Chris Williamson Shares Petition Defending Notorious Anti-Semite

Corbynite MP Chris Williamson has shared a petition urging Islington Council to reverse their ban on notorious anti-Semite Gilad Atzmon from performing at their venue.

Even Hope Not Hate has called Atzmon “an antisemite who has promoted the works of Holocaust deniers.” He blamed Grenfell Tower tragedy on “Jerusalemites” and has stood accused of Holocaust denial by human rights lawyer Adam Wagner. He has openly said “I despise the Jew in me and detest the Jew in you”.

Williamson remains a signatory to the extraordianry petition and has so far refused to apologise for sharing it on Twitter, and has even refused to acknowledge that he deleted his original tweet urging his followers to join him in signing the petition. Even by Chris Williamson’s standards, this is really bad. How can Labour continue to let him stand as a representative of their party?

UPDATE: Williamson has apologised, claiming that he “wasn’t aware” of the Atzmon’s anti-Semitism until after he tweeted the petition.

“I am told that in various blogs and in speeches he has adopted antisemitic language. I wasn’t aware of this until after I tweeted the petition.”

UPDATE II: The Board of Deputies of British Jews has called for Labour to withdraw the whip from Chris Williamson.

Read Williamson’s apology in full here:

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Labour’s NEC Drops South Thanet Candidate Over Hitler Tweets

Yesterday Labour’s NEC decided not to endorse Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt as a candidate on the basis that she had brought the Labour Party into disrepute. In a late night posting on Facebook she blamed Guido for her demise as a candidate:

“The NEC’s decision was taken on the basis of three tweets that were posted from the Centre for Cultural Change Twitter account, run by a group of academics, to which I occasionally contributed well before I decided to stand as a parliamentary candidate. The Centre for Cultural Change tweets were in no way intended to imply that antisemitism doesn’t exist in the Labour Party. They were taken out of context on the right-wing Guido Fawkes hate blog to imply that I was antisemitic.”

Well you can judge for yourself why the NEC really dropped her as a candidate by reading our original story where she attacked, for example, the “zionist sympathies” of John Bercow and asked “Has anyone looked into Hitler’s policy on Zionism?” Credit where credit is due, Guido was not convinced the new NEC would take decisive action. The prospect of her fighting a crucial target swing seat obviously focused minds…

Welsh Assembly Member Suspended Over Anti-Semitism

Guido understands that Corbynista Member of the Welsh Assembly Jenny Rathbone has been suspended by the Labour group for comments regarded as potentially antisemitic. This comes after a recording surfaced where Rathbone suggested Israel ‘drives people to be hostile to British Jews’ and suggested Jewish people’s security fears could be ‘in their own heads.’

The matter has been referred to the national party…

Criminal Investigation into Labour Anti-Semitism as 38% Believe Corbyn is an Anti-Semite

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem is in the spotlight again as it emerged this morning that the Metropolitan Police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism within the party. The police have been examining an internal Labour document detailing allegations of anti-Semitism which was obtained by LBC and concluded that several allegations within it were worthy of full criminal investigations.

It comes as a new Populus/BICOM poll found that 38% of Brits believe that Corbyn himself is anti-Semitic. Only 1 in 4 people agreed that he was a “committed campaigner against racism of all kinds, including antisemitism”, while as few as 19% believed that he had “worked hard to deliver peace between Israel and the Palestinians”. Almost double that number instead thought that he “only seems interested in talking to those organisations which have been deemed terrorists by the British Government, the EU and the US State Department”. The fish rots from the head...

Calls For Baroness Tonge to Quit Lords After Yet Another Anti-Semitic Comment

Campaign Against Anti-Semitism has reignited calls for the disgraced Baroness Tonge to vacate her seat in the House of Lords, after she suggested that the Israeli government bears responsibility for the Pittsburgh attack. This is just the latest in a long, long list of anti-Semitic flirtations and jew blaming by the former Liberal Democrat health spokesperson.

Jewish voices have called on the Liberal Democrats who installed Tonge in the House of Lords to demand her removal. The campaign to force her out has already won support from the Lib Dem youth wing. Charlie Kennedy appointed her to the Lords when he was leader. Will the current leader, Vince Cable, add his voice?

£1.7 Million Fund to Fight Anti-Semitism in the Budget

Charities are set to receive a £1.7 million funding boost in next week’s Budget to help fight against rising anti-Semitism by educating students about the horrors of the Holocaust. The funding will enable student visits to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as well as supporting visits from Holocaust survivors to schools to enable students to hear first-hand testimonies.

The Community Security Trust reported a record-high 1,382 incidents of anti-Semitism in the UK last year while two in five British Jews have said they would “seriously consider” emigrating if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister. At least one party is taking the problem seriously…

British Jews Leaving UK for Israel up by 7%

Despite a decrease in immigration to Israel from most western countries, including France and the United States, immigration to Israel from the United Kingdom has risen by 7 percent in just the first eight months of 2018. The Jerusalem Post writes that “many Jews are contemplating leaving there in light of the prospect of the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party, with its antisemitism problem, reaching power.”

It comes after the Jewish Chronicle found that two in five Jews living in Britain would seriously consider emigrating if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister. Some are not willing to wait…

More Brits See Labour as Racist than Tories

YouGov have found that more people see the Labour Party as racist than the Tories. Despite his repeated claims to be an “anti-racist campaigner”, twice as many Brits think Jeremy Corbyn is racist (20%) than think the same for Theresa May (11%).

The same poll found that 30% of Brits think Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite, compared to just 5% who believe Theresa May to be. Intriguingly, the same number of Brits see Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn  as Islamophobic, at 9% each…

Two In Five Jews Would “Seriously Consider” Emigrating If Corbyn Became PM

A Survation poll for the Jewish Chronicle has found that 38.5% of Jews living in Britain would “seriously consider” emigrating if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister. Amongst women that figure rises to over 44%.

The Jewish population of the UK stands at almost 300,000, meaning that if the UK were to elect a Labour government, 115,000 British Jews would seriously consider starting a fresh life outside of Britain.

This is truly unprecedented in modern British history.

Loony Labour NEC Protests

Pete Willsman received a hero’s welcome as he walked into Labour Party HQ today. Signs outside insisted anti-Semitism does not exist in the Labour Party, and claims of it are merely a Blairite Zionist conspiracy. Meanwhile activists shouted about how Jews “don’t suffer economic discrimination.”

Labour will need to do a lot more than just accepting the IHRA definition to clean up the anti-Semitism infesting the party…

Julia Hartley-Brewer: Corbyn is Anti-Semitic and a Racist. Sue Me.

Julia Hartley-Brewer set out an explosive challenge to Jeremy Corbyn live on air today, when interviewing a ‘Jewish Voice For Labour’ spokesman.

“Come on Jezza, sue me. I think you’re anti-Semitic. I think everything you do and say suggests you are anti-Semitic. I think you’re an anti-Semite, just like Margaret Hodge, prominent Jewish Labour MP. If that’s not true, prove to me that it’s not true. Take me to court, sue me for libel, and let’s get this out in the open.”

Julia-Hartley Brewer has drawn a pretty big line in the sand and dared Jezza. Corbyn can sue her and Murdoch owned TalkRadio. Will he take her up on her offer?

McDonnell: Labour Will Lead Anti-Semitism

 

John McDonnell went on the Today Programme this morning to try to cool down the Labour Party anti-Semitism row. Instead he has joined a line of Shadow Cabinet members getting in an embarrassing muddle over the issue.

“Let’s talk about how we tackle that now as a community as a whole and the Labour Party will play its full role in leading that anti-Semitism.”

Last month John McDonnell told the Today Programme:

Let me put this message out to anyone. We are a party that is anti-racist and anti-Semitic.

One Freudian slip is unfortunate, two is more like a confession. Or a taunt.

Corbyn Did What He Said He’d Never Do

Jeremy Corbyn speaking today in Edinburgh said that comparing Israel to the Nazis is “completely out of bounds.” Guido gently reminds him of when he appeared to do just that in 2013.

Perhaps forgetful Jeremy again misremembered that he hosted, opened, and spoke at an event on Holocaust Memorial Day in 2010, which was part of a UK tour called ‘Never Again for Anyone – Auschwitz to Gaza’. Corbyn has also compared Israel’s blockade of Gaza tothe siege of Leningrad and Stalingrad by Nazi Germany. Jezza has some cheek…

 

“Corbyn Is A Virulent Anti-Semite”

Last night’s Channel 4 News didn’t exactly go to plan. First they wrongly introduced Hillary supporting, Democrat voting, Harvard Law School Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz as an ‘adviser to Donald Trump’, before he demolished their holier than thou attitude towards the state of U.S.[…] Read the rest

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Unite Threaten to Sue Jewish Member Who Raised Concerns

Just when you would have thought that the left would be trying to rebuild bridges with the Jewish community, Unite have responded to a member’s legitimate concerns about anti-semitism by threatening to sue the Jewish complainant, David Levene. Unite officially are warning “be advised that legal advice is now being sought in relation to this public accusation levelled at our general secretary”.[…] Read the rest

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Corbyn’s Home Pranked By Jewish Activists

A small group of Jewish activists have installed a sign on Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington home this morning, in their words to “highlight the threat that he poses to the British Jewish community.”

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READ: Ian Austin’s Lawyers Accuse Labour of ‘Disgraceful’ Attempt to ‘Silence’ Him

Almost three weeks after being placed under investigation by the Labour Party for rowing with Ian Lavery about anti-Semitism, Ian Austin has still not been given any further details of the allegations against him. Last week Austin’s lawyers wrote to Labour General Secretary Jennie Formby:

“This process has been a farce and a disgrace.

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Labour National Policy Forum Member on Watson’s “Jewish Donors”

This is a new Facebook post this morning from George McManus, a Momentum-backed member of Labour’s National Policy Forum:

Corbyn has admitted Labour have been too slow to deal with anti-Semites. Will they take action against McManus today?

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“All You Needed Was a Shower”: Corbynistas Send Sick Racist Abuse on #ResignWatson

Here is a sample of what appears on the #ResignWatson hashtag being used by Corbyn supporters to target Labour’s deputy leader. One anonymous account told a Jewish former Labour member: “All you needed was a shower”.

Hundreds of Corbynistas, including the prominent pro-Corbyn account ‘The Awakend’, said Watson was in the pay of Israel:

This guy was going particularly hard on the Israel conspiracy theories:

A cesspit of racism and abuse… what is Corbyn gonna do about it?[…] Read the rest

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Labour Councillor: Jewish Tories Behind Rabbis’ Letter

Labour councillor Mike Pevitt reckons allegations of Anti-Semitism in his party are plot by Jewish Tory party members. In a tweet referring to the letter signed by dozens of rabbis criticising Labour over anti-Semitism, Cllr Pevitt wrote“Labour get lead in polls and Tories instruct their Jewish members to write in”.[…] Read the rest

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