tackle right wing racism in an attempt to interfere with the British National Front. From its inception, the EHRC was designed to police thought and speech. Looking at Corbyn and the damage the Labour party inflicted on itself, the chickens have come home to roost. Labour has been beaten by the dictatorial machine it invented to police its political enemies. [...]

(4) The Antisemitic Card, by Finian Cunningham


The Antisemitic Card

By Finian Cunningham

November 27, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -

It is a ludicrous situation when anyone criticizing Israeli state violations against Palestinians or neighboring countries is then instantly discredited as being "antisemitic".

We see this in Britain and the United States all the time. Congresswomen like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have been denounced for being "anti-Jewish", including by President Trump, simply because they protested Israeli policy of occupying Palestinian lands or for having a malign influence on US foreign policy.

In Britain, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his party have once again this week been vilified as "antisemitic" in prominent news media.

The reality is that Corbyn is neither racist or anti-Jewish. The specious allegation stems from him and sections of Labour being vehemently critical of Israel and its conduct towards Palestinians.

If elected in the general election next month, Labour says it will cut military trade with Israel and move to officially recognize a Palestinian state.

This conflation of valid criticism of the Israeli state with being "anti-Jew" is a cynical distortion which is wielded to give Israel impunity from international law. It plays on moral blackmail of critics by equating the historical persecution of Jews and in particular the Nazi holocaust with the sanctity of the modern Israeli state.

That distortion is exposed by many Jews themselves who have spoken out in the US and in Britain to defend the right of people to criticize Israeli policies. They understand the vital distinction between the Israeli state and the much wider existence of Jewishness. They understand that to be opposed to Israeli state practices is in no way to mean animus towards Jews in general. [...]

(5) Lobby campaigned via Labour Friends of Israel, to undermine Corbyn because he supported Palestinian rights


Nov 27, 2019 98

Kit Knightly

The rapidly approaching General Election means accusations of antisemitism are back on the menu, and the mainstream media are eagerly ladling out healthy portions to any and everyone.

It hit the headlines again most prominently yesterday when the Times headlined "Labour antisemitism: Corbyn not fit for high office, says Chief Rabbi Mirvis". [...]

"But", I hear you say, "if there's so little antisemitism in Labour, why is it always in the news?"

Well, that's an easy question to answer: because of two very awkward facts.

A. The recently adopted, and much-hyped IHRA definition of "antisemitism" is incredibly broad, and essentially allows criticism of Israel to be included under the umbrella of "antisemitism".


B. The Israeli lobby launched a campaign, funded by their embassy and working through the Labour Friends of Israel, to undermine Corbyn because of his stance on Palestinian rights. This was documented in the Al Jazeera film "The Lobby".

That is why "antisemitism" is always in the headlines. Because powerful people want it to be.

Éand that's it. That is literally everything you need to know about Labour's "antisemitism":

It is statistically insignificant. There was a paid campaign to pretend otherwise. That's really all that needs be said.

(6) Jeremy Corbyn introduced Hajo Meyer, a Jewish Holocaust-survivor who likens Israel to Nazis


Jeremy Corbyn hosted event likening Israel to Nazis

Ally Ôcut to the core' by antisemitism problem


Henry Zeffman, Political Correspondent

Wednesday August 01 2018, 12.00pm BST, The Times

Jeremy Corbyn was forced to issue an extraordinary apology last night after The Times revealed he hosted an event that compared the Israeli government to the Nazis at the House of Commons on Holocaust Memorial Day.

In January 2010 when he was a backbencher, Mr Corbyn spoke at and opened a talk entitled Never Again Ñ for Anyone. The event was part of a UK tour called Never Again for Anyone Ñ Auschwitz to Gaza.

The main talk, entitled The Misuse of the Holocaust for Political Purposes, was delivered by Hajo Meyer, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz who became a passionate anti-Zionist and repeatedly made the comparison between the Nazi regime and Israeli policy.

(7) Corbyn attended Deir Yassin Remembered commemorations with MP Gerald Kaufman, organised by Paul Eisen. Both Jewish (not mentioned)


Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn attended "two or three" of the annual Deir Yassin Remembered commemorations in London, with Jewish fellow Labour MP Gerald Kaufman, organised by a group founded by Paul Eisen, who has denied the Holocaust.[460][461][462]

[...] Corbyn also stated that he was unaware of the views expressed by Eisen and some members of the online groups, and had associated with Mayer and others with whom he disagreed in pursuit of progress in the Middle East.[464][12][465][466] Eisen had written an essay on his website in 2008 entitled "My life as a Holocaust denier".[467][468][469]

This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 23:03 (UTC).

Comment (Peter M.): This wikipedia webpage does not mention that Eisen and Mayer are Jewish.

(8) UK Lobby targets Corbyn for associating with Paul Eisen, a 'holocaust denier'


It's vital for Jeremy Corbyn to establish a working relationship with British Jews

Keith Kahn-Harris

The Labour leader's passionate support for Palestinian causes has worried many. He now needs to build bridges

Friday 18 September 2015 00.29 AEST Last modified on Friday 18 September 2015 17.52 AEST

Jeremy Corbyn's intray is filled with a daunting array of challenges resulting from a victory that even he probably thought inconceivable when his campaign started. So it would have been understandable had he not accorded top priority to one of those challenges: how to relate to Britain's 300,000 Jews. ...

Corbyn's outspoken support for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, together with his frequent appearing on platforms with, and alleged support for, Islamist and other controversial speakers who have espoused antisemitic and even Holocaust-denying views (such as in the cases of Raed Salah and Paul Eisen respectively), has inevitably meant that his victory has been received with shock and even horror by substantial sections of British Jewry.

(9) But Lobby fails to mention that Eisen is Jewish, and motivated by compassion for Palestinians


The Kingmaker

August 18, 2015

By Gilad Atzmon

Paul Eisen, until a week ago anonymous as far as most Brits were concerned, is now a kingmaker. The UK Jewish Lobby is convinced, for some reason, that the nature of Eisen's relationship with Labour's leading candidate Jeremy Corbyn will determine the future of this country.

As we witness the most important political debate in Britain for generations being hijacked by the Zionist media and 'Jewish sensitivities', the time is ripe to ask: who is Paul Eisen?

Eisen has been described by the Jewish press and its acolytes as an 'anti Semite' and a 'holocaust denier', but peculiarly, no one mentions that Eisen is actually a Jew who sometimes even speaks 'as a Jew'.

Eisen's 'crime' seems obvious - he doesn't adhere to the Zionist orthodox Shoah narrative. [...]

Eisen was tormented (as a Jew) to find out that the Israeli Holocaust museum Yad Vashem was erected on the lands of Ayn Karim, a ethnically cleansed Palestinian village <http://www.palestineremembered.com/Jerusalem/Ayn-Karim/>. Eisen was tortured when he realised that Yad Vashem was built in proximity to Deir Yassin, a Palestinian village that was erased along with its inhabitants in a colossal cold-blooded massacre by Jewish paramilitaries in 1948 <http://www.palestineremembered.com/Jerusalem/Dayr-Yasin/>.

Just three years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the newly born Jewish state wiped out a civilization in Palestine in the name of a racist Jewish nationalist ideology. It is this vile cynicism that turned Eisen into a denier ­ a denier of the primacy of Jewish suffering. In his eyes, if the Jews could commit the massacre in Deir Yassin after Auschwitz, the holocaust must be denied because it failed to mature into a universal ethical message.

(10) Corbyn's dinner with Jewdas - the 'good' Jews


Jewdas, Corbyn and the policing of Jewishness

Stop accusing Jewish people of treachery when they criticise Israel,

writes Eleanor Penny

April 3, 2018

On Monday night, Jeremy Corbyn attended a Passover seder hosted by a left-wing organisation Jewdas ­ a group known for their pro-Palestinian politics, their bedazzled Purim cabarets and their insistence that it's pronounced 'beigel', not 'bagel'. The group includes Jewish people from all different backgrounds ­ ashkenazi, sephardi, middle eastern and more. They welcome practising Jews, secular Jews, the Jew-ish like myself and the simply Jew-curious.

Right-wing muckraking site Guido Fawkes gleefully splashed this the news of Corbyn's dinner with Jewdas across its front page ­ as proof that he was doubling down on his shameless antisemitism. After spending a week criticising Corbyn for not listening to Jewish people, now he's being dragged through the mud for listening to the wrong kind of Jewish people. Jewdas, we're told, are a 'fringe group', not 'mainstream Jews' ­ not really proper Jews at all.

[...] Jewdas has been viciously criticised for its leftwing stance ­ its members have been labelled traitors, kapos and antisemites. This, despite the fact that Jewdas activists have been on the frontlines of anti-fascist struggles across the UK, that they count rabbis and priests-in-training among their number. Despite the fact that they spend their time educating people about antisemitism, and tirelessly campaign against antisemitism in the pro-Palestine movement ­ publishing literature on 'How to criticise Israel without being antisemitic'. Despite the fact that they shouldn't have to prove their Jewishness to edgelords looking for their next redbait or clickbait. The verdict is in: these are the bad Jews, and they don't count.

(11) Jeremy Corbyn endorsed book about Jews controlling banks and the press


Henry Zeffman, Political Correspondent

Wednesday May 01 2019, 12.00pm, The Times

Jeremy Corbyn wrote the foreword to a book which argued that banks and the press were controlled by Jews.

In 2011 he agreed to endorse a new edition of JA Hobson's 1902 book Imperialism: A Study, four years before he was catapulted from backbench obscurity to the Labour leadership.

In his foreword Mr Corbyn said the work was a "great tome", praising Hobson's "brilliant, and very controversial at the time" analysis of the "pressures" behind western, and in particular British, imperialism at the turn of the 20th century.

In the book, Hobson, an economist who was a great influence on Lenin and other Marxists, argued that those pressures were brought to bear by finance Ñ which he claimed was controlled in Europe "by men of a single and peculiar race, who have behind them many centuries of financial experience" and "are in a unique position to control the policy of nations".

In a clear invocation of the antisemitic Rothschild conspiracy theory, he added: "Does anyone seriously suppose that a great war could be undertaken by any European State, or a great State loan subscribed, if the house of Rothschild and its connections set their face against it?"

Mr Corbyn also praised Hobson's "correct and prescient" passages "railing against the commercial interests that fuel the role of the popular press with tales of imperial might". In the book, Hobson claimed that "great financial houses" have "control which they exercise over the body of public opinion through the Press".

The foreword was uncovered by the Times columnist Daniel Finkelstein.

The issue of antisemitism in Hobson's writings has been widely covered in academic circles. In another book, The War in South Africa: Its Causes and Effects, released two years earlier in 1900, Hobson blamed "a small group of international financiers, chiefly German in origin and Jewish in race" for the Boer War. He added that "the rich and powerful liquor trade . . . is entirely in the hands of Jews . . . the stock exchange is needless to say, mostly Jewish . . . the press of Johannesburg is chiefly their property".

The historian William Rubinstein wrote in his 1996 book A History of the Jews in the English-Speaking World: Great Britain, that Hobson, who died in 1940, had a record of "vocal antisemitism" during the Boer War period. He said: "Hobson's antisemitism does remind us, however, that the Boer War period produced a temporary upsurge of Liberal radical and socialist antisemitism, aimed at 'Jewish finance capital'". However he argued that Hobson's antisemitism was untypical of the wider political left at the time, and was "clearly seen by the mainstream left as grossly inconsistent with all the other values of British liberalism."

The Times has contacted Mr Corbyn's office for comment.

[Henry Zeffman, Political Correspondent April 30 2019, 5:00pm, The Times]

Comment (Peter M.): Hobson was for more than a century regarded as a diligent and credible reporter of events in South Africa. His study of the Boer War and of Imperialism was never before called into question. Now his impartiality is impugned, because one must not depict Jews as power-brokers.

(12) Ken Livingstone suspended as Mayor of London over 'Nazi' jibe



Livingstone suspended over 'Nazi' jibe

Chris Tryhorn

Friday February 24, 2006

Ken Livingstone was today suspended from office for four weeks by a disciplinary tribunal for likening a Jewish Evening Standard reporter to a Nazi concentration camp guard.

The three-man Adjudication Panel for England said the mayor of London should step down from his duties on March 1. [...]

Mr Livingstone is entitled to appeal against the ruling by making an application to the high court.

In a statement, he said: "This decision strikes at the heart of democracy. Elected politicians should only be able to be removed by the voters or for breaking the law.

"Three members of a body that no one has ever elected should not be allowed to overturn the votes of millions of Londoners.

"I have been advised that the decision of this tribunal today may be open to challenge. I will meet with my legal representatives early next week and will then make a statement about whether I will be exercising my right of challenge."

The panel ruled that the mayor had breached the Greater London authority's code and damaged the reputation of his office as a result of his exchange with the reporter, Oliver Finegold.

(13) UK High Court blocks suspension of London mayor


Last update - 19:38 28/02/2006

UK High Court blocks suspension of London mayor

By News Agencies

LONDON - Britain's High Court has blocked the four-week suspension of London's Mayor Ken Livingstone, pending his appeal.

The mayor was suspended from his post for a month beginning March 1 by a tribunal last week for comparing Evening Standard reporter Oliver Finegold to a concentration camp guard.

Livingstone's suspension, ordered last week by the government-appointed Adjudication Panel for England, had been due to take effect Wednesday. The High Court granted the mayor's request to put it on hold while he appeals the sentence.

His lawyers will have 28 days to make their case. They filed initial appeals papers Monday.

Livingstone's lawyer Tony Child has said the mayor's team would dispute the panel's finding that his actions had brought disrepute on his office and its decision to suspend him.

The lawyers also planned to argue that the panel's decision breached the mayor's right to a private life and to freedom of expression, both guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights, Child said.

Livingstone argues that it is antidemocratic for an unelected body to suspend a politician chosen by the voters. He won a second term in 2004.

Livingstone had refused to apologize for the remarks he made to the reporter for the Evening Standard, who is Jewish. A Jewish organization brought the case against him.

The mayor has argued that the tribunal should not be allowed to suspend an elected official who did not break the law.

(14) 'Ken Livingstone must go', Jewish leaders tell Jeremy Corbyn


'Ken Livingstone must go', Jewish leaders to tell Jeremy Corbyn at crunch meeting on anti-Semitism

Harry Yorke, political correspondent

4 APRIL 2018

Jewish leaders will tell Jeremy Corbyn to prove his "militant" opposition to anti-Semitism by expelling his old ally Ken Livingstone from Labour, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

The Labour leader will be told during a face-to-face meeting to bring the two-year investigation into Mr Livingstone's conduct to a close if he is serious about cleansing his party of anti-Jewish hatred.

It comes after Mr Corbyn defended his decision to attend a Passover event hosted by Jewdas, a left-wing group which has described Israel as a "steaming pile of sewage" which needs to be "properly disposed of".

His attendance at the Seder celebration on Monday was heavily criticised by mainstream Jewish groups, who questioned...

(15) Leaked Labour Report on witch-hunt against Corbyn withheld from Equalities Commission (EHRC)


Leaked Labour Report into Anti-Semitism Confirms Zionist Subversion of Parliamentary Democracy

April 15, 2020 Posted by Ruby Muros

Saturday April 11th, an article by Sky News reporter Tom Rayner revealed that a Labour party internal investigation into the party's handling of complaints about anti-Semitism under former leader leader, Jeremy Corbyn, would not be submitted as part of the evidence in the ongoing investigation by the Equalities Commission (EHRC).

Senior Labour figures engaged in a smear campaign against their own leader


The leaked document merely goes to confirm that the witch-hunt against Corbyn was a part of a political agenda. Internal emails and Whatsapp group messages are especially damning. Senior Labour figures engaged in a smear campaign against their own leader and deliberately sabotaged their party's chances of success at the ballot box.

Now in possession of a copy of the leaked document, CAA is shying away from publication due to the threat of libel action relating to Data Protection law. Indeed, yesterday, solicitor d'office and CAA Honorary Patron, Mark Lewis, announced that he had been instructed to represent several persons named in the report. Readers will perhaps remember that Mr Lewis last year was the defendant in a disciplinary tribunal hearing for sending abusive tweets, receiving a fine and a black mark on his reputation.

<https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/mark-lewis-lawyer-disciplinary-case-now-updated-to-11-december-2018/> "Mark Lewis Lawyer" Disciplinary CaseÑ now updated

Labour's submissions to the official EHRC investigation reveal that more than half of all internal complaints about anti-Semitism originate from one person. Names of party members who were investigated and who were then suspended or expelled were leaked to the press. Gloating headlines in the Jewish News, Jewish Chronicle, along with self-righteous jubilation on Twitter from a pack of pro-Israel foot-trolls, became almost a weekly occurrence.

Furthermore, both the Jewish News and Jewish Chronicle recently announced that they were going into liquidation. Were editors Stephen Pollard and Jack Mendel tipped off about the internal report, deciding to cut their losses and run, thereby avoiding potentially astronomical legal costs in cases brought against them by party members and others whose data had been unlawfully leaked? If so, then the folding of two horrid anti-British newspapers in the wake of a politically-motivated smear campaign engineered by their fellow Zionists at CAA may be regarded as a gratifying case of justice having been served.

Surely, after Glasman's video, closure of the UK's two most prominent Jewish media outlets and now this leaked report, CAA must also fold? The website page dedicated to CAA's long list of Honorary Patrons has been disabled for months. Let's hope their donors, trustees and associate members of Parliament also see sense and begin to reverse the damage caused by the actions of CAA to their own community here in Britain. Never again should CAA or any of its leaders or associates be allowed within bowling distance of Whitehall. They may have scored a victory with the resounding defeat of Corbyn's Labour, but their attempts to subvert democracy are now laid bare for the world to see.

Despite never becoming Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn can enjoy his retirement, digging his allotment, with head held high. The leaked report is a total vindication of those who, like this author, have said right from the very beginning that CAA was waging ideological warfare on behalf of Zionism and Israel, to the detriment of British politics and to the country as a whole.

Prior to the leaked document's revelations, it was entirely arguable that, coupled with the party's stance on Brexit, Corbyn's weakness on the anti-Semitism issue was one of the main reasons why Labour lost so badly in last December's general election. Now, however, with the plain facts of the matter finally on the table, entire blame must be placed on parasitism within the upper echelons of the party itself.

Lifelong Labour voters, especially those in Red Wall constituencies who reluctantly voted Tory, are clearly unhappy to now have another Blairite, Starmer, as leader, not to mention new shadow cabinet members, David Lammy and Naz Shah. Globalist establishment parties and their Zionist doormat representatives in Parliament are worried. The time is ripe for a new party to emerge, one that truly cares for this nation and puts the interests of our people first. Disgruntled Labour voters are there for the taking. As nationalists, we must act persuasively and with determination before it's too late.

(16) Guardian betrayed Corbyn & British democracy; Jewish Labour Movement worked with Israeli embassy


How the Guardian betrayed not only Corbyn but the last vestiges of British democracy

The Guardian joined the Labour Party's center-right wing in seeking to to undermine Jeremy Corbyn.


AUGUST 12, 2020

It is simply astonishing that the first attempt by the Guardian ­ the only major British newspaper styling itself as on the liberal-left ­ to properly examine the contents of a devastating internal Labour party report leaked in April is taking place nearly four months after the 860-page report first came to light.

If you are a Labour party member, the Guardian is the only "serious", big-circulation paper claiming to represent your values and concerns.

One might therefore have assumed that anything that touches deeply on Labour party affairs ­ on issues of transparency and probity, on the subversion of the party's democratic structures, on abuses or fraud by its officials ­ would be of endless interest to the paper. One might have assumed it would wish both to dedicate significant resources to investigating such matters for itself and to air all sides of the ensuing debate to weigh their respective merits.

Not a bit of it. For months, the leaked report and its implications have barely registered in the Guardian's pages. When they have, the coverage has been superficial and largely one-sided ­ the side that is deeply hostile to its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

That very much fits a pattern of coverage of the Corbyn years by the paper, as I have tried to document. It echoes the paper's treatment of an earlier scandal, back in early 2017, when an undercover Al-Jazeera reporter filmed pro-Israel Labour activists working with the Israeli embassy to damage Corbyn from within. A series of shocking reports by Al-Jazeera merited minimal coverage from the Guardian at the time they were aired and then immediately sank without trace, as though they were of no relevance to later developments ­ most especially, of course, the claims by these same groups of a supposed "antisemitism crisis" in Labour.

Sadly, the latest reports by the Guardian on the leaked report ­presented as an "exclusive" ­ do not fundamentally change its long-running approach.

Kicked into the long grass

In fact, what the paper means by an "exclusive" is that it has seen documents responding to the leaked report that were submitted by Corbyn and his team to the Forde inquiry ­ Labour's official investigation into that report and the circumstances of its leaking. The deadline for submissions to Martin Forde QC arrived last week.

Setting up the Forde inquiry was the method by which Corbyn's successor, Keir Starmer, hoped to kick the leaked report into the long grass till next year. Doubtless Starmer believes that by then the report will be stale news and that he will have had time to purge from the party, or at least intimidate into silence, the most outspoken remnants of Corbyn's supporters.

Corbyn's submission on the leaked report is an "exclusive" for the Guardian only because no one in the corporate media bothered till now to cover the debates raging in Labour since the leak four months ago. The arguments made by Corbyn and his supporters, so prominent on social media, have been entirely absent from the so-called "mainstream".

When Corbyn finally got a chance to air the issues raised by the leaked report in a series of articles on the Middle East Eye website, its coverage went viral, underscoring how much interest there is in this matter among Labour members.

Nonetheless, despite desperately needing clicks and revenue in this especially difficult time for the corporate media, the Guardian is still spurning revelatory accounts of Corbyn's time in office by his former team.

One published last week ­ disclosing that, after winning the leadership election, Corbyn arrived to find the leader's offices gutted, that Labour HQ staff refused to approve the hiring of even basic staff for him, and that disinformation was constantly leaked to the media ­ was relegated to the OpenDemocracy website.

Corbyn's team arrived to find the leadership's offices gutted, Labour HQ refused to approve the hiring of even basic staff, and disinformation was constantly leaked to the media.

An insider recounts how the Blairites waged war on Corbyn from day one https://t.co/KCROnquXto

- Jonathan Cook (@Jonathan_K_Cook) August 7, 2020

That Joe Ryle, a Corbyn team insider, either could not find a home for his insights in the Guardian or didn't even try says it all ­ because much of the disinformation he laments being peddled to the media ended up in the Guardian, which was only too happy to amplify it as long as it was harming Corbyn.

A political coup

Meanwhile, everything in the Guardian's latest "exclusive" confirms what has long been in the public realm, via the leaked report.

Through its extensive documentation of WhatsApp messages and emails, the report shows conclusively that senior Labour officials who had dominated the party machine since the Tony Blair and Gordon Brown eras ­ and were still loyal to the party's centre-right incarnation as New Labour ­ worked at every turn to oust Corbyn from the leadership. They even tried to invent ways to bar him from standing in a rerun leadership election a year later, in 2016, after Owen Smith, the Labour right's preferred candidate, challenged him.

Corbyn and his supporters were viewed as dangerous "Trots" ­ to use a derisive term that dominates those exchanges.

The messages show these same officials did their level best to sabotage Labour's 2017 general election campaign ­ an election that Corbyn was less than 3,000 votes from winning. Party officials starved marginal seats Corbyn hoped to win of money and instead focused resources on MPs hostile to Corbyn. It seems they preferred a Tory win if it gave momentum to their efforts to rid the party of Corbyn.

Or, as the submission notes: "It's not impossible that Jeremy Corbyn might now be in his third year as a Labour prime minister were it not for the unauthorised, unilateral action taken by a handful of senior party officials."

The exchanges in the report also show that these officials on the party's right privately gave voice to horrifying racism towards other party members, especially black members of the party loyal to Corbyn.

And the leaked report confirms the long-running claims of Corbyn and his team that the impression of "institutional antisemitism" in Labour ­ a narrative promoted in the corporate media without any actual evidence beyond the anecdotal ­ had been stoked by the party's rightwing, Blairite officials.

They appear to have delayed and obstructed the handling of the small number of antisemitism complaints ­ usually found by trawling through old social media posts ­ to embarrass Corbyn and make the "antisemitism crisis" narrative appear more credible.

Corbyn's team have pointed out that these officials ­ whose salaries were paid by the membership, which elected Corbyn as party leader ­ cheated those members of their dues and their rights, as well as, of course, subverting the entire democratic process. The submission rightly asks the inquiry to consider whether the money spent by Labour officials to undermine Corbyn "constituted fraudulent activity".

One might go even further and argue that what they did amounted to a political coup.

Bogus 'whistleblower' narrative

Even now, as the Guardian reports on Corbyn's submission to the Forde inquiry, it has downplayed the evidence underpinning his case, especially on the antisemitism issue ­ which the Guardian played such a key role in weaponising in the first place. [...]

Typifying the hypocrisy of the Guardian and its continuing efforts to present itself a hapless bystander rather than active participant in efforts to disrupt the Labour party's internal democratic processes and sabotage the 2017 and 2019 elections is its lead columnist Jonathan Freedland.

Outside of the Guardian's editorials, Freedland's columns represent the closest we have to a window on the ideological soul of the paper. He is a barometer of the political mood there.

Freedland was among the loudest and most hostile opponents of Corbyn throughout his time as leader. Freedland was also one of the chief purveyors and justifiers of the fabled antisemitism narrative against Corbyn.

He, and the rightwing Jewish Chronicle he also writes for, gave these claims an official Jewish seal of approval. They trumpeted the narrow, self-serving perspective of Jewish organisations like the Board of Deputies, whose leaders are nowadays closely allied with the Conservative party.

They amplified the bogus claims of the Jewish Labour Movement, a tiny, pro-Israel organisation inside Labour that was exposed ­ though the Guardian, of course, never mentions it ­ as effectively an entryist group, and one working closely with the Israeli embassy, in that detailed undercover investigation filmed by Al-Jazeera.

Freedland and the Chronicle endlessly derided Jewish groups that supported Corbyn, such as Jewish Voice for Labour, Just Jews and Jewdas, with antisemitic insinuations that they were the "wrong kind of Jews". Freedland argued that strenuous criticism of Israel was antisemitic by definition because Israel lay at the heart of any proper Jew's identity.

New video from #JustJews: Jews have never spoken with just one voice. #BoardofDeputies #ManyJewishVoices pic.twitter.com/KSpyy8Sqcw

- Just Jews (@JustJewsUK) August 6, 2020

It did not therefore matter whether critics could show that Israel was constitutionally racist ­ a state similar to apartheid South Africa ­ as many scholars have done. Freedland argued that Jews and Israel were all but indistinguishable, and to call Israel racist was to malign Jews who identified with it. (Apparently unaware of the Pandora's box such a conflation opened up, he rightly ­ if inconsistently ­ claimed that it was antisemitic for anyone to make the same argument in reverse: blaming Jews for Israel's actions.)

Freedland pushed hard for Labour to be forced to adopt that new, troubling definition of antisemitism, produced by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, that shifted the focus away from hatred of Jews to criticism of Israel. Under this new definition, claims that Israel was "a racist endeavour" ­ a view shared by some prominent Israeli scholars ­ was treated as definitive proof of antisemitism.

One-party politics

If anyone gave the weaponisation of antisemitism against Corbyn an air of bipartisan respectability it was Freedland and his newspaper, the Guardian. They made sure Corbyn was hounded by the antisemitism claims while he was Labour leader, overshadowing everything else he did. That confected narrative neutralised his lifelong activism as an anti-racist, it polluted his claims to be a principled politician fighting for the underdog.

Freedland and the Guardian not only helped to breathe life into the antisemitism allegations but they made them sound credible to large sections of the Labour membership too.

The rightwing media presented the Corbyn project as a traitorous, hard-left move, in cahoots with Putin's Russia, to undermine Britain. Meanwhile, Freedland and the Guardian destroyed Corbyn from his liberal-left flank by portraying him and his supporters as a mob of leftwing Nazis-in-waiting.

Corbynism, in Freedland's telling, became a "sect", a cult of dangerous leftists divorced from political realities. And then, with astonishing chutzpah, Freedland blamed Corbyn's failure at the ballot box ­ a failure Freedland and the Guardian had helped to engineer ­ as a betrayal of the poor and the vulnerable.

This isn't just a defeat, it's a repudiation of Corbynism. Now Labour needs to ditch the politics of the sect. My column https://t.co/cV3LlRMyED

- Jonathan Freedland (@Freedland) December 13, 2019

Remember, Corbyn lost by less than 3,000 votes in a handful of Labour marginals in 2017. Despite all this, Freedland and the Guardian now pretend that they played no role in destroying Corbyn, they behave as if their hands are clean.

But Freedland's actions, like those of his newspaper, had one inevitable outcome. They ushered in the only alternative to Corbyn: a government of the hard right led by Boris Johnson.

Freedland's choice to assist Johnson by undermining Corbyn ­ and, worse, to do so on the basis of a disinformation campaign ­ makes him culpable, as it does the Guardian, in everything that flowed from his decision. But Freedland, like the Guardian, still pontificates on the horrors of the Johnson government, as if they share no blame for helping Johnson win power.

In his latest column, Freedland writes: "The guiding principle [of the Johnson government] seems to be brazen cronyism, coupled with the arrogance of those who believe they are untouchable and that rules are for little people." ...

A version of this essay first appeared on Jonathan Cook's blog: https://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/

(17 UK Labour sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey for saying Israel taught knee-on-neck to US cops


Jeremy Corbyn humiliated: Starmer faces down ex-boss over Long-Bailey outcry

SIR Keir Starmer faced down Jeremy Corbyn and his hard-Left allies yesterday in a clash over the sacking of frontbencher Rebecca Long-Bailey.


06:38, Sat, Jun 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:26, Sat, Jun 27, 2020

[...] Sir Keir ousted Ms Long-Bailey, the runner up in the party leadership race earlier this year and a protoge of Mr Corbyn, on Thursday after she praised an interview containing an anti-Semitic claim. [...]

Ms Long-Bailey angered the Labour leader by sharing an interview with Labour-supporting actress Maxine Peake that included a claim that the US police who killed unarmed black man George Floyd used tactics learned from the Israeli security services.

(18) Starmer sacked Long Bailey for sharing an article that "contained an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory"


Starmer sacks Long Bailey in row over anti-Semitism and retweet

Labour leader shows ruthless side by firing shadow cabinet member and former rival over promotion of article

Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent JUNE 25, 2020

Keir Starmer has sacked his former leadership rival Rebecca Long Bailey in his most ruthless act since taking control of Britain's opposition Labour party.

Sir Keir said he had asked Ms Long Bailey to step down from her job as shadow education secretary after he claimed she had shared an article that "contained an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory".

(19) Long-Bailey sacked for claim that knee-on-neck "learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services"


Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked as English shadow education secretary Left-winger shared article that party leader said contained 'antisemitic conspiracy theory'

June 25, 2020 By Chris Havergal

Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked as shadow education secretary for England after sharing an article that Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said contained an "antisemitic conspiracy theory".

The article, which Ms Long-Bailey shared on Twitter, claimed that the police tactic of kneeling on someone's neck, which led to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month, was "learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services". Israel has rejected this claim.

(20) Minn cops trained by Israeli police, who often use knee-on-neck restraint


{photo} Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian protestor on March 12, 2019.

Over 100 Minnesota law enforcement officers attended a 2012 conference organized by the Israeli consulate in which Israeli police trained them. Israeli forces often use the knee-on-neck restraint on Palestinians. (Meanwhile, Congress is poised to pass a bipartisan $38 billion package to Israel)É Read two reports below:

Minnesota cops 'trained by Israeli forces in restraint techniques'

By Jon Collins, reposted from the UK Morning Star newspaper (embedded links added by IAK)

Officers from the US police force responsible for the killing of George Floyd received training in restraint techniques and anti-terror tactics from Israeli law-enforcement officers.

Mr Floyd's death in custody last Monday, the latest in a succession of police killings of African Americans, has sparked continuing protests and rioting in US cities.

At least 100 Minnesota police officers attended a 2012 conference hosted by the Israeli consulate in Chicago, the second time such an event had been held.

There they learned the violent techniques used by Israeli forces as they terrorise the occupied Palestinian territories under the guise of security operations.

The so-called counterterrorism training conference in Minneapolis was jointly hosted by the FBI.

Israeli deputy consul Shahar Arieli claimed that the half-day session brought "top-notch professionals from the Israeli police" to share knowledge with their US counterparts.

It is unclear whether any of the officers involved in the incident in which Mr Floyd was killed attended the conference.

Israeli forces broke necks

But in a chilling testimony, a Palestinian rights activist said that when she saw the image of Derek Chauvin kneeling on Mr Floyd's neck, she was reminded of the Israeli forces' policing of the occupied territories.

Neta Golan, the co-founder of International Solidarity Movement (ISM) said: "When I saw the picture of killer cop Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd by leaning in on his neck with his knee as he cried for help and other cops watched, I remembered noticing when many Israeli soldiers began using this technique of leaning in on our chest and necks when we were protesting in the West Bank sometime in 2006.

"They started twisting and breaking fingers in a particular way around the same time. It was clear they had undergone training for this. They continue to use these tactics - two of my friends have had their necks broken but luckily survived - and it is clear that they [Israel] share these methods when they train police forces abroad in 'crowd control' in the US and other countries including Sudan and Brazil."

The training of US police officials by Israeli forces is widespread.

Even Amnesty was compelled to report that hundreds of police from Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington state and Washington DC had been flown to Israeli for training.

Thousands more have been trained by Israeli forces who have come to the US to host similar events to the one held in Minneapolis. According to the somewhat selective rights organisation, many of these trips are taxpayer-funded, while others are privately funded.

Since 2002 the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee's Project Interchange and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs have paid for police chiefs, assistant chiefs and captains to train in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), it said.

(21) Bob Carr: Australia's foreign policy was "subcontracted" to Jewish donors


Bob Carr diaries: foreign policy was subcontracted to Jewish donors

Ex-foreign minister casts light on support for Israel - and his obsession with diet and the indignities of businesss class travel

Lenore Taylor, political editor theguardian.com, Wednesday 9 April 2014 19.16 AEST

Former foreign minister Bob Carr has suggested Julia Gillard's dogged insistence on supporting Israel in a controversial United Nations vote was because Australian foreign policy had been "subcontracted" to Jewish donors.

In a new biography about his 18 months as foreign minister, Carr reveals deep tensions within Labor over foreign policy and intimate details of his conversations with foreign leaders - including an April 2012 meeting with David Miliband who was "pessimistic about British Labour being led by 'brother' Ed".

In more unusual territory for a political memoir, he reveals a near-obsessive preoccupation with his diet and exercise regime, and complains about being "reduced" to business class travel.

Bob Carr: Diary of a Foreign Minister includes a detailed account of a period in October and November 2012 when Carr campaigned against Gillard's insistence that Australia should support Israel and vote against Palestinian observer status in the United Nations.

The bitter fight became entwined in the leadership tensions that were reaching a crescendo at the time.

As it reached its height, he describes Kevin Rudd arriving at his parliament house office "purse-lipped, choirboy hair, speaking in that sinister monotone. A chilling monotone".

Rudd's had a "morbid interest" in the issue which had the potential to impact both on Australia's fate in the upcoming vote for a seat on the UN security council and on his own chances to return to the prime ministership.

"How much of this is about money, I asked him," Carr writes. "He said about one-fifth of the money he had raised in the 2007 election campaign had come from the Jewish community."

Carr concludes that "subcontracting our foreign policy to party donors is what this involves. Or appears to involve."

He describes how nine ministers spoke against Gillard when the issue was discussed by cabinet, and only two in favour of her position.

But she remained unmoved and said it was a "prime minister's call". She only changed her mind when she realised she was set to be overruled by the caucus - which would have ended her already tenuous hold on the leadership.

(22) Bob Carr reveals former Attorney General Mark Dreyfus' "umbilical attachment" to Israel


Falafel factions, Likudniks and Bob Carr: inside the battle for Israeli influence



APRIL 11, 2014 12:00AM

ACCORDING to Bob Carr, this was the falafel faction laid bare.

Mark Dreyfus, with an "umbilical attachment" to the cause of Israel. Stephen Conroy, disturbed at the turn of events, signalling to ally Bill Shorten to join the fray, "as if he was in a Kingsville branch meeting itching to do in the local lefties". Julia Gillard, prime minister, determined to vote no, putting Australia "in lock-step with the Likud".

Was this high-level evidence of the Melbourne Jewish lobby unduly shaping Australian foreign policy or worse -- "subcontracting out foreign policy to party donors?" Or was it something less sinister; a robust debate over one of history's most fraught questions: how best to advance peace in the Middle East?

(23) Carr reveals Gillard cabinet's subservience to Lobby over Palestine policy


Tony Walker

Australian Financial Review

Published: 09 Apr 2014 21:31:07 | Updated: 10 Apr 2014 19:08:21

Former foreign minister Bob Carr has launched a withering denunciation of ex prime minister Julia Gillard and Victorian allies, including Bill Shorten, over their attempts to stymie an Australian vote at the United Nations to elevate Palestine's status.

Carr also heaps scorn on Gillard staff-member Bruce Wolpe, whom he portrays as a tool of a Melbourne-based pro-Israel lobby, for his efforts to ensure Australia maintained an uncritical view of Israel's settlements policy.

In his new book, Diary of a Foreign Minister, Carr provides a detailed account of the most contentious foreign policy issue of the Gillard prime ministership, and one that threatened to splinter the cabinet.

Carr's battles with Gillard and her close advisers, including Wolpe and then cabinet secretary, Victorian MP Mark Dreyfus, over Israel, mark sour component of his term in office.

"Our stance on the Middle East is shameful," he writes in his diary of November 10, 2012.

"In lockstep with the Likud, designed to feed the worst instincts of Israel, and encourage it to self-destruct.''

In the same diary entry Carr complains bitterly he was prevented from using the word "condemn'' to characterise Australia's reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu government's continuing settlement activity.

Carr laments that "all statements on the Middle East'' had to be drawn to the attention of Wolpe and Dreyfus in the PM's office.

He was told by Wolpe and/or Dreyfus "we don't use the word condemn", and "whatever we do, advise the Israeli ambassador first".

American-born Wolpe is a former US Congressional staff member. He was director of corporate affairs at Fairfax Media from 1999 - 2009.

Carr's detailed account of the intense argument in cabinet that preceded Australia's decision to abstain on a vote elevating Palestine's status to observer at the UN provides an extraordinary insight into the extent to which Gillard identified herself with Israel's interests.

Outnumbered 10-2 in cabinet on the Palestine question (only communications minister Stephen Conroy and workplace relations minister Bill Shorten supported her), Gillard insisted it was her prerogative to say "no" in defiance of a cabinet consensus.

"Her brisk efficiency descended into a style that was icy and robotic," Carr writes in a November 27 entry.

In the end, a weakened prime minister changed her stance and agreed that Australia would abstain on the Palestine vote in recognition that her own cabinet had abandoned her.

Carr had prevailed over those he refers to in his book contemptuously as the "falafel faction".

(24) Why I'm now a friend of Palestine rather than Israel - by Bob Carr, former Foreign Minister of Australia


Why I'm now a friend of Palestine rather than Israel

Bob Carr The Australian November 08, 2014 12:00AM

PENNANT Hills Golf Club in Sydney is an unusual place for an epiphany on the changes in Israel. Still, it was there I met a Christian volunteer who went to the occupied territories to escort Palestinian children to school, to protect them from verbal and physical -violence by Israeli settlers.

Violence against Arab kids? Christian volunteers to protect them? From Jewish settlers?

None of this was around in 1977 when I rented a room in Sydney Trades Hall and called on Bob Hawke, ACTU president, to help me launch Labor Friends of Israel.

In 1977 the Israeli occupation was 10 years old. There were 25,000 settlers. It was easy to believe the Israelis were holding the West Bank only as a bargaining chip. Arabs were terrorists.

Now the occupation has lasted 47 years. There are 500,000 settlers. Up to 60 per cent of the Israeli cabinet is on record as opposing a two-state solution. Palestinians have been part of a peace process for 25 years.

Israel has gone from secular to religious. The ultra-Orthodox and religious Zionists hold 30 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. It has gone from cosmopolitan to chauvinist, with some ministers -espousing a brand of radical-nationalism like that of France's Le Pen or Austria's Jorg Haider.

"The symbol of Israel used to be the kibbutz," says a friend in the British Labour Party. "It's now the settlement." They have doubled in the past 54 months alone. The -Atlantic reported the Obama -administration is deeply offended at how the Israelis use settlements to wreck any peace deal. Settlers won't move. The Israeli government won't force them. So an -indefinite occupation morphs into the extremists' goal of a Greater Israel.

With one catch. It will have two classes of citizen.

"A term used about another country on another continent", Ehud Barak told me when I as foreign minister discussed this very dilemma. The word is apartheid, of course, used by another former prime minister, Ehud Olmert, and the only word that can be applied if, within one nation, there is one set of laws for one race and an inferior set for the other - the other being the majority.

Barack Obama says that if settlement expansion keeps growing he can't manage the fallout for Israel. That fallout has begun, with Sweden joining 138 nations that have already recognised Palestine and Britain's House of Commons endorsing recognition. In the British debate, Richard Ottaway, a Conservative and long-term supporter of Israel, -declared, "If they are losing -people like me, they will be losing a lot of people."

He and others in centrist politics have been sickened by religious fanatics standing on seized Palestinian land declaring that God gave them Judea and Samaria, and the Arabs are inferior anyway. Sickened by the routine violence of the settlers, serious enough to warrant front-page treatment in that voice of the US foreign policy establishment, Foreign Affairs: settlers smashing the windows of Palestinian flats to drive families out, uprooting the date and olive trees on Palestinian farms, spraying graffiti on -churches and mosques.

In 1977 the Palestine Liberation Organisation was blowing up planes. Now for 25 years Palestinians have been committed to a negotiated solution, most recently to a demilitarised state with the presence of a US-led NATO force on the West Bank and East-Jerusalem.

In 1977 when we launched Labor Friends of Israel we knew, to our disgrace, none of their narrative. Now Israeli historians - this is a measure of Israel's openness - have gone to the archives of their army to tell the full story of how massacres were used during the foundation of Israel in 1948 to drive out 700,000 Palestinians. The credibility of historian Benny Morris is confirmed when he declares he agreed with the policy and thinks David Ben-Gurion should have gone further until there were no Palestinians left.

Where do Palestinians stand now? Gideon Levy wrote in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that it leaves them living with mass arrests (760 in a recent sweep, 260 of them children) expulsions, demolitions. A former head of Shin Bet (Israel's ASIO) said in the 2012 documentary The Gatekeepers that his paratrooper son invaded Nablus two or three times. He asked, "Did this bring us victory? I don't think so."

This week 100 ex-generals, senior police and a former head of Mossad issued a letter urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to negotiate with "moderate Arab states and with the Palestinians (in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as one)". They know a two-state solution will not be perfect but preferable.

Permanent occupation means Israelis get cast as Afrikaners and the world will recognise Palestine and isolate Israel.

After all, the alternative would be unthinkable: to accept colonial rule with one religious and racial group enjoying the vote, the majority denied it.

>From the writers of The West Wing came this. Discussing Gaza and the West Bank, a White House adviser says to another, "Revolutionaries will outlast and out-die occupiers every time." No other colonial rule has survived, let alone with rich settlers on fortified hilltops with Los Angeles lawns, the wretched huddled in the gullies, their 12-year-old kids subject to military arrest and -detention.

We have politely pitched the case for Palestinian statehood as creating security for Israel. But in view of the settlements and settler violence, I now pitch the case in terms of the rights of the Palestinian people, recognised in international law and every draft peace statement supported by the world for a quarter of a century.

Palestinians must commit to non-violent resistance, not a third intifada. They must build international support. They must engage with the righteous Jews who condemn the takeover of Zionism by the fanatics.

Forty years ago I signed up to be president of Labor Friends of Israel; I still count myself a friend of the liberals in that country but it serves the cause of a just peace better by me this week becoming patron of Labor Friends of Palestine.

Bob Carr is a former NSW premier and foreign minister. This is part of an address he gave to the Australian Friends of Palestine Association in Adelaide last night.

(25) Carr pivots from Israel to Palestine; accused Gov't of subcontracting Mideast policy to Jewish lobby


Patron Carr pivots from Israel to Palestine

The Australian November 08, 2014 12:00AM

Brad Norington Reporter Sydney

JULIA Gillard's former foreign minister Bob Carr has agreed to be the patron of Labor Friends of Palestine after accusing fanatics in -Israel's government of promoting "apartheid" - a move likely to -infuriate sections of Australia's Jewish community.

The decision to take up a prominent role for a new ALP group pressing for Palestinian statehood comes almost 40 years after Mr Carr launched Labor Friends of Israel with Bob Hawke, believing then that "Arabs were terrorists". Mr Carr, premier of NSW for a decade before his stint as a federal minister, said Israel had changed.

His reversal of allegiance was prompted by his revulsion for an "apartheid" policy within Israel's government as it fostered one set of racially based laws for the Jewish minority - and an inferior set for the Palestinian majority.

"It has become virtually impossible for the centre-left in politics to maintain support for the 'ethno-nationalists' who are now opposed to a Palestinian state and back expansion of Jewish settlements in occupied territories," he said. "Social democrats find this impossible to live with."

As Ms Gillard's foreign minister in October 2012, Mr Carr led a cabinet and caucus revolt when the then Labor prime minister was determined to oppose a Palestinian bid for upgraded status in the UN. Eventually accepting she lacked a majority, Mr Gillard was forced into a humiliating backdown and Australia abstained from the UN vote.

Mr Carr wrote in his book Diary of a Foreign Minister, released in April, that Ms Gillard's office had subcontracted out Middle Eastern policymaking to the wealthy and powerful Jewish lobby in Melbourne, which had infiltrated her government. In July he moved a motion from the floor of the NSW Labor conference, carried on -voices with support from the ALP Left and Right, which committed the state party to a more pro--Palestinian position. Mr Carr saidhis view was part of a worldwide trend that included conservatives and long-time supporters of Israel. He gave last month's House of Commons vote endorsing recognition of Palestine, and recognition by Sweden, as examples.

Slotted into Ms Gillard's ministry after Kevin Rudd quit to wrestle back the prime ministership, the former foreign minister said he was approached by rank-and-file party members to be patron of the fledgling Labor Friends of Palestine. He revealed his decision last night during an address to the Australian Friends of Palestine Association. Mr Carr said his "epiphany" on the changes in Israel occurred when he met a Christian volunteer who had gone to occupied territories to escort Palestinian children to school, and protect them from violence by -Israeli settlers.

He still counted himself a friend of liberals in Israel, but it served the cause of a "just peace" to accept his new patron role.

Settlements had doubled in the past 54 months, settlers would not move and the Israeli government would not force them to leave.

Comparing Israel with pre-Mandela South Africa, Mr Carr said: "So an indefinite occupation morphs into the extremists' goal of a Greater Israel. With one catch - it will have two classes of citizen. 'A term used about another country on another continent,' Ehud Barak told me when I, as foreign minister, discussed this very -dilemma. The word is apartheid of course."

(26) Former Australian (Jewish) PM Malcolm Fraser says Israel sank Liberty deliberately, Lobby has too much power


Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Truth Will Out: First Carr, Now Fraser

"Former Australian Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has told ABC's Jon Faine that he shares former Labor Foreign Minister Bob Carr's take on 'the Jewish lobby'. Fraser appeared on The Conversation Hour to discuss his new book Dangerous Allies. The conversation switched to Carr's recent book Diary of a Foreign Minister in which Carr is critical of the Jewish lobby in Australia." (Carr finds a friend, jwire.com.au, 10/5/14):

Faine: Bob Carr has managed to upset a lot of people... with his memoir, saying that he thought that the pro-Israel... lobby* in Australia wielded too much power. What does Malcolm Fraser think of that?

Fraser: They certainly do.

Faine: Now, somebody said this a month or two ago and there was a sense of outrage: No, we don't have immediate access to the Prime Minister. No, we don't have that. We're just another group. Another lobby group.

Fraser: Well, in relation to the Gillard government, certainly. I am sure what Bob Carr said was totally and absolutely correct.

Faine: And other governments? Are you of that view as well?

Fraser: I once said that Israel had exercised excessive power in relation to Lebanon. I got some pretty furious phone calls as a result, and people asked to come up and see me. And I thought it was going to be two or three [of them] and I found, well, there were so many they wouldn't fit in my office. So I said Let's go into the Cabinet Room. They all explained Israel's position, which I understood. And at the end of that discussion I said, Well, gentlemen, I am glad to have listened to you, but you know the Australian government's position. I said that The power Israel used was excessive. That view has not changed. But I have heard you. Thank you. But it's a continuum.

Faine: The Jewish community are generous donors to political parties, and wield and exercise as much influence as they can muster. Any community does the same. The Italian community, the Muslim community, religious groups, ethnic groups, industry groups. What's the difference? It's not unusual to single out one community?

Fraser: I don't think the Italian community, just to take one example, try to get us to follow any particular policies in relation to Italy. And that's the difference. The Jewish community... well, not all the community... because I've got many letters in my office in the files that say No, we don't agree with the publicly proclaimed leaders of the community in Melbourne. We take a different view. But they're not going to say so publicly. The Jewish community seek to get Australia to support policies as defined by Israel. Look, Israel years ago, during one of the wars, killed 30 or 40 Americans on a spy ship [the USS Liberty*] in the Western [sic] Mediterranean.

Faine: That was a mistaken missile hit, if I remember correctly, or an air strike. I can't remember.

Fraser: Well, the Americans tried to cover it up. It wasn't a mistake. It was deliberate.

Faine: You believe so?

Fraser: Yes.

Faine: Based on what?

Fraser: Information I have. I am not going to tell you the source.

Faine: OK, and the purpose would have been to what? To stop intelligence gathering?

Fraser: They wanted to be able to do what they wanted to do without America hearing.

Faine: That's a massive claim to make.

Fraser: It is.

Faine: It borders on the beliefs that some people have, which I have always thought were completely insane, about conspiracy theories like 9/11 and the like. And people believe all sorts of nonsense that they choose to then pursue, with no foundation whatsoever. You can't make that sort of a claim without backing it up, can you, even if you're Malcolm Fraser and you used to be the prime minister?


Fraser: Your idea of conspiracy theories about 9/11 [being nonsense] I think I would agree with absolutely... but where the interests of a significant power or the interests of a country are concerned, as they believe, then the interests of individuals... are not worth anything.

[*For the latest on the ongoing cover-up of this massacre, read (and be totally gobsmacked by) American Legion Honchos Betray Liberty Veterans, Alison Weir, Counterpunch, 16/5/14] Posted by MERC at 7:03 AM

(27) Corbyn and Labour succumb to pressure from Zionist organizations; this is a worldwide issue


ÒSin Begets Sin:Ó The Fall of Jeremy Corbyn Will be Felt Around the World

Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have finally succumbed to pressure from Zionist organizations in the UK in a move with enormous international ramifications.

by Miko Peled

November 02nd, 2020

There can be little doubt that the ousting of Jeremy Corbyn from the UK Labour Party was the result of a well-planned strategy by a coalition of Zionist organizations, which includes the state of Israel's own Ministry of Strategic Affairs. And while Corbyn is undoubtedly not anti-semitic, nor racist in way shape, or form, he made one colossal strategic mistake. He did not fight the Zionist propaganda levied against him nor did he fight the outrageous accusations of anti-semitism that were laid upon him and so many other good hard-working anti-racist members of his Party.

The IHRA Israel is a racist, violent state that peddles enormous amounts of sophisticated weapons to the darkest regimes on earth. It holds thousands of political prisoners, denies people water, medical care, food, and even the basic most freedoms, simply because they are Palestinian.

In order to shield the country from those who would expose that racism and violence, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA, created what it calls a working definition of anti-semitism. It is a new definition that exists to protect Israel from its critics.

The question that immediately comes to mind is what was wrong with the "old" definition of anti-semitism which defined anti-semitism as racism against Jews. The answer: It was not broad enough to include Israel or Zionism. Since Israel is a major violator of international law and human rights and has been so from its inception in 1948, it needed some sort of blanket protection that would shield it and paint its crimes as protection of Jews. It also needed a tool that would allow it to attack its critics by weaponizing the term anti-semitism.

In an attempt to conflate anti-semitism (or racism) with criticism and rejection of Zionism, which itself is a racist ideology, the IHRA released its "working definition of antisemitism." That definition is a rather sophisticated mechanism that provides blanket protection for Israeli government crimes. If rejecting Zionism is anti-semitism, as the new definition claims, then all of Israel's critics can be labeled racists, and the so-called "Jewish state," can claim to be a victim of racism. [...]

One thing leads to another, or as Jews say, "Sin Begets Sin." The sin here is not anti-semitism, but the capitulation of progressive anti-racist forces in the face of an obvious smear campaign by a racist state and the institutions that represent it in the United Kingdom.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews claims to represent all Jews in the UK, in reality though, it only represents Zionist Jews. It is a Zionist organization that places Israeli interests above all else. How else can one explain its support for the smear campaign against Corbyn and other public servants on one hand, and its silence in the face of Israeli crimes on the other? [...]

The capitulation of Labour was, in fact, an act of suicide. Under Corbyn's leadership, the party had reached an unprecedented number of members and enjoyed tremendous support. The creation of the IHRA's new definition of anti-semitism, followed by demands that it be accepted by the Labour Party, and the defamation of Jeremy Corbyn and Labour's top echelon (people like Ken Livingston and Chris Williamson), were all part of a well-planned strategy to punish those who oppose Zionist crimes in Palestine.

Miko Peled is an author and human rights activist born in Jerusalem. He is the author of "The General's Son. Journey of an Israeli in Palestine," and "Injustice, the Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five."


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