letter sent to the Prime minister
10, Downing street, London SW1 13th December, 2016
Dear Theresa May,
Kindly allow me to comment upon the erroneous definition of anti-Semitism which you are now imposing upon the British people:
“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
Semites are Arab peoples, and ‘semitic’ is an adjective which alludes to a middle-Eastern group of languages. It cannot allude to white, European Jews. These are normally alluded to as Ashkenazi Khazars, but whatever you call them they are not semitic.
Indeed they almost all support Israel, a nation which exterminates Palestinians by official policy, which has been destroying their land for half a century – and many or most people hate such Jews for this reason. Who are you to tell people what or who they must love or hate? Israel destroys and bombs semitic peoples. Only a tiny proportion of its peoples are semitic.
For thousands of years, the law in this country has been based upon the notion of crime, which alluded to a deed, to something which has been done. Now you are trying to adjust it, to allude to an attitude, which the police are supposed to recognize as ‘hate.’ Will the courts now employ psychologists, to testify that so-and-so has hated, or made someone hate?
How can law-courts ask people to promise to tell the ‘absolute truth’ if their judgements are now going to depend upon an alleged emotion – one moreover where one suspects that the word of the prosecutor is going to be the sole basis for?
You are making an especial law to defend the richest social-ethnic group (not a race) in this country. Thereby you are destroying the key principal of English law, as enshrined in the Magna Carta, whereby all are equal under the law.
All my life ‘crime’ has been generally regarded as a really bad thing, done only by bad people. Now you are endeavouring to change this, so that it may be necessary for persons of good conscience to risk being convicted of it. Your broad brush of ‘anti-semitism’ is like ‘extremism’ so incredibly sweeping that all persons of good conscience may be impelled to take actions which risk being tarred by it.
Please accept my respect for your good office,
It has recently been revealed that it was Britain pulling the strings for the pivotal UN anti-Israeli settlements resolution of December 23rd, passed by 14 to 0 votes, rather than the US. So, perhaps my letter had some effect…
The IHRA [International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance] definition lists a number of specific examples of anti-Semitism it wishes to outlaw and these include:
—Making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective—such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
—Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.
—Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust).
—Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
—Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
—Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.
—Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.
Thus, “it is hard to think of any descriptions of specific Jewish ethnic behavior not covered by these sweeping definitions.”