Featured image – Scotland is split down the middle over Zionist intimidation

by Stuart Littlewood, Scotland

[ Editor’s Note: Stuart gives us a full rundown on the Green Party’s battle against the political powers that are fine with acceptance of anti-Palestinians as just another day at the office, when Scotland itself experienced a long struggle with Britain with Treaty of Perpetual Peace being signed in 1502 by James IV of Scotland and Henry VII of England.

Any mention of Israeli supremacism, long admitted to by the Zionists, is then twisted into somehow being against Jews, meaning of course Jews all over the world. But that is a concocted and fake construct.

My friends at Neturei Karta want nothing to do with supremacist Zionism and have protested against it for decades, both in Israel and the US.

In the early 2000 period, I joined them in protesting an AIPAC convention in Atlanta with Rabbi David Weiss and a group of his fellow New York City Neturei Karta rabbis on the day after we did a one hour Jim Dean Journal show in the studio.

Rabbi Weiss carefully stepped through how a gang of atheist, communist Jews had bashed their way into Palestine, incredibly on the grounds that God had given them the land, then taken over the country and put large numbers of the Palestinian inhabitants into ‘non-Jewish ghettos’ where generation five resides today.

Fast forward to today, where anyone in the world having a moral and human rights problem accepting the continuing dispossession of the Palestinian people gets falsely tagged as an anti-semite by the ‘you know who’ crowd.

These same people, creatively, have hoodwinked others into doing their dirty work for them, fostering legislation where supporters of justice for the Palestinian people can be sanctioned at the state level… sanctions for advocating human rights, mind you.

I do not remember an International Criminal Court ruling where advocacy of Palestinian human and civil rights had been deemed a crime. Maybe that is because the supremacist Israelis refuse to accept ICC jurisdiction over them, despite the Zios insisting on having jurisdiction over the Palestinians.

Shame on all those who would be a co-party to such an obvious fraud against not only an entire people, but then attempting to have third party democracies do their dirty work for them. Three cheers for the Scottish Green Party that refused to drop to it knees for the Israeli supremacists and their false god of zionist supremacism.

Stuart rips the zionist false god to shreds below, as good as I have seen anyone do, and I have seen a lot. Pass this one around, as it’s a keeper… Jim W. Dean ]

First published … September 24, 2021

We are used to political parties weaponising the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism in their efforts to eliminate members who sympathise with the Palestinian cause or voice criticism of the Israeli regime. Now the practice plumbs new depths with a former Conservative leader using it to bash his political opponents in another party.

Jackson Carlaw, a former leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has launched an attack on Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater, Green Party leaders drafted into the SNP government to serve as ministers following a coalition deal, claiming “they’re not fit to serve in the Scottish government” for refusing to sign up to the IHRA definition.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon admitted she hadn’t raised the issue with her new junior ministers. Carlaw had written to Ms Sturgeon after Jewish groups expressed their concerns that the Scottish Green Party refuses to endorse the IHRA definition and had voted in favour of a motion describing Israel as a “racist state“ based on “Jewish supremacy” and calling Zionism a “racist endeavour”.

“If the Green party won’t sign up to a globally recognised position on anti-Semitism, backed by every other party in Scotland,” said Carlaw, “they’re not fit to serve in the Scottish Government. The Greens, especially their government ministers, must endorse this mainstream position or be removed from office. Their views are beyond radical. They are downright dangerous. Nicola Sturgeon cannot turn a blind eye to this extreme view held by her new coalition partners.

“Scotland’s Jewish communities will be aghast if Nicola Sturgeon is willing to tolerate such extreme views in her government. She must act immediately.”

Sammy Stein, chair of Glasgow Friends of Israel, said it was “very concerning” that there were now ministers with “such extremist views toward the state of Israel and Zionism. It would be important to know how long the FM [First Minister] will give the two Greens to adopt and agree to the Scottish Government’s position on the definition of anti-Semitism.”

Jackson Carlaw is founder of the Building Bridges with Israel group which lobbies for closer ties between Scotland and Israel.

The IHRA definition, however well intentioned originally, is now used as a political weapon to conflate anti-Israel or anti-Zionist views with anti-Jewishness in order to silence informed debate and perpetuate the fantastic claim by immigrants from Eastern Europe that the Holy Land from the river (Jordan) to the sea is theirs, all theirs.

But everyone and his dog knows that the IHRA document is non-legally binding. It has been adopted by only 36 (out of 195) countries and is far from “globally recognised” as Carlaw claims.

‘Truth hurts, but silence kills’ (Mark Twain)

Gone are the days when intelligent people automatically believed Israeli flag-waving propaganda. The truth is readily available and staring them in the face. Anyone still doubting the racist nature of the Israeli regime only neeeds to read the Nation-State Law passed by the Knesset in 2018 — “Zionism’s flagship bill” as Israeli minister Yariv Levin, a former Speaker of the Knesset, called it.

Anyone can read Arthur Balfour’s infamous ‘Declaration’ pledging the Government’s “best endeavours” to facilitate the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people without even consulting the wishes of the people who lived there.

Anyone can read about the 1947 UN Partition Plan which allocated the Jews territory within defined borders, and how they declared statehood without borders, seizing strategic Arab lands by armed terror and ethnic cleansing, their militia – the Irgun, Haganah, Palmach and Lehi – raiding towns and villages forcing the Arab inhabitants to flee and committing numerous atrocities including the massacres at Deir Yassin and Lydda.

Anyone can read how the Security Council admitted Israel to UN membership in 1949 on condition it honoured the terms of the UN Charter and implemented UN General Assembly Resolutions 181 (the Partition Plan) and 194 (concerning, among other things, the status of Jerusalem which had been designated a corpus separatum, and the return of Palestinian refugees), and how Israel never had any intention of honouring those obligations.

Anyone can read how, to this day, Israel repeatedly violates provisions and principles of the UN Charter and continues to terrorise Palestinians in their homeland, steal their property, lands and resources, keeping them bottled up under permanent blockade and slaughtering them every now and then.

Anyone can read about the 3-class system Israel has imposed on the Holy Land: Jews, who enjoy all the rights; A-type Arabs who have some rights; and B-type Arabs who have practically no rights at all. It is plainly apartheid, and the International Criminal Court defines apartheid as a crime against humanity.

And anyone can read recent reports by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem concluding that Israel is an apartheid state denying basic human rights to millions of Palestinians, and by Human Rights Watch which also concludes that Israel is an apartheid state.

‘Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having’

The Israel lobby and its supporters are fond of accusing anyone who criticises the regime’s misconduct as “delegitimizing Israel” and they use the IHRA definition to smear critics as anti-Semites.

Actually Israel has done a splendid job of de-legitimising itself, and in the process has been de-legitimising the Palestinians for decades by denying them their right to self-determination and freedom of movement…. and there’s no sign that this mindset will change.

Mr Carlaw, an important figure in the Scottish parliament, surely knows that the European Convention on Human Rights provides for freedom of expression. He surely knows that Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights says that everyone has that right “without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers” and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says much the same thing, subject of course to limitations required by law and respect for the rights of others.

He surely knows that over 150 Jewish faculty members at universities and colleges in Canada published a statement rejecting the IHRA Working Definition of Anti-Semitism because “freedom to criticize the policies and practices of any state without exception, including the State of Israel, is central to accountable scholarship, learning and education”.

He surely knows that more than 600 scholars, artists, and intellectuals from over 45 countries across the world recently lambasted Israeli practices and called for an immediate end to “Israel’s apartheid regime” in the occupied territories. “Israel has established an apartheid regime over the entire territory of historic Palestine, directed against the entire Palestinian people, which it has deliberately fragmented,” says their petition.

They rightly take a swipe at the Western powers who “have facilitated and even subsidized for more than seven decades this Israeli system of colonization, ethnic cleansing and apartheid, and continue to do so diplomatically, economically and even militarily”.

And he surely knows that several legal experts have strongly criticised the IHRA definition, not least Geoffrey Robertson QC, an expert on freedom of speech and human rights, who said that it was not intended to be binding and adopting it “has no legal effect”. He concluded that “it is imprecise, confusing and open to misinterpretation and even manipulation…” and political action against Israel is not properly characterised as anti-Semitic unless the action is intended to promote hatred or hostility against Jews in general.

Sir Stephen Sedley, a former judge in the Court of Appeal, said the examples accompanying the definition “point to the underlying purpose of the text: to neutralise serious criticism of Israel by stigmatising it as a form of anti-Semitism”. He famously remarked:

Sir Stephen Sedley

“Free speech includes not only the inoffensive but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative provided it does not tend to provoke violence. Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having.”

And that’s only a small sample of expert objections.

What it boils down to is that Mr Carlaw’s insistence that others adopt a flawed document like the IHRA definition, especially in a forum like Parliament, is wildly inappropriate and he should withdraw his remarks about Mr Harvie and Ms Slater.

And what all this means is that there’s NO EXCUSE FOR IGNORANCE about the appalling injustice that has stained the Holy Land for 70+ years. If people like Mr Carlaw know the truth and still support those responsible maybe it is THEY who are not fit to serve in government.

Stuart Littlewood
22 September 2021

Author Details
After working on jet fighters in the RAF Stuart became an industrial marketing specialist with manufacturing companies and consultancy firms. He also “indulged himself” as a newspaper columnist. In politics he served as a Cambridgeshire county councillor and member of the Police Authority. Now retired he campaigns on various issues and contributes to several online news & opinion sites. With a lifelong passion for photography he has produced two photo-documentary books, one of which can be read online at www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk.
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6 COMMENTS

  1. Zionism is the CURSE of Mankind! But since the Zio-Rothschild International Financial CRIME Syndicate Clan, the owners of the ‘City of London’, ‘Central Banking’-U.S. Federal Reserve, IMF, World Bank etc. with that immense influence; ‘Money Talks!’ “Money Makes the World go Around!” The Zionist Rothschild Demons and their Zionist-Jewish AGENTS, (AIPAC, in the U.S.), have corrupted, PROSTITUTED, most of the Governments of the World! With their Control over the Worlds Financial Institutions, they have in fact, ENSLAVED Mankind!

    • US “manifest destiny” is a subset of Zionism, which is a European white-supremacist invention. American journalist John O’Sullivan wrote in 1845 that it was “our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us.” This is very similar to what the European Ashkenazim are now doing in Palestine.

    • It is in Zionism’s DNA to ultimately end human history in some kind of apocalyptic Götterdämmerung. Once the missiles start flying, either with Russia or China, the upcoming conflict will go nuclear within hours. Crazy Zionists in the USA pray for this to happen. Trump and Pompeo almost gave it to them. It will be up to the Russians and Chinese to not be suckered into this madness.

  2. Always remember, 50 million so-called Christians in the USA fully support what the Ashkenazim are doing in Palestine. 80% of them voted for Trump in the last election and still think he somehow “won” the election. These folks have given up on democracy and the rule of law. They also pray for “some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor” that will bring their fearless leader back into power.

    Where have you heard that quote before? It was PNAC predicting 9/11. My guess is that the same folks who were the real perps of 9/11 will stage a redo, this time blamed on Iran. This will be the kick-off to WWIII and the end of the USA as we know it.

  3. A Stone planted upright.
    The Celtic Dolmen and Cromlech, the Etruscan Tumulus, the Hebrew Halgal.
    Hindu, Egyptian, Roman buildings, from the Temple of Hindustan to the Cathedral at Cologne.
    The Great Manuscript of the Human Race. Symbols in Stone.
    A Mysterious Book decipherable by the initiated only.
    “The Great Work.”
    Brahmin, Magi, or Pope-Theocracy, Caste, Unity, Dogma, God.
    The “Master”, the “Adept”.

    The Georgia Guide Stones.

    “Know, Brother, by that which has already been shewn you and may yet come to your knowledge through the enlightening medium of History, that in the days of antiquity, in India, in Persia, in Egypt and in Greece and Rome, the first initiates in the principles, designed in their purity to serve as the foundation of Universal Masonry…”

    “This Destroys That.”

  4. The “Israelis” Talmudists running the Zionists’ theft of Palestinian territory, understand more clearly than anyone else, the illegal bamboozlement operation they’re pulling.
    The whole thing has been nothing but one giant scam from the very beginning. They have used every dirty underhanded trick in the book to hoodwink gentile power structures into supporting and “legitimizing” their takeover of Palestine, and displace the Palestinians from their ancestral homeland.
    There has been no low to which the Talmudic Zionists have not been willing to descend; including genocide, outright murder, and terrorism on a grand scale.
    They have used bribery, blackmail and assassination to accomplish their sinister ends.
    Their utter disdain for human life, (other than their fellow Yehudics) has been reprehensibly sickening.
    To put it bluntly, the Talmudic Zionists have made themselves worthy of the title, “Scourge of the Earth.”
    But they don’t want it noised abroad.
    That’s why they’re so hypersensitive about even an offhanded appearance of criticism, and have devised psychological word-games, and pseudo “legal” means of stifling any realistic scrutiny of their slight-of-hand political treachery.
    They have used every device in Satan’s toolbox to get as far as they have.
    The fact they have been successful thus far, speaks to their genius in employing the black arts, and to the impotence of those who would resist.