Within hours of Press TV publishing an article
about chemical analyses of Auschwitz by the British science
historian Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom, an archetypal Zionist swarm
had converged on the case. The swarm ranged from the New
Statesman website and Jewish Chronicle and Jerusalem
Post journalists to a coalition of internet bloggers from
the so-called "liberal left", whose overriding interest
is to combat what they in fact promote as a rising tide of "anti-semitism".
The limits of their liberalism could swiftly be
discerned from their vicious rejection of media pluralism and
concerted vilification of an apolitical academic and a fledgling
television station whose only crime has been to present a balanced
alternative to the stultifyingly uniform London news agenda.
In the vanguard of the swarm is the influential
blog Harry's Place, founded by the former Communist
Party activist Simon Evans, who is now a Reuters sports journalist
based in Miami. A
regular Harry's Place writer using the name "David
T" concluded that after Press TV published the Kollerstrom
article "it is probably time for the British government
to take action", including the deportation of Iranians
and others involved with Press TV - an entirely legal enterprise
- and the extension of financial sanctions to cut off funding
for the station.
Though he poses as a liberal leftist, "David
T" is a pseudonym for David S. Toube, who used his real
name for an
article based on his blog that appeared in the 30th May
issue of the Jewish Chronicle (though now only on the
above Google cache link).
Toube works at the London office of the international
law firm Cleary,
Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. His firm boasts that it
"structures and guides the privatization of state-owned
enterprises. Our lawyers regularly advise sovereign governments
and private sector bidders when state-owned enterprises change
Toube is one of the firm's experts on "anti-money
laundering law and practice [who] advises in relation to a broad
range of investment banking, fund management, corporate finance
and other financial services sector matters." Evans, Toube
and their ilk (rather like the Russian oligarchs) have moved
seamlessly from ruthless Marxism to rapacious capitalism. One
common factor has been their arrogant disdain for the rights
of their opponents.
Toube's hysteria was echoed by Martin Bright,
the New Statesman's political editor, who led the pack
of supposedly liberal, anti-fascist journalists and commentators
attacking Press TV for its willingness to examine Dr Kollerstrom's
views. Under the rhetorical headline "Why
do we tolerate Press TV?" Bright complained that "this
western country allows a level of freedom of speech to Press
TV which would have it closed down in most countries."
This journalistic intolerance of press freedom
might seem peculiar, but Martin Bright is no ordinary journalist.
As political editor of the New Statesman,
the longest established journal of centre-left opinion in the
English speaking world, Bright led the attack from within the
Left's own ranks against London Mayor Ken Livingstone. As the
mayoral campaign moved into top gear in January this year, Bright
presented a television documentary on Channel 4 which was a
sustained vilification of Mayor Livingstone, notably for having
dared to invite Egyptian Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi to
London. In an article for the London Evening Standard
published to coincide with the programme, Bright described the
Mayor as "a disgrace to his office".
Much of this dates back to disputes within the
British Far Left during the 1980s, when a Trotskyist group called
Socialist Organiser moved towards a pro-Zionist position, while
a rival group called Socialist Action maintained its traditional
anti-Zionism. Livingstone's critics (including recent biographer
Andrew Hosken) have made much of the prominence of Socialist
Action among his circle of advisers, but they are less candid
about the role of other relics of the 1980s Far Left in the
most vocal sections of the pro-Zionist, pro-war chorus of support
for the Blair-Bush axis. Notable alumni of Socialist Organiser
include Jane Ashworth, who founded and chaired the pro-war lobby
group Labour Friends of Iraq and is Director of Engage, the
campaign to overturn the boycott of Israel by university teaching
unions. Chairman of Engage is Dr Jon Pike, Socialist Organiser's
Oxford University representative during the 1980s. A founding
member of Engage - and also a founding signatory of the Euston
Manifesto, which brought together the leading lights of this
network in 2006 - is Anthony Julius, the senior consultant to
the London law firm Mishcon de Reya who represented Deborah
Lipstadt in her case against David Irving.
the legal face of the Zionist swarm
Another leader of Socialist Organiser was Prof. Robert Fine,
a prominent member of the Holocaust Educational Trust, who teaches
an MA course on 'Sociology of the Holocaust' at Warwick University
and like Ashworth is an advisory editor of the online journal
Democratiya. Simon Pottinger, who ran the Socialist
Organiser student faction in the 1980s with Ashworth, has been
in the forefront of recent campaigns with his former Trotskyist
comrade such as "Unite Against Terror", a propaganda
operation to label anti-Zionist resistance as mindless terrorist
"extremism". The Harry's Place blog was listed alongside
Pottinger and Ashworth among the organisers of Unite Against
Bright's own obsession with attacking Islam long predates his
recent campaigns against Ken Livingstone. In December 2001 he
wrote a scatological piece headlined "The Great Koran Con
Trick" for the New Statesman, alleging that "the
Koran as we know it today was compiled, or perhaps even written,
long after Mohammad's supposed death in 632AD," and that
sceptical views of Islam were silenced in European universities.
His theory was publicly rejected even by the very academics
he had quoted in the article, including Gerald Hawting of SOAS.
During the next few years, as leading neocon Michael Gove (ostensibly
on the opposite wing of politics from Martin Bright but equally
enamoured of Zionism) puts it:
"Martin Bright’s unique run of classified ‘scoops’
on the British State’s policy of accommodating Islamist
reactionaries at home and abroad has set all kinds of dovecotes
a-flutter in Whitehall."
A cynic might wonder whether Mr Bright (perhaps unwittingly)
is serving some kind of semi-official agenda by acting as a
conduit for leaks which have the effect of demonising any individual
or group who refuses to accept the legitimacy of the Zionist
entity which has just celebrated its 60th birthday. Such cynicism
was fuelled when soon after making a half hour documentary for
Channel 4 attacking most leading spokesmen for British Muslims,
the self-styled socialist Bright teamed up with the conservative
Policy Exchange thinktank in July 2006 to publish When Progressives
Treat With Reactionaries: The British state's flirtation with
Bright paid tribute to Dean Godson, the director of Policy
"The ideas in this pamphlet have been preying on my mind
for too long. I am grateful to everyone at Policy Exchange for
enabling me to make them flesh.
"In particular I wish to thank Dean Godson, whose driving
energy and immense professionalism kept the project on the rails."
Dean Godson - leading British neocon
from famous CIA family
Dean Godson is one of the leaders of British neo-conservatism,
who has openly called on British officialdom to wage an ideological
and propaganda war on Zionism's enemies, similar to that waged
by MI6 and the CIA against communism during the Cold War. He
is well placed to make such comparisons, since his father Joe
Godson was an American diplomat in London who handled the CIA's
patronage of 'moderates' in the British labour movement, much
as his modern equivalents seek to patronise 'moderate' Muslims.
Dean's brother Prof. Roy Godson of Georgetown University is
president of the U.S. National Strategy Information Center.
In 1996 Godson's NSIC issued a report on the Future of US Intelligence,
calling for an increased emphasis on "strategic deception".
One of the report’s co-authors, Abram Shulsky, was then
put in charge of the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans,
which provided Donald Rumsfeld with intelligence suggesting
that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and links
to Al Qaeda.
Martin Bright and Dean Godson, together with the numerous blogs
which echo and amplify their cause, form an apparently diverse
coalition which in reality is all too uniform. Notably all charges
were dropped against Derek Pasquill, a Foreign Office official
who was caught breaking the Official Secrets Act by leaking
to Bright. One wonders whether an anti-Zionist public servant
would encounter similar lenience in similar circumstances.
Of one thing we can be certain: the coordinated response of
this cabal of socialists, conservatives, journalists, lawyers
and bloggers indicates the fear pervading a once powerful network
perceiving that the logical outcome of the narrative which they
have been "creating and controlling" may after all
not be on their side.
This fear lies behind the eagerness of the Jewish Chronicle
to label all their opponents as "neo-nazis". (NB:
the next three links below are to Google cache pages, since
the newspaper has now begun to censor its own site to expunge
reference to these forbidden topics and proscribed individuals,
apparently no longer willing even to allow their own readers
to form independent judgments!)
Anticipating criticism the JC very unusually
treated its publication of a letter
from Lady Renouf as a news
The polite response to Lady Renouf came in the
following week's JC
letters column; but predictably enough a less polite
response was also forthcoming from Zionism's militant wing.
On June 20th 2008 it was revealed that Scotland
Yard detectives have reopened the murder case of the Bulgarian
dissident Georgi Markov, almost thirty years after Mr Markov's
death from ricin poisoning. A pellet of ricin, for which there
is no known antidote, was injected into Mr Markov's leg using
the tip of an umbrella. KGB assassins were widely presumed responsible.
A KGB assassination weapon such as
this was used to fire a ricin pellet into Markov's leg
Even as detectives were working against the clock to beat the
thirty year Bulgarian statute of limitations in the Markov case,
a death threat was issued on the other side of the world, showing
that ricin poisoning remains a potential terror weapon in the
post cold war world.
A pro-Israeli website based in Canada published the threat,
suggesting that ricin should be sent to the model and actress
Lady Renouf following her recent criticisms of Israel in broadcasts
to mark the Zionist state's 60th anniversary.
The Toronto based site - www.israpundit.com
- attacked the Jewish Chronicle for printing Lady Renouf's
letter - or as israpundit.com puts it: UK Leftist Jewish
Chronicle Gives Voice to Holocaust Denier!
The article invites readers to send an email of complaint to
the JC. A comments section following this request then
"Send her some risen [sic] in a get well card!"
This suggestion comes from a regular poster on israpundit who
uses the name yamit82. This is an apparent reference
to what israpundit's contributors regard as the treachery of
the 1979 treaty between Israel and Egypt following the Camp
David Accords. As a result of this treaty part of the Sinai
(conquered by Israel during the 1967 war) was handed over to
Egypt in 1982 - Yamit was the largest settlement involved. Many
settlers resisted the idea and were forcibly evacuated by the
Israeli army in April 1982. Hence Yamit is a symbol of the "land
for peace" policy.
the man behind israpundit.com
The israpundit site is run by Ted Belman, a retired Toronto
lawyer who has become a leading defender of Zionism's most aggressive
policies, appearing on discussion panels, publishing articles,
and forging links with other pro-Zionist websites around the
The site is registered to Belman, using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org,
at 3900 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M4N 3N6, Canada. Phone: +1 416
483 3497 Fax: +1 630 469 9737
Israpundit.com is hosted on webservers belonging to a Chicago
based company called AN Hosting (AN Hosting, Inc., 223 W. Jackson
Blvd. #1014, Chicago, IL 60606, USA). AN Hosting's terms of
service include the proviso that "we will not provide services
to those that are using our services for distributing hate speech,
or any other content that is obscene, abusing, which could be
considered libelous and defamatory."
Ted Belman is regularly interviewed for web broadcasts
on Harold Hoffman's Britannia
Radio, a Eurosceptic and pro-Israel site based at Hoffman's
accountancy office - Hoffman Accountancy Services, 341A Staines
Road, West Ashford, TW15 1RP, 01784 252025
No doubt Belman and his colleagues are currently
celebrating Canada's acceptance as a liaison member of the Task
Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education,
Remembrance and Research.
Canadian government spokesman Alykhan Velshi is
keen to stress that this "shows a commitment on the part
of the government of Canada toward ensuring that the crimes
of the Holocaust are not forgotten and are taught widely. ...Canada's
seeking membership [in the task force] is part of that same
trend, that of a government that is committed to recognizing
and commemorating the crimes of the Holocaust as well as combating
latter-day instances of anti-Semitism."
Indeed the Canadian government, as Ted Belman
would doubtless wish, has fully understood that the importance
of the Holocaust has nothing to do with history and everything
to do with unquestioning obedience to 21st century Zionism:
the 'Holocaust' after all was, as its name implies, a sacrificial
burnt offering for Zionism's Covenantal bargain to gain Israel.
The Task Force was launched at the Stockholm
International Forum, whose British participants included
then Prime Minister Tony Blair's chief fundraiser Lord
Levy of Mill Hill.
Tony Blair and Lord Levy
The Stockholm Forum's Declaration in 2000 included
the following "guidelines for teaching about the holocaust":
Care must be taken not to give a platform for deniers ...or
seek to disprove the deniers' position through normal historical
debate and rational argument.
This rejection of rational argument can take many
forms. Lady Renouf encountered a relatively civilized version
of the phenomenon at a Heythrop College seminar, where one of
her philosophy tutors scornfully refused to accept that the
notorious legends of Nazi soap and lampshades supposedly made
out of Jewish victims are now disregarded
by all sides as propaganda lies.
The DVD Jailing Opinions
is intended partly as a response to Europe's tragic rejection
of its Hellenic heritage of rational enquiry and source scepticism.
The same Zionist hatemongers engaged in deliberately turning
our educators away from "normal historical debate"
are now themselves reduced to issuing terrorist threats while
shadowy Jewish Chronicle readers sent this
Talmudic light unto the world.
Though the Markov case is the most famous use
of a ricin weapon, there have been more recent alarms. In 2002
Kenneth Olson of Washington was sentenced to more than 13 years
in prison having been found in possession of ricin, even though
he claimed he had no harmful intent and no terrorist or other
criminal connections were established.
As a terrorist weapon, ricin hit the headlines in January 2003
when a makeshift laboratory supposedly for manufacturing ricin
was found during a police raid in Wood Green, London. A consequent
police raid on a property in Manchester led to the murder of
Det. Con. Stephen Oake, though no ricin was actually found during
this second raid. In fact tests later proved that no ricin had
been found at Wood Green either, and the whole ricin plot may
have been exaggerated to help bolster the case for the invasion
Ricin was discovered in post sent to Senate majority leader
Bill Frist in February 2004, leading to the evacuation of Senate
offices and a major terrorist alert. The previous autumn ricin
had been discovered in a letter sent to the White House and
at a postal office in South Carolina. Those two incidents were
supposedly prompted by objections to new federal trucking regulations.
Ricin is so deadly that reports of its presence lead to
raids such as this on a Las Vegas motel room
In February 2008 Roger Von Bergendorff was arrested in a Las
Vegas motel room with ricin which he had apparently intended
to use as a weapon, but which ended up making him critically
ill himself. Von Bergendorff faces a possible 30 year jail sentence
in a trial which has been delayed until September. It is not
thought that he had any terrorist connection.
Sixty years of war in the Middle East have often spilled over
into the streets of London. The latest death threat to Lady
Renouf indicated that the Zionist protagonists remain as intransigent
panel discussion on Israel's 60th anniversary which sparked
Zionist fury last month.
The full text of Lady Renouf's letter to the
Jewish Chronicle (which was published in edited form) was as
By way of correction to David Toube's column in
the Jewish Chronicle (30th May 2008) I would like to
clarify for the record that I am not and never have been a member
or advocate of Mr Nick Griffin's British National Party; on
the contrary, I have criticized the Holocaustianity (i.e. faith-based
versus forensic-based) ethos of his Party and in consequence,
despite having been invited by a member, I
was banned from promoting my film "Jailing Opinions"
at one of its branch meetings.
Nor am I a member of the literary forum called the New Right,
though I have been invited and several times have been delighted
to address this cheerful gathering, whose civil audiences welcome
widely differing political and religious outlooks, and which
could not rationally be described as a "neo-Nazi"
I am of course proud to acknowledge my address
at the December 2006 Tehran Conference on Review of the Holocaust,
which was open to all scholarly sides of debate, as opposed
to the recent anti-Revisionism, one-sided, government-sponsored
Berlin Conference on revisionists (i.e. those who forensically
call into question the scientific impossibility of the “gas
chamber” weapon of mass destruction) which shamelessly
disallows, against all natural justice, the presence of even
a single historical or scientific source-sceptic.
Sad to say the truth is the very reverse of the
racist Jewish Chronicle's demonising of Iran as a "vicious
authoritarian regime". The fact is that in ten supposedly
democratic countries of the "Free World", citizens
and even non-citizens (for example, British WW2 historian David
Irving) including engineers, chemists, forensic scientists and
their lawyers are imprisoned for merely expressing source critical
opinions (i.e. historical revisionism, the norm in any other
field and teaching guide but specifically not for The Holocaust),
or for carrying out field research (normal scientific revisionism).
Indeed, Israel has recently banned Professor Norman Finkelstein,
the author of the huckster-busting book “The Holocaust
Industry”, from entry not least because Israel is one
of the countries (the nine others are in Europe) in which this
Jewish professor, classifiable as a “denier”, could
embarrass the Jewish state by risking his own prosecution there,
for anti-”denial” law means no source scepticism
in “whole or part” according to an Israeli-drafted
U.N. Resolution. (Look what happened to Vanunu the Israeli nukes
whistle-blower who was jailed in that vicious authoritarian
entity for eighteen years and still kept unfree to take his
leave of Jewish tyranny for warning the world of the rogue state’s
secret WMD arsenal.)
Even in Voltaire’s "Free" France,
retired Professor Robert Faurisson is awaiting the outcome of
prosecution - devastating fines and possibly long imprisonment
- for simply speaking an excerpt from his
revisionist paper presented at the Tehran Conference.
It is worth stressing that such prosecutions are brought purely
for expressing dissenting views on Holocaust history, regardless
of context. Revisionists and their legal advocates are imprisoned
without being able to defend the forensic or factual basis of
their arguments. This is a strict liability offence which does
not require any suggestion that their activities involved "racial
hatred" or the like. In Austria, a special ageist law has
been drawn up to prevent the veteran Austrian attorney Dr. Herbert
Schaller (who, on appeal, successfully defended a British historian
against the state prosecutor’s wish to extend Irving’s
incarceration from three to ten years, one for each harmless
word he uttered when asked a question sixteen years ago!) from
continuing to practice. Dr Schaller is also awaiting the outcome
of possible prosecution for outlining the legal position of
revisionists in Europe at a conference outside its jurisdiction.
By contrast one can only praise the debate-friendly policy
of the admirable Press TV which brings all sides to the table.
Thus, praise indeed to the Iranian initiative which beams much
longed for democratic balance to the "Free World's"
heavily biased public information outlets. For instance, our
mainstream media proves its grotesque propaganda bias by regularly
substituting with misleading voice-overs, nasty interpretations
of fore-shortened and incomplete public statements, from President
Ahmadinejad of Iran to the Orthodox Rabbis of the Neturei Karta.
Their peaceful solutions are vilified even as each has expressed
a reasoned wish to see the Zionist Entity "peacefully dismantled"
and erased from the world map like the Soviet Union i.e. the
political entity NOT the people!
The facts are that Iran is a peace-loving country in which
its Jews are not in any way abused; as opposed to the brutish
state policy of a predatory borderless Entity of Israel towards
its indigenous, genuinely Semitic and helplessly victimised
Arabs. Your newspaper's characteristic demonising of Israel's
opponents cannot disguise these facts, nor can it obscure the
race supremacist imposture inherent in the Zionist project.
If defending rational source sceptical research on the one
hand, and even-handed television reporting on the other, leaves
me accused of "forging links" between "neo-Nazis"
and "Islamic fundamentalists", then perhaps this reveals
more about our Humpty Dumpty democracy and its fraudulent media
contrariwise constructs than about my character or conduct.
Michèle, Lady Renouf