Is this 'Antisemitism Institute' part of the problem?


By Jonathan Hoffman
December 7, 2012
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http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/93498/walk-outs-over-islamophobia%E2%8...

One of those who walked out of this meeting in protest was Professor David Feldman. He is Director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck College, London University.

He said: “Unfortunately, the unfounded arguments of some speakers and expressions of religious prejudice from others did a disservice to Jews and others seeking to combat antisemitism.”

But when it comes to Israel bashing it would seem that the Institute that he heads and the Pears Foundation that finances it "do a disservice to Jews and others seeking to combat antisemitism".

For Professor Feldman sees nothing wrong in hosting the likes of the anti-Zionist Jacqueline Rose who makes antisemitic comparisons between Jews and Nazis - in 2005 in an interview Rose said:

“It seems to me that the suffering of a woman on the edge of the pit with her child during the Nazi era, and a Palestinian woman refused access to a hospital through a checkpoint and whose unborn baby dies as a result, is the same.”

And the Pears Foundation is financing an organisation that wants a boycott of goods from Judea and Samaria:

http://www.thejc.com/blogs/jonathan-hoffman/pears-foundation-funds-israe...

How strange - especially given his position as head of a so-called "Antisemitism Institute" - that Professor Feldman's sensitivities seem far better developed in the case of Muslim-bashing than in the case of Israel-bashing - which so easily turns into antisemitism....

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Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 10:23

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Feldman should be focussing his efforts on the systemic antisemitism of the PSC .

https://mobile.twitter.com/LondonBDS/status/277366384269328384

Avi Mayer exposes this neatly following a London BDS post of a Press TV antisemitic article .
Not even a RT .

Damage limitation statement by PSC recognising BDS groups only .
Nonsense !


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 10:33

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Here is the BDS tweet of a virulently antisemitic press TV article screen saved by Avi Mayer

https://mobile.twitter.com/avimayer/status/277725652852035585

This is what Feldman should be attending to .


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 10:42

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Here is the article London BDS have linked and deleted .

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/06/276472/it-is-sanction-time-for-i...

Looks like PSC are about to experience their own Greta Berlin moment .
Any bets our fantasist friend Greenstein will declare a new purge any time soon .


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 10:49

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Here is the original London BDS twitter as linked on the official london BDS website

https://mobile.twitter.com/LondonBDS

Quite a large following and thousands of tweets .
Not bad for an account not recognised by Sara Apps .


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:04

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The PSC damage limitation statement claims to only work with London BDS groups

Avi Mayer posts this link showing the statement to be demonstrably false .

https://mobile.twitter.com/avimayer/status/277721999562915840

Last year it was the PSC . Now it's the turn of one of their offshoots, London BDS to follow on with their clearly racist antisemitic agenda .

Shame on them and shame on people like Feldman who refuse to face up to the reality of PSC antisemitism .


Real Real Zionist

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:13

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yyyyaaaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnnnn


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:19

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Here is Sara ' I only recognise London Bds Groups ' Apps
Signing off from Avi Mayer

Guess the truth is difficult to bear .

https://mobile.twitter.com/SaraLBA/status/277877669113253889.

A Greta Berlin moment to be sure .


Real Real Zionist

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:20

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psstt Harv only you cares


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:28

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It's out there now RRZ . That's the main thing .
And surely as a non racist , you would be all for anything which exposes racist attitudes and themes within supposedly anti racist organisations such as the PSC .
Or have I got that wrong ?


Real Real Zionist

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:33

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No Harv I have not quit beating my wife.

And when you say out there Harv where exactly is " there " ?


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:38

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Side stepping counts as wife beating .
And you just need to know where to look .
The main thing is that it reinforces the obvious


Real Real Zionist

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 11:50

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If it is obvious would your time not have been better reinforcing stuff that wasn't obvious and then you would have increased the number of obvious things in the world.

Anyway give my regards to Carole next time you go shopping with her.


Real Real Zionist

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 12:14

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I don't know any anti racists called Harvey

And if you scroll up you will see that I have admitted not having quit beating my wife.


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 12:31

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I think she will be busy shopping in Moscow given her pronouncement outside Ahava that Jews should go back to Russia and the fact having
' one of them Jewish cookers ' qualify her as being authentically Jewish .
That's when she's not shopping in Gaza .

http://hurryupharry.org/2011/07/22/carole-swords-of-respect-go-back-to-r...


Real Real Zionist

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 12:40

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Yes Carole is a bit of a case isn't she.

To be equitable though those Ahava demos did attract some very unsavoury characters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBH6XONDpes

On reflection maybe you should stick to shopping with Roberta.


happygoldfish

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 13:16

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Harvey: Here is the article London BDS have linked and deleted .
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/12/06/276472/it-is-sanction-time-for-i...

Real Real Zionist: yyyyaaaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnnnn

Real Real Zionist: psstt Harv only you cares

rrz, you and your friends aren't bothered by anti-israeli groups such as bds (or presstv) propagating racism

but you are bothered by anti-racists such as harvey pointing it out


Harvey

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 13:46

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Just in case anyone has doubts about the sincerity of the PSC statement and disclaimer purporting not to know about the original London BDS twitter ( there are two streams ) , here is a tweet confirming two years activity .

https://mobile.twitter.com/LondonBDS/status/277346112686395392

As already mentioned , it's fully linked to the London BDS website .
Unfortunately for the PSC , there is little room for obfuscation unlike the pathetic wriggling of Greta Berlins sycophants and support network

Instead of admitting the racist post , the PSC have been caught out attempting to cover up the inherent antisemitism of their offshoot London BDS .

Disgusting !


Real Real Zionist

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:04

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Harv that there are racists among PSC and BDS activists is dog bites man stuff, or if you prefer pregnant woman gets morning sickness stuff.

And the outcomes of the parochial sand pit squabbles between their cult and your little extremist cult is as interesting to most people as last Sundays results in the fourth division of the Albanian basketball league.It's pots and kettles where the relationship between the pots and kettles is a symbiotic one.

It may be out there but THIS is out there too...

“Jews tend to keep their heads down. It’s our nice middle class assimilated, yet conscious of our difference character which prohibits us from getting up close and personal with our enemies. There are exceptions to this rule. Jonathan, Richard, Roberta and others.”

"the two state solution is an illusion.”

“Israel should not give up one metre of land”

“....admires the full on ballsy approach of Roberta”.

“Roberta reminds me of one of the Bielski brothers, the red mist descending one. Good for her!!!”

".... if you are still here Roberta figure you could go it alone if you were a mind to. It’s time to give it back to them 10 fold, let them know we are there at their Quacker/Methodist meetings. Their A1 soiree and university hate fests etc. The next Ahava/Tesco boycott and counter boycott is likely to be June 4th. Please endeavour to be there.“

"There is a COMMON CAUSE (our emphasis) in countering the Socialists and Islamo fascists "


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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 18:40

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