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Zionist Witchhunt Against Jewish Jackie Walker and UK Labour (1)

2 Oct

Jackie Walker is a founding member and Vice-Chair of UK Labour’s Momentum movement, and is a Black Jewess, who is married to a fellow Jew. She has recently been suspended from the party for a second time, due to further false accusations of antiSemitism.

Initially, the claims of antiSemitism against her, came from members of the UK’s Jewry and Jewish media outlets, after her comments regarding Jewish involvement in slavery, as instigated by Jewish News and the Jewish Chronicle.

Yes, it was an exaggeration (by Jackie) that Jews were the chief or sole financiers of the slave trade, but that does not negate the role of prominent European and New World Jews as commodities traders, merchants, slave sellers, ship owners, and plantation owners, who, along with many more non-Jews, who fought against and opposed the abolition of slavery, due fear of losing privilege and wealth. (2)

(Search ‘August Belmont’, a Jew, employed by, and later married into the Rothschilds, who oversaw their New York operations of sugar, cotton, and rum.

It was a Rothschild whom leveraged and raised the finances (at the request of British and other governments) to compensate slave and plantation owners. Belmont worked with anti-abolitionists, such as members of the Society of Merchant Venturers). (3)

 

In regard to more recent false claims of anti-Semitism or Jew-hate laid against Jackie, the likes of the militant and vexatious Jewish Human Rights Watch and Sussex Friends have targeted her.

This latest attack against her occurred after video footage of a closed discussion at conference, was leaked directly to the Jewish press.

In the video, Jackie makes her views known about commemorating victims of all holocausts, asserting the view that Holocaust Memorial Day should remember all victims of such genocides and not be limited to one particular community. In this case, members of the World Jewry.

As was made perfectly clear to me by Olivia Marks-Woldman of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT), a day or so before Jackie’s comments, many members of the Jewish community believe they have sole ownership of the term ‘holocaust’. Moreover, that the genocide of Jews in World War 2 is unique and possibly the worst genocide in history.

Cue Joe Mulhall, also of the HMDT, who used his leverage and position as a Researcher for Hope Not Hate (HnH) and as a Trustee of HMDT, to publish a blog, on HnH’s website, subtly condemning Jackie Walker, in which he also accuses her of antiSemitism.

When I challenged HnH on social media of being duplicitous in conspiring against Jackie with faux claims of antiSemitism, I was immediately blocked.

Nick Lowles, Director of HnH, even went as far as to accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist. Needles to say, I kindly informed Nick that I would not be retracting any of my comments regarding HnH’s collusion with HMDT to smear Jackie, adding that he could sue me if he felt HnH had been so aggrieved by them. Nick has remained silent on the matter.

(Interestingly, Ruth Smeeth, MP, who has made numerous claims of antiSemitism against Jeremy Corbyn and supporters of him, because of her own Jewish identity, is also a (former) director of HnH, and was recently exposed as having links with AIPAC and BICOM and being referred to in a US Government memo leaked by Wikileaks, as being a ‘special asset’ in US/ UK/ Israeli relations worth protecting). (4)

 

After reading Joe’s blog, I tried to add my own comments to the blog, but so far, it appears that I have been censured. My comments in reply, and copied in italics immediately below, are yet to be moderated and are unlikely to be included. Indeed, I doubt they will.

“It is not anti-Semitic of Jackie to be honest in stating the role of Jews in the slave trade, because it is true.

As well as other Europeans, Portuguese, Spanish, Jewish — who owned slave ships, plantations, and slaves themselves, it was a prominent Jew, along with others, both Jews and non-Jews, who prevented the first abolition act passing and subsequently raised the capital to compensate slave owners after it was passed.

Similarly, I am calling Olivia Marks-Woldman is a hypocrite.

Only two days ago she told me that a memorial solely for Jewish victims (of WW2) is deserved because their suffering is unique (sic).

This implies privilege, victim status, which diminishes suffering and value of other victims — of other such atrocities.

World War 2 is not the only holocaust in our shared history and it is certainly not the worst. If we are to have a memorial and learning centre for holocaust victims, it should be for victims of all holocausts. It is not anti-Semitic to say this.

https://debatingculture.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/remembering-victims-of-holocaust-a-memorial-for-one-or-all/

Joe, that you sit on the HMDT and HnH have given you a platform to attack Jackie Walker — as one of its employee — is either suspect, despicable, or both.

Shame on HnH for pandering to faux claims of antiSemitism!” (5)

 

Mark Wallace, Editor of Conservative Home, who believes slavery is form of migration, has also supported Joe’s HnH blog. When I challenged his involvement (in the deliberate smear campaign against Jackie Walker and UK Labour), he also blocked me and accused me of being a conspiracy theorist and anti-Semite.

Far from being a conspiracy theorist or anti-Semite, it would appear quite obvious that there is indeed an orchestrated campaign to target members of UK Labour, falsely accusing them of antiSemitism.

It would also seem that the Tory party itself and senior members of UK Jewry are involved, if not the key instigators. It was a member of the Tory party (along with members of UK Jewry, and Jewish press) whom reported Jackie to the Labour party. It is also believed, though not substantiated, that Sussex Friends infiltrated Jackie Walker’s closed session at conference and primed her, before leaking comments to Jewish and then other media outlets. (6)

These false claims of ‘antischwemitism’ smack of victimhood and double standards in order to guilt-shame us and close down any valid, critical debate. (See 7, below)

I mean, imagine if a Black or Muslim person complained in this way. They would (and nearly always are) immediately be accused of playing the ‘race card’ or being a taqiyya Muslim. (8)

I do not make these statements lightly. I have researched this, thoroughly, and will happily provide supporting evidence, if requested. Take offence or dispute anything, challenge or sue me! I can back up everything I have written in this article.

In no way do I believe that Jackie Walker is an anti-Semite, nor should she have been suspended from the party.

The Momentum committee agreed that Jackie was not anti-Semitic in the things that she has said, but that she was ill-judged in doing so, thus making her position untenable. This is a victory for her detractors (Tories, Zionists, and Jews) and a blow against speaking out about what we know and believe to be the truth. Nonetheless, it is not the victory they wanted, as Jackie is to remain a member of Momentum and the steering group. (9)

The truth remains that Jews did play a role in slavery; that many Jews and non-Jews do conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism; and there have been many holocausts throughout our histories, not just one.

They are all worth commemorating on equal terms of validity and suffering, so that future generations learn from all humanity’s past crimes.

If you believe otherwise, I say ask yourself why.

 

 

By Jason Schumann

 

 

Amendments:

I have included the following amendments to clarify a few concerns and points of reference and clarification.

  1. Clarifying use of ‘Zionism’ to not be conflated with Jews or Judaism, as they are separate ideologies, sometimes confused or presented as one and the same.
  2. Made clear that Jackie Walker’s comment about Jews being chief financiers is an exaggeration at worst and ill-considered overstatement in the least.
  3. In parentheses, I have included reference to historical records re August Belmont and Rothschilds’, and other Jews, to evidence (Jewish) involvement in slavery.
  4. Used parentheses to emphasis Hope Not Hates links to Zionists and the political classes.
  5. Corrected several errors in my comments to Joe Mulhall’s HnH blog – still not moderated or added as comment to their website.
  6. Added additional information regarding Tory involvement in reporting Jackie Walker and the suspected involvement of Sussex Friends in the second report to the Labour party.
  7. Clarifying use of term ‘antischwemitism’, as a satirical and mocking term at false claims of anti-Semitism/ Jew-hate. If valid (in this case not), neither should be mocked, ridiculed, or diminished.
  8. Added reference to comparisons of Black and Muslim people to emphasis disparity.
  9. Removed petition link to reinstate Jackie Walker, as members of Momentum  voted her out as Vice-Chair.

 

 

03 October 16 at 23:00 GMT.

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Remembering Victims of Holocaust: A Memorial for One or All?

29 Sep

As part of an address to British Jewish communities, former PM, David Cameron, pledged that the UK Government would fund a memorial in remembrance of the mainly Jewish victims of World War 2.

The memorial is to be sited in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to Parliament.

Since the announcement, plans for the memorial are now expected to include a learning centre, for school groups and visitors to London.

A competition was recently announced for the design of the memorial, including plans for the learning centre.

If it does not run over budget, the whole project is expected to cost around £50 million, largely paid for by the British taxpayer.

As noted in the Mirror, ‘UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation chairman, Sir Peter Bazalgette, said: “The task of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation was to find a site that would allow a striking, prominent and iconic memorial to be built.”‘

In effect, the memorial and learning centre, will become Britain’s answer to Auschwitz and the Anne Frank Museum.

Understandably, a number of individuals, including myself have voiced concerns. Some, rightly or wrongly, now consider it an industry.

For me, as I will explain, I do not believe that there has ever been only one holocaust, but that there have been many holocausts, of equal significance, and equal worthiness of commemorating the victims of.

Indeed, when I asked Olivia Marks-Woldman, CEO of the Holocaust Memorial Trust, ‘why can we not have a universal memorial and learning centre to remember all holocausts not just one?’

Her response was, because the ‘Holocaust’ was unique.’

(I’ve since emailed her to clarify this profound and exceptional differentiating statement, but I am yet to receive a response or acknowledgement).

 

Sorry, not sorry! No one event in our wretched histories that ‘qualifies’ as a holocaust/ genocide, is no less, or more unique or significant than any other similar event in history.

To imply that it (WWII) is deserving of  uniqueness, only serves to diminish the other (such catastrophic events, in our shared histories) and asserts privilege of one group of victims (of such events) and the suffering (and heinous acts committed against one group) over another.

As Jackie Walker, of the UK Labour party’s Momentum group recently noted — and was subsequently on the receiving end of a tremendous amount of unwarranted vitriol from Jewish media for stating — the term ‘Holocaust’ is not a term that is the preserve or monopoly of Jews alone (paraphrased).

Indeed. Jews were not the only victims of World War 2.

In case you do not know/ have forgotten, many members of Roma, Polish, Muslims, LGBT, and other communities were victims too.

Clearly, a £50 million memorial, solely for the remembrance of Jewish victims of World War 2, simply reinforces ideas of (Jewish) privilege and victimhood, thus reinforcing negative stereotypes and prejudicial resentment of Jews.

Here is a list of Holocausts in recent times:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocides_in_history

 

The term ‘Holocaust’ does not, nor has it ever done, belonged solely to members of the Jewish community.

The term ‘holocaust’  was only adopted as such, in the 1950’s, after World War 2.

(The term ‘Holocaust’, in its original meaning, refers to sacred burning or sacrifice.)

 

It was first used in terms of genocide by John Milton in the 17th century.

If we are to remember ALL our dead, at the hands of bastards, murderers, and maniacal dictators, and learn from such past atrocities, committed by and against humankind, what we should have, is one memorial, and one learning centre, to remember all victims of all holocaust and genocidal acts.

It is my view, that we should (all) universally unite in our mourning, condemnation, and determination to say: Never Again!

A very recent study I have conducted confirms that such a memorial should not be attributed to Jews alone.

Why?

Because it devalues and assigns all other victims of holocaust to second status.

 

 

By Jason Schumann

 

 

Jeremy Corbyn: Vilified by UK Jewish Media?

10 Sep

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According to Jeremy Corbyn’s Wiki biography, he has, in the past: ‘mobilise[d] opposition to the Afghanistan War…. [and] was fiercely opposed to the Iraq War in 2003.’

He is a member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Stop the War Coalition, and campaigned against conflict in Gaza.

Corbyn, has been strongly criticised for some of the humanitarian and political causes he has supported, including; having met with IRA members, prior to the Northern Ireland Peace Accord (known as the Good Friday Agreement), which was signed on 10 April 1998.

Now, he has come to prominence as likely to be that next leader of the Labour Party, perhaps his skeletons have come of the closet? Particularly, his associations with pro-Palestine groups, criticism of Israel, and those, many Jews and the Israeli government deem their enemies.

Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who won three successive General Elections from 1997–2005, stated: “We discovered winning successively. And now we have re-discovered losing successively…You don’t win from a traditional leftist position.”

In the past few days, after being attacked and railed by so-called ‘Blair-ites’, his views on the subject of Israeli/ Palestinian relations, appear to have culminated in an all out attack in much (if not all) of the Jewish press in the UK, Israel and elsewhere. Jewish lobby organisations have also joined in the attack to vilify Corbyn.

In the JC on the 13 August 2014, Daniel Finkelstein wrote: ‘the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader [of the Labour Party] would not be a problem for the Labour Party. It would be a debacle. A catastrophe. A calamity. A disaster.’

Finkelstein added: ‘He [Corbyn] shares the virulent anti-Zionism of the hard left. One that seeks to make Israel a pariah state. One that treats Israel as if it were the central cause of all foreign affairs problems. One that treats with Hamas and is friendly to Hizbollah (sic).’

The JC also claimed he would be an ‘enemy’ of the Jewish community, if he didn’t answer their questions ‘immediately’ and support Israel’s expansionism, which would likely be to the detriment of Palestine and Palestinians.

Its editor, Stephen Pollard, reiterated the key points (and threat) made in the article, by denouncing one challenger of the demands made in the article, for posting what Pollard considered “an idiotic tweet.”

On the Jewish Chronicle view of Corbyn, as early as 2012, Ben White wrote of ‘How the Jewish Chronicle is trying to smear Jeremy Corbyn MP.’ Similarly, as published via Order — Order, in mid-July 2015, Media Guido posted that he: ‘understands that Corbyn’s people approached the Jewish Chronicle offering them a clear-the-air interview, realising he was not exactly JC readers’ number one choice given his ‘friendship‘ with Hamas and his support for the anti-Semitic Islamist Raed Salah.’ Corbyn subsequently withdrew when told the interview would be conducted by the Neo-Con, Oliver Kamm.

On Hezbollah and Hamas, in a Q & A for the New Statesman, Corbyn said: “Look, you don’t make peace unless you talk to everybody . . . There has to be a conversation. Over Hezbollah and Hamas, yes, I’ve met [the Hamas leader] Khaled Meshal. I’ve met people from all these groups, actually, with a number of other people; Tony Blair has [too].”

One can understand, perfectly well, why Corbyn withdrew from an interview with the JC, especially as it would appear, so abundantly clear, that Kamm is vehemently opposed to Corbyn’s political beliefs and style of politics, and would not have given him a fair and impartial opportunity, or right to reply, to criticism laid against him.

Some 200 hundred tweets by Kamm, about Corbyn, in less than a year, is pretty obsessive, would you not think?

The JC has published no less than 100 articles on Corbyn; all of which appear to portray him negatively.

The Jewish Post recently published an article calling Corbyn ‘the far-left candidate.’ For a far Lefty, Corbyn recently said on the monarchy: “Listen, I am at heart, as you very well know, a republican.” It [JP] also posted, that he is defender of a so-called 9/11 anti-Israel conspiracy theorist, Rev. Stephen Sizer.

Although acknowledging his ‘clear vision’, the JP wrote that Corbyn was a ‘fully-paid up member of the Ken Livingstone generation.’ They also criticised his support of a Palestinian state, appearing to ask its readers to ask him if he felt the same of Israel.

Even in the Times of Israel, no fewer than 30 articles have been written about Corbyn.

The headline of its article, published on the 13 August 2015, was, ‘UK Labour front-runner scrutinized for ties to anti-Semites, extremists.’ The Times [of Israel] added, that he [Corbyn] supported the likes of Deir Yassin Remembered, and had made donations to the group. ToI could not substantiate this with any proof other than hearsay by Paul Eisen.

Corbyn’s campaign denied this claim, saying “Paul Eisen clearly holds some of the most extreme views that are entirely his, and Jeremy totally opposes them and disassociates himself from them.”

Prominent Jewish organisations such as the Board of Deputies, the Far Right-linked European Jewish Parliament, and European Jewish Congress have all accused Corbyn of being anti-Jewish, and is a supporter of Hamas.

UK’s young writer, Rabbil Sikdar, says Jeremy Corbyn could be the leader British Muslims (2.8 million) have been waiting for, which is an anathema to many Jews, so many of whom, are themselves, vehemently anti-Muslim and anti-Palestine.

James Forsyth, writing in The Spectator, said that, Corbyn is ‘unelectable’ now appears, almost certainly, to have been a gravely premature misjudgement, on his part.

Whether Corbyn is the right person to aid Labour’s recovery, from the orchestrated and devastating hatchet-job carried out by David Cameron, and the Conservative government, pre-election 2015, only time will tell.

Your thoughts?

End Notes:

1. For the purpose of clarity, the only reason the word ‘Jewish’ has been used in the headline of this article, is due to the fact that two of the newspapers attacking Jeremy Corbyn have the word in the title of their publications. To be clear, conflation of the word Jews/ Jewish with Zionism serves Zionism. The smear campaign detailed in this article was orchestrated by Zionists, not Jews.

2. Following publication, it was brought to my attention that Oliver Kamm and Stephen Pollard have known each other very well since at least 2006. It follows, that any article written by Kamm and published by the JC (about Corbyn) would have been malicious in its intent.

Article by: Jason Schumann, aka @debatingculture

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