By Jonathan Hoffman
November 12, 2009
Dear Mr Oborne
I read that "on Monday night, Channel 4’s Dispatches programme will focus on what it calls “one of the most powerful… least transparent lobbying groups in the UK”, the pro-Israel lobby."
Apparently you insinuated "that a cabal of wealthy Jewish businessmen secretly fund the pro-Israel lobby."
I am appalled that I did not get a letter from Hardcash Productions inviting me to take part in your Dispatches programme. I am just as entitled to be defamed by Channel 4 as any other Israel advocate! What happened to my equal rights under OFCOM's Code of Conduct? This shameful discrimination is your loss and shows your naiveté when it comes to the nefarious political influence that the UK branch of the Global Zionist Conspiracy (GZC Inc) exerts over the UK government. I shall be taking this to the European Court of Human Rights and consulting with my legal team (Mr Carter and Mr Ruck) regarding your inference that I am neither wealthy, Jewish nor a businessman nor even a cabal - not even a cabalette! Such an inference brings my name into disrepute and has the most severe reputational consequences, not least for my standing with my good friends Mr Warren Buffett and Mr Roman Abramovich. Both have already been on the phone enquiring as to whether I had received a letter from you.
There are many other ways besides cabals of inveigling Her Majesty's Government into doing Israel's bidding, Mr Oborne.
I'll let you into a secret - completely off-the-record. The reason David Miliband has been so pro-Israel is that the ZF threatened to have Jackie Mason back for its Yom Ha'atzmaut party this year. That's why Miliband was so quick to veto the Goldstone Report at the UN General Assembly and that's why he has spoken out so often to assert Israel's right to defend itself.
Investigative reporting? Feh! I doubt you could investigate a matzo ball if it was sitting in your spoon......