"Good Riddance"


By Jonathan Hoffman
April 19, 2012
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Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC is a ‘human rights’ lawyer who has been riding the legal aid gravy train for nearly fifty years. Indeed somewhat apocalyptically he has threatened that the very necessary reforms of the legal profession’s restrictive practices “threatens the legal profession with the prospect of extinction” (!).

Special pleading? Surely not …

Bindman is also an ASHamed Jew (see The Finkler Question for the origin of this phrase). Last night he chaired a meeting where Gerard Horton presented his new study (funded by the EU) alleging abuses of Palestinian children while in military detention by Israel. The Report includes material from ‘Breaking the Silence” an Israeli NGO which never identifies the names of the former IDF soldiers who provide testimony to it. We also saw a 7 minute film prominently featuring Jeff Halper who wants to see the end of Israel as a Jewish State (an antisemitic ambition). The meeting was held at the London HQ of the National Union of Teachers. Present were the recently convicted Carole Swords:

http://hurryupharry.org/2012/01/28/carole-swords-chair-of-tower-hamlets-...

and the vexatious PSC lawfaremonger Salim Alam:

http://www.thejc.com/blogs/jonathan-hoffman/naming-and-shaming

In the Q+A a woman complained that they sometimes couldn’t get the truth into schools because “the Jewish Chronicle” complains:

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/55714/schools-out-tottenham-palestine-...

However there was much applause when she referred to a recent event in Dorset when the maker of the Channel 4 film “The Promise” spoke to schoolchildren and they were shown that mendacious piece of racist drivel:

http://zionistfederation.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/zf-response-to-promise.h...

http://richardmillett.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/channel-4-is-not-promisin...

I asked Horton whether the testimonies from children in his study (none of which is attributed to the full name of the child) might not be influenced by the brainwashing they undergo with the aim of turning them into Israeli- and Jew-haters - as evidenced for example by Hamas TV in Gaza. He failed to reply. Richard Millett asked him about one year old Jonathan Palmer who (it is suspected by police) was killed when the car in which he was a passenger veered off the road after a rock went through the windscreen).

http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=239403

Horton dodged the question saying that his study did not say that rock throwing was OK – just that children who are arrested for it should be treated properly.

I had to leave early. I was sitting in the front row and as I walked past Bindman he said “Good Riddance”. Hardly befitting of a Knight and QC (albeit 'honorary') who was supposed to be impartially chairing an inevitably controversial meeting. (I am sure he does not say "Good Riddance" to those who might become legal aid clients of his law firm .....).

I am pleased to put on record my response to this rude man: “Go Screw Yourself”....

I understand there were two pro-Israel questioners after I left: Well done whoever you are ...

Postscript #1:

Richard Millett's account:
http://richardmillett.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/psc-allegations-israel-to...

Postscript #2:

Thanks to the reader who pointed out that Bindman reportedly spoke at a meeting at UCL in 2007 organised by the "underpants bomber" Abdulmutallab:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/6910129/Detro...

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suzanna

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 13:39

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I went to a presentation by the Director of The Promise last year (his name is Peter Kosminsky)
I even bought a copy of the DVD. I am happy to lend it to anyone who wants to watch it.
You'll find that it is far from 'mendacious', 'racist' or 'drivel'

Mr Kosminsky spoke about the reasons for making his film and the filming process. I would gladly invite Mr Kosminsky into any school for the simple reason that he is fair, very intelligent and open to debate and not defined by his heckling / slander / bad mouthing (unlike yours above)


joshua789

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 13:54

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JH, perhaps your disruptive and destructive attitude to these meetings is the reason that others present wish you 'good riddance'.

I have a question. What is your vision for Israel / Palestine?


joshua789

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 15:10

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'The Report includes material from ‘Breaking the Silence” an Israeli NGO which never identifies the names of the former IDF soldiers who provide testimony to it'.

Was this in the report?

testimony catalog number: 70027
rank: Staff Sergeant
unit: Nahal Brigade
place: Atarot/ Qalandiya
period: October 2000

They caught a child, really a child, an eleven or twelve-year-old, I don't know how old, who threw stones. They managed to catch him. It was real abuse. It was abuse and I don't think they did something about it. They pushed him into the toilet, and I remember the soldier, I remember, he was a friend, a friend from the company. And he boasted about pushing the boy's head into the toilet.

Into the bowl?

Into the bowl. He boasted about it. And knocked his head on the bowl and I don't know what else. They pushed him into the bathroom, he was locked there the whole day. The child was locked in the bathroom a whole day by order of the company commander, to teach him a lesson. He was simply locked in the bathroom, just like that. And from time to time, you know, there was a soldier guarding him, there was a guard, he would go in, stick his head in the toilet bowl, knock his head on the bowl, and I remember being shocked when he told me about it, but you know, who am I that I should report it? Today I see it differently, but then, at the time, it was, I think it was madness. Yes, no doubt about it. I remember the child crying and a real mess, they really abused him. He was in shock as it is, brought to the Zionist enemy, doesn't know where, to a platoon of soldiers who want to kill him just because he's thrown a stone


Advis3r

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 15:21

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As Mr Hoffman said the Staff Sergeant if he is that is un-named. Let me have his name ID number and address and I will personally contact him to take his sworn testimony as I am a member of the Israeli Bar and present it to the JAG Department of the IDF.

I am waiting.


Advis3r

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 15:22

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Joshua no need to ask what your vision of Israel/Palestine is it excludes Israel.


joshua789

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 15:34

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Actually Advsr3 I don't wish for the end of Israel. On the contrary I support the right of Israel to exist in peace and safety. I also support exactly the same rights for the Palestinians. I believe it would be justified for an independent and contiguous Palestine to be given freedom alongside Israel. Then the process of trade, reconciliation, inter border movement can begin.

So JH, what is your vision?


Advis3r

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 15:48

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I see and does your vision which most Israelis but hardly any Arabs would subscribe to include or exclude (a) the right of Israel to define itself as the State of the Jewish People and (b) the Arab claim to 'a right of return'?


Mary in Brighton

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 16:25

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"Go screw yourself"

Jonathan that was not very gentlemanly language and wholly unbecoming of a Deputy and a Co-Vice Chair of the Zionist Federation. Do the people you represent know that you go around talking to people like that?

Bindmans are a highly professional and well respected firm, that very successfully represented the EDO de-commissioners.


Real Real Zionist

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 16:35

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"The report includes material from Breaking the Silence, an Israeli NGO which never identifies the names of the former IDF soldiers who provide testimony to it"

Liar


Advis3r

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 17:08

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Mickey give us the name of the soldier who testified as above and his ID Number. See my post above at 14.21 - still waiting.


Advis3r

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 17:29

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And, Mary, that would have been before a judge who let us recall has his knuckles and maybe for all we know other parts of his anatomy severely rapped - easy to win cases when the judge is more than leaning towards you anyway and summing up in your favour you know like pushing at an open door.


Harvey

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 12:13

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Advis3r
Slowly but surely , governments are beginning to wake up to the malign disproportionate influence of organizations such as the European Court of Human Rights who obsessively place the human rights of terrorists and mass murderers above the rights of the victim .
David Cameron put the ECHR on notice after the court halted deportation proceedings against Islamist Abu Qatada.
Cameron vowed to force him out of the country . He has no right to be in this country . Cameron went on to say he intended to curb the courts influence on Britain that have infuriated senior government ministers . The influence Cameron speaks of concerns not only protecting terrorists such as Qatada but acknowledged antisemites such as Salah .
Salah has now left the country with a sham victory . One in which despite all the bluster as regards defamation will witness no law suit . In fact I would imagine , the Mail , Sun , telegraph would be praying for the opportunity to defend such an action .
But here is the real game changer . It's not just the government that is intent on seeing change . The wider public demand an end to this endless litany of monsters 'polluting our shores and influencing vulnerable young people into committing acts murder and mayhem .
The Bindmans of the Human Rights World may have started their careers in the right direction but somehow they lost all sense of moral proportion in the way victims rights are placed second to the rights of the deviant perpetrators
Bindman may be saying ' Good Riddance ' to the Jonathans of the world today , but if the government is true to their word , it will be the Bindmans who will eventually be looking elsewhere for their fat pay cheques .


Mary in Brighton

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 12:21

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Yes dear, all your victories are glorious and all your defeats are sham ones.

Why don't you treat yourself to a nice cup of tea.


Harvey

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 12:35

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Mary
I have a confession to make . Your one liners may have the intellectual depth of a jellyfish but I've yet to read something vomit inducing . Unlike some on this site that were the influence for the tales of Jeckyll and Hyde. Maybe you just need to try harder .


Harvey

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 15:17

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It was a fair response Jonathan but could have been a little stronger . Surely you were not concerned for his human rights and going soft on us . Tell me it ain't so guv !


suzanna

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 13:16

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Harvey, is it true you're a taxi driver?


Jonathan Hoffman

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 14:06

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Suzanna, is it true you're an anonymous cowardly troll?


Jon.

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 14:24

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Are we naming and shaming then Jonathan?

Is it true you really shouldn't be blogging on work time?


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Tue, 04/24/2012 - 15:01

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