A British Example of Pro-Israel Jewish Lobby Domination of Western “Democratic” Governments
According to a recent report by The Jewish Chronicle, Labour MP Sir Gerald Kaufman told an audience at a Palestine Return Centre event that the Government had become more pro-Israel in recent years due to donations from Jewish groups. Kaufman, a Jew and one of the more Honourable Members of Parliament since 1970, accused Israel of fabricating some recent stories about knife attacks against Jews in Israel, and claimed the Conservative party was influenced by “Jewish money . . . It’s Jewish money, Jewish donations to the Conservative Party ― as in the general election in May ― support from The Jewish Chronicle, all of those things, bias the Conservatives . . . There is now a big group of Conservative members of Parliament who are pro-Israel whatever government does and they are not interested in what Israel, in what the Israeli government does . . . They’re not interested in the fact that Palestinians are living a repressed life, and are liable to be shot at any time. In the last few days alone the Israelis have murdered 52 Palestinians and nobody pays attention and this government doesn’t care.”
Such Pro-Israel Jewish lobby domination is not just limited to the Houses of Parliament, but also includes the mainstream media even to the extent that at the BBC ― where the Director of BBC Television, Danny Cohen, is an ardent supporter of Israel ― there are a set of unwritten but assiduously adhered to guidelines that govern reporting of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
* See the Middle East though Israeli eyes.
* Treat American and Israeli government statements as hard news.
* Ignore the historical context.
* Avoid the fundamental legal and moral issues posed by the Israeli occupation.
* Suppress or minimise news unfavourable to the Israelis.
* Muddy the waters when necessary.
* Credit all Israeli claims, even if wholly unfounded.
* Doubt all Palestinian assertions, no matter how self- evident.
* Condemn only Palestinian violence.
* Disgrace the international consensus supporting Palestinian rights.
* Fabricate information to start wars.
* The golden rule that hovers above all rules: Equate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.
Enforcement of BBC reporting guidelines on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is ensured by the Jewish BBC Watch organisation which while claiming to monitor “BBC coverage of Israel for accuracy and impartiality,” actually both denies the British people of the right to have access to truthful and important information enabling them “to form adequate impression about social processes, their essence and importance, about the situation in the modern world,” and also undermine’s the BBC’s Trust definition of purpose remit:
“BBC viewers, listeners and users can rely on the BBC to provide internationally respected news services to audiences around the world and they can expect the BBC to keep them in touch with what is going on in the world, giving insight into the way people live in other countries.”
In the mid-1980s, after having read the works of Lenni Brenner ― the prominent Jewish civil rights activist and historian ― I was looking forward to seeing Jim Allen’s play Perdition which acknowledged Brenner’s work on Zionism’s collaboration with the Nazis and was due to open to a sellout crowd at London’s Royal Court Theatre. Unfortunately, due to Jewish lobby pressure and claims that the play was anti-Semitic, Perdition was withdrawn just hours before its scheduled opening. Consequently the British people ― of whom millions had died in World Wars resisting oppression and fighting for freedom ― were forbidden by the Jewish lobby to judge for themselves the merits of allen’s play. The premise, therefore, that in the West we are citizens living in democracies is of course preposterous because in reality we are only subjects of plutocracies dominated by Jewish influence and wealth. (http://www.wrmea.org/2004-september/book-review-51-documents-zionist-collaboration-with-the-nazis.html)
Recognition of the importance of mainstream media control is not a recent phenomenon, but was in fact initially appreciated by the Rothschild banking dynasty when by 1914 they had taken control of the three main European news agencies of Wolff (est. 1849) in Germany, Reuters (est. 1851) in England, and Havas (est. 1835) in France. The Rothschilds then used Wolff to stir up the German people into a frenzy for a war from which the Rothschilds as usual benefited while having their name hardly ever mentioned in the media they controlled.
The insidious influence of the Pro-Israel Jewish lobby in Britain is replicated in virtually all Western nations with the United States bearing the main brunt of having its government and mainstream media being foreign controlled by a nation that not only sucks it dry, but also inveigles it into fighting proxy Middle East wars on its behalf. The powerful influence of the pro-Israel lobby in the United states ― spearheaded by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) ― is exerted by hundreds of organisations as is evident from the following partial list:
The decline of U.S. moral authority, respect for justice, and the loss of democratic principles unfortunately impacts not only on the United States of America, but also on the rest of the world. Every time the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold. This American malady is not a new phenomenon, but one that was diagnosed and warned against back in the mid-sixties by a true American patriot, as opposed to the lowlifes who now “represent” the American people:
“. . . America is now at that historical point at which a great nation is in danger of losing its perspective on what exactly is within the realm of its power and what is beyond it. Other great nations, reaching this critical juncture, have aspired to too much, and by overextension of effort have declined and then fallen . . .
“If America has a service to perform in the world and I believe it has it is in large part the service of its own example. In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest. This is regrettable indeed for a nation that aspires to teach democracy to other nations, because, as Burke said, “Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.”
Senator William J. Fulbright, The Arrogance of Power, Random House, 1966.