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The New Anti-Semitism

Apartheid IsraelCensorship & Defamation of Anti-Racist Jews

For all anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again for anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”.

However these sacred injunctions are grossly violated by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic racist Zionists running democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel and its  ongoing Palestinian Genocide - 2 million Palestinians dead from violence or violently-imposed deprivation since 1936; 7 million refugees; of 12 million Palestinians, 6 million are forbidden to step foot anywhere  in their own country, 4.3 million are Occupied Palestinians with no human rights living in ever-dwindling West Bank Bantustans (2.5 million) or in the Gaza Concentration Camp (1.8 million), and only the adults of 1.7 million Palestinian Israelis can vote, albeit as Third Class citizens,  for the government ruling all of former mandated Palestine (Google “Palestinian Genocide”).

The sacred injunctions of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust are also ignored by the Western backers of racist  Zionism who since 1990 have been involved in the Zionist-promoted  US War on Muslims that has been associated with over 20 million Muslim refugees and 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or from war-imposed deprivation, the breakdown including 4.6 million in the post-1990 Iraqi Genocide, 2.2 million in the post-1992 Somali Genocide, 5.5 million in the  post-2001 Afghan Genocide, 0.1 million in the post-2011 Libyan Genocide, 0.1 million in the post-2011 Syrian Genocide, 0.1 million in the Palestinian Genocide since 1990, and goodness knows how many millions in other genocidal Western interventions  from Mali to NW Pakistan (Google “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”).   

All decent, anti-racist, humanitarians must vigorously oppose and sideline those supporting racist Zionism, Apartheid Israel and racist Western wars and occupations who are currently complicit in  0.7 million non-violent excess deaths annually in the overseas American Empire; continuing, racist perversion of human rights, humanitarian values and rational discourse in the Western democracies; ignoring of worsening climate genocide (that may kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century through unaddressed man-made climate change); and egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitism through falsely identifying decent, anti-racist Jews with these appalling crimes.

White Australia has had an appalling record of involvement in 2 dozen genocidal atrocities since 1788 (Google “Australia’s secret genocide history”) and an entrenched culture of racism against non-Europeans, Indigenous Australians and against Jews. Post-war revelation of the WW2 Nazi atrocities finally made public anti-Semitism unacceptable in Australia. The pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey position of the major Labor and Liberal-National Party Coalition parties in Australia has now seen the entrenching of virulent public anti-Semitism directed against Muslims. However the virulent racism and bigotry of the Zionists has meant that a further  type of publicly accepted anti-Semitism has arisen in Australia, namely defamatory anti-Jewish anti-Semitism directed against anti-racist Jews, as exampled below.   

Example #1.

Associate Professor Jake Lynch is an outstanding anti-racist Jewish Australian academic but has been defamed and threatened by Apartheid Israeli Zionists over his ethical support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel. Associate Professor Jake Lynch is a significant Australian academic – he is Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney; an Executive Member of the Sydney Peace Foundation, Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association, and is also a Senior Research Fellow of the School of Communication at the University of Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa).

According to Professor Stuart Rees (Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation and Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia): “In mid-June [2012], an Israeli law center Shurat HaDin told my colleague Jake Lynch and I that if we did not desist from our support of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement in support of Palestinian human rights, they would take legal action against us. We replied saying that we’d welcome a forum in which to air such issues. We insisted that we supported BDS “for the purpose of pressuring Israel to abide by international law and cease its illegal occupation of the Occupied Territories”. At the end of July, Shurat HaDin, represented in Sydney by Andrew Hamilton, filed a class action racist complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission over Professor Lynch’s support for BDS. Such support, they say, is racist and anti-Semitic. Australians for BDS have responded to the threats and to the complaint to the Human Rights Commission by inviting supporters of BDS to become co-defendants in any future legal action”.  

You can support Professors Jake Lynch and Stuart Rees by signing the following petition via “Petition: defend free speech and human rights and support the BDS”, Palästina Solidärität”. 9 August 2013.  

Example #2.

The ostensibly "progressive" ABC Late Night Live (LNL) radio program recently had a program initially offensively entitled on its website as “Holocaust denial and anti-Israelism” and thence (after protest?) renamed “Holocaust denial and the Eichmann trial” but with the line “She [Professor Deborah Lipstadt] continues to campaign against Holocaust denial, and what she now perceives as the new anti-Israelism.” (see “Holocaust denial and the Eichmann trial”, ABC Late Night Live, 12 August 2013).  The Late Night Live website continues to publish the utterly false and defamatory view that “To be critical of Israel's actions is indeed to be anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic” and like views e.g. “By the grace of G-d. The Land of Israel belongs to The Jewish People. Anyone who denies that is an anti-Semite… A gentile who takes even half of a grain of The Land of Israel is guilty of robbery”

These assertions are false and defamatory to anti-racist Jews and indeed to all decent, anti-racist folk. The ABC insists on publishing these false, obnoxious, highly offensive and defamatory views while Censoring comments defending anti-racist Jews from such egregiously false defamation. Thus I attempted to post the following comment under my name “GideonPolya” (posting comments under “Dr. Gideon Polya” and other versions of my name are variously Blocked by the ABC on the Late Night Live website and on other ABC websites) but it was Censored out completely by the pro-Zionist, anti-racist-Jew-defaming, Jew-baiting, Jew-defaming ABC: “The title of  this interview “Holocaust denial and the new anti-Israelism”, was a highly offending, linkage (that was not even discussed in the program!) – a large body of anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars and writers, informed by “never again to anyone” arising from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and the WW2 European Holocaust of which it was a part (30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed) are opposed to the horrendous, continuing crime of the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by nuclear terrorist, genocidal racist, democracy-by-genocide, racist Zionist-run rogue state of Apartheid Israel (Google “Jews Against Racist Zionism”, “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”, “Palestinian Genocide” and “Boycott Apartheid Israel”)”.

Evidently Blocked from posting by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish anti-Semitic ABC, I attempted to post the following comment under the name “Spinoza” (after the great Jewish Dutch philosopher founder of the European Enlightenment) but this too was Censored completely by the Jew-baiting ABC   that has hit upon the sick and false stratagem of simultaneously falsely defaming anti-racist Jews and then Blocking and Censoring any attempt by anti-racist Jews to defend their reputation. This is what the Jew-baiting ABC evidently does not want its audience to read, know about or think about: “Well said,  Deborah Lipstadt [another  person who posted criticism of the false abuse, to whit linking “holocaust denial “ and “anti-Israelism” as being a “Bridge too far”]. To accuse those critical of Apartheid Israeli actions as anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic is false and defamatory and when such false accusation is made against the numerous , outstanding anti-racist Jewish scholars and writers critical of Apartheid Israeli crimes, the false accusation becomes repugnant anti-Jewish anti-Semitism (for the humane views of outstanding anti-racist Jews and non-Jews opposed to obscene Israeli Apartheid Google “Jews Against Racist Zionism”, “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism”, “Boycott Apartheid Israel” and “Palestinian Genocide”).

The entrenched. traditional racism of racist White Australia against non-Europeans, indigenous people and Jews did not die with the passage of the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act by the all-too-transient, reformist, Whitlam Labor Government (1972-1975) before it was removed in a CIA-backed Coup (see William Blum’s best-selling book “Rogue State”). The Australian Broadcasting  Corporation  (the ABC, Australia’s equivalent of the BBC) repeatedly shows its hand as anti-Arab anti-Semitic (by supporting and lying about the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims associated now with over 20 million Muslim refugees and since 1990 with 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or  violently-imposed deprivation)  and  anti-Jewish anti-Semitic (by endlessly and falsely defaming anti-racist Jewish humanitarians, including by falsely associating  all Jews with Apartheid Israel and hence with  its horrendous crimes against humanity ).

Decent, ant-racist, pro-humanity  Australians must insist that the  endlessly lying, endlessly censoring, holocaust ignoring, holocaust-denying, anti-Arab anti-Semitic,  anti-Jewish anti-Semitic, Jew-baiting, taxpayer-funded ABC be cleaned up or sold off.

Indeed decent, anti-racist people around the world should insist on arraignment,  trial and punishment of all ABC and Australian Mainstream media journalists around the world for complicity in anti-Arab anti-Semitic holocaust ignoring and holocaust denying  (in the interests of free speech the only punishment of the guilty should be the ignominy of public exposure of their racist lying).

The following is a list of outstanding  anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish scholars, writers and citizens from around the world whose views critical of Israeli human rights abuses have been censored by the anti- anti-Arab anti-Semitic,  anti-Jewish anti-Semitic and Jew-baiting but still taxpayer-funded ABC and the taxpayer-funded Australian universities-backed web magazine the Conversation (for details of this extraordinary  and offensive censorship of humane opinion see “Censorship by The Conversation”,  “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live” and "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra"):

Professor Peter Singer,  Miriam Margolyes, Professor Eva Cox, Professor Dennis Altman, Professor Andrew Benjamin, Sara Dowse, Professor GJ Lindell, Susan Varga, Antony Loewenstein, Professor David SG Goodman,  Professor John Docker, Jean McClean, Dr. Peter Slezak, Dr. Tony Balint, Dr. Ron Witton, Dr. Ned Curthoys, Dr. Rick Kuhn, Dr. Tamas Pataki, Russell Bancroft, Alice Beauchamp, Toni Beauchamp, Wendy Crew, Bronwyn Dahlstrom,  Nicole Erlich,  Marshall Harris, David Hermolin,  Sylvie Leber,  Jeffrey Loewenstein,  Stefan Moore,  Martin Munz, Dr. Gideon Polya, Vivienne Porzsolt,  Joe Rich,  Margot Salom,  Rene Tsukasov, and Nic Witton (anti-racist Jewish Australians);

Helen Bamber OBE, Prof Zygmunt Bauman, Sir Geoffrey Bindman, Rex Bloomstein, Sir Anthony Caro, Prof Stan Cohen, Jenny Diski, Moris Farhi MBE, Bella Freud, Stephen Fry, Prof Eric Hobsbawm, Dr. Julian Huppert MP, Prof Mary Kaldor, Nicolas Kent, Beeban Kidron, Baroness Oona King, Prof Francesca Klug OBE, Mike Leigh, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Mike Marqusee, Dr. Jonathan Miller, Rabbi Jeffrey Newman, Sophie Okonedo OBE, Prof Susie Orbach, Prof Jacqueline Rose FBA, Mike Rosen, Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah, Alexei Sayle, Prof Lynne Segal, Will Self, Sir Antony Sher, Prof Avi Shlaim FBA, Gillian Slovo, Sir Tom Stoppard, Dame Janet Suzman and Zoë Wanamaker CBE (eminent anti-racist Jewish Britons);

Uri Avnery, John Berger, William Blum, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, Jeff Halper, Naomi Klein, Stephen Lendman, Ilan Pappe, Harold Pinter, Adi Ophir, Tanya Reinhart,  and Howard Zinn (more famous anti-racist Jews); and

Tariq Ali , Rev. Allan Boesak, Professor Francis Boyle, Pat Buchanan, Jimmy Carter, Kathleen Christison, Bill Christison, Jonathan Cook, Ed Corrigan, Brian Eno, PM Tayyip Erdogan, Sophie Fiennes, Eduardo Galeano, George Galloway MP, Mahatma Gandhi, Allan Hart, Julia Irwin MP, Sonja Karkar, Conor Kelly, Terry Lane, Martin Linton MP, Mairead Maguire, Gabran Majdalany, Nelson Mandela. Cardinal Renato Martino, Cynthia McKinney, Vanessa Redgrave, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Arundhati Roy, Rabee Sahyoun, Jose Saramago, Ahdad Soueif, Elia Suleiman, Baroness Jennifer Tonge, Rev Desmond Tutu, Gore Vidal, Alice Walker, David Ward MP and Dr. Vacy Vlazna (variously famous anti-racist non-Jewish writers and leaders) (for details and more see the websites “Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism” and “Jews Against Racist Zionism” ).

Conclusions

The Australian Broadcasting  Corporation  (the ABC, Australia’s equivalent of the BBC) has  repeatedly shown its hand as holocaust ignoring, holocaust denying and anti-Arab anti-Semitic (by supporting and lying about the Zionist-backed, Lib-Lab-supported  US War on Muslims associated now with over 20 million Muslim refugees and since 1990 with 12 million Muslim deaths from violence or  violently-imposed deprivation)  and  anti-Jewish anti-Semitic (by endlessly and falsely defaming anti-racist Jewish humanitarians and in particular by falsely associating  all Jews with Apartheid Israel and hence with  its horrendous crimes against humanity). Decent Australians must insist that the endlessly lying, anti-Arab anti-Semitic,  anti-Jewish anti-Semitic, Jew-baiting, taxpayer-funded ABC be cleaned up or sold off.  For details of bottom-of-the-barrel ABC anti-Semitism and how the ABC defames anti-racist Jewish humanitarians while simultaneously blocking and censoring  attempts to defend anti-racist Jews (most notably on ABC Late Night Live) see “ABC Fact-checking Unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia’s BBC)” and scroll down to “Section An  Incorrect reportage” and thence to the specific  examples of false assertions , namely "Anti-Semite", "anti-Semitic Jew", "racist", "self-hating Jew",  “Critical of Israel's actions is indeed to be anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic", “Holocaust denial and the new anti-Israelism”, and “Jewish state”.

In relation to pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey, politically correct racist (PC racist)  Mainstream Lib-Lab (Liberal-Laboral, Labor or Coalition) Australia and the ABC one can paraphrase German Pastor Niemöller’s famous poem “First they came”:

First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Palestinians, East Timorese, the Aborigines, the Iraqis, the Afghans, the Libyans, the Syrians, the Yemenis , the Iranians, the Pashtuns, the Muslims, the anti-racist Jews, and  I didn't speak out because I wasn't one of them.

Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

There have been calls from within the  conservative Coalition to privatize the ABC but the official Coalition line in the run-up to the 7 September 2013 Australian Federal election is that the Coalition will not sell off the ABC (their argument: it doesn’t make a profit). However after the elections it is likely that a Coalition Government will take an axe to the pro-Labor ABC.  

Both anti-Arab anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish anti-Semitism are repugnant and unacceptable. Decent, ant-racist, pro-humanity  Australians must insist that the  endlessly lying, endlessly censoring, holocaust ignoring, holocaust-denying, anti-Arab anti-Semitic,  anti-Jewish anti-Semitic,  Jew-baiting, taxpayer-funded ABC be cleaned up or sold off. Anti-racist people around the world should insist on arraignment,  trial and punishment of all ABC and Australian Mainstream media journalists around the world for complicity in anti-Arab anti-Semitic holocaust ignoring and holocaust denying  (in the interests of free speech the only punishment of the guilty should be the ignominy of public exposure of their racist lying). Meanwhile, in look-the-other-way Australia the only groups of people to publicly defend the anti-racist Jews are … the Palestinians.


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