Desperate Scottish Zionist leaders accused SPSC of running anti-Semitic cartoon
May 30, 2010
It is an axiom of Zionism, predating even the focus on dispossessing Palestinians, that virtually the entire world is anti-Jewish, that Jews cannot expect to live in peace among non-Jews and have to set up a Jewish state. This world-view is surely tragic, but sometimes it becomes absurd. We remind readers how mad Zionists can be.
We give two examples of accusations of anti-Semitism against the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign by the slightly desperate leaders of SCoJeC (Scottish council of Jewish Communities). Readers should bear in mind that, following legal action by SPSC, SCoJeC had to pulp 6,000 copies of their book, Scotland's Jews, which had carried the defamatory material.
Both accusations are given verbatim in the endnotes. The first is a complete fabrication, but the second one is based on a real cartoon that we published.
We re-publish here the cartoon that SCoJeC claims is an anti-Semitic outrage, but is actually a tribute to a brave whistle-blower, Mordechai Vanunu. The cartoon is a critique of Western duplicity in flagging up imaginary WMDs in Iran and ignoring Israel's Middle Eastern nuclear monopoly. You might think, to use the recent language of Sheriff John Scott, that SCoJeC's "attempts to squeeze" anti-Semitism "out of the agreed facts were rather strained." Anyway, here is the cartoon atrocity which the UK All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism accepted as an example of "anti-Semitic abuse".
Scottish Jews might want to warn SCoJeC off this stupidity: it makes people tend to disbelieve others when they raise valid examples of anti-Semitism, a species of racism, and therefore something all right-thinking people deplore.
The cartoon shows weapons inspectors examining Iran minutely for WMDs. Tiny figures in the bottom left corner point to Israeli missiles which the inspectors are determined not to see, and one says, "Those? super-sized kosher sausages".
It may well be that the very mention of kosher food is anti-Semitic. We need to be told. Perhaps Scots should object to any mention of our national sausage, the haggis, as anti-Celtic.
The madness of these bogus allegations was further exemplified by the BBCs' allegations, quickly withdrawn in the face of video evidence
, that a Zionist clown, Hoffman, had been insulted as a 'Jew', after someone shouted at him, "Do you really want to know?" "Do you" became "D'you..." Get it?
These clownish antics by Hoffman and SCoJeC have the goal of changing the subject, in any direction away from Israeli crimes.
The "anti-Semitic" cartoon should remind us of the renewed imprisonment by Israel of Mordechai Vanunu, ex-Rector of Glasgow University, now in the 24th year of detention by Israel in revenge for his whistleblower role in revealing Israel's nuclear WMD arsenal. Israel has already threatened to use
nuclear weapons on Arab capitals.
Zionism is not only a crime against the people of Palestine; it is a threat to people across the whole Middle East and beyond. It is tragic, but also increasingly ridiculous.
NOTE: Here are the allegations that led to the legal action and the pulping of 6,000 books containing material alleging the SPSC was anti-Semitic:
ii) Jewish people shopping in Glasgow city centre were approached by members of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign who asked them to sign a petition. When they declined to do so they were harangued and verbally abused and one lady was chased down the street eventually taking refuge in an indoor shopping centre.
x) Jewish students have reported that they feel persecuted and insecure on campuses and that the situation has worsened in the last year. This results from publicity campaigns that demonise Jews by organisations such as the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign. A recent example is a poster depicting Orthodox Jews comparing nuclear missiles to 'Kosher Sausages’.