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The Zionists’ Fight Extends Beyond Palestine

By Miko Peled | Mint Press News | March 14, 2019

The Zionists’ suppression of freedoms extends beyond Palestine, particularly when it comes to freedom of speech about Israel. Zionist agents, planted in centers of power around the world, are busy silencing those who would criticize Israel. Using an array of highly effective methods, they have been successful at getting laws passed by legislators, getting major political figures falsely accused of making anti-Semitic statements, and establishing a new, Zionist-manufactured definition of what it means to be anti-Semitic.

Earlier this year the United States Senate passed Resolution S-1 that gives the federal government the right to penalize anyone calling to boycott Israel. Then — being a black, Muslim woman who dared to challenge the patriarchy, white supremacy, and Zionism and thus alienate the Washington establishment — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was targeted and accused of anti-Semitism.

As I had reported in 2017 and again in 2018, this disturbing political witch hunt is not limited to the U.S. In the U.K., members of the Labor Party, including the leader Jeremy Corbyn, have been under attack for several years, with the latest targets being MP Chris Williamson of the U.K. Labour Party and journalist Asa Winstanley. They are latest of a long list of members of the party who have been suspended from the party because of bogus accusations of anti-Semitism.

A campaign to bring down Corbyn

Israel is terrified of a Corbyn government in the U.K. and we can expect that it will stop at nothing in order to bring him down. The campaign to undermine him includes the office of the Israeli prime minister. This was made evident in August of 2018 when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that Corbyn receive “unequivocal condemnation” for attending “a memorial service for the Munich massacre terrorists.” Corbyn attended no such memorial, as I was able to demonstrate in a piece published by MintPress News at the time.

The Zionist fear of Corbyn is a result of his lifelong commitment to justice and his unwavering support for all oppressed people, including the Palestinians. He has said on more than one occasion, and as recently as this month, that the U.K. must freeze its arms sales to Israel. However, attacks aimed directly at Corbyn are not enough to get the job done. Israel and its agents around the U.K. have been engaged in a campaign of lies and smears, the results of which are shown in this report that was put out by the Labour Party and published by the BBC.

The report points out, among other things:

  • 673 complaints of anti-Semitism by Labour Party members were received — a Labour spokesman said this represented about 0.1 percent of the membership;
  • 96 members were immediately suspended after complaints were made, and a further 211 were told they would be investigated;
  • 146 members received a first warning, and 220 cases did not have sufficient evidence of a breach of party rules for an investigation;
  • Of the 307 who were suspended or notified of an investigation, 44 members left the party.

These are complaints that pertain to members of the party. An additional 433 complaints were received by the party that were not about Labour Party members. Clearly, the campaign by the pro-Israel groups aims to overwhelm the Labour Party into submission and bring about the fall of Corbyn by using a barrage of anti-Semitism accusations.

Jeremy Corbyn is a man who has stood against racism and injustice his entire career. His leadership has energized the party, which has gained more than half a million new members over that span. However, one has to wonder if there is an argument being made somewhere that Corbyn is the reason for this sudden outbreak of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Again, one can only guess that the Zionist goal is to bring the Labour Party to exhaustion, and to the conclusion that Corbyn is too much trouble for his worth and thus must be replaced for the good of the party.

Chris Williamson

Slated to be Corbyn’s number-two man, at least in the minds of Corbyn supporters, Williamson is no less principled and no less a fighter than Corbyn himself. He is charismatic and he and Corbyn could make a powerful progressive leadership team, which is why he had to be taken down.

The hope, one assumes, on the pro-Israel flank of the Labour Party is that Corbyn’s current deputy, Tom Watson — who is an avid Zionist and not at all a Corbyn supporter — will take over once Corbyn steps down, or rather, once Corbyn is taken down by Zionist agencies working for Israel. Watson, for his part, is already rallying supporters behind him in a new group he formed within the Labour Party, called “Future Britain.”

Williamson, like Corbyn, is dedicated to the idea of democratizing the Labour Party, which means taking control from the party establishment and giving it to the members. Combine that with his pro-Palestine views and he is the perfect target for an anti-Semitism smear.

Asa Winstanley

According to a report in the Electronic Intifada, a publication for which Asa Winstanley writes, the Labour Party has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Winstanley, who is also a member of the party. This was first published by a journalist from the Jewish Chronicle — which is a Zionist, anti-Palestinian publication. Winstanley is a journalist whose views on Palestine are clear, uncompromising and precise [he insisted on shunning Gilad Atzmon as ‘antisemitic’]. No doubt he was placed on the list of members to be smeared and suspended because of his honest writing on Palestine.

Zionist oppression and brutal tactics against the people of Palestine, and the attempts to silence their supporters around the world, are not going to end on their own. People of conscience must stand for Palestine; people whose right to free speech is being denied must stand up and stand together; steps must be taken to end the dominant influence and automatic legitimacy that Zionism and its agents enjoy around the world.

March 18, 2019 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance | , , ,

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  1. Ahh, Miko Peled. You are honorable and admirable. A great read here, as always. (But see below.)

    Machinations in the UK parallel activity in the former “land of the free and home of the brave.” Sad…the Zionists are everywhere: focused, psychotic, rotten, criminal, inhuman in pursuing their misdeeds-cum-genocide against the hapless Palestinians and against their (the Zionists’) agenda of demonization and squelching any person or institution with the temerity to support Palestine.

    (Huh?? — I surely don’t understand “…[he {Winstanley???} insisted on shunning Gilad Atzmon as ‘antisemitic’]” … doesn’t make contextual or any other sense to me….)

    Comment by roberthstiver | March 18, 2019 | Reply

    • Signatories calling for the banishment of Gilad Atzmon:

      As’ad AbuKhalil, The Angry Arab News Service, Turlock, CA
      Suha Afyouni, solidarity activist, Beirut, LEBANON
      Max Ajl, essayist, rabble-rouser, proprietor of Jewbonics blog site, Ithaca, NY
      Haifaa Al-Moammar, activist, stay-at-home mom, and marathon walker, Los Angeles, CA
      Electa Arenal, professor emerita, CUNY Graduate Center/Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Women’s Studies, New York, NY
      Gabriel Ash, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
      Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
      Dan Berger, Wild Poppies Collective, Philadelphia, PA
      Chip Berlet, Boston, MA
      Nazila Bettache, activist, Montréal, CANADA
      Sam Bick, Tadamon!, Immigrant Workers Center, Montréal, Québec
      Max Blumenthal, author; writing fellow, The Nation, New York, NY
      Lenni Brenner, author, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, New York, NY
      Café Intifada
      Paola Canarutto, Rete-ECO (Italian Network of Jews against the Occupation), Torino, ITALY
      Paulette d’Auteuil, National Jericho Movement, Albuquerque, NM
      Susie Day, Monthly Review, New York, NY
      Ali Hocine Dimerdji, PhD student at The University of Nottingham, in Nottingham, UK
      Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, professor emerita, California State University
      Todd Eaton, Park Slope Food Coop Members for Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions, Brooklyn, NY
      Mark Elf, Jews sans frontieres
      S. EtShalom, registered nurse, Philadelphia, PA
      Benjamin Evans, solidarity activist, Chicago, IL
      First of May Anarchist Alliance
      Sherna Berger Gluck, professor emerita, California State University/Israel Divestment Campaign, CA
      Neta Golan, International Solidarity Movement
      Tony Greenstein, Secretary Brighton Unemployed Centre/UNISON, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, Brighton, UK
      Andrew Griggs, Café Intifada, Los Angeles, CA
      Jenny Grossbard, artist, designer, writer and fighter, New York, NY
      Freda Guttman, activist, Montréal, CANADA
      Adam Hanieh, lecturer, Department of Development Studies/SOAS, University of London, UK
      Swaneagle Harijan, anti-racism, social justice activism, Seattle, WA
      Sarah Hawas, researcher and solidarity activist, Cairo, EGYPT
      Stanley Heller, “The Struggle” Video News, moderator “Jews Who Speak Out”
      Mostafa Henaway, Tadamon!, Immigrant Workers Center, Montréal, CANADA
      Elise Hendrick, Meldungen aus dem Exil/Noticias de una multipátrida, Cincinnati, OH
      Doug Henwood, Left Business Observer, New York, NY
      Ken Hiebert, activist, Ladysmith, CANADA
      Elizabeth Horowitz, solidarity activist, New York, NY
      Adam Hudson, writer/blogger, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
      Dhruv Jain, Researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie and PhD student at York University, Paris, FRANCE
      Tom Keefer, an editor of the journal Upping the Anti, Toronto, CANADA
      Karl Kersplebedeb, Left Wing Books, Montréal, CANADA
      Anne Key, Penrith, Cumbria, UK
      Mark Klein, activist, Toronto, CANADA
      Bill Koehnlein, Brecht Forum, New York, NY
      L.A. Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee, Los Angeles, CA
      Mark Lance, Georgetown University/Institute for Anarchist Studies, Washington, DC
      David Landy, author, Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel, Dublin, IRELAND
      Bob Lederer, Pacifica/WBAI producer, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, New York, NY
      Matthew Lyons, Three Way Fight, Philadelphia, PA
      Karen MacRae, solidarity activist, Toronto, CANADA
      Heba Farouk Mahfouz, student activist, blogger, Cairo, EGYPT
      Marvin Mandell and Betty Reid Mandell, co-editors, New Politics, West Roxbury, MA
      Ruth Sarah Berman McConnell, retired teacher, DeLand, FL
      Kathleen McLeod, poet, Brisbane, Australia
      Karrie Melendres, Los Angeles, CA
      Matt Meyer, Resistance in Brooklyn, New York, NY
      Amirah Mizrahi, poet and educator, New York, NY
      mesha Monge-Irizarry, co-director of Education Not Incarceration; SF MOOC City commissioner, San Francisco, CA
      Matthew Morgan-Brown, solidarity activist, Ottawa, CANADA
      Michael Novick, People Against Racist Terror/Anti-Racist Action, Los Angeles, CA
      Saffo Papantonopoulou, New School Students for Justice in Palestine, New York, NY
      Susan Pashkoff, Jews Against Zionism, London, UK
      Tom Pessah, UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine, Berkeley, CA
      Marie-Claire Picher, Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB), New York, NY
      Sylvia Posadas (Jinjirrie), Kadaitcha, Noosa, AUSTRALIA
      Roland Rance, Jews Against Zionism, London, UK
      Danielle Ratcliff, San Francisco, CA
      Liz Roberts, War Resisters League, New York, NY
      Emma Rosenthal, contributor, Shifting Sands: Jewish Women Confront the Israeli Occupation, Los Angeles, CA
      Penny Rosenwasser, PhD, Oakland, CA
      Suzanne Ross, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, The Riverside Church Prison Ministry, New York, NY
      Gabriel San Roman, Orange County Weekly, Orange County, CA
      Ian Saville, performer and lecturer, London, UK
      Joel Schwartz, CSEA retiree/AFSCME, New York, NY
      Tali Shapiro, Anarchists Against the Wall, Boycott From Within, Tel Aviv, OCCUPIED PALESTINE
      Simona Sharoni, SUNY, author, Gender & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Plattsburgh, NY
      Jaggi Singh, No One Is Illegal-Montreal/Solidarity Across Borders, Montréal, CANADA
      Michael S. Smith, board member, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York, NY
      Pierre Stambul, Union juive française pour la paix (French Jewish Union for Peace), Paris, FRANCE
      Muffy Sunde, Los Angeles, CA
      Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin, Bronx, NY
      Tadamon! (http://www.tadamon.ca/), Montréal, CANADA
      Ian Trujillo, atheist, Los Angeles, CA
      Gabriella Turek, PhD, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
      Henry Walton, SEIU, retired, Los Angeles, CA
      Bill Weinberg, New Jewish Resistance, New York, NY
      Abraham Weizfeld, author, The End of Zionism and the liberation of the Jewish People, Montreal, CANADA
      Ben White, author, Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination, and Democracy, Cambridge, UK
      Laura Whitehorn, former political prisoner, NYS Task Force on Political Prisoners, New York, NY
      Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, founding member, Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (J-BIG)
      Asa Winstanley, journalist for Electronic Intifada, Al-Akhbar and others, London, UK
      Ziyaad Yousef, solidarity activist

      and also:

      Ali Abunimah
      Naseer Aruri, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
      Omar Barghouti, human rights activist
      Hatem Bazian, Chair, American Muslims for Palestine
      Andrew Dalack, National Coordinating Committee, US Palestinian Community Network
      Haidar Eid, Gaza
      Nada Elia, US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
      Toufic Haddad
      Kathryn Hamoudah
      Adam Hanieh, Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London
      Mostafa Henaway, Tadamon! Canada
      Monadel Herzallah, National Coordinating Committee, US Palestinian Community Network
      Nadia Hijab, author and human rights advocate
      Andrew Kadi
      Abir Kobty, Palestinian blogger and activist
      Joseph Massad, Professor, Columbia University, NY
      Danya Mustafa, Israeli Apartheid Week US National Co-Coordinator & Students for Justice in Palestine- University of New Mexico
      Dina Omar, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine
      Haitham Salawdeh, National Coordinating Committee, US Palestinian Community Network
      Sobhi Samour, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London
      Khaled Ziada, SOAS Palestine Society, London
      Rafeef Ziadah, poet and human rights advocate

      Comment by aletho | March 18, 2019 | Reply

      • Thanks for providing this listing. It puzzles and discourages me. I scanned each name and then went back and scanned each name plus affiliation. (First, my nit-picking mind wonders why it has been separated into an apparent “main list” and then an “and also” continuation.) Finding Miko Peled’s name makes me re-evaluate my long-standing admiration of him. Most of the names I’ve never heard of. Others: I’m surprised and angered by such names as As’ad AbuKhalil/The Angry Arab (with whom I’ve lost recent touch); Omar Barghouti; Ben White; Hatem Bazian (a CA professor I aired on public-access TV circa 10 years ago; I attained an instant liking of him and his passion); and Joseph Massad. Still others: I’m not surprised by Ali Abunimah (of whom I’ve always been suspicious…he’s inconsistent and thus untrustworthy); and Max Blumenthal (he was a whisperer in the campaign to demonize the great Alison Weir 3 years or so ago along with the prime scofflaw Jewish Voice for Peace and the then-US Campaign for Palestinian Rights).

        So…….where does that leave me? For one thing, it leaves me gratified that such luminaries (I admit that there may be reasons for not appearing on the list, such as simply not being solicited) as Rashid Khalidi, George Bisharat, Saree Makdisi, Susan Abulhawa, Ramzy Baroud, Norman Finkelstein, Jonathan Cook, Steven Salaita (if I tried, I could list others)…are NOT signatories seeking to demonize Gilad Atzmon.

        Are the signatories so intent on being politically correct that they fear for their societal positions, or opprobrium from colleagues and associates, or … ? If so, damn them…they diminish the intensity of the Palestinians’ torment and are thus part of the problem. In the end, I must give them my ultimate personal insult: They are Soft-Zionist Gatekeepers!

        I’ll end this rant by pasting a comment I made just days ago to a retired Christian minister and friend. I have come to this position after pondering and revising and refining my attitude toward “Jews” and “Judaism” over many decades as those “Jews” and “Judaism” intersect with the ever-increasing criminal Zionist psychosis enveloping the Palestinians and their land–and the world along with it. If my condemnation of “Jews” and “Judaism” is a form of collective punishment, so be it; I’ll live with it and have no thought that I’ll change my position until the Christians and Muslims of Palestine finally find full justice; full restitution of their inalienable rights; full freedom; full dignity; and the right to succeed or fail on their own. Here’s my comment, and I believe that Gilad — a principled human being who not only condemns Judaism and Zionism but has resolutely renounced his very membership in and adherence to the tribe and their “religion”-cum-cult — and I are in the same corner:

        “…the transition of “spiritual” Zionism that forms a part of Judaism’s traditions to this era’s “militant/political” Zionism marks a colonialist corruption, a perversion, of the very fundamentals of the religion. Frankly, I am not interested in and don’t want to be reminded ad infinitum that the Jewish people have been persecuted and killed throughout their history…and that the rest of the world had better not forget that they must always be accorded the status of “ultimate victims.” Militant/political Zionism has made Judaism — all of it, unless or until all of it rises up and repudiates militant/political Zionism — this era’s vicious, vindictive, opportunistic, no-accountability victimizer. The Palestinians are the on-the-(holy)-ground victims…and, sadly, all of the rest of us are Palestinians today. In the US, AIPAC, the Jewish-Zionist Lobby, works very hard, very efficiently, and very successfully to ensure it.”

        Comment by roberthstiver | March 21, 2019 | Reply

        • Yes, there were two iterations of denunciation. Sadly, I did not record the dates. Later denunciations of Assad contained some of the same signatures.

          My take on the PC thrust at the time is that Atzmon had crossed into taboo terrain by critiquing Jewish power within Western societies. The problem being that Jewish supremacy is a menace to more than just the Palestinians and if not challenged will result in vastly more genocides.

          Perhaps some of the signatories consciously engaged in a limited hangout, intending to work within the parameters of acceptable critique for the time being and ejecting Atzmon tactically.

          Comment by aletho | March 21, 2019 | Reply


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