Tuesday, 24 July 2018

CST demands Labour 'take action' over anti-Zionist activist's 'disgusting slur' of British Jews. Activist previously quoted Reinhard Heydrich

'An antisemitism watchdog has condemned a prominent anti-Zionist campaigner's "disgusting slur", after he said the "pro-Israel lobby" was exploiting the legacy of the Holocaust to try to silence criticism of the country.

In an interview with an American online news channel, Moshe Machover, a Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party member also claimed the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs were "driving" an "immense public campaign" in the UK against Jeremy Corbyn's adoption of new guidelines on antisemitism, which has provoked outrage among the Jewish community.

Labour adopted the guidelines in place of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of Jew hate, which sets out how criticism of Israel can be antisemitic.

A Community Security Trust spokesman told the JC Labour had to "take action" using their new antisemtism code over Mr Machover's "disgusting slur" to British Jews.

Mr Machover, a retired Israeli-born Professor, was expelled by Labour in October last year over an article he wrote entitled 'Anti-Zionism is not antisemitism' which quoted  Reinhard Heydrich, one of Hitler's most notorious lieutenants.

But his expulsion, for alleged membership of the Communist Party of Great Britain whose newspaper the Weekly Worker he wrote the offending article for, was overturned, and he has been allowed back into Labour.'

Someone who quotes one of Hitler's most notorious lieutenants seems perfectly suited to membership of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. 

More here in the JC but obviously not on the BBC. 

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