Jonathan Hoffman

Judge George Bathchair-Nobrain Takes Delegitimisation of Israel in the UK to new depths

By Jonathan Hoffman, July 2, 2010

The acquittal of the seven who admitted causing £180,000 of criminal damage in the EDO factory in Brighton is an utter disgrace. This Judge George Bathurst-Norman - who reportedly effectively directed the jury to the 'not guilty' verdict - is a sick joke.


Inside documents of the Free Gaza movement seized from the Marmara

By Jonathan Hoffman, June 27, 2010

The documents prove, among other things, the attempts by Free Gaza to conceal the aid to Hamas - since Hamas is designated as a terrorist organisation in the US.....


New Israel Fund Invites Rabbis to eat non-kosher and meet a "One-Stater"

By Jonathan Hoffman, June 27, 2010

The New Israel Fund has sent an email to its supporters to tell them it is organising a


The letter the Guardian never published........

By Jonathan Hoffman, June 9, 2010


You published a letter (4th June) concerning the ZF’s successful, peaceful rally on Wednesday night in support of Israel (which despite being arranged at very short notice was attended by over 700 people).

The 20 signatories say that supporters of the English Defence League were at the event.


Greenstein lies and smears

By Jonathan Hoffman, June 3, 2010

Tony Greestein (a hard left Trotskyist anti-Zionist) has a libellous post about me on his blog. I asked him 9 hours ago to change it but he has not.

Greenstein heads his blog with an outright despicable lie: "Jonathan Hoffman of the Zionist Federation Defends Joint Demonstration with Fascists". The rest of the article is in the same vein.

Let's get this straight:


Flotilla turns violent - Latest

By Jonathan Hoffman, May 31, 2010

IDF Announcement 9:24AM - at least 14 persons, soldiers and protestors, hospitalized, light to medium injuries, among them 6 soldiers

- Flotilla entered closed military zone with "unknown" contents
- Flotilla members at best do not condemn Hamas and at worst support them
- Flotilla members not real "human rights activists" as evidenced by refusal to assist plight of Gilad Shalit
- IDF invited flotilla to have aid inspected and distributed to Gazans. Flotilla members refused


Birmingham students vote to accept EUMC Definition of Antisemitism

By Jonathan Hoffman, May 5, 2010

The following motion was passed yestersday, well done to those who achieved it both on the campus and in UJS:
("Guild" is the students union). Let's hope Tamimi and other extremists who regularly transgress the Definition are now 'no-platformed' there.

Guild Council Notes:

1. The last year has seen an unprecedented increase in sntisemitic attacks on Jewish students on campuses all over the UK
2. The EU Monitoring Committee working definition on Antisemitism has been created and agreed upon by all member states of the European Union as the right way to identify Antisemitism


Nick? Don't Let Him Clegg You Over!

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 27, 2010

Look at the company he keeps:

Look at how Ed Davey as possible Foreign Minister in a Coalition would move to suspend Israel's trade agreement with the EU:

Look at what Tonge and other LibDems say about Israel:

Look at how over 80% of LibDem MPs are happy to see Israelis arrested on arrival in the UK on politically motivated false 'War Crimes" charges:


Ahava Needs Your Love

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 25, 2010

The Israeli beauty products shop "Ahava" is being targetted by would-be "boycotters" throughout the world including in the UK. Every second Saturday the boycotters mount a noisy, mendacious demonstration outside the shop in Monmouth Street, Covent Garden.

The best response (and one that many have adopted) is to buy more Ahava products. Please buy from their fantastic range, either by visiting the shop or on the Internet.

You can download the catalogue here

Or get a copy sent by post by request from this email address


The Lib-Dems

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 22, 2010

Remember this when you watch the beatific Clegg tonight, discussing foreign policy.


Vote Clegg or Brown, don't get Tsipi

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 20, 2010

“A plague on both their houses: vote for the Party that carries no baggage” is Nick Clegg’s message and it’s a superficially seductive one – as the polls after last Thursday’s Leaders’ Debate show.

But the LibDems’ record on Israel is awful, as catalogued by Richard Millett and Chas Newkey-Burden and as shown by Lord Wallace at Sunday’s Board of Deputies meeting:


ZF: Pledge Card for the Parliamentary candidates

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 15, 2010

Please ask your Parliamentary candidates to agree to the following:

1. That in December 2008 Israel had the right to attack Hamas terrorists in Gaza, after being subjected for eight years to their rocket attacks; and that in future Israel has the right to similarly defend itself

2. That the loophole in the Universal Jurisdiction Law - which enables Israelis visiting London to be arrested with no reference to the Attorney General - must be closed as a matter of urgency.

3. That the biased Goldstone Report must be rejected in the UN


Mira Awad - ZF press Notice

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 13, 2010

The following Press Notice has been sent out and will appear on the ZF Website


Story Date: Tuesday 13th April 2010

Confusion surrounded the announcement that Eurovision entrant and Arab Israeli singer Mira Awad would be withdrawing from a concert to celebrate Israel’s Independence in central London. Mira was due to appear in the ZF organised celebration on Monday 19th April as half of the headline act with co-singer NOA, one of Israel’s top performing artists. NOA issued the following statement:


Death threats: Mira Awad pulls out of ZF Yom Ha'atzmaut event

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 9, 2010

Arab-Israeli Mira Awad is one half of the duet who represented Israel at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.

She promotes a message of peace and coexistence.