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You must not tell the truth! And chutzpah defined

There is no power on Planet Earth that has used and abused the obscenity of the Nazi holocaust more than Zionism.


By Alan Hart


Some of us do not believe what our politicians say especially when the subject is Israel’s behavior – its ongoing colonization of the occupied West Bank for the purpose of making peace impossible except, perhaps, on terms which require the Palestinians to surrender to Zionism’s will. The responses of some Jewish supporters of Israel right or wrong to one British MP who did dare to tell the truth illustrate why most politicians throughout the Western world won’t. That’s yesterday’s story but I am driven to comment by the hypocrisy on display, hypocrisy which takes chutzpah to wild extremes.

For those readers who might not be fully familiar with chutzpah, let’s begin with a definition of it.

Chutzpah is a Talmudic word that means many similar things, chief among them being shameless audacity, impudence and arrogance, each and all laced with incredible self-righteousness.

In the context of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, chutzpah represents an Israeli (Jewish) way of saying to the world without actually saying it something like: “We know we shouldn’t have done this. We know it’s wrong. But we’ve done it because we also know there’s nothing you can do about it.”

As I say in my book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, if there is one single word that sums up the whole Zionist enterprise, it is chutzpah.

Sunday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day and this year marks the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp where more than one million people, mostly Jews, died. As this day approached, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to give MPs the chance to sign it and honour those who were slaughtered during the Nazi holocaust and subsequent other genocides, and commit themselves to encouraging constituents “to work together to combat prejudice and racism today.”

Among those who signed the book and pledged his commitment (I’d be somewhat surprised if there was a single available MP who didn’t sign) was David Ward, the Liberal Democratic member for Bradford East, a 59 year-old new comer to the House, elected in 2010.

On his web site he then said this:

Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza.

Then, in an update after he was condemned by his party and reviled by Jewish supporters of Israel right or wrong, he added this:

For my entire political career I have fought prejudice. I have just returned from Bradford’s Holocaust Memorial event where people across cultures and faiths joined together to say, “We bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust and will never forget its lessons.”

In the words of the Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, as quoted in the booklet Holocaust Memorial Day – Learning Lessons from the past to create a safer, better future, I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

The response of Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, included this: “We are outraged and shocked at these offensive comments about Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the suggestion that Jews should have learned a lesson from the experience.”

If that means the Jews have nothing to learn from the Nazi holocaust – the slaughter of Jews and others by Europeans NOT Arabs or other Muslims – I am more than amazed.

It was, however, the response of Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust that took my breath away. She said she was “deeply saddened” that the MP had “deliberately abused the memory of the Holocaust.”

In my view that’s chutzpah taken to its wildest extreme. Why?

There is no power on Planet Earth that has used and abused the obscenity of the Nazi holocaust more than Zionism.

It has used the guilt of Europeans and the West as a whole to blackmail politicians and the mainstream media into silence on the matter of Zionism’s crimes and justify everything it did and does in defiance of international law and a string of UN Security Council resolutions.


I sent the following e-mail to MP David Ward:

“You have my utmost respect and admiration, not only for your truth telling but for refusing to back down under fire, including fire from your own party which, like all others and the mainstream media, is terrified of offending Zionism.”

At the time I sent my message to him, he had apparently received 80 unsolicited supportive e-mails and only two from detractors.

But he must watch his back. He won his election to the House of Commons by the narrow margin of 365 votes. It will be interesting to see if he becomes a target for an organized Zionist campaign to defeat him at the next election.


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  1. Rexw  January 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    My email sent early this morning follows…….

    “Sadly, telling the truth as you have done seems to require an apology according to most of the British newspapers. Certainly not to me, Sir, or millions throughout your country and the world, who agree with your statement.

    Please be assured of that.

    Please do not feel that there is any necessity to make any further amendments because you are right and well respected for it.
    More strength to you for your honesty, Mr. Ward. It is indeed refreshing”

    One could have added that ‘be careful and shore up your support because the Zionists will already be organizing their sayanims to bring you down’. That is the nature of the beast. They have been doing it for years and now think that the world needs to be subservient to their selfish requirements.

    What Britain obviously needs is an Anti-Defamation League against the likes of this barrage of irresponsible comment, the flames being fed by the mindless comments by people like Karen Pollock, stating that Mr. Ward had “deliberately abused the memory of the Holocaust.”

    What absolute hysterical nonsense. That’s defamation, pure and simple.

    I would go even further than Alan, above, by saying that Jews do not seem capable of realizing how they are now becoming reviled throughout the world. People in almost every country have made sacrifices over forty years to assist the displaced thousands after WWII. Yes, these efforts were almost never ending over this time, pushed along in the past thirty years by the on-going, even to this day, Israeli- initiated ‘holocaust marketing campaign’ , and yes, that concern by the whole world has now been seriously diminished and in its place is a level of disrespect only equaled by the disrespect for the regime of Adolph Hitler in World War II

    Now that is all their doing. No one else created this hateful climate.

    There has not been another purge against Jews; there has not been any harassment over this post-war period; there has not been any restrictions on their movement, their activities and their lifestyle but yet they now use their money, their influence and endless corruption to make some point ……that nobody understands and will never understand..

    So that is how these people learn . It is almost as though they blame the whole world for their plight when in fact, it was just one country that caused them such pain. Certainly not the likes of Mr. Ward or the British people or the rest of the world. They just cannot discriminate. “Everyone hates us”

    They just can’t distance themselves from their paranoia, their self-generated, carefully manicured persecution complex. It suits their mindset. They know no other. The 2013 equivalent of the Third Reich. Let us not even mention ethnic cleansing, apartheid on a grand scale and the occupation of another country for 60 years. The US thinks that the less said about those crimes, the better.

    They have moved from the sad state that existed in1945, but even after 66 years, still can’t see a real friend anywhere, in any country, just people to use. Everyone is an enemy, this attitude born out of their propaganda-based kibbutz environments, brainwashing a whole population over many generations to see everyone as an enemy, to maintain a “we are the victims” line along with “we are the chosen ones”, (a familiar fiction), year in and year out. This is now tiresome and they are now too blind to see it.
    But worse than this is yet another specialty, the vengeance they will now try and wreak on this honest member of a British Parliament, elected by British people, who, instead of being criticized by the newspapers in his own country as they give space to the anti-British Zionist mouthpieces, thick on the ground, he will be instead represented as an anti-Semite, the Zionist’s favorite recourse in such cases., ad nauseum.

    It is now part of the makeup a Jewish person, across the board, to be the victim, to use people in every way possible, as in this case, to create a disgraceful climate of hate against those who have given them succor for 60 years and who a right to an opinion. Mr. Ward is British and no doubt proud of it as his electorate should be of him. I certainly am.

    He stated the truth.

    What a truly ungrateful race of people they have turned out to be.

    • DaveE  January 27, 2013 at 7:45 am

      Bravo, Rex! Well put. I have a theory:

      The 666, Mark of the Beast scripture refers to the frequency of an electromagnetic field which causes these shape-shifting creatures (or whatever they are) to lose their appearance and reveals their true identity.

      A gadget that produces such a field at 666 Hz. (cycles / second) is nothing more than an audio oscillator, an audio power amplifier and a large induction coil.

      I’m waiting to try it! If we had a way to detect these bastards BEFORE they ever got into positions of power, it would be GAME OVER, problem solved.

      At least for us HUMANS.

  2. Rhys Stanley  January 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    You can write to David Ward at: .

    My email to him:

    The criticism of your statement of the Israelis and their actions in Gaza and the West Bank by some of the newspapers in the UK is to be expected with the level of Zionist penetration in the media, worldwide.

    You would be pleased to know that the greatest majority of the world supports comments that speak the truth and this is reflected in the recent vote for Palestine at the United Nations.

    As you would well know, without the US veto, supporting Israel over time with their vote and eventual rejection of 66 UN Resolutions, the disgraceful situation which we now see could have been concluded perhaps 40 or 50 years ago. The influence of a compromised US Congress in the Middle East is evident every day. The fact that the same level of corrupted politicians is apparently in place in the UK, of which I was not aware, I find most distressing.

    Millions support you in your statement, Mr. Ward.

    Continued success in your efforts.

    Rhys Stanley

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