23/05/2018 by socialistfight
Defend Ken Livingstone, Tony Greenstein, Marc Wadsworth, Jackie Walker, Stan Keable and all victim of this bogus anti-Semitism-in-Labour Zionist onslaught!
Demand their reinstatement in Labour!
The resignation of Ken Livingstone in the evening of 21 May is a blow to the working class globally and to the left of the Labour party in particular. Internationally his resignation, far from helping the cause of the oppressed Palestinians by “defeating antisemitism in Labour” as some deluded and cynical leftists charge, is a blow to the Palestinians and all oppressed everywhere, including the new mass membership of Labour who are the vanguard to the whole British working class. Their continued leftward development will be seriously hamstrung by this if we fail to defeat this ideological and political onslaught on the left. Matters will now only get worse, having brought down the big beast of the left, the others like Jackie Walker, also falsely charged with antisemitism, will follow rapidly if we fail to turn this around.
Livingstone was the Leader of the Greater London Council (GLC) from 1981 until Thatcher abolished it in 1986 because it was such a thorn in the side of the Tory government. He was elected first Mayor of London in 2000 but lost to the Tory Boris Johnson in 2008 because he demoralised the working class by his continued pandering to capitalist neo-liberalism and the City of London. He politically defeated the Zionist Reg Freeson to become MP for Brent East from 1987 to 2001, a highpoint for the left in Labour. He was regarded as the party’s hard left, but never claimed the politics of revolution; he was a “democratic socialist”. He has been dubbed “the only truly successful left-wing British politician of modern times”; as leader of the GLC he pioneered the fight for women’s and LGBT rights. He promoted grass roots movements of ethnic minorities with GLC funding and was at the head of almost every leftist movement in those years. He faced down reaction with disarmingly logical television interviews on the questions of Islamophobia and he defended Irish Republicanism and other anti-imperialist causes globally.
Now he says he is leaving the party he joined 50 years ago with “great sadness” but would continue to campaign for a government led by Jeremy Corbyn:
“After much consideration, I have decided to resign from the Labour party. We desperately need a Corbyn-led government to transform Britain and I’ll continue to work to this end. The ongoing issues around my suspension from the Labour party have become a distraction from the key political issue of our time – which is to replace a Tory government overseeing falling living standards and spiralling poverty, while starving our schools and the NHS of the vital resources they need.”
Anti-Semitism in history and now
The issue that brought him down is the Zionist-led campaign alleging that antisemitism is rife in the Labour party. Socialist Fight insists that Zionism is a far-right racist ideology, the only modern “respectable” form of racism, which had less than 5% support in the Jewish Pale of Settlement,  before the Holocaust. Once the global struggle for socialism resumes in earnest it will be reduced to that again. Not all Jews are Zionist like Netanyahu but there are many liberal/left Zionists who now support the expulsion/resignation of Ken Livingstone and Jackie Walker and others on these bogus antisemitism charges. And many Jewish defenders of the existence of the state of Israel because of the terrible trauma of the Holocaust who reject this attack on Labour and Livingstone.
it is not Jewish religious culture, self-identification and politics that explains the survival of Judaism over the millennia but the Jewish historical relationship to society, imposed on them by circumstances and therefore accepted as inevitable, that produced that continued existence as a separate caste. They were the mercantile capitalist trading people of antiquity; the feudal aristocracy and monarchy of the middle ages sought to preserve their privileges against them and the rising bourgeoisie in general by exploiting the religious prejudices the peasantry by blaming the Jews and not the occupying Romans for the crucifixion of Christ. That is the secret of the anti-Semitism of the peasantry which the landlords mobilised to protest those privileges, still seen in peasant populations in Eastern Europe.
“We do not look for the secret of the Jew in his religion, but we will look for the secret of the religion in the real Jew”, Marx explained, that is Jews in their economic and social role.  Judaism was an indispensable factor in precapitalist society. “Judaism has survived not in spite of history but because of history” as Abram Leon explains in The Jewish Question, a Marxist Interpretation. He wrote that great book before the Belgium Trotskyist Jew perished in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 26. When Gerry Downing was expelled from the Labour party, the Zionist leader of the Community Security Trust identified that book as the source of his and Socialist Fight’s anti Zionism, which he falsely claimed was anti-Semitism.
In modern times Hitler ideologically defended capitalism in Germany by equating finance capitalism with the entire capitalist system, then equating Judaism in general with finance capital (“Rothschild”), blaming it and therefore those Jews for Germany’s defeat in WWI. And when the revolutionary upsurge of 1918-23 was defeated the peasantry and ruined middle class accepted this “socialism of fools” solution; capitalism would revive if we got rid of the bankers who were allied with the USA/Wall Street and also with the Russian Bolsheviks; they claimed that the whole of modernism was to blame for the deep depression which was offloaded on Germany by the Versailles Treaty after WWI and reinforced by forcing Germany to bear a hugely disproportionate burden of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It was the Bolsheviks/communism which was the main target of Nazi propaganda in the early 1930s, not the Jews; fascism can only triumph with the defeat of the organised working class, the Holocaust only became possible when Hitler achieve that after May Day 1933.
When Corbyn accepted Kalen Ockerman’s East End mural as anti-Semitic a vast layer of Labour lefts followed him in this crucial act of capitulation. They thereby implicitly accepted that finance capitalism itself was synonymous with Jewish bankers and therefore it was anti-semitic to oppose capitalism in general. After all a key point of Lenin’s 1916 book Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism was that finance capital dominated capitalism in general in the epoch of imperialism.
Clearly the mural is a condemnation of the entire capitalist establishment. If Zionists are offended it is because they empathise with that establishment and thus contribute to the old prejudices of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the anti-Semitic conspiracy charge against all Jews. They seek to remove Corbyn because they fear that the leftward surge in the mass base of the Labour party threatens capitalism itself because the general election result showed a left surge in the working class as a whole.
Who rejoices at Ken’s resignation?
Just look at who is rejoicing at the resignation, the BOD and Labour right and the capitalists mass media. Shame on those who howl along with these wolves of reaction. Defined now as left Zionists and their apologists.
This is a truly shameful episode in Corbyn’s career. Many on the left will never forgive him for this, Livingstone resigned to spare Corbyn the humiliation of facing the courts to prove that telling the truth is now a crime in the Labour party. Livingstone rightly offended the racist Zionists bigots and those who apologise for them by telling the truth about Zionism and its collaboration with the Nazis to save themselves and promote the Zionist project of Israel, including the mass expulsion of the then inhabitants of Palestine. This in the immediate aftermath of horrendous war crimes committed against the inhabitants of the besieged ghetto that is Gaza; the pre-planned cold-blooded murder of upwards of 110 Palestinians, including women and children and journalists, the deliberate maiming for life of thousands, focusing on blowing away the legs of well-known athletes and football players.
We are all aware of Livingstone’s bad politics on other issues but to drag that in now to justify the domination over Labour of these Zionist monsters like the Jewish Labour Movement, who blame the victims, is shocking reaction. The Jewish Labour Movement acted as a proxy for the Israeli embassy, a document obtained by The Electronic Intifada reveals. “We work with Shai, we know him very well,” the group’s director Ella Rose admitted to an undercover reporter in 2016, a transcript of the conversation shows.
Shai Masot was the Israeli embassy spy forced out of the UK after an undercover Al Jazeera investigation last year exposed him plotting to “take down” a senior UK government minister. 
The journalist Jonathan Cook tweeted, “Labour Friends of Israel, representing 80 Labour MPs, has been shamed into taking down its statement condoning Israel’s massacre of unarmed Palestinians yesterday. Lest we forget, here it is again.”
“Tragic events on the Gazan border; all civilian deaths are regrettable. Hamas must accept responsibility for these events. Their successful attempts to hijack peaceful protest as a cover to attack Israeli border communities must be condemned by all who seek peace in the Middle East.”
Labour MPs Catherine West and Tulip Siddiq have removed their names as supporters of the Labour Friends of Israel as a consequence. Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry remains a member of the LFI.
Liberal/left Zionism serves the cause of Zionism in general
Joely Cohen, a student organiser for Jewdents, a left-wing student group, has written a powerful condemnation of left-liberal Zionism which was posted in Jewish News Online. She wrote on 16 May:
“Liberal Zionism in its essence is about enabling the continued existence of a Jewish and democratic nation-state, which means that as soon as Liberal Zionists begin to consider allowing Palestinians to return to Israel their ideology collapses. But Liberal Zionism is also about kindness and equality, it is about the Jewish nation-state embodying Jewish values.
So what is the Liberal Zionist answer to the question of ‘What else do you expect the State of Israel to do?’. There is none. If the State of Israel was to hold back violence, then the Gazan Palestinians would undoubtedly cross the border and return to their homes and villages: Israel, as a Jewish and democratic state, would cease to exist. But if the State of Israel continues with violence, it also ceases to exist as the kind and equal State that Liberal Zionists also yearn for.
Liberal Zionism attempts to reconcile progressive Jewish values and support for the existence of a Jewish nation-state. But these two ideologies are only reconcilable if one ignores, either purposefully or for lack of education, the full history of the State of Israel.
In weeks likes these, when Palestinians loudly demand the right of return, the painful history of the Jewish state is thrust in our faces. As Liberal Zionists begin to gain a better understanding of Israel-Palestine, they are faced with a choice:
Either they can support a Jewish and democratic state with all the violence that they understand is necessary to maintain it. Or they can relinquish the need for a Jewish majority in Israel-Palestine and start to imagine a State which is neither Palestinian nor Jewish, but a State which gives citizenship and equal rights to all those who dwell on the land. This State would not need to use violence to prevent refugees from returning home. This State would not be a Jewish nation-state but would embody Jewish values more than the current of State of Israel ever could. Liberal Zionism is and always has been an impossible equation, it’s just a matter of when we realise that’s the case.” 
How inspiring it is to read such political clarity and honesty from a young Jewish woman! And note how it immediately puts the Alliance for Workers Liberty in the category of left-liberal Zionism as they oppose the Palestinian’s right to return.  Similarly, a retired Jewish woman drafted the letter to Corbyn form the Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group on 17 May which contained the following powerful denunciation on the bogus Zionist-led charges against Labour and berated Corbyn for his cowardice in the face of these charges:
“Some of us don’t understand why you responded to the recent escalated accusations of antisemitism by meeting with the Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council, many members of whom are in the Conservative Party, to discuss how the Labour Party should address its problems of anti-semitism; and why you also appear to have decided to give credibility to the notion, promoted by pro-Zionist forces, many of whom are not Jewish, that anti-semitism is the worst form of racism.
We know that other forms of racism exist inside the Labour Party. Many of us believe that recent actions taken against prominent black members, one of them Jewish and all of them people who have spent decades fighting all forms of racism, is itself a manifestation of racism, and besides being wrong, does nothing to build the kind of diverse movement we need, and which is necessary to defeat the Tories who seek, often effectively, to divide us.
We wonder why you did not choose to take leadership from Jewish Voice for Labour in order to come up with effective mechanisms for dealing with instances of anti-semitic behaviour. That organisation is made up of Jewish members of the Labour Party who both support the present Labour Party platform and know that opposition to the policies of the Israeli government towards the Palestinian people does not constitute anti-semitism.”
On the other hand, David Rosenberg of the Jewish Socialist Group takes the opposite stance and as a left-liberal Zionism gives credibility to these charges and attacks Livingstone now as he did over the Labour Herald cartoon of Begin in 1982:
“The knee-jerk reaction of many left wingers, tired of cynical, manufactured and distorted accusations of antisemitism was to leap to his defence, Others who harboured doubts about the veracity of Livingstone’s comments and his tact were more reticent.
In that period, Livingstone was guilty of a misdemeanour which does link directly to much more recent controversies. He was one of the editors of a left-wing newspaper called Labour Herald which published very crude denunciations of Israel and cartoons of its very right-wing Prime Minister Menachem Begin dressed in Nazi uniform, which drew accusations of antisemitism. It also carried a review by one Harry Mullin of three publications alleging Zionist-Nazi collaboration. This review crossed a line from anti-Zionism to antisemitism. I was co-writer of a letter from the JSG, showing how this line had been crossed, and how it also served to diminish Nazi responsibility for the Holocaust. Our letter demanded an apology from Labour Herald for publishing this review. The letter was published but no apology was made. In a private letter Livingstone remarked that Harry Mullin was a respected labour movement writer. It was no great surprise to me to learn that a few years down the line Harry Mullin had found his more natural home in the fascist British National Party, through which he increasingly peddled Holocaust denial. Perhaps this was an early hint of – at best – Livingstone’s lack of sophisticated judgement in this area.”
This is a slippery evasion of the truth from a liberal/left Zionist. At least three times he alleges and implies that Livingstone lied about Zionist Nazi collaboration but cannot bring himself to quote any lie he told. He is, in fact, complaining that Livingstone has offended racist Zionism, a thing that every serious leftist should do all the time. Offend them and denounce then for the racist scumbags they are. Because our people are the Palestinians and the hounding of Livingstone and Jackie Walker and the rest is primarily aimed at justifying the horrendous war crimes we have just seen in Gaza.
The author reveals he made a similar political grovel to Zionism back in the early 1980s when he objected to the cartoon in the Labour Herald showing Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin wearing a Nazi uniform and giving a Sieg Heil salute over a pile of corpses with a Star of David as his armband. The BOD charged this as antisemitism. He also attacks Lenni Brenner for his expose of Nazi Zionist collaboration. Again, he is unable to point to any actual untruths, just vague assertions of antisemitism for having the temerity to speak the historical truth. It offended racists by exposing them for what they are.
Rosenberg’s account is taken from Dave Rich’s book  which expresses his outrage that the left at that time was so strongly anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian that Ted Knight in collaboration with Ken Livingstone and egged on by the WRP, succeeded in getting an emergency resolution passed at the 1982 Labour Party conference in the teeth of opposition from leftist party leader Michael Foot  that it:
“recognised the PLO as ‘the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people’, and that called on the party to support ‘the establishment of a democratic secular state of Palestine as the long-term solution to the Palestinian problem’. This formula of a ‘democratic secular state’ meant that Israel would be replaced entirely by a single state of Palestine”.
He further complains that:
“Ken Livingstone’s efforts to replace Reg Freeson as Labour candidate for Brent East in the 1983 general election included attacks on Freeson’s support for Israel. Similar disagreements between Labour Zionists and anti-Zionists arose in Hackney. The Labour-run council in Dundee, encouraged by George Galloway, twinned Dundee with Nablus and flew the Palestinian flag from the town hall. This drew an outraged response from the Board of Deputies, who organised d petition of 5,000 names against the move and protested to the Scottish Office, to no avail.”
There was just too much sympathy for the oppressed and slaughtered Palestinians to get anything done about that flag. Then came the ultimate insult:
“The Jewish community leadership’s concerns coalesced around the figure of Livingstone, elected as leader of the Greater London Council in 1981. In June 1982, the Board of Deputies asked the Attorney General to prosecute Livingstone’s Labour Herald after it published a cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin wearing a Nazi uniform and giving a Sieg Heil salute while standing astride a pile of bloody skeletons. Instead of a swastika, Begin’s armband bore a Star of David …. A few weeks later, Labour Herald published d letter from the non-Zionist Jewish Socialist Group demanding an apology for printing Mullin’s ‘blatantly anti-Semitic’ review and calling it ‘a disgrace to a socialist newspaper’. No apology was forthcoming, and the Attorney General declined to prosecute Labour Herald for either the review or the Begin cartoon.”
And furthermore, Livingstone promoted the Lenni Brenner book, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, which supplies details that Livingstone later said, “helped form my view of Zionism and its history”:
Lenni Brenner book, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators
Livingstone recounted these events in his 2011 memoirs, alleging that various people and organisations in the Jewish communal leadership in Britain and America, and in the pre-state Zionist leadership, were either soft on fascism or sympathetic to it before and during the Second World War. He claims to have been most shocked by ‘the role of Israel’s respected Labour party leaders it was a catastrophic error of judgement not to throw all the resources of Zionism into the campaign against Nazism’. (The implication that the Zionist movement in the 1930s and 1940s could add significant weight to the combined war effort of the British Empire, the Soviet Union and the United States suggests that Livingstone has an inflated estimation of Zionism ‘s power and influence.) When Livingstone endorsed Brenner’s
And what was Begin doing back then? The invasion of Lebanon in June 1982 and the siege of Beirut with 17,825 persons killed and another 30,203 wounded, facilitating the horrific slaughter in the Sabra and Shatila massacre of the Palestinian refugee camp by the fascists just a few months later in September 1982.  The BOD kicked up a huge stink, and no one on the left, apart from the Jewish Socialist Group, took a blind bit of notice of them. The Zionist have spent almost 40 years trying to get Livingstone. Those who take the wrong side now are moving on a very dangerous direction indeed.
The Palestinian who went to the border fence to demand basic human rights, knowing the danger of death or serious injury, are the real heroic icons for their own and every oppressed people and minority everywhere. Their outrageous courage and determination demands our unconditional support. Their murderers should be rightly bracketed with the Nazis oppressors and murderers of the Jews in the 1930s and 40s. There are plenty of images of Jewish fighters against the Nazis in Eastern Europe and these modern Palestinians stand in that tradition. It’s not too late for some to consider where all this is going by excusing this and to pull back now.
Did Livingstone Lie?
In His Blog Tory Greenstein sets out her the sordid details of the Zionist collaboration with the Nazis:
Everywhere the Nazis conquered, “the most important concentration measure prior to the formation of the ghettos was the establishment of Jewish councils (Judenräte).”  As Eichmann commented, “The assimilated Jew was, of course, very unhappy about being moved to a ghetto. But the orthodox were pleased with the arrangement, as were the Zionists.”  Some two-thirds of the Judenräte consisted of Zionist supporters. 
There were three stages to the final solution – concentration in ghettos, deportation to the east and extermination. Everywhere there were functioning Judenräte, the Nazis were successful in their plans.
The Prague Community Council was to provide the model for the Judenräte, which in the towns of Poland and Russia in 1941-43 registered the names of their flock, brought them to the assembly place, and eventually followed them to the execution pits and death camps. 
The Judenräte were reviled by the Jewish population and with good reason. The Nazis insisted that “the authority of the Jewish council be upheld and strengthened under all circumstances”. 
Unable to fulfil their welfare function, “they made themselves felt all the more in their implementation of Nazi decrees. With the growth of the destructive function of the Judenräte, many Jewish leaders felt an almost irresistible urge to look like their German masters.” A Nazi observer in Kraków in March 1940 “was struck by the contrast between poverty and filth in the Jewish quarter and the businesslike luxury of the Jewish community headquarters.” In Warsaw, “the Jewish oligarchy took to wearing boots”.  In Lódz, Rumkowski had his portrait put on ghetto stamps and currency.
(Hannah) Arendt’s conclusion provoked outrage among the Zionists:
“The whole truth was that if the Jewish people had really been unorganised and leaderless, there would have been chaos and plenty of misery, but the total number of victims would hardly have been between four and a half and six million people.” 
As Steinberg observed, “This argument provoked a general outcry among the Jewish historians of the catastrophe but could not be refuted.” After all, “The Jewish Councils had been created by the Germans for the sole purpose of destroying the Jews …” 
SS captain Dieter Wisliceny explained:
“Our system is to exterminate the Jews through the Jews. We concentrate the Jews in the ghettos – through Jews; we deport the Jews – by the Jews; and we gas the Jews – by the Jews.” 
The Zionists negotiated with the SS to secure facilities to train their pioneers in Europe and then bring them to Palestine. Ehud Avriel noted that “… there is keen competition for patronage of our work among the Nazis.” 
“… these Jews from Palestine spoke a language not totally different from that of Eichmann. They had been sent to Europe by the communal settlements in Palestine and they were not interested in rescue operations. That was not their job … They wanted to select ‘suitable material’…” 
The ‘rescue activities’ of the Zionist movement were concentrated on saving the elite of their own organisations in Europe. Henry Montor, executive vice-president of the United Jewish Appeal explained:
“By ‘selectivity’ is meant the choice of young men and women who are trained in Europe for productive purposes either in agriculture or industry and who are in other ways trained for life in Palestine … There could be no more deadly ammunition provided to the enemies of Zionism … if Palestine were to be flooded with very old people or with undesirables … Until the resources of Palestine are adequately developed, immigration of 30,000 to 60,000 a year may be possible.” 
Selectivity was the explicit policy of the Zionist movement, as Chaim Cohen, attorney general confirmed, when conducting the appeal of Rudolph Kastner:
“If in Kastner’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, he believed that one million Jews were hopelessly doomed, he was allowed not to inform them of their fate; and to concentrate on the saving of the few. He was entitled to make a deal with the Nazis for the saving of a few hundred and entitled not to warn the millions … It has always been our Zionist tradition to select the few out of many in arranging the immigration to Palestine … Are we to be called traitors?” 
Lucy Dawidowicz explained:
“The Zionist movement itself set up rigid standards for prospective immigrants, … which to begin with excluded anti-Zionists as applicants for certificates. Young people in good health, with some training for agricultural work or manual trades, and persons with capital were the preferred candidates for Aliyah in a process where the needs and interests of Palestine took precedence over a strategy of rescue.”  
Transfer agreement used by the Palästina Treuhandstelle (Palestine Trustee Office), established specifically to assist Jews fleeing the Nazi regime to recover some portion of the assets they had been forced to surrender when they fled Nazi Germany.
The truth is far more gruesome than Livingstone claimed. The Haavara Agreement between Nazi Germany and Zionist German Jews was signed on 25 August 1933. It was not a figment of Lenni Brenner’s imagination then or now, as the Zionist pretend and those gullible or opportunist enough to believe them accept or pretend to accept. 
Livingstone’s resignation kicks away a central element on which much on the left pinned their hopes. If expelled for “bringing the party into disrepute” he could have gone to court and easily proved to a judge and jury that he had been really expelled for anti-Semitism and this bogus allegation was, in reality, an expression of outrage by Zionists that he had told the truth about them. It would be an open and shut case. But the stakes were too high for Livingstone to pursue, he is, after all, only a left reformist social democrat, and not such a left one either in later years.
We should demand that he withdraw his resignation but if he doesn’t there remain the expelled Tony Greenstein, Stan Keable, Marc Wadsworth and the soon-to-be-expelled Jackie Walker and others. We must demand that the whole of the left and the trade unions rallies around these comrades. One clear option is the courts and we do not take the ultra-pure stance that we cannot take a workers’ organisation to court. A joint, crowd-funded legal challenge with mass mobilisations would restore at least the leftism of the 1980s where the Attorney General would not oblige the Board of Deputies against Livingstone and the Labour Herald, where the 1982 Labour conference could pass a motion effectively demanding the dissolution of the state of Israel, where the Palestinian flag flew over Dundee Town Hall and Lenni Brenner and new Lenni Brenners can tell the truth about Zionism and defend the Palestinians without fear of expulsions from the Labour party.
 Wikipedia explains, “The Pale of Settlement included all of Belarus, Lithuania and Moldova, much of present-day Ukraine, parts of eastern Latvia, eastern Poland and some parts of western Russia, roughly corresponding to the modern western border of Russia. It extended from the eastern pale, or demarcation line, to the Russian border with the Kingdom of Prussia (later the German Empire) and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Furthermore, it comprised about 20% of the territory of European Russia and largely corresponded to historical lands of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Cossack Hetmanate, and the Ottoman Empire (with Crimean Khanate).” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_of_Settlement
 Works of Karl Marx 1844, On The Jewish Question, Written: Autumn 1843; https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/jewish-question/
 Asa Winstanley Lobby Watch 12 April 2018, Jewish Labour Movement worked with Israeli embassy spy, https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/jewish-labour-movement-worked-israeli-embassy-spy
 Joely Cohen, Liberal Zionism is dead, 16 May 2018 http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/liberal-zionism-is-dead/
 See Gerry Downing, Socialist Fight, 2 April 2018, The Zionism of the AWL is truly disgusting, https://socialistfight.com/2018/04/02/the-zionism-of-the-awl-is-truly-disgusting/
 See Dave Rich, The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism and also see Socialist Fight’s website for our reply to this Zionist propaganda piece; Dave Rich: ‘Anti-Semitism’ Smears Against Left Deconstructed, https://socialistfight.com/2016/11/17/dave-rich-anti-semitism-smears-against-left-deconstructed/
 This is the part of Michael Foot’s Speech in the House of Commons on 3 April 1982, after Argentina’s invasion of the Falkland Islands, which destroyed the labour left and which led to the disastrous rise of neo-liberal Thatcherism: “The rights and the circumstances of the people in the Falkland Islands must be uppermost in our minds. There is no question in the Falkland Islands of any colonial dependence or anything of the sort. It is a question of people who wish to be associated with this country and who have built their whole lives on the basis of association with this country. We have a moral duty, a political duty and every other kind of duty to ensure that that is sustained. The people of the Falkland Islands have the absolute right to look to us at this moment of their desperate plight, just as they have looked to us over the past 150 years. They are faced with an act of naked, unqualified aggression, carried out in the most shameful and disreputable circumstances. Any guarantee from this invading force is utterly worthless—as worthless as any of the guarantees that are given by this same Argentine junta to its own people.” https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Michael_Foot
 Wikipedia, Sabra and Shatila massacre, The Sabra and Shatila massacre was the killing of between 762 and 3,500 civilians, mostly Palestinians and Lebanese Shiites, by a militia close to the Kataeb Party, also called Phalange, a predominantly Christian Lebanese right-wing party in the Sabra neighborhood and the adjacent Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. From approximately 18:00 on 16 September to 08:00 on 18 September 1982, a widespread massacre was carried out by the militia under the eyes of their Israeli allies. The Phalanges, allies to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), were ordered by the IDF to clear out Sabra and Shatila from Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) fighters, as part of the IDF maneuvering into West Beirut. The IDF received reports of some of the Phalanges atrocities in Sabra and Shatila but failed to stop them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_and_Shatila_massacre
 Tony Greenstein, Zionism and the Holocaust, (June 2006),https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/document/mideast/greenstein/zionism2.htmand these are the meticulous scholarly endnotes to Greenstein’s extracted piece:R. Hilberg, The destruction of European Jews, New York 1985, p.75.
- L. Brenner, 51 documents, New Jersey 2002, p.274.
- I. Trunk, Judenrat: the Jewish councils in eastern Europe under Nazi occupation, New York 1972.
- G. Reitlinger, op. cit., p.24.
- Ibid., p.299.
- R. Hilberg, op. cit., pp.76-77.
- Ibid., p.125.
- L. Steinberg, op. cit., p.109.
- B. Hecht, Perfidy, New York 1961, fn 68, p.261. Hecht’s book shook the Zionist movement to its foundations. The Zionists attacked Hecht for not being a good Zionist (i.e., not keeping quiet!).
- E. Avriel, Open the gates, London 1975, p.72.
- H. Arendt, op. cit., p.61.
- B. Hecht, op. cit., fn 7, p.255.
- Ibid., p.195.
- Report to the 19th Zionist congress and 4th council of the JA, July 1935; cited in L. Dawidowicz, op. cit., pp.238-39.