If This Is What Corbyn's Labour Is, Who Needs Tories? Corbyn and the Jews – Now a Fruitful Dialogue
26 March 2016
By Gilad Atzmon
On 5 May 2016, Londoners will select their next mayor. Their choice is between
Zac Goldsmith, a Jewish millionaire married to a Rothschild and Sadiq Khan, a
The Jewish Chronicle (JC) revealed yesterday that Mr. Sadiq Khan who in the
past made repeated calls on ministers to impose sanctions on Israel, has
finally changed his spots. In an obvious attempt to appease Britain's Jews,
Khan told the JC that after studying the evidence he now believes that: ''the
evidence clearly shows that boycott, sanctions and divestment against Israel
do not help us achieve peace – we must not turn our face against Israel.''
I've been reporting on Jeremy Corbyn's shameless capitulation to the Jewish
Lobby. The long time campaigner for Palestine has, in just a few weeks, been
reduced into a sad Zionist puppet whose position on Israel has descended into
a copy of a Likud pamphlet.
Labour's shameless groveling knows no end. We learn this morning that Corbyn's
party has expelled Gerry Downing, a far left activist whose views on Zionism
don't fit with the new kosher party line.
Downing, a marginal Trotskyite, wrote in his blog that Isis is ''not agreeing
with what they were doing," adding: "I don't support the politics of Isis,
they are vile barbarians. But I don't support American imperialist bombing
Apparently opposing American imperial wars is now unacceptable within the
Mr. Downing, a former bus driver and member of the tiny Socialist Fight group,
said on his Twitter page that his ambition is "to end capitalism on the planet
by socialist revolution.'' Slightly delusional perhaps, but I remember that
until two months ago this ideal was shared by Corbyn. Not anymore, I guess by
now Corbyn has even mastered the national anthem, I mean the Hatikvah.
The JC was kind enough to provide us with the list of crimes that led to
Downing's eviction: in 2014 Downing referred to ''Hamas heroism,'' he appeared
to have questioned aspects of the Holocaust and claimed prominent historian
Ian Kershaw had a ''Zionist minder.'' In addition, his Socialist Fight group's
website has published articles by other authors including one demanding that
''Marxists must address the Jewish Question'' and another referring to a ''world
The UK Jewish Lobby spokesperson told the JC: ''If the comments attributed to
Gerry Downing about Jews are genuine, he is an obnoxious antisemite who should
not be accepted in any modern political movement.''
Labour MP John Woodcock, ex-Labour Friends of Israel chair, wrote to Mr.
Corbyn urging him to expel Mr. Downing. Mr. Woodcock said the activist's views
were ''sickening and bring our party into disrepute.''
Again, Corbyn quickly surrendered. A Labour spokeswoman said: ''following
further evidence that has come to light, Gerry Downing has now been excluded
from the Labour Party by the NEC panel.''
If this is what Corbyn's Labour is all about, we really don't need Tories.
Corbyn and the Jews – Now a Fruitful Dialogue
This week the Jewish Chronicle (JC) reports that Jeremy Corbyn,
our revolutionary Labour Leader, has finally met with the UK ultra Zionist BOD
(Board Of Deputies Of British Jews).
After the meeting BOD's president Jonathan Arkush told the JC, "we had a
positive and constructive meeting and were pleased that Mr. Corbyn gave a very
solid commitment to the right of Israel to live within secure and recognised
boundaries as part of a two state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.''
Good to know that Corbyn, a long time supporter of the Palestinian Solidarity
Campaign (PSC), is so committed to the existence of the Jewish State.
Arkush announceed that Corbyn supports Jewish blood ritual such as ‘brit milah'
and Jewish sadistic butchery known as ‘shechitah.' According to the JC. "Mr
Corbyn affirmed his support for shechitah, brit milah and Jewish faith
schools.'' It is perhaps another sign of progress that the new radicals can
tolerate some inhuman measures.
Two weeks ago some pro Palestinian students opposed the appearance of Israeli
war criminal Ami Ayalon in London's King's College, British Jews were very
upset by that development. According to the JC, our proletarian leader didn't
like it either. "He (Corbyn) rejected any sort of violence or intimidation
such as occurred at King's College London last month.''
However, The UK Jewish Lobby is still not satisfied with Corbyn's
capitulation, they clearly want more. Arkush added "despite being pressed, he
(Corbyn) should do more to address profound and real concerns about past
meetings with people or organisations with extremist or antisemitic views.''
British Jews also expect Corbyn to reject BDS. ''We are also looking for the
Labour leadership to show with more clarity that it will maintain its
longstanding opposition of boycotts against Israel.''
I felt sorry for Mr. Corbyn, I thought that the man whom so many of us admire
might feel humiliated with his back pushed against the wall. I was totally
wrong, Mr. Corbyn seems cheerful. He told the JC thathe was "looking forward
to continuing that dialogue…I am a lifelong campaigner against racism and
fascism in all forms, and I made it clear that I am utterly opposed to
antisemitism in any form, including denial of the Holocaust, from any part of
the political spectrum.'' This is a bit puzzling; was Corbyn referring to the
Jewish Holocaust or the Palestinian one?
Here is what the patron of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign told the JC
about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, ''I have a long interest in campaigning
for peace and justice in the Middle East, and reiterated my commitment to a
two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israelis and Palestinians
both have the right to a state, and to live in peace and security.'' This
sounds to me like a segment from a Likud pamphlet. Actually, I would expect
our long-awaited radical leader to question whether Israel has the right to
exist at the expense of another people. I would expect an heroic man like
Corbyn to question whether the two state solution is still a valid option. I
would expect Corbyn to sound more ethical and courageous than David Cameron
and more pro Palestinian than Bibi Netanyahu.
British Jews compriseless than 0.5% of the entire British population.
According to different polls, the vast majority of them oppose Corbyn and his
politics. On the face of it, Corbyn's political future is not dependent on the
‘Jewish vote.' What is it then that pushes Corbyn to pander to the BOD? One
possible answer is that Corbyn is a really nice person. He wants everybody to
be happy and this includes British Jews. He goes out of his way to please them
by telling them what they want to hear. Another possible answer is slightly
upsetting: due to his ‘radical' views and criticism of Israel, Corbyn's
political survival is dependent on the support of Labour's far left and
British Trotskyites. And now we have a practical answer. Labour's far left and
Trotskyites themselves comprise a little Israel - a ghetto dominated by
Bundist archaic Judeo-centic tribal ideology. So it is Corbyn's past criticism
of the Jewish State that now holds him hostage to the Jewish far left.
The JC article mentions that in September BOD president Arkush called on Mr.
Corbyn to''publicly reject Hamas and Hezbollah if he was to gain the trust of
British Jews.'' This is actually good news, it leaves Corbyn with some room to
manoeuvre. He has plenty more to give away. In other words, we will see more
of Corbyn's groveling and humiliation in the near future.