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British Legislator warns of 'Jewish Cabal' (Anti-Semitism is now open and respectable in UK)
Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 4, 2003 | Douglas Davis

Posted on 05/04/2003 10:19:07 AM PDT by Chipata

May. 4, 2003

British Legislator warns of 'Jewish Cabal'

By DOUGLAS DAVIS

London

One of the most senior and respected Labor Party legislators in Britain has caused a political sensation by accusing Prime Minister Tony Blair of being "unduly influenced by a cabal of Jewish advisers."

Interview by Vanity Fair, Dalyell named Lord Michael Levy, Blair's personal envoy to the Middle East, New Labor ideologue Peter Mandelson and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as three leading figures who had influenced Blair on Middle East policy.

While Levy is an observant Jew (and more a messenger than an initiator), neither Mandelson (whose father was Jewish) nor Straw (who is said to have Jewish ancestry) considers himself Jewish.

Dalyell told the Sunday Telegraph: "I am fully aware that one is treading on cut glass on this issue and no one wants to be accused of anti-Semitism, but if it is a question of launching an assault on Syria or Iran . . . then one has to be candid."

He insisted "I am not going to be labelled anti-Semitic," noting that "my children worked on a kibbutz." But, he said, "the time has come for candour." Dalyell claimed that Blair was also indirectly influenced by Jews in the Bush administration, including Pentagon advisor Richard Perle, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.

Said Dalyell: "They very much have captured the ear of the president of the United States. I said [to Vanity Fair] I thought that Blair was very sympathetic to them. I cannot understand why."

In response, Mandelson noted that "apart from the fact that I am not actually Jewish, I wear my father's parentage with pride. As for Tam, he is as incorrigible as ever."

A spokesman for Straw said that "if these reports are accurate, the remarks are too unworthy to be worth a comment." Levy's spokesman said he was not available for comment.

Labor peer Lord Greville Janner, former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said he found the comments "sad and unfounded. . . Tony Blair is his own man. He will follow advice if he considers it correct and not otherwise. He has been a good friend of the Jewish people and the Jewish state."

If Britain's Labor Party had an aristocracy, Tam Dalyell would have a place of special honor. To many, the long-serving legislator with a thoroughbred pedigree (Eton and Cambridge) is the conscience of the party, the voice of its ideological soul.

And as the longest-serving member of parliament, 70-year-old Dalyell (pronounced "Diyell") glories in the title "Father of the House," which not only acknowledges his seniority but also confers a measure of deference and respect.

It has not, however, inhibited him from speaking out, and, when he felt it necessary, from disagreeing with his leader, loudly and publicly.

With George Galloway, who is alleged to have received a small fortune from Saddam Hussein to champion the cause of his erstwhile regime, Dalyell was in the vanguard of those opposing the recent Iraq war.

In particular, he was a ferocious opponent of British involvement in the war and a prime mover in Labor's revolt against Prime Minister Tony Blair, which resulted in the largest rebellion against a sitting prime minister by his own party.

Unlike Galloway, however, Dalyell is no political street brawler. He is regarded, revered even, as a pillar of well-bred respectability. Unlike Galloway, too, he is not a figure of fun or fear.

Rather, his thoughts and utterances are the product of a mind that has received the finest British education that money can buy. And they are influential, not only within his party but also within the media and among large swathes of British society.

When he says Tony Blair is the victim of a "cabal of Jewish advisers," he is not expressing a lone view; he is giving voice to the darkest thoughts of many others, both within and without his own party.

No one who commands such mainstream authority has said publicly that America's "Axis of Evil" doctrine is a Jewish-inspired plot to dominate the world; no one has said publicly that the Iraq war was a Zionist conflict to protect Israel. Such sentiments, however, have been the unmistakable subtext of the anti-war movement.

Like many of his less-forthright colleagues, he sees Jewish conspiratorial forces manipulating the British prime minister (and the American president) into dark and dangerous alleys in pursuit of their own agenda.

For Dalyell, however, the moment has come to speak out. He is aware, he says, that he is treading on cut glass. And he acknowledges that no one wants to be accused of anti-Semitism. But, he says, "one has to be candid."

In doing so, he has given such private thoughts public respectability. He has moved the debate on from politically correct anti-Zionism to open anti-Semitism. He has broken the spell and he has removed the last taboo from a hatred that dared not speak its name.

Dalyell is no crude fascist of the left; he is a seasoned professional. He knows he is giving voice to a view that is widely held but until now, crazies apart, spoken only sotte voce on the British street and in smart British salons.

Why did he do it? And why now? Not for electoral reasons. Dalyell represents a strongly Labor Scottish constituency with a negligible Muslim vote. Nor for reasons of ambition. At this stage in his career, he can have no ambitions for succession.

The best guess is that he did it, and did it now, to embarrass Blair, undermine his leadership and stir up the movement that was gathering steam before the start of the war to unseat the Labor prime minister.

Daylell is among those who see Blair as a traitor to the Labor cause; an aberration who is destroying what generations of class-strugglers had built.

Nor is his loathing for Blair a recent phenomenon. Marking his 40th year as a legislator last June, Dalyell declared Blair to be the worst prime minister of the eight he had known since entering parliament.

He also rated Blair the worst of seven Labor Party leaders he had served.

That assessment has clearly, in Dalyell's view, been vindicated by Blair's apparent thrall to that malevolent transatlantic Jewish cabal which is intent on dragging Britain and America into war.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jewishcabal

1 posted on 05/04/2003 10:19:07 AM PDT by Chipata
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To: Chipata
I have a file on this SOB:

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63 posted on 05/01/2003 6:44 PM EDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)

2 posted on 05/04/2003 10:25:40 AM PDT by backhoe (Time to kick the tires and light the fires-- let's roll!)
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To: Chipata
Well, in case he ever decides to move to America, he has a nice future as a 'Rat Congressman.
3 posted on 05/04/2003 10:27:24 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~Remember, it's not sporting to fire at RINO until charging~)
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To: Chipata
At this rate, I'll become known as the "Green FReeper" because these articles make it so easy for me to recycle my posts.
4 posted on 05/04/2003 10:34:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Note for CNN: "Objective Reporting" != "Reporting to support an objective")
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To: Chipata
George Orwell traced the end of publicly acceptable antisemitism in Britain to about 1935. This was when the "Jew joke" stopped being featured on the stages of music halls, because of Nazism and the ugliness of its persecution of German Jews.

The far Left and their Islamist allies have taken us back almost 70 years. They won't rest until they take us back much, much longer ago than that.
5 posted on 05/04/2003 10:34:51 AM PDT by denydenydeny
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To: Chipata
The anti Jewish/Anti-Christian thing is being pushed by the Muslims in Europe,Middle East and elsewhere.
6 posted on 05/04/2003 10:39:08 AM PDT by johnfl61
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To: Chipata
I keep waiting for my "Jewish Conspiracy" membership card and secret decoder ring to arrive in the mail, but they just never do.
7 posted on 05/04/2003 10:47:03 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Chipata
One would hope that this would cause many leftwing Jews to do some hard thinking about their infatuation with socialism, but it probably won't.
8 posted on 05/04/2003 10:47:16 AM PDT by thucydides
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To: Chipata
Either there is a genuine risk for an attack on Iran/Syria or this guy is simply a bigot.
9 posted on 05/04/2003 10:49:03 AM PDT by Frapster (Finish a Marathon - Change Your Life)
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To: denydenydeny
They will not prevail.
10 posted on 05/04/2003 10:58:09 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: mvpel; general_re; Thinkin' Gal; Chancellor Palpatine; Poohbah
I keep waiting for my "Jewish Conspiracy" membership card and secret decoder ring to arrive in the mail, but they just never do.

Searching our accounts . . . . . . . . .

Ah, here's your order, dated 3/27/03. You forgot to enclose payment.

11 posted on 05/04/2003 11:17:29 AM PDT by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique, Vulgar Horde)
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To: dighton
I keep waiting for my "Jewish Conspiracy" membership card and secret decoder ring to arrive in the mail, but they just never do.

Searching our accounts . . . . . . . . .

Ah, here's your order, dated 3/27/03. You forgot to enclose payment.

Are you accusing him of trying to "Jew" you out of the money?

8-)

12 posted on 05/04/2003 11:26:11 AM PDT by reg45
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To: thucydides
"One would hope that this would cause many leftwing Jews to do some hard thinking about their infatuation with socialism, but it probably won't."

Some flaws in your thinking:

1) Anti-Semitism knows no politics - at one time or another Jews have been persecuted and murdered by individuals from all parts of the political spectrum.

2) Most Jews in the UK vote for the Conservative party and have done for many decades.
13 posted on 05/04/2003 11:32:16 AM PDT by Chipata
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To: reg45; mvpel; Thinkin' Gal; Chancellor Palpatine; Poohbah; general_re
Are you accusing him of trying to "Jew" you out of the money?

No one pulls that on us, without a black belt in jewjitsu.

;-)

14 posted on 05/04/2003 11:34:16 AM PDT by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique, Vulgar Horde)
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To: dighton; general_re; Poohbah; Ganeden Boy; Jeremiah Jr
'Jewish Cabal'

Of course its Jewish. Think kaballah!

Main Entry: 1ca·bal
Pronunciation: k&-'bäl, -'bal
Function: noun
Etymology: French cabale cabala, intrigue, cabal, from Medieval Latin cabbala cabala, from Late Hebrew qabbAlAh, literally, received (lore)
Date: 1614
: the artifices and intrigues of a group of persons secretly united to bring about an overturn or usurpation especially in public affairs; also : a group engaged in such artifices and intrigues
synonym see PLOT

***

They don't call it a Zionist plot for nothing! ;-)

15 posted on 05/04/2003 11:40:14 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: dighton
"No one pulls that on us, without a black belt in jewjitsu."

And no wonder your hero is that despicable Jew hater, Chesterton.

You people are so utterly loathsome. You are every bit as bad as the people you pretend to hate. No wonder so many Jews in the U.S. find it tough to join the Republican party. You really do need to get your act together.
17 posted on 05/04/2003 11:42:15 AM PDT by Chipata
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To: dighton; Thinkin' Gal
Well, I see I've showed up just in time for the feces to hit the oscillating wind device ;)
18 posted on 05/04/2003 11:45:15 AM PDT by general_re (Ask me about my vow of silence!)
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To: Chipata
And no wonder your hero is that despicable Jew hater, Chesterton. ... You people are so utterly loathsome.

Quoting Chesterton doesn't make him my "hero." What on earth leads you to believe that I'm an anti-semite? You've been here a very short time, and you obviously don't know my posting history or inclinations. Ask around.

19 posted on 05/04/2003 11:46:58 AM PDT by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique, Vulgar Horde)
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To: Chipata
Unbelievable. The thing that puzzles me is why these folks suddenly feel it's okay to crawl out from under their rocks and start spouting their blatant anti-semitism everywhere.

Another word to watch out for, of course, is "Zionist." Somebody on another thread said that the disgusting ultra-liberal columnist Molly Ivins was raving lasts week about "Zionist" influence on the US government.

This is really disturbing stuff.
20 posted on 05/04/2003 11:56:34 AM PDT by livius (Let slip the cats of conjecture.)
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To: Chipata
And some of the terms you used here are not to be used on FR.
21 posted on 05/04/2003 12:55:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: dighton
You noted Jew hater you. lol
22 posted on 05/04/2003 12:57:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator; general_re; Thinkin' Gal
You noted Jew hater you. lol

It is my life's work to expose their nefarious schemes. For instance, did you know that ZOT means Zionist-Originated Thunderbolt?

;-)

23 posted on 05/04/2003 1:09:14 PM PDT by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique, Vulgar Horde)
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To: Thud
Here is another anti-semetic 'flaming datum' for your information.
24 posted on 05/04/2003 1:41:36 PM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: Chipata
Implosion of the Euro-left continues on schedule.
25 posted on 05/04/2003 1:44:22 PM PDT by Truthsayer20
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To: Chipata
Actually, I was just trying for a cheap laugh!
26 posted on 05/04/2003 2:28:17 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Chipata
It is quite true that Jews have been persecuted pretty generally down through the ages. However, in modern times, it seems that it is the left that is purveying anti-semitism. In fact, Marx himself, though of Jewish descent, was virulently anti-semitic, and there is some reason to believe that his diatribes against capitalism and the bourgeois were a result of his belief that these things reflected Jewish character. Certainly the current anti-american left is deeply imbued with anti-semitism. For example, Rabbi Lerner of Tikkun, a reliable peacenik was denied the opportunity to speak at ANSWER anti-war rallies because of his sympathy for Israel. As for voting patterns of Jews in the UK, I have no knowledge, but here in the US the Jewish vote is overwhelmingly democrat, and has stayed so even as the party has moved farther to the left. In fact, there is an old joke about reform judaism being "the left wing of the democrat party plus holidays."
27 posted on 05/04/2003 2:52:44 PM PDT by thucydides
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