Despite the headlines - Anti-Semitism in Britain is DECLINING not increasing
A decline in anti-Semitism doesn't serve Zionist interests
A very useful comment by Alan Maddison below. The salient points are:
- Anti-Semitism represents around 1.5% of reported Hate Crimes in the UK.
- Evidence of the inflated and tendetious nature of the CST report is that only 8% of claimed incidents are violent compared to the normal ratio for hate crimes of one-third.
- One in four hate crime assaults lead to injury compared to none, either this year or last year, in the CST reports. It clearly suggests that what is counted as an assault is trivial.
This suggests that in comparison with other hate crime incidents, the actual level of incidents in the CST Report are about one-quarter of those claimed. To include social media posts is absurd, as the CST itself recognises when it counts as a single incident multiple broadcasts by the same outlet. Social media attacks if actually counted would simply swamp any meaningful statistics given the level of racist tweets and FB comments and posts. They are on a completely different level from actual verbal abuse or assault.
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The Community Security Trust, an overtly Zionist organisation, that works closely with Mossad, Israel’s MI6, compiles annual and 6 monthly reports of the incidence of anti-Semitism. Its figures often differ widely from those of the Police and are subjective. They are based to a large extent on self-reporting, social media posts and an ingrained Zionist political assumptions that opposition to Israel is inherently anti-Semitic.
|The Zionist Communist Security Trust's latest bogus offerings - complete with two helpfully placed display boards|
Their latest Report ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS - January–June 2017, comes with a photo in some junkyard in Suffolk with a Star of David and the word ‘Die’ underneath side by side with a swastika. Presumably the purpose behind this photo is to persuade us that this is a common phenomenon in most junkyards and industrial wasteyards in Britain!
We are breathlessly told that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain from January to June 2016 compared to the previous period has leapt from 589 to 767. Anti-Semitism, like all forms of racism, should be condemned. But the deliberate inflating of anti-Semitism, the political use of false accusations of anti-Semitism in order to deflect criticism of Israel, are equally appalling. Zionism redefines anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism at the same time as ignoring genuine anti-Semitism.
|A government poster in Hungary attacking George Soros - graffiti says 'stinking Jew'|
We are told in the 2017 report that CST recorded from the 387 incidents recorded in Greater London during the same period in 2016. There are no comparisons with Police statistics but given the wide disparity between recorded crime incidents and the CST figures in previous years we should take the CST statistics with a hefty pinch of salt.
|An example of Zionist anti-Semitism directed at anti-Zionist Jews - CST won't record any such incidents|
In the Independent of 29.12.15. we learn that Anti-Semitic attacks in London soar by 60 per cent in 2015. ‘Between November 2014 and November 2015, a total of 483 such crimes were committed, up from 299 during the same period in the previous year.’ Although they say crimes were committed we are not told what the number of convictions are.
Compare this to the 2014 CST Incident Report the CST recorded 583 antisemitic incidents in Greater London in 2014. Compare this to the Police figures of 299, almost double.
|The Independent goes from bad to worse as it accepts the CST Report uncritically|
According to the 2015 CST Incidents Report there were 472 incidents compared to 483 police recorded crimes so it would appear that the 2015 figures bore some relationship to the facts. (in the 2016 CST Incidents Report the figure jumps from 472 to 494).
In 2016 the CST record the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Greater London as 813, a significant increase but how reliable are they? The comparable Police figures are not available but I suggest that they are a mixed bag consisting of some anti-Semitic incidents coupled with a lot of padding to make the figures look good (in Zionist parlance an increase in anti-Semitism is always good because it demonstrates that the only place Jews aren’t under attack is Israel).
|The true face of Zionist anti-Semitism|
However let us pretend that the CST figures are true. Then the question is how many of the incidents arise from the actions of Israel? After all Zionist and Jewish organisations in Britain go out of their way to say that British Jews support the actions of Israel against the Palestinians. They spend their time defending the indefensible in the name of British Jews. Is it any wonder that some people take them at their word?
It is ironic that the main cause of what is termed anti-Semitism in Britain today is the so-called Jewish state. This is not anti-Semitism, it consists is mainly of stupid reactions to the claims of Zionist organisations that British Jews fully supports Israel’s criminal actions. Since the CST fully supports the idea that British Jews are fully behind Israel’s crimes what they are effectively measuring is the efficacy of their and their fellow Zionists actions. Israel claims it represents all Jews, not just its own Jewish citizens but all Jews worldwide. Netanyahu describes himself as the Prime Minister of all Jews. Why shouldn’t some people take what the Zionists say to be true? Israel is, after all a Jewish State.
To the Zionists, the CST including, anything to do with support of the Palestinians or opposition to Zionism is automatically ‘anti-Semitic’. The attacks on Palestine Expo 2017 this month described it as a ‘Jewish hate fest’ – a massive gathering of some 17,000 people that included numerous Jewish speakers as well as people like John Pilger.
|The Community Security Organisation, which changed its name to the CST, also sees as one of its tasks the removal of anti-Zionist Jews from communal functions - in this case they went to far removing members of Mapam, the fake Zionist leftists|
Dave Rich, the CST’s Deputy Director of Communications, brought out a book last year entitled ‘The Left’s Jewish Problem’. As Wikpedia describes it ‘Rich traces the origin of contemporary left-wing anti-Semitic anti-Israel rhetoric to the early 1970s, when Peter Hain and Louis Eakes of the Young Liberals wing of the British Liberal Party reconceptualized the national liberation movement of the Jewish people as an imperialist project imposing apartheid on an indigenous people.
The fact that a senior officer of the CST can seriously describe a settler colonial movement (which is how historically Zionism described itself) as a ‘national liberation movement of the Jewish people’ (when did change of description occur) is illustrative of the CST’s political problems. Historically anti-fascist and socialists Jews always rejected the Zionist alliance with British imperialism.
To the Zionists anything smacking of the term Palestine is automatically anti-Semitic. The fact is that most ‘anti-Semitism’ in Britain is a reaction to solidarity with the victims of Zionist settler colonialism and that is the main purpose of these fake news figures.
Those who cry ‘anti-Semitism’ at the drop of a hat are not only legitimising genuine anti-Semitism (because people find it difficult to distinguish between genuine anti-Semitism and the false Zionist variety) but they display their contempt for Jews who were the real victims of anti-Semitism.
If you want to know what anti-Semitism really was like you could do worse than read ‘The Crime and the Silence’ by Anna Bikont. This was a book about what happened in the town of Jedwabne on July 10 1941 in a town made up of 40% Jews. Some of their Polish neighbours herded up to 1600 Jews into a barn which was then set ablaze. It wasn’t even done at the instigation of the Nazis but by their own neighbours and activists in the Polish Nationalist Party (Endeks).
|The Polish anti-Semite Michal Kaminski speaking at Israel's security conference in Herzliya|
Nor was this the only such crime of this nature. In nearby Radzilow, three days before Jedwabne, the whole population was rounded up and burned. In 2001, a book by Jan Tomasz Gross, Neighbours, revealed what had happened in Jedwabne. The Polish government under President Aleksander Kwasniewski reacted by apologising and under much criticism held a memorial meeting in Jedwabne and erected a monument to those murdered on the 60th anniversary of the massacre.
At the same time, in Jedwabne itself, led by its Catholic priest Father Orlowski and Bishop Stefanek, there was formed a Committee to Defend the Good Name of Jedwabne. Its purpose being to defend those who took part in the murder of its Jews. They pretended that it was the Nazis who carried out the massacre and also claimed that in any event the Jews had brought it on themselves by collaborating with the Russian troops when they invaded Western Poland and Jedwabne between 1939 and 1941.
To cite on typical incident from the book:
‘In August 1937, 65 violent anti-Jewish incidents were noted in the Bialystock region.... on August 19 during a market in the hamlet of Sniadowo a crowd shouting ‘Jews to Palestine’ and ‘There’s no room for you in Poland’ drove away tradesmen. The fleeing Jews were thrashed with whips and one of them was hit on the head with a post.’ (p.44)
Marek Edelman ‘the last living leader off the Warsaw Ghetto uprising’ and a leader of the socialist and anti-Zionist Bund described how ‘Jedwabne was not the first case nor was it an isolated one. In Poland at that time the mood was ripe for killing Jews.’ (p.9) It wasn’t all Poles by any means, even in the Endek dominated Jedwabne. Many Poles were horrified by what happened. Edelman describes how in Warsaw maybe 100,000 Poles were involved in hiding and protecting the Jews, but nonetheless there was real murderous anti-Semitism even before the Nazi invasion, driven by the anti-communism of the Nationalist Right.
|Polish anti-Semite Michal Kaminski having a friendly chat with Israel's Ambassador to the UK Ron Prossor|
In 2001 the far-Right Law and Justice Party, a racist and often anti-Semitic party, which is now in government in Poland opposed a national apology for Jedwabne. Dr Rafal Pankowski, a member of the Never Again Association and author of The Populist Radical Right in Poland described the role played by Law and Justice Party MP for the area of Jedwabne, Michal Kaminski
"As a local MP, Kaminski played a key role in the campaign questioning the Polish responsibility for the Jedwabne massacre. The campaign had strongly antisemitic overtones,"
In an interview with the nationalist Nasza Polska newspaper in March 2001 Kaminski argued that, ‘while the massacre could not be defended, Poles should not apologise for what they did until Jews apologised to them for their actions which had included "murdering Poles".’ Is Michal Kaminski fit to lead the Tories in Europe? Can you imagine? Kaminski said that those Polish Jews, the perhaps 5% out of 3.3 million who survived the Holocaust should apologise to those who had acted as their executioners?
Not only did Kaminski chair the European Conservative Reform group in the European parliament, which the Tories had just joined, he was defended by people such as the current Chair of Conservative Friends of Israel, Eric Pickles. He was also defended by leading Zionists in the Jewish Leadership Council and not least by Stephen Pollard, the racist who editor of the Jewish Chronicle. Pollard is another who is very hot on ‘anti-Semitism’ in the Labour Party.
Pollard, penned an article for the Guardian (9.10.09.) titled ‘Poland’s Kaminski is not an anti-Semite – he’s a friend to Jews.’ Even Pollard had to admit that Kaminski as a 15 year old joined The National Rebirth of Poland which was ‘virulently anti-Semitic and neofascist’. Nonetheless Kaminski was a ‘friend to the Jews’. why? Because he was a supporter of Israel in Brussels where ‘visceral loathing of Israel are rife.’ In other words his support of Israel and Zionism excused his virulent anti-Semitism. In the same article Pollard defended the Latvian MEP Robert Zile who every goesMarch on a march with the veterans of the Latvian Waffen SS.
None of this should be of any surprise. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has just returned from a visit to Hungary to greet his friend Viktor Orban, who when not demonising Muslim immigrants is busy rehabilitating the pro-Nazi leader of war-time Hungary who presided over the deportation of 437,000 Jews to Auschwitz. See Israel’s love-in with Hungary’s anti-Semites exposes the ugly core of Zionism. Indeed Netanyahu and the Zionists joined in with Orban’s anti-Semitic attacks on George Soros, who is held by the fascist and racist Right to be the archetypal figure of the International Jewish Financier.
This is the context in which the CST’s Report on Anti-Semitism should be treated. 23% of the anti-Semitic incidents were held to be politically motivated of which 49, some 28% were ‘anti-Zionist’. This in itself is proof of where the CST is coming from. Anti-Zionism is a form of anti-racism. It opposes the Jewish Supremacist State of Israel. If someone is anti-Semitic then they are not anti-Zionist. It is Zionism which is happy to work with and co-exist with anti-Semitism.
I get from time to time virulent anti-Semitic tweets from Zionists, like ‘shame your family survived world can do without cunts line (sic!) you.’ It is a common insult to use the Nazi term of ‘self hater’ against Jews with a conscience. It is also logical. Zionism holds that the only way to avoid anti-Semitism is to go to Israel. Those Jews who don’t do this and even worse oppose Israel and Zionism deserve everything they get. So anti-Zionist Jews are often told that it was a pity that Hitler didn’t get them. Far from having a section for anti-Zionism if the CST were honest they would have a section reserved for Zionist anti-Semitism. But here is the catch. According to the spokesman for the CST Mark Gardener ‘CST does not classify clashes between Jews as antisemitic incidents.’ Zionist attacks on Jews, even if they are virulently anti-Semitic, don’t count as anti-Semitism!
In a message sent to my blog, a Zionist posted ‘Greenstein, you traitorous bastard, you leftist liberal Jew.’ (in Israel these days there is no greater insult than being a ‘leftist’) went on to explain how ‘It's a shame that either Hitler or the Angel of Death, missed your family's house. Or Neturei Karta's.’ finishing up with ‘Don't even call yourself a Jew,traitor.’ According to the CST this is a ‘conflict’ between Jews rather than Zionist anti-Semitism!
It would be easy to take apart CST’s 2017 Report on Anti-Semitism. 19% of it consists of social media posts, which may be anti-Semitic but hardly constitute a threat to someone’s life and limb. They document 80 physical attacks but we have no way of knowing what these consist of. What we do know is that none of them were what they describe as ‘Extreme Violence’ i.e. GBH. Of course any attack should be taken seriously, but when Muslims have to put up with arson attacks on Mosques and at Finsbury Park Mosque a racist driving a van onto the pavement killing one worshipper and injuring several others, we can put this into context. The attacks on Muslims are much more serious, much of the CST’s incidents consist of twitter posts and anti-Israel chants. Yet the government has spent millions of pounds defending Jewish institutions from a non-existent threat but has done nothing similar to protect mosques and Muslim institutions. Why? Because the Government’s anti-terrorist strategy Prevent is based on a racist perception of Muslims as a problem. Defending Jewish property is a way of defending support for Israel and Zionism – an essential requirement of British foreign policy.
We are told that there were ‘51 incidents of Damage & Desecration of Jewish property’ but we are not told exactly what these consist of. Almost certainly they are trivial and minor instances of criminal damage, if that. Indeed the CST doesn’t bother to outline what ‘Jewish property’ consists of. There is no means of independently verifying the CST’s incidents except to say that there is a marked disparity, as I’ve noted before, between their reports and those of the Police. For example how many of the assaults resulted in Police prosecutions? What was the context? At the Ecostream demonstrations in British four years ago I defended myself against an extremely racist Israeli AShaike Rozanski who attacked me. Yet I was the one who was charged with assault. But perhaps this was too was recorded as an anti-Semitic incident? Who knows except that the Police dropped charges. Indeed there were a whole number of wholly bogus allegations made at the demonstrations against Palestine supporters, all of which led to acquittals in the courts. Were they anti-Semitic incidents?
Until there is proper verification and independent oversight of how the CST works and records incidents everything they say and report should be treated sceptically.
Of course there are anti-Semitic attacks, in particular on ultra-orthodox Jews in Stamford Hill who are easily recognised as Jews by their garb. Such attacks were completely ignored by the Home Affairs Select Committee Report on Anti-Semitism of October 2016 which recommended adoption of the bogus IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.
|Like South Africa's Apartheid Prime Minister John Vorster before him, Kaminski is happy to pay homage to Zionism at the Yad Vashem propaganda museum|
What we are seeing with the CST Report on Anti-Semitism, which has been taken up avidly by a press determined to defend and support the Israeli state, is the political weaponisation of anti-Semitism. For the Zionists the encouragement of the belief that the British Jewish community is facing a tsunami of anti-Semitism is useful, not least in order to encourage the emigration of British Jews to Israel.
In the Pew Research Centre’s Global Attitudes Survey 2016 just 7% of British people are shown as having unfavourable attitudes to Jews compared to 45% for Roma and 28% for Muslims. In other words racism against Muslims is measured as 4 times higher than anti-Semitism and anti-Roma hatred is over 6 times worse in Britain. In Hungary which Netanyahu praises so highly a third of respondents (32%) harbour anti-Jewish feelings, again less than the 72% hostility to Muslims. In other words, despite the best efforts of Zionism to create fake news about anti-Semitism, hatred of Jews in most countries, especially in Western Europe is all but non-existent. To even attempt to compare it with the Nazi era, as the misnamed Campaign Against Anti-Semitism does, is to belittle and diminish the very real anti-Semitism that Jews in the 1930s experienced.