Log in

No account? Create an account
13 August 2018 @ 11:54 pm
"Anti-semitism", an indiscriminate club  

The Crisis in Corbyn’s Labour Party Is Over Israel, Not Anti-Semitism

By Jonathan Cook
Global Research, August 09, 2018
Region: ,
Theme: ,
In-depth Report:

If there is indeed an anti-semitism problem in the UK’s Labour party, it is not in the places where the British corporate media have been directing our attention. What can be said with even more certainty is that there is rampant hatred expressed towards Jews in the same British media that is currently decrying the supposed anti-semitism of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Here is what I hope is a little wisdom, earnt the hard way as a reporter in Israel over nearly two decades. I offer it in case it helps to resolve the confusion felt by some still pondering the endless reports of Labour’s supposed anti-semitism “crisis”.

Racism towards Palestinians

In the first year after my arrival in Israel in late 2001, during the most violent phase of Israel’s suppression of the Palestinians’ second intifada, I desperately tried to make sense of the events raging around me. Like most new reporters, I searched for experts – at that time, mostly leftwing Israeli analysts and academics. But the more I listened, the less I understood. I felt like a ball in a pinball machine, bounced from one hair-trigger to the next.

My problem was exacerbated by the fact that, unlike my colleagues, I had chosen to locate myself in Nazareth, the largest Palestinian city in Israel, rather than in a Jewish area or in the occupied territories. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians seemed much more complex when viewed through the prism of Palestinian “citizens” living inside a self-declared Jewish state.

The Israeli experts I contacted deplored the brutality of the occupation unequivocally and in ways it was difficult not to admire, given the morass of anti-Palestinian sentiment and self-righteousness into which the rest of Israeli society was rapidly sinking. But each time I latched on to such an Israeli in the hope of deepening my own understanding, something they said would knock me sideways.

As readily as they condemned the occupation, they would laud the self-evidently bogus liberal democratic credentials of a Jewish state, one that I could see from my location in Nazareth was structurally organised to deny equal rights to its Palestinian citizens. Or the experts would echo the Israeli government’s inciteful claims that this largely quiescent Palestinian minority in Israel – a fifth of the population – was at best a demographic threat to the Jewish majority, and at worst a Trojan horse secretly working to destroy the Jewish state from within.

The very racism towards Palestinians in the occupied territories these experts eschewed, they readily flaunted when discussing Palestinians inside Israel. Were they really leftists or covert ethnic chauvinists?

Appearances can be deceptive

It was many months before I could make sense of this puzzle. An answer was only possible when I factored in the Israeli state’s official ideology: Zionism.

Israeli leftists who were also avowed Zionists – the vast majority of them – saw the conflict exclusively through the colonial prism of their own ethnic privilege. They didn’t much care for Palestinians or their rights. Their opposition to the occupation was barely related to the tangible harm it did to the Palestinian population.
Rather, they wanted an end to the occupation because they believed it brutalised and corrupted Israeli Jewish society, seeping into its pores like a toxin. Or they wanted the occupation to end because the combined populations of Palestinians in “Greater Israel” – in the occupied territories and inside Israel – would soon outnumber Jews, leading, they feared, to comparisons with apartheid South Africa. They wanted Israel out of all or most of the occupied territories, cutting off these areas like a gangrenous limb threatening the rest of the body’s health.

Only later, when I started to meet anti-Zionist Jews, did I find an opposition to the occupation rooted in a respect for the rights and dignity of the Palestinians in the territories. And because their position was an ethical, rights-based one, rather than motivated by opportunism and self-interest, these anti-Zionist Jews also cared about ending discrimination against the one in five Israeli citizens who were Palestinian. Unlike my experts, they were morally consistent.

I raise this, because the lesson I eventually learnt was this: you should never assume that, because someone has adopted a moral position you share, their view is based on the moral principles that led you to adopt that position. The motives of those you stand alongside can be very different from your own. People can express a morally sound view for morally dubious, or even outright immoral, reasons. If you ally yourself with such people, you will invariably be disappointed or betrayed.

There was another, more particular lesson. Ostensible support for Palestinians may in fact be cover for other ways of oppressing them.

And so it has been with most of those warning of an anti-semitism “crisis” in Labour. Anti-semitism, like all racisms, is to be denounced. But not all denunciations of it are what they seem. And not all professions of support for Palestinians should be taken at face value.

The vilification of Corbyn

Most reasonable observers, especially if they are not Jewish, instinctively recoil from criticising a Jew who is highlighting anti-semitism. It is that insulation from criticism, that protective shield, that encouraged Labour MP Margaret Hodge recently to publicly launch a verbal assault on Corbyn, vilifying him, against all evidence, as an “anti-semite and racist”.

It was that same protective shield that led to Labour officials dropping an investigation of Hodge, even though it is surely beyond doubt that her actions brought the party “into disrepute” – in this case, in a flagrant manner
hard to imagine being equalled. This is the same party, remember, that recently expelled Marc Wadsworth, a prominent black anti-racism activist, on precisely those grounds after he accused Jewish Labour MP Ruth Smeeth of colluding with rightwing newspapers to undermine Corbyn.

The Labour party is so hamstrung by fears about anti-semitism, it seems, that it decided that an activist (Wadsworth) denigrating a Labour MP (Smeeth) was more damaging to the party’s reputation than a Labour MP (Hodge) vilifying the party’s leader (Corbyn). In this twisted set of priorities, a suspicion of possible racism towards a Jewish MP served to justify actual racism against a black party activist.

But the perversion of Labour party values goes much further. Recent events have proven that party officials have decisively prioritised the rights of diehard supporters of Israel among British Jewry to defend Israel at all costs over the right of others, including Jews, to speak out about the continuing brutalisation of Palestinians by Israel’s occupation regime.

Hodge and the other Labour MPs trumpeting anti-semitism might be entitled to the benefit of the doubt – that they truly fear anti-semitism is on the rise in the Labour party – had they not repeatedly indulged in the kind of anti-semitism they themselves have deplored. What do I mean?

When they speak of an anti-semitism “crisis” in the party, these Labour MPs – and the fervently pro-Israel lobby groups behind them like the Jewish Labour Movement – intentionally gloss over the fact that many of the prominent activists who have been investigated, suspended or expelled for anti-semitism in recent months – fuelling the claim of a “crisis” – are in fact Jewish.

Why are the “Jewish” sensitivities of Margaret Hodge, Ruth Smeeth or Louise Ellman more important than those of Moshe Machover, Tony Greenstein, Cyril Chilson, Jackie Walker or Glyn Secker
– all Labour activists who have found their sensitivities, as Jews opposing the abuse of Palestinians, count for little or nothing among Labour officials? Why must we tiptoe around Hodge because she is Jewish, ignoring her bullygirl tactics to promote her political agenda in defence of Israel, but crack down on Greenstein and Chilson, even though they are Jewish, to silence their voices in defence of the rights of Palestinians?

‘Wrong kind of Jews’

The problem runs deeper still. Labour MPs like Hodge, Smeeth, Ellman and John Mann have stoked the anti-semitic predilections of the British media, which has been only too ready to indict “bad Jews” while extolling “good Jews”.

That was only too evident earlier this year when Corbyn tried to put out the fire that such Labour MPs had intentionally fuelled. He joined Jewdas, a satirical leftwing Jewish group that is critical of Israel, for a Passover meal. He was roundly condemned for the move.

Jewdas were declared by rightwing Jewish establishment organisations like the Board of Deputies and by the British corporate media as the “wrong kind of Jews”, or even as not “real” Jews. In the view of the Board and the media, Corbyn was tainted by his association with them.

How are Jewdas the “wrong kind of Jews”? Because they do not reflexively kneel before Israel. Ignore Corbyn for a moment. Did Labour MPs Hodge, Ellman or Smeeth speak out in the defence of fellow Jews under attack over their Jewishness? No, they did not.

If Greenstein and Chilson are being excommunicated as (Jewish) “anti-semites” for their full-throated condemnations of Israel’s institutional racism, why are Hodge and Ellman not equally anti-semites for their collusion in the vilification of supposedly “bad” or “phoney” Jews like Jewdas, Greenstein and Chilson.

Policing debates on Israel

When the Guardian’s senior columnist Jonathan Freedland insists that his Jewish identity is intimately tied to Israel, and that to attack Israel is to attack him personally, he is demanding the exclusive right to police the parameters of discussions about Israel. He is asserting his right, over the rights of other Jews – and, of course, Palestinians – to determine what the boundaries of political discourse on Israel are, and where the red lines denoting anti-semitism are drawn.

This is why Labour MPs like Hodge and journalists like Freedland are at the centre of another confected anti-semitism row in the Labour party: over the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-semitism and an associated set of examples. They want all the IHRA’s examples adopted by Labour, not just most of them.

There are very clear, existing definitions of anti-semitism. They are variations of the simple formulation: “Anti-semitism is the hatred of Jews for being Jews.” But the IHRA takes this clear definition and muddies it to the point that all sorts of political debates can be viewed as potentially anti-semitic, as leading jurists have warned.

That is only undercored by the fact that a majority of the IHRA’s examples of anti-semitism relate to Israel – a nuclear-armed state now constitutionally designed to privilege Jews over non-Jews inside its recognised borders and engaged in a half-century of brutal military occupation of the Palestinian people outside its borders.

To be fair to the drafters of the IHRA guidelines, these examples were supposed only to be treated as potentially anti-semitic, depending on the context. That is the express view of the definition’s drafter, Kenneth Stern, a Jewish lawyer, who has warned that the guidelines are being perverted to silence criticism of Israel and stifle free speech.
And who are leading precisely the moves that Stern has warned against? People like Jonathan Freedland and Margaret Hodge, cheered on by large swaths of Labour MPs, who have strongly implied that Corbyn and his allies in the party are anti-semitic for sharing Stern’s concerns.

Hodge and Freedland are desperate to strong-arm the Labour party into setting the IHRA guidelines in stone, as the unchallengeable, definitive new definition of anti-semitism. That will relieve them of the arduous task of policing those discourse boundaries on the basis of evidence and of context. They will have a ready-made, one-size-fits-all definition to foreclose almost all serious debate about Israel.

Want to suggest that Israel’s new Nation-State Law, giving Jewish citizens constitutionally guaranteed rights denied to non-Jewish citizens, is proof of the institutional racism on which political Zionism is premised and that was enshrined in the founding principles of the state of Israel? Well, you just violated one of the IHRA guidelines by arguing that Israel is a “racist endeavour”. If Freedland and Hodge get their way, you would be certain to be declared an anti-semite and expelled from the Labour party.

Grovelling apology

Revealing how cynical this manoeuvring by Hodge, Freedland and others is, one only has to inspect the faux-outrage over the latest “anti-semitism crisis” involving Corbyn. He has been forced to make a grovelling apology – one that deeply discredits him – for hosting an anti-racism conference in 2010 at which a speaker made a comparison between Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and the Nazis’ treatment of Jews. That violated another of the IHRA examples.

But again, what none of these anti-semitism warriors has wanted to highlight is that the speaker given a platform at the conference was the late Hajo Meyer, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who dedicated his later years to supporting Palestinian rights. Who, if not Meyer, deserved the right to make such a comparison? And to imply that he was an anti-semite because he prioritised Palestinian rights over the preservation of Israel’s privileges for Jews is truly contemptible.

In fact, it is more than that. It is far closer to anti-semitism than the behaviour of Jewish critics of Israel like Greenstein and Chilson, who have been expelled from the Labour party. To intentionally exploit and vilify a Holocaust survivor for cheap, short-term political advantage – in an attempt to damage Corbyn – is malevolence of the worst kind.

Having stoked fears of an anti-semitism crisis, Hodge, Freedland and others have actively sought to obscure the wider context in which it must be judged – as, in large part, a painful debate raging inside the Jewish community. It is a debate between fervently pro-Israel Jewish establishment groups and a growing body of marginalised anti-Zionist Jewish activists who wish to show solidarity with the Palestinians. Labour is not suffering from an “anti-semitism crisis”; it is mired in an “Israel crisis”.

‘Repulsive’ campaign

In their silence about the abuses of Meyer, Jewdas, Greenstein, Chilson and many others, Freedland and Hodge have shown that they do not really care about the safety or sensitivities of Jews. What they chiefly care about is protecting their chosen cause of Israel, and crippling the chances of a committed supporter of Palestinian rights from ever reaching power. They are prepared to sacrifice other Jews, even victims of the Holocaust, as well as the Labour party itself, for that kind of political gain.

Hodge and Freedland are behaving as though they are decent Jews, the only ones who have the right to a voice and to sensitivities. They are wrong.They are like the experts I first met in Israel who concealed their racism towards Palestinians by flaunting their self-serving anti-occupation credentials. Under the cover of concerns about anti-semitism, Freedland and Hodge have helped stoke hatred – either explicitly or through their silence – towards the “wrong kind of Jews”, towards Jews whose critical views of Israel they fear.

It does not have to be this way. Rather than foreclose it, they could allow a debate to flourish within Britain’s Jewish community and within the Labour party. They could admit that not only is there no evidence that Corbyn is racist, but that he has clearly been committed to fighting racism all his life.

Don’t want to take my word for it? You don’t have to. Listen instead to Stephen Oryszczuk, foreign editor of the Corbyn-hating Jewish News. His newspaper was one of three Jewish weeklies that recently published the same front-page editorial claiming that Corbyn was an “existential threat” to British Jews.

Oryszczuk, even if no friend to the Labour leader, deplored the behaviour of his own newspaper. In an interview, he observed of this campaign to vilify Corbyn: “It’s repulsive. This is a dedicated anti-racist we’re trashing. I just don’t buy into it at all.” He added of Corbyn: “I don’t believe he’s antisemitic, nor do most reasonable people. He’s anti-Israel and that’s not the same.”

Oryszczuk conceded that some people were weaponising anti-semitism and that these individuals were “certainly out to get him [Corbyn]”. Unlike Freedland and Hodge, he was also prepared to admit that some voices in the Jewish community were being actively silenced: “It’s partly our fault, in the mainstream Jewish media. We could – and arguably should – have done a better job at giving a voice to Jews who think differently, for which I personally feel a little ashamed. … On Israel today, what you hear publicly tends to be very uniform.”

And that is exactly how Hodge and Freedland would like to keep it – in the Labour party, in the Jewish community, and in wider British society.


As Battle Rages in UK Labour Party, Moshe Machover Expelled After Asserting ‘Anti-Zionism Does Not equal Anti-Semitism’

Jonathan Cook
won the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His books include “Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East” (Pluto Press) and “Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair” (Zed Books). He is a frequent contributor to Global Research. His website is

The original source of this article is Global Research
clothcapclothcap on August 13th, 2018 10:59 pm (UTC)
More from GR
An Account From a Doctor on Board the Freedom Flotilla Which Was Hijacked by the Israeli Navy
By Dr. Swee Ang, August 05, 2018
Soon we saw at least 3 Israeli warships on the horizon with 5 or more speed boats (zodiacs) zooming towards us. As the Zodiacs approached I saw that they carried soldiers with machine guns and there was on board the boats large machine guns mounted on a stand pointing at our boat.

Farcical “Ceasefire” in Gaza
By Stephen Lendman, August 11, 2018

Dozens Killed in Saudi-led Coalition Bombing of Bus in Yemen: UK Has Licensed £4.7 Billion of Arms to Saudi Forces Since War Began
By CAAT - Campaign Against Arms Trade, August 09, 2018

Dancing with the Beast, The Military Industrial Empire
By Philip A Farruggio, August 09, 2018

German Beer Industry in Shock Over Monsanto Glyphosate Contamination
By Sustainable Pulse, August 10, 2018

BRICS Leaders Are Reinforcing, Not Replacing, the Global System of Power
By Prof. Patrick Bond, August 10, 2018

Giants: The Global Power Elite
By Peter Phillips, August 11, 2018

NATO’s Actions Contradict Their Stated “Values”
By Gabriella Lima, August 11, 2018

Yemen: Fake ‘News’ That’s Mixed into America’s Mainstream News — and Why
By Eric Zuesse, August 11, 2018

The Demise of Global Britain. “The Expected Economic Crash”
By Graham Vanbergen, August 11, 2018
clothcapclothcap on August 13th, 2018 11:28 pm (UTC)
911 was an insurance fire
by globalintelhub
Sun, 08/12/2018
Grabbing some perspective here, fake news has been around long before Trump, who happens to be himself a reality TV star. As we explain in Splitting Pennies http://www.splittingpennies.com/ - the world is not as it seems (or as is presented on TV).

Global Intel Hub received the following text message from an ex-CIA operative who we obviously cannot disclose:

911 was an insurance fire. My neighbor's do this - I've lived in the South for 25 years when their house is in bad need of repair they light a fire and take the insurance check, only people from New York only Israelis only high-level military people are capable of organizing such a high-profile Insurance fire this was a Hollywood quality Blockbuster make no question about it this was an A+ event like nothing the world has ever seen if the Holocaust was a bold and aggressive move by Hitler; 9/11 was pure genius mazel tov

It doesn't take more than Google to read about the terrorism insurance clause taken out just months before the event, and connecting the dots from there is not hard.
Larry Silverstein was paid a little over $4.5 Billion in insurance money as a result of the destruction of the WTC complex:
Ending more than five years of bitter legal battles, the World Trade Center’s insurance carriers agreed to fork over the remaining $2 billion in payments – a move that clears the way to rebuild the massive complex, Gov. Spitzer announced yesterday.
The deal with seven insurers brings the total payout for the World Trade Center to $4.55 billion, about $130 million less than what Ground Zero developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority had been seeking.
Then there is this issue about the WTC building itself. There were design flaws, the engineers knew it. The building would have needed billions in repairs, should it not have been destroyed on 911.
Here's how it probably went down. Sitting around the Kibbutz chatting, owner told friend about structural problems of WTC. Friend says "well I have a problem too, cannot get US help fighting Arabs, we need a 'Pearl Harbor' - let's kill 2 birds with one stone. Call our friends in Hollywood, in Washington, let's make a plan."
Owner: "Oh it will be epic!"
.. drama ensues
For more cutting edge intel visit www.globalintelhub.com
See comments for other reasons.
How NASA(?) did the CGI

Guided Bomb Fragments At Site Of Yemen Bus Airstrike Trace Back To Lockheed Martin
Over 29 children killed, and photographs show a US defense contractor tracking number...

Lenin Updated: "Turn The Globalist War Into A Race War"
"It is increasingly obvious that what poses as anti-racism and opposition to 'hate' is little more than hostility to the identity and values of the core American ethnos: English-speaking Christians of European descent, including completely or partially assimilated descendants of immigrants."

A White, Trump-Voting Charlottesville Survivor Reflects On "An Entire Failed System Propped Up On Lies"
"It’s surreal to have lived through an event that is even now being mythologized... The lies being told about what happened at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville VA a year ago this weekend are so outrageous and so demonstrably untrue that it makes you question all of history."

Edited at 2018-08-20 05:31 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 13th, 2018 11:32 pm (UTC)

God chose Larry?
clothcapclothcap on August 14th, 2018 10:17 am (UTC)
UK Column News - 13th August 2018
Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson with today's news update from the UK Column.

START – Boris and the rise of the ‘New Right’
Steve Bannon: in Labour’s sights
Brookings Institute: ‘the rise of the Alt-Right’
Newsweek: White nationalists likely to be low-income, uneducated…
The Sun: Brexit overwhelmingley supported by uneducated low earners
This is a fake, engineered agenda…
04:52 – Sharp-eyed viewer sees the youth plan – a wing of Common Purpose…?
National Citizen Service: money no object…the taxpayer will cover it
A government-controlled army of young people
NCS board of directors: who is Stephen Greene…?
CEO Michael Lynas: from $3.5 billion management firm to NCS
When did the public vote for these people to ‘reframe’ or teach their children…?
14:09 – Cabinet Office: Big Society Policy and Social Action Team…
Unaccountable government controls EVERY aspect of our lives
Big Society: driving government control into every community social charity
19:14 – New homeless strategy released: no more homeless people after 2027
Homeless strategy: Prevention – Intervention – Recovery = a PR veneer
21:58 – NCS brings young people together in a Common Purpose…
No child left behind = no child allowed to escape the Big Society agenda
Integration: who are the ‘independent’ Social Integration Commission…?
No mention of the plan for immigration misery…
27:02 – 5G talk: Totnes update
27:33 – Yemeni children protest Saudi-led aggression after school bus airstrike
Sunday Wire episode #245: discussion with Hussain al Bukhaiti from Yemen
28:57 – Russia: sanctions renewed – Russia refuses to be bullied
American warship USS Carney enters the Black Sea…
31:57 – Atlantic: US Navy officer warns of increased Russian & Chinese activity
Camouflage: US Air Force uniform announcement is a bundle of confusion
US Marines: How many planes do we have…? Err, not too sure
This is a planned chaos agenda within the US military
35:57 – UK Column viewer spots UN Agenda 2030: Surrey Citizen Space
Surrey: the only place to be…a future utopia…or just applied psychology…?
Jam tomorrow…but tomorrow never comes
42:38 – UK Column on holiday: 16 August – 3 September

Read UKC to keep up-to-date with the brexit perversions and misallocations of public funds.
There is no obligation to give the EU ashkenazis a red cent. Not written, not moral. It is an arrangement to transfer wealth out of Britain alongside the "military teeth" extraction. If any payment is due it is to each brit because we have been deprived of wealth by the lies of Heath and each regime leader since. Each one has committed treason in surrendering sovereignty and formulating (detrimental) policy in collusion with foreign agents.
clothcapclothcap on August 14th, 2018 11:14 am (UTC)
Imagine this happening in a civilised country
Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”
The admission in Haaretz is the ultimate expression of the IDF’s impunity, as its war crimes against Palestinians have been ignored for so long that it now openly admits that it is targeting civilians in the world’s largest “open-air prison.”
By Whitney Webb
Global Research, August 14, 2018
MintPress News 10 August 2018
A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment aimed at placing Hamas — which Israel continues to regard as a resistance group, though it has governed Gaza since winning elections there in 2007 — “in a problematic situation.”
The article states that, after a rocket launched by Hamas’ armed wing landed in Beersheva,
“the IDF began to attack civilian targets, including population centers, with the goal of causing the residents to understand the price of escalation and placing Hamas in a problematic situation.”
In other words, the article acknowledges that the IDF is deliberately targeting civilians in Gaza to collectively punish all those living in Gaza for the primitive rockets allegedly launched by Hamas into Israeli territory.
The article goes on to claim that the IDF’s deliberate targeting of civilian sites is a “change in policy” for the IDF, as past Israeli airstrikes had “focused on Hamas’ clear military objectives, mostly in areas where civilian presence is sparse.” Yet, past airstrikes have targeted civilian infrastructure, which were then labeled, after the fact, as Hamas military sites and assets.
The tactics mentioned in the article seem to refer exclusively to IDF airstrikes, as the article does not mention the fact that the IDF, since March 30, has shot over 17,000 unarmed Palestinian civilians, killing at least 164, for approaching the Gaza-Israel border fence during recent protests. Furthermore, the IDF’s “change in policy” also comes after it was recently reported that the IDF has already killed a record number of Palestinian children in Gaza this year, with still just under five months to go.
clothcapclothcap on August 14th, 2018 11:31 am (UTC)
A Factual Appraisal Of The 'Holocaust' By The Red Cross
The Jews And The Concentration Camps: No Evidence Of Genocide
A Factual Appraisal Of The 'Holocaust' By The Red Cross
The Jews And The Concentration Camps:
No Evidence Of Genocide
There is one survey of the Jewish question in Europe during World War Two and the conditions of Germany's concentration camps which is almost unique in its honesty and objectivity, the three-volume Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross on its Activities during the Second World War, Geneva, 1948.
This comprehensive account from an entirely neutral source incorporated and expanded the findings of two previous works: Documents sur l'activité du CICR en faveur des civils détenus dans les camps de concentration en Allemagne 1939-1945 (Geneva, 1946), and Inter Arma Caritas: the Work of the ICRC during the Second World War (Geneva, 1947). The team of authors, headed by Frédéric Siordet, explained in the opening pages of the Report that their object, in the tradition of the Red Cross, had been strict political neutrality, and herein lies its great value.
The ICRC successfully applied the 1929 Geneva military convention in order to gain access to civilian internees held in Central and Western Europe by the Germany authorities. By contrast, the ICRC was unable to gain any access to the Soviet Union, which had failed to ratify the Convention. The millions of civilian and military internees held in the USSR, whose conditions were known to be by far the worst, were completely cut off from any international contact or supervision.
The Red Cross Report is of value in that it first clarifies the legitimate circumstances under which Jews were detained in concentration camps, i.e. as enemy aliens. In describing the two categories of civilian internees, the Report distinguishes the second type as "Civilians deported on administrative grounds (in German, "Schutzhäftlinge"), who were arrested for political or racial motives because their presence was considered a danger to the State or the occupation forces" (Vol. 111, p. 73). These persons, it continues, "were placed on the same footing as persons arrested or imprisoned under common law for security reasons." (P.74).
The Report admits that the Germans were at first reluctant to permit supervision by the Red Cross of people detained on grounds relating to security, but by the latter part of 1942, the ICRC obtained important concessions from Germany. They were permitted to distribute food parcels to major concentration camps in Germany from August 1942, and "from February 1943 onwards this concession was extended to all other camps and prisons" (Vol. 111, p. 78). The ICRC soon established contact with camp commandants and launched a food relief programme which continued to function until the last months of 1945, letters of thanks for which came pouring in from Jewish internees.

Red Cross Recipients Were Jews

The above is chapter nine from the book "Did Six Million Really Die?"
For the entire book "Did Six Million Really Die?", click here.
Print and circulate the booklet among those representatives that can read.

Edited at 2018-08-14 12:06 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 14th, 2018 12:20 pm (UTC)
Business as usual
Israel Is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
By Asa Winstanley
Global Research, August 14, 2018
The Electronic Intifada 4 July 2018
Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, The Electronic Intifada has learned.

Azov Battalion online propaganda shows Israeli-licensed Tavor rifles in the fascist group’s hands, while Israeli human rights activists have protested arms sales to Ukraine on the basis that weapons might end up with anti-Semitic militias.

In a letter “about licenses for Ukraine” obtained by The Electronic Intifada, the Israeli defense ministry’s arms export agency says they are “careful to grant licenses” to arms exporters “in full coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government entities.”

The 26 June letter was sent in reply to Israeli lawyer Eitay Mack who had written a detailed request demanding Israel end all military aid to the country.

Azov’s official status in the Ukrainian armed forces means it cannot be verified that “Israeli weapons and training” are not being used “by anti-Semitic or neo-Nazi soldiers,” Mack and 35 other human rights activists wrote.

They had written that Ukrainian armed forces use rifles made in Israel “and are trained by Israelis,” according to reports in the country.

The head of the Israeli arms export agency declined to deny the reports, or to even discuss cancellation of the weapons licenses, citing “security” concerns.

But Racheli Chen, the head of the agency, confirmed to Mack she had “carefully read your letter,” which detailed the fascist nature of Azov and the reports of Israeli arms and training.

Both the defense ministry letter and Mack’s original request can be read in the original Hebrew below.

Israeli rifles in Ukraine

The fact that Israeli arms are going to Ukrainian neo-Nazis is supported by Azov’s own online propaganda.
Vid https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-is-arming-neo-nazis-in-ukraine/5650478
clothcapclothcap on August 14th, 2018 12:29 pm (UTC)
For salting the soil
Bayer Shares Crash Most on Record After Monsanto Cancer Trial Loss
By Zero Hedge
Global Research, August 14, 2018
Zero Hedge

Bayer AG shares are down over 12% this morning – the biggest drop ever – to the lowest levels since October 2013, amid investor anxiety over the potential future legal costs associated with newly-acquired Monsanto’s RoundUp weedkiller.
As we detailed Friday, a San Francisco Jury awarded $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who said Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller gave him terminal cancer.
The trial was an important test of the evidence against Monsanto and will serve as a template for litigating thousands of other claims over the herbicide.
As Bloomberg reports, the verdict surprised Bayer investors and may stir up memories of the scandal over cholesterol-lowering pill Lipobay, said Markus Mayer, an analyst with Baader Bank AG. Bayer paid more than $1.1 billion to settle suits over the heart drug.
“Investors might worry that this will become a ‘Lipobay 2.0,’” Mayer said.
The company, whose market value fell by more than 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) Monday, says Roundup is safe.
These globalist bastards are poisoning us, our kids and our politics. Keep paying them to do that?
clothcapclothcap on August 14th, 2018 12:43 pm (UTC)
I, robot (with an aluminium plated brain)

Technocrats Rule: Democracy Is 'OK' As Long As The People Rubberstamp Our Leadership
by Tyler Durden
ZH 08/13/2018
Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog

Technocrats rule the world, East and West alike.

We are in a very peculiar ideological and political place in which Democracy (oh sainted Democracy) is a very good thing, unless the voters reject the technocrat class's leadership. Then the velvet gloves come off. From the perspective of the elites and their technocrat apparatchiks, elections have only one purpose: to rubberstamp their leadership.
As a general rule, this is easily managed by spending hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising and bribes to the cartels and insider fiefdoms who pony up most of the cash.
This is why incumbents win the vast majority of elections. Once in power, they issue the bribes and payoffs needed to guarantee funding next election cycle.
The occasional incumbent who is voted out of office made one of two mistakes:
1. He/she showed a very troubling bit of independence from the technocrat status quo, so a more orthodox candidate is selected to eliminate him/her.
2. The incumbent forgot to put on a charade of "listening to my constituency" etc.
If restive voters can't be bamboozled into passively supporting the technocrat status quo with the usual propaganda, divide and conquer is the preferred strategy. Only voting for the technocrat class (of any party, it doesn't really matter) will save us from the evil Other: Deplorables, socialists, commies, fascists, etc.
In extreme cases where the masses confound the status quo by voting against the technocrat class (i.e. against globalization, financialization, Empire), then the elites/technocrats will punish them with austerity or a managed recession.The technocrat's core ideology boils down to this:
1. The masses are dangerously incapable of making wise decisions about anything, so we have to persuade them to do our bidding. Any dissent will be punished, marginalized, censored or shut down under some pretext of "protecting the public" or violation of some open-ended statute.
2. To insure this happy outcome, we must use all the powers of propaganda, up to and including rigged statistics, bogus "facts" (official fake news can't be fake news, etc.), divide and conquer, fear-mongering, misdirection and so on.
3. We must relentlessly centralize all power, wealth and authority so the masses have no escape or independence left to threaten us. We must control everything, for their own good of course.
4. Globalization must be presented not as a gargantuan fraud that has stripmined the planet and its inhabitants, but as the sole wellspring of endless, permanent prosperity.
5. If the masses refuse to rubberstamp our leadership, they will be punished and told the source of their punishment is their rejection of globalization, financialization and Empire.
Technocrats rule the world, East and West alike. My two favorite charts of the outcome of technocrats running things to suit their elite masters are:

Edited at 2018-08-14 12:44 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 14th, 2018 10:35 pm (UTC)
My mind is on another planet

Is googlecia creating a virtual Earth populated by virtual us?
Global computer government. Cheaper than buying flesh and blood, however cheap.

Still trying to suss this one out
2 planets huge, striped fast-rotating on FAA weathercam! Frighteningly close to earth. Mar 17 2018


Sun dogs don't cover it. Where's the tidal effect?

Edited at 2018-08-14 10:38 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 15th, 2018 09:17 am (UTC)
Why Does Israel Keep Destroying Cultural Heritage Sites in Gaza?
By Celine Hagbard
Global Research, August 15, 2018
IMEMC News 10 August 2018
On Thursday August 9th, the Israeli airforce dropped ten missiles on a building in Gaza City, turning the five-story building into rubble. Was this a Hamas training center, or somehow associated with the Palestinian armed resistance? No. Like the building targeted by Israeli forces two weeks earlier, when two teen boys were killed taking a selfie, this was a cultural center aimed at preserving the history and culture of the Palestinian people of Gaza.
The Said Al-Mashal Foundation for Arts and Culture was a place where cultural heritage was preserved and maintained. The Palestinian traditional dance known as dabke was taught and practiced there, poets would gather to share their latest works, and musicians would come together for jam sessions and performances.
Two weeks earlier, the Israeli airforce dropped another bomb on the Arts and Crafts Museum in Gaza City.
Jealousy? Or simple, murderous hi-tech vandalism by subhuman barbarians. The dictionary calls it genocide.
clothcapclothcap on August 15th, 2018 09:21 am (UTC)
Kiddie killers, satanists

America’s War on Yemen Exposed
By Tony Cartalucci
Global Research, August 14, 2018
As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on the impoverished nation of Yemen, the involvement and hypocrisy of the United States and other Western backers is coming to full light.
Global condemnation of Saudi airstrikes on civilian targets has brought public attention to Washington’s role in the conflict – a role the Western media has attempted to downplay for years. It is ironic, or perhaps telling, that alternative media outlets targeted as “Russian influence” are leading coverage of Yemen’s growing humanitarian catastrophe.

US Denies Role in Proxy War That Couldn’t be Fought Without It
In a recent press conference, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis – when asked about the US role in the Yemeni conflict in regards to Saudi atrocities – would claim:
We are not engaged in the civil war. We will help to prevent, you know, the killing of innocent people.
Yet nothing could be further from the truth.
clothcapclothcap on August 15th, 2018 09:25 am (UTC)
Over 300 Catholic Pedos Preyed Upon 1,000+ Children Amid "Systematic" Coverup: Report
"We believe that the real number - of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward - is in the thousands."

Chile Catholic Episcopal Conference Raided In Pedophile Priest Probe
"Chilean prosecutors also recently summoned the archbishop of Santiago"

Lockheed Martin Awarded Second Contract Worth $480mn For Hypersonic Missile Weapons
“We are going to go fast and leverage the best technology available to get hypersonic capability to the warfighter as soon as possible,”
At taxpayer expense of course.

5 Times The US Clearly Meddled In Foreign Elections Since 2005
"The utter hypocrisy of the U.S. getting upset about election interference and the complete lack of substantial evidence tying Russia to the hacking does not matter... The Russia hacking narrative isn’t about logic or facts; it is a way to distract from the corruption of America’s own government..."

Antifa, Democratic Socialists, & New World Order All Want Same Thing: "No Borders, No Wall, No USA At All"
"No matter how globalism is repackaged, it always smells the same way in the end..."

Pat Buchanan On America's Lengthening Enemies List
Was this the foreign policy America voted for?

Sweden Is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinated Fire-Bomb Rampage Across Multiple Cities
Dozens of cars were set alight and stones thrown at police as gangs of masked youths went rampaging across Sweden on Monday night...

"Furious" Swedish PM Rages At Violent Gang Rampage: "What The Hell Are You Doing?"
"These are no 'protests', this is sabotage. Sweden has tolerated this far too long. It has to end.."
Nothing to do with the violent statanic thug gang, NATO rampaging through Libya, the Ukraine, Syria...

UN Gives Unconditional 'Green Light' For Shifting "The Rescued" To Europe
The global establishment goes out of its way to increase the number of immigrants in Europe. If the governments of particular states such as Hungary, Poland or now Italy oppose these activities, they are internationally marginalized...
clothcapclothcap on August 16th, 2018 02:30 am (UTC)

There is an obvious and not for the good of the nation or planet overburden of "jewish" or rather ahkenazi zionist and mason influence, even control of the present regime and other political parties beyond the point of treason and war.
It must end.
We need a government that serves this nation, not those whose loyalties are not british.

Edited at 2018-08-16 11:22 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 16th, 2018 06:00 pm (UTC)
The "Rupture"
Is Jesus a'coming?

Would he be a bremainer or a b leaver?

Just finished reading the bojo article comments at ZH. I haven't followed the links but fwiw, the askenazi zio nastiness seems to have a genetic source as well as disposition.

Doesn't explain Heath through to May though. Blackmail, bribery, greed, sociopathy and 2nd hand power lust does.
clothcapclothcap on August 16th, 2018 08:28 pm (UTC)
Herbicide found in 43 out of 45 oat-based cereals and snack bars
Chris Baynes
The Independent Online
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the UK's most popular weedkiller
A weed-killing chemical linked to cancer has been found in dozens of popular breakfast cereals and snack bars, including products marketed to children.
Tests found glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, in all but two of 45 oat-based foods sampled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an American public health organisation.
The findings come days after a landmark court case in which Roundup manufacturer Monsanto was ordered to pay $289m (£230m) to a school groundsman who claimed the weedkiller contributed to his terminal cancer.
More than two-thirds of the oat products tested by EWG contained levels of glyphosate above what the organisation considers to be safe for consumption by children.
Products made by leading brands such as Quaker Oats, Cheerios and Kellogg’s were among those found to have highest levels of the chemical.
What happens to glyphosphate in corn that is made into alcohol for use in fuel? Does it get changed, destroyed or does it blow straight through exhausts into our lungs?
Ban ethanol fuel until we know.
clothcapclothcap on August 16th, 2018 11:29 pm (UTC)
Were I an agent I'd resign from the company due to extreme embarrassment
If the russians were directing the theatre to discredit the establishment, they couldn't do a better job than standing back in awe of the homo mason collective military intelligence (as intelligent as the shared brain cell). Was it ever british?

NOVICHOK 'MURDER' Amesbury Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess dies in hospital as police launch murder investigation
clothcapclothcap on August 17th, 2018 12:11 am (UTC)
A lert!!! Dead cat bouncing
Destruction of the Biosphere, Timeframe of Global Climate Change: A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival
By Robert J. Burrowes
Global Research, August 14, 2018
There is almost unanimous agreement among climate scientists and organizations – that is, 97% of over 10,000 climate scientists and the various scientific organizations engaged in climate science research – that human beings have caused a dramatic increase in the amount of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide released into Earth’s atmosphere since the pre-industrial era and that this is driving the climate catastrophe that continues to unfold. For the documentary evidence on this point see, for example, ‘Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature’, ‘Consensus on consensus: a synthesis of consensus estimates on human-caused global warming’ and ‘Scientists Agree: Global Warming is Happening and Humans are the Primary Cause’.
One wonders how fast the controlled media will swing from CO2 driven warming/climate change to CO2 driven cooling. The microbes that produce the climate scares have 2 options. They can dig through the last 2 ice age comeths and just change the dates or they can simply use the last 30-40 years of your grandkids won't see snow, ever and change warming for cooling.
The late 20s is the period to be wary of. That is the time when solar and earthen conditions will determine whether we continue advancing glaciation or follow the cycle's upswing. Continuing minimal sunspots (symptoms of UV emissions) harbinger a gloomy outlook.
Have the climatologists and their crystal ball models thought of becoming a sideshow, or The Sun's next century climate predictors, beneath Your Stars?

What if a consensus of scientists in fear for their jobs, etc. pronounced the Moon to be cylindrical? (We already know from its shadow it's ~70 miles wide so can't use that.) Who'd believe them?

I dare them.
Double dare.

Edited at 2018-08-17 12:22 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 17th, 2018 05:28 pm (UTC)
These underground cities
Being built at taxpayer expense. Their food stock of necessity will include glyphosphate and nano aluminium contaminated canned food.
Sulphur poor.
"Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad"

Who controls Monsanto and Bayer? Arthur Daly? Fagin? The City? They are using us to shovel our wealth out of our control. Wake up.

NWO JOWG regions by accidental bankruptcy. I got drunk and stoned and tried my best not to see it. I did. The rest of us have NO EXCUSE.

Ding dong. (Door opens.) Drunken Irish zionist politician says, "Hey George, I just diarrhea d through your letter box and I need to measure how far it travelled to how far down your drive my piss reached. Bliar did 7' in 2003."
The papal record being infinity.

zBBC was discussing the common purpose dismemberment of local gov. To be disassembled and reassembled as DAVROS Inc.
"Exterminate." Run.

Edited at 2018-08-18 02:45 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 18th, 2018 01:25 am (UTC)

Where/what is the point? The end point?
clothcapclothcap on August 19th, 2018 12:15 am (UTC)
Boom bust war, boom bust war, boom bust war, for the love of lucre.
ZH reports:

5 Articles Show How TPTB "Fix" You Like Staked Goats
"When the pieces are matched with others in the jigsaw picture, to paraphrase O’Brien in Orwell’s '1984', you will then see the true portrait of the world they are creating..."

We're All Lab Rats In The Largest-Ever Monetary Experiment In Human History
...and how do things usually work out for the rat?

Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year
The third wave of the opioid epidemic is here, as new synthetics [fentanyl analogs] - that are 10,000 times as potent as morphine - are attributing to the latest surge in deaths.

Shocking Report Details How CIA Hubris Exposed Agents In China, Resulting In 30 Executions
One of the CIA’s worst failures in decades...

Italy's NATO Racket... A Bridge Too Far
The biggest threat to European citizens is the way Washington and its NATO racket is bleeding Europe of financial resources...

Escobar: All Hands On Deck As The Caspian Sails Toward Eurasia Integration
Putin, in Aktau, described the deal in no uncertain terms as having “epoch-making significance.”

NATO Repeats The Great Mistake Of The Warsaw Pact
The NATO expansion – which the legendary George Kennan presciently warned against in vain – continues to drive the world the closer towards the threat of thermonuclear war..

The Looming Economic Collapse: The $250 Trillion Dollar Worldwide Debt Crisis
" It’s a game that’s been going on for generations and its time for the humanity to say that 'enough is enough'..."

Colleges Offer Courses On "Queering" Children & The Bible
"By reading the Bible with the methods of queer and trans* theoretical approaches, this class destabilizes long held assumptions about what the [B]ible - and religion - says about gender and sexuality."