Illustrated London News – Saturday 01 April 1933
More on this subject to come.
More on this subject to come.
Grab your popcorn boys there’s another holocaust denial witch hunt under way. Burn the heretics!
A speaker at a Labour Party fringe meeting on free speech dared to opine that any issue should be open to debate…..including the Holocaust!!!!
And just what were those “Disgusting” comments?
Controversy was reignited on Monday when Israeli-American author Miko Peled told a fringe event: “This is about free speech, the freedom to criticise and to discuss every issue, whether it’s the Holocaust: yes or no, Palestine, the liberation, the whole spectrum.
“There should be no limits on the discussion.”
My God, the man is insane. Off with his head!
Labour MP Wes Streeting said: “This is not a question to which there is any other answer than ’the holocaust is one of the greatest crimes in human history and this should never happen again.
A Labour Party spokesperson said: “Labour condemns antisemitism in the strongest possible terms and our NEC unanimously passed tough new rule changes last week.“All groupings in the party should treat one another with respect. We will not tolerate antisemitism or holocaust denial.”
Jennifer Gerber, director of Labour Friends of Israel, said the event was “beyond disgraceful”.
She said: “Supporting the world’s only Jewish state is a mainstream and long-standing Labour position. We hope the Labour Party leadership acts swiftly to condemn those who seek to bully pro-Israel and Jewish members out of the party.”
And Jeremy Newmark, Chair of Jewish Labour Movement, said it was “a thinly veiled call to purge Jews from the Labour Party.”
Sorry but it’s too daft to laugh at. The media is losing it’s knickers over a meeting about free speech and going into a frenzy to demonise someone who appears to advocate open discussion. Obviously some things are beyond question. I think the crux of this furore is that there was also hints of criticism of Israel in the speech and that is beyond the pale. The Holocaust Card has been played and the two subjects have become convoluted and the propaganda machine of the Israeli lobby has coughed into life.
I’m no fan of the Labour Party and would never vote for them but what is happening here is truly unfair. We’ve seen this happen many times before and we’ll surely see it again.
JEWS RETURN TO PALESTINE.—“ I do not think there will anything’ like a general exodus of from this country,” said Weizman, Zionist leader, who has just returned London from Saint Remo, Press Association representative. “There is, however, likelihood that many Jews, how domiciled in England will there, he added. The object of. re-settlement. Weizman said, would be to make Palestine Jewish national home. Palestine can provide accommodation for about six million people, and Dr Weizinan anticipates that emigration, which will be largely from countries where Jews are oppressed, Russia and Poland, will soon begin. The scheme provides for the re-settlement during the hrd year from 25.000 to 30,000. but in the following year doubt the number dealt with reach 100.000. new civil administration of Palestine will begin in about a month, present Palestine is suffering from a shortage of houses. least 5000 are required to meet .the demands the immediate future. the work reconstruction begins in Palestine, and friendly co-operation with the. Arabs is established, it will contribute greatly settlement the Near East. think.’’ .-slid. that the role of the Jew to bring hack settled conditions into a part of the world which is present process being broken up” Plane have been a]approved for tire erection of Jewish university on the slopes of Mount Scopus. order accomplish the of the Jews in Palestine, a sum between £25.000.000 and £30,000.000 will required, but dot’s not anticipate any great difficulty in raising the money.
I have a suspicion that Zionism will feature strongly in this exploration of the Holocaust story. Everything I’ve seen and read so far brings me to believe that these two things are intrinsically entwined. I suspect too that Dr Herzl will be making a few appearances in this blog.
Here is a newspaper article including some of the key words, Jewish Question, Palestine
Full text reads.
RUSSIA AND THE JEWS
ATTITUDE TOWARDS ZIONISM.
(From Our Special Correspondent.)
Dr. Herzl has received the following letter from M. de Plehve, the Russian Minister the Interior. It will be noted that the Russian Government tolerates Zionism only on the condition bluntly stated by M. Plehve that it will aid it in getting rid of the Jews. M. Plehve writes follows:
St. Petersburg, 12th August.
Sir,—You expressed a desire preserve memorandum of our interview. I agree willingly to this wish, in order to set aside everything which might, give rise exaggerated hopes or disquieting doubts. I have occasion to inform you of the point view from which the Russian Government actually regards Zionism. The Government, in fact, might very easily be obliged to change its policy of toleration view measures dictated by the national safety. As long Zionism consisted in wishing to create independent State Palestine, and promised to organize the emigration from Russia of certain number of its Jewish subjects, the Russian Government was perfectly well able to favourable, but from the moment when this principal aim Zionism is found to abandoned in order to replaced by simple propaganda of national Jewish concentration Russia, it is natural that the Government cannot tolerate this new departure Zionism. only effect would to create groups of individuals, perfectly strange and even hostile to the patriotic sentiments which are the power every State. That is why Zionism cannot tolerated except on condition that it returns its former plan of action. It could in that case count on moral and material support when certain its practical measures should cause a diminution in the Jewish population Russia. This support might consist protecting the agents the Zionists near the Ottoman Government, helping the action of emigration societies, and even in supplementing the needs these societies evidently outside the means the State, means of contributions levied on the Jews. I consider it necessary to add that the Russian Government, obliged conform in its mode of action in the Jewish question the interests of the State, has nevertheless never departed from the great principles of morality and humanity. Quite recently it has enlarged the rights domicile within the borders of the localities destined for the Jewish population, and nothing prevents it hoping that the carrying out these measures will serve to ameliorate the conditions of living of the Russian Jews, especially if emigration diminishes their number.—Yours, etc..
BASEL, August 25,
At this morning’s sitting of the Zionist Congress the delegates’ credentials were examined and confirmed. Of the thousand delegates elected to attend the Congress more than 600 have arrived. . The latter and greater part of the sitting was taken up with the reading the report of Mr. Israel Zangwill, of London, Zionism and Jewish charitable institutions, of which a glowing picture was given. The speaker went on to show that the majority of Jewish philanthropic institutions would become useless if the Jews returned to Palestine or to any other country that should be their own, but he recognised that Zionism was the only solution the political problem of Jewish settlement. At this afternoon’s sitting there was a general debate on the British East African colonization scheme, which has unexpectedly become the chief subject discussion of this year’s Congress. Seventy-six delegates have entered their names to speak upon it, and each is allowed a time limit of ten minutes. The Russian delegates urge the rejection of the scheme forthwith, while the German, English, and Italian delegates propose that an investigation committee, consisting of twenty-0ne members, should be appointed. Mr. Salzberger, of Philadelphia, has recommended that the scheme should be energetically followed up and referred to the tendency in England and the United States to check Jewish immigration. Dr. Herzl, the President of the Congress, has not yet made any speech either in favour of or against the colonization scheme, but it is understood that he is in favour the scheme being adopted, and his views will perhaps exercise decisive influence on the final decision. The debate is not expected finished today.—Reuter.