Meet The “Existential Threat” to Jews in Britain…

Jeremy Corbyn

So the Labour Party is now “an existential threat” to Jews in Britain…? Really? I mean, think about what that language is actually supposed to imply or evoke.

We’re not just being told about an ‘anti-semitism crisis‘ anymore, but an “existential threat“.

An existential threat suggests something with the potential to grow into the Nazi movement. I mean, that has to be the intended implication – that the Labour Party in Britian could end up the new Nazi Germany in terms of its treatement of – or attitude towards – Jewish people and that Jeremy Corbyn (the most consistent anti-racism campaigner of his time) could potentially be a new Hitler-type figure in the future.

Granted, he has made some bad decisions and, granted, he’s quite bad at PR (actually he’s pretty awful at PR) – but this is surely the most over-the-top, ridiculous chapter yet in this overwrought ‘Anti-Semitism Crisis‘.

On the matter of the “existential threat” meme, there is another, bigger reason this language is being deliberately evoked and it has nothing to do with Corbyn or the Labour Party – I’ll come back to that at the end, because it provides a much bigger context to all of this that most commentary always misses.

And there also doesn’t seem to be much Corbyn can do or say to shake off the recurring onslaught of anti-Semitism accusations – and there probably never will be.

That’s probably the point.

I’ve gotten bored of writing about the ‘Anti-Semitism’ crisis in the Labour Party (see here, here, and here): but it just won’t go away. To date, about 150 members of the Labour Party have been expelled for alleged anti-Semitism: and Corbyn himself has on multiple occasions issued statements condemning anti-Semitism within the party. But it doesn’t seem to be enough.

They also never, ever mention the Jewish Labour Party members who support Corbyn and don’t buy the Anti-Semitism thing: and, as was clear years ago, many of the left-wing activists who were subject to the earliest complaints were themselves Jewish.

I was noting that two years ago: but that trend of ignoring some Jewish people in order to focus on the complaints of other Jewish people has continued to this day. Note, for example, that when the highly publicised protest against Corbyn by select Labour Party members and members of the Jewish community was garnering so much media coverage a few months ago, hardly any coverage was given to the *counter protest*, which was also by Jewish members of the Labour Party – and, according to some sources, was a lot bigger than the anti-Corbyn gathering.

As some pointed out, the MSM was basically being highly anti-Semitic in its dismissal of certain Jewish voices.


Jewish Support for Jeremy Corbyn 

One of the earlier cases, for example, was Jackie Walker – a black British Jewish activist in the Labour Party, who was labelled an anti-Semite and suspended because she wanted to debate the issue of Zionism and had also talked about including discussion of other tragedies alongside the Holocaust during Holocaust Remembrance. She was also disparagingly referred to as a “court Jew” – which denotes a kind of second-rate Jew in the eyes of more superior-minded Zionists: and which, frankly, sounds pretty racist to me (and if she is Jewish, shouldn’t it also qualify as Anti-Semitism anyway?).

Given examples like that, it’s obvious how much bullshit is in play here, with the media falling into line with Israeli lobbyists’ policy of presenting an entirely one-sided view of Jewish opinion by pretending that the entirety of the Jewish population in Britain is somehow of one mind and are all outraged by Jeremy Corbyn.

I’ve written here multiple times about how so much of this is in fact designed to bait Jewish people who aren’t invested in Israel or who aren’t passionate Zionists: first by excluding them from the equation entirely as if they don’t exist, and second, by trying to play up the perceived Anti-Semitism so that non-Zionist Jews eventually feel threatened by Anti-Semitism.

That Corbyn has been targeted for smear campaigns is fairly obvious and was reinforced by the Al-Jazeera programmes that exposed Shai Masot and the Israel lobbyists’ campaign to undermine the Labour Party leadership – a scandal that Emily Thornberry had requested an investigation into. As Wall of Controversy noted in his piece earlier this year on this anti-Semitism scandal (which is much better than mine): ‘The media has since shown no interest whatsoever in digging deeper and following the trail of evidence for what now ought to be known as ‘Israelgate’…’

In fact the media mostly seems intent on ignoring as much as possible any evidence of Israeli interference in British politics.

The Jewish Labour Movement has been the key player in maintaining the attacks on Corbyn’s leadership, but it is improtant to note that the JLM is closely tied to the Israeli Embassy, which renders it completely unreliable.

And so every few months the established meme simply gets rebooted. A few months ago it was over Corbyn having expressed support (back in 2012) for a piece of street art – a piece of street art that, in my opinion, was genuinely Anti-Semitic. But it was from three years before Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party and it was an incredibly easy, casual mistake to make if someone isn’t paying enough close scrutiny to something. Also, someone was clearly digging far back to find something – anything – to bring to the fore in the anti-Corbyn operation.

But go back far enough on any politician’s timeline and you’re bound to find something questionable or ill-advised they did, said, tweeted or liked. Give Boris Johnson a try.

The current assault on the Labour leadership stems from the Labour Party last week publishing its code of conduct against Anti-Semitism, which was formally adopted by the national executive.

The problem is that, while the new rules adopt most of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definitions of Anti-Semitism, it rejects the one clause that was designed to label as ‘Anti-Semitic’ anything that accuses Israel of being a racist state or criticism of the Zionist ideaolgy.

Rather than obediently swallowing the whole IHRA rule-book on what qualifies as Anti-Semitism, the Labour Party under Corbyn has adopted its own version which maintains the right to criticise Israel state policy or Zionist extremism without acknowledging such criticism to be Anti-Semitic – unless there is a clear evidence of Anti-Semitic ‘intent’.

Hence, the renewed outrage over Corbyn and the rampant Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party – simply because Corbyn isn’t playing ball.

While I personally believe there is genuinely a trend of uncomfortably Anti-Semitic tropes among some sections of the Labour membership, it’s always been clear that the attacks on Corbyn in particular were part of a long-playing plot against the Labour leadership – with the whole thing also being a strategy to stifle or demonise any non-racist criticism of the Israeli government, the Zionist extremists or events in Gaza or the Occupied Territories, by lumping them all together and making people wary of ever addressing the subject.

Of course, what most coverage hasn’t bothered to point out is that 40 Jewish organisations from various countries – including the Jewish Voice for Labour – have also openly rejected the IHRA definition of Anti-Semitism, which makes it patently ridiculous to cite Corbyn’s interpretation of the IHRA as an anti-Semitic action.

You can see Jewish Voice for Labour’s analysis of the IHRA here.

Coming back to the initial point: about Corbyn’s party being labelled “an existential threat” to Jews in Britain. That kind of extreme language is without doubt intended to evoke certain historic alusions and thus either scare people away from Corbyn or just generally discredit his leadership.

JVL coverage of the current campaign highlights the contrived, very selective nature of the propaganda: ‘Jewish newspapers harmonised their front pages this week to condemn Labour… Jewish groups have claimed a Corbyn government would be an ‘existential threat’… Many Jewish people have spoken out against these claims… Mainstream media have largely ignored those voices in their presentation of the issue… A Jewish professor spoke four months ago predicting this ‘MSM’ treatment and said the media would be treating all Jewish people as if they are the same – a common antisemitic trope…’

But it’s not just about Corbyn, it’s also serves another key purpose and it is this: any contemporary campaign to portray the ‘Jewish community’ (as if it is one all-encompassing community that represents all Jews somehow) as being under existential threat in any country is designed to reinforce the necessity of Zionism, the need for the ‘Jewish State’ and a contrived, urgent need for Jewish people to abandon their place of residence and go to Israel.

That’s what it’s about: and note that I said contemporary – I’m not talking about the past, only what’s going on in the present. You could see this clearly three years ago, when all the talk was of the rampant Anti-Semitism in France: and where, immediately following on from the Charlie Hebdo false-flag operation, Benjamin Netanyahu inserted himself into France’s public mourning and public solidarity events – despite having been specifically told by the French government not to come to Paris at that time.

 Benjamin Netanyahu and Francois Hollande, Paris March 2015 

I covered some of this back then here: Netanyahu was immediately calling for French Jews to leave France and emigrate to Israel, where it would be safe for them.

Some French Jews did, while others seemed to resent the whole thing. But the point was that the perceived threat to Jewish people was a massive boost for the Israeli government and for the idea that Jews belong in Israel and not anywhere else.

The fact is also that it gave more power to the contnuing illegal settlement constructions in the Occupied Territories, because the state could claim it needed to build more settlements for newly-arriving Jewish settlers who were fleeing ‘persecution’ in other countries.

Thus, it becomes a perfect circle or cycle: shift your focus from France to Britain and we’ll probably see the same thing playing out here eventually – you can see the way being paved here clearly.

The more this sense of “existential threat” to British Jews gets amplified, the more Israeli agencies can urge non-Israeli Jews to abandon their lives elsewhere and come to Israel where they’ll never suffer Anti-Semitism again.

The more that happens, the more the Israeli government can justify both its actions and its need to provide sanctuary. In other words, the more perceived Anti-Semitism there is in Britain – or the more perceived hostile environment for Jewish people there is – the more power is fed directly into the veins of the Likud Party and the Zionist-nationalist fanatics who currently hold power in Israeli government.

The fact that, in this case, a known critic of Israel – Jeremy Corbyn (who they certainly don’t want to see as a future PM) – happens to be the focal point just makes it a double-incentive to keep pushing this agenda forward.

The other problem, one suspects, is that this IHRA system, far from stopping Anti-Semitism or anti-Semitic perceptions, is just as likely to inflame them further: since the particular stipulations in question (the ones the Labour Party omitted) are so obviously designed to stop criticism.

Professor David Feldman, an expert in historical Anti-Semitism and prejudices faced by Jewish communities in different countries, writing in The Guardian in 2016, was wary of the IHRA attempt to set in stone the classifications of Anti-Semitism: ‘I am sceptical,’ he wrote. ‘Here is the definition’s key passage: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred towards Jews.” This is bewilderingly imprecise. The text also carries dangers. It trails a list of 11 examples. Seven deal with criticism of Israel. Some of the points are sensible, some are not. Crucially, there is a danger that the overall effect will place the onus on Israel’s critics to demonstrate they are not antisemitic…’

And that’s exactly the problem the Labour Party had in mind when it adopted its amended version of the IHRA.

Jeremy Corbyn will now find himself permanently in a position where any criticism he makes of any present or future Israeli state policy or action will be automatically spun as stemming from his innate Anti-Semitism. There is no way out of that anymore.

But Corbyn probably knows that by now himself: which might be why a lot of his response now tends to be luke-warm.

S. Awan

Independent journalist. Pariah. Believer in human rights, human dignity and liberty. Musician. Substandard Jedi. All-round failure. And future ghost.


  1. I think there is a way out and that entails telling the truth about zionism, christian zionism and nazism. All British elite projects. But I dont see that happening shortly. The Israelies are probably not expecting to benefit from the truth even though they belong to the victims.
    The British elites have nothing to fear from keeping the faux antisemitism conflict running.
    It just makes the jews cling to the angloamerican empire. And occationally do its dirty bidding without hurting their elite ‘partners’. The angloamerican elites are aided by many of the honest grassroots who are legitimately critical of many things associated with zionists. Things which damages Europe as well as several other spots on the globe. Obviously the ME but also several other ‘disobedient ‘ countries.
    The freemasons of the 19th century who are believed to have written the protocols of the elders of sion, knew what they were doing and the project still runs successfully.
    Maybe Britain needs to create a new political party without ties to the elites as is the case with Labour, an elite-controlled outward portal for the Fabian society. Hardly a genuine grassroot movement.
    I dont doubt J Cs genuine character but maybe the whole structure is infested by the mentioned connection. I dont envy those who would accept such a challenge. I mean creating a new political party. But I believe historical truth is a way to start the process. Debunking all the malicious deceptions. Bringing down the status of the establishment supporting all the lies.

    • Petergrafstrm, I’d be interested to know your opinion about the Protocols. My own view has always been undecided. They’re definitely not a ‘forgery’, as they’re too accurate. But I’ve also never been entirely convinced they were an actual work of Zionist Jews.

      • I think the Prince of Wales becoming Edward VII was a major figure behind Sergei Nilus, the russian freemason who collected and published the final version. He began simultaneously with the crowning of Edward who was the top freemason. The supposed english translation was made by an associate of Edward. Those who have studied the various sources beginning around 1858 believe it was written by and for an audience of freemasons. It also mentions the aristocracy as the only resistance against the ‘authors’ of the documents. Knowing what happened subsequently makes it plausible that it was a British design to pit the jews against Russia more than ever. It was in any case very timely to thereby motivate jewish financiers to finance both the war between Russia and Japan and the first revolution by the reds in Russia. The document is prescient because the British knew how they intended to employ the jews. (If the zionists were clever they wouldnt want to be so predictable but if they really believed they were endangered they might be blinded)
        Britains knowhow about employing the jews was welltested already. The British started a pogrom in England in the 1760s as a test before the planned French revolution. But the jews wouldnt know it was organised but assumed it was spontaneous. It makes sense if it was a way to recruit jewish revolutionaries which Britain did so Nesta Webster would later point that out in her account but failed to mention the top guys in London. Lord Shelburne and Jeremy Bentham. The fact that the French dont make much noise about it even today indicates that Britains french stooges from that time still exercise influence there. The 19th century after Napoleon invaded Egypt was a time when Britain increasingly opted to create a bufferstate in Palestine as a countermeasure against France and Russias potential advances. Therefore the British created zionism and imposed christian zionism on the americans.
        They let scottish rite spawn b’nai b’rit as a means to take back america using the jews as proxies.
        The later jewish organisations ADL and AIPAC originate from that freemasonic branch.
        I have already written before about the British role in creating nazism and that took place in parallell with the abovementioned measures so it was an ambitious multifacetted operation against several of Britains rivals over a long period. Knowing that who would be surprised if they also designed the protocols? Palmerston was at the height of his subversion of the continent when the first version of the protocols emerged. Webster Tarpleys account about Palmerstons multicultural Zoo reveals what the official historians completely hide from sight.
        A German historian mentions 1808 as a year when the jews were observed to play a new role. That agrees with the timing of Britains reaction to Napoleons challenge.

        • Indeed and very successful in having their proxies carrying out the plans.
          The protocols hint att who commandeered the writing since it states that the aristocrats is the only party which can stop them [ie stop the conspirators]. Couldnt be better from Britains point of view provided you believe that it was an authentic leak from some secret jewish society.

  2. Is all that remains and signs of any mainstream pro. politico’s credibility to get so attacked by the odious and make ya wanna vomit. Not a socialist, yet hear them barrette and splutter their disappointment over Corbyn. Bothers them. Like Tumpsters, who held to pre-election ideal talk. Are Labour MP’s talking-up the anti-S. to court their constituencies? Less/more Jewish sympathisers = less/more..? No one thinks Jeremy has the ‘Jew’s did it’ under his belt, or if he does, would never bring it out. It’s what it links to and talking dem darn conspiracies, MP declaring loud and proud, always up to dismiss. About all that’s interesting in the Westminster circus is the wind-up to deceive. Actors doing ‘the method’ and in-character, such and never ‘off the set’. Played so much and long, has ‘become them’. Lost in lies. Or, knowing and in The Cult member. ‘Designed to bait…’ makes sense but suspect the hands-behind have many moves ahead purposes. Counterintuitive for clues. Pushin’ so far as they are is only strengthening Corbyn when the votes come. Although the power to fraud especially if in power is watertight. A bit of socialist lurking in me? A come-the-day… local expression, might go with — because Labour Blair-version is deep-sickening. The son of Benn ohhhh…. and family. Where oh where? Got him and respected. And: at least the Tories are more up-front and dislikable. They have an advantage, the Rees-Mogg’s etc (…likeable, although check m’self) go and glory in their winding-up. The appeal is ‘this’ True-Tory. As for Jeremy? Might be the on the face of it most likeable in the TV set called Parliment. All those personal and principled looking antidotes speak. How we need some ‘existential threats’ — cometh the Corbyn: what a compliment.

    • Mark, I think everyone is being baited – Jews, Muslims, White nationalists, far left, far right, pro Brexit, pro EU, liberals, anti liberals, everyone.

  3. The creation of an ‘Israel’ by the Zionists has been made possible by deliberate acts of brutality sponsored by the very Banksters who created the place. Many Zios sponsored a certain German. Many Zios refused to help those affected.
    This has only to do with their Frankist/Sabbatai Vai plan to gather the jews in one place then kill them all, so that the Messiach will come.
    Don’t pity the satanic banksters that have us all in the grip of world usury on behalf of their coming ‘king of the world’, but pity the jews in Israel, because right soon that place, as planned, will be gone.

    • Really interesting comment. You’ve lost me with some of that, which I hope you will clarify a bit more. But I agree with you that most people avoid talking about the Zionist collaboration with Nazis – at the expense of scores of ordinary, innocent Jews who they both viewed as inferior. I have written about that elsewhere on this site. It’s a horrible story, but entirely backed up by historical fact.

  4. All about controlling the narrative .When it gets this preposterous , more and more will begin to see through the bullshit.

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