Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Syria's Chemical Weapons a Threat Used Again on Syrian Civilians?


     Nadene Goldfoot                                             
Syria's position hasn't changed much since September 2013. Today, 5 years from his first attack, Assad has ordered a chemical attack on Idlib.   That means that Israel and the United States are still confronted with the same problems of being attacked or having to attack those in Syria.  The players are the president of Syria, Assad, Russia, Shiite Muslims (Iranian Islamic religion) , al-Qaeda terrorists, and the Free Syria Army (FSA).

For the USA, if Assad wins the war, it would mean that the Russian-backed Shiite axis would have a victory.  A rebel victory could mean that there would be a way for al-Qaeda power-sharing or even domination of Syria.  "Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was collaborating with Russia and Iran "to prevent an Aleppo-like disaster" in Idlib."

Israel was honored with Obama's visit in late March 2013 and Netanyahu and Obama struck "a grand bargain."  Obama would do "whatever it takes," military action, to stop Iran from going nuclear.  Netanyahu carried out his side of the bargain:  "he freed 26 pre-Oslo Palestinian terrorists, enabling US Secretary of State John Kerry to announce resumption of peace talks in late July." Then Obama's part was not carried out. 

Assad used chemical weapons against his rebellious civilians in August 2013.   Obama had warned him that using chemical weapons would "cross the red line" and trigger an American response.  Obama did not carry through, like a parent warning children and then doing nothing.  He then referred the issue to Congress, and nothing happened.  This was seen as trying to backtrack on his threat.  It was his perceived weakness and caused others to question his credibility when making commitments on things said about Iran and Palestine by Netanyahu of Israel and others in the world.  They figured that if it took Congressional approval and having a broad international coalition for a limited strike against Syria, who had used weapons of mass destruction on his own people,  what would it take to launch a big operation against Iran who was on the brink of developing nuclear weapons and with the threats they had already made, would gladly and joyously use them on Israel immediately?                                                 

What about right now?  Assad is again known to be planning on using chemical weapons on civilians in northern Syria, Idlib.  The northern Syrian province of Idlib is the last remaining stronghold controlled by forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad..A pro-Assad Syrian MP, Fares Shehabi, told BBC Reality Check that there were as many as 100,000 "al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists" in Idlib, of whom 40,000 were what he called "hardcore radicals". Idlib: As Syrian government forces complete their offensive in southwestern Syria, attention has shifted to the northwest province of  Idlib, the last remaining rebel stronghold. 
                                                               
May 2016 , Residents inspect a site damaged by an airstrike in Hafsarja, in the insurgent stronghold of Idlib province, Syria 
        
At least 24 raids - the first in three weeks - hit the area on Tuesday morning.
Air raids have pounded areas in Syria's last rebel-held province of Idlib, killing several civilians and raising further concerns that an all-out government offensive is only a matter of time.
                                                                  

"Idlib is home to some three million people — around half of them displaced from other parts of the country — and UN says an attack on the region could result in the worst humanitarian catastrophe with the biggest loss of life in the 21st century."

"The first signs of the predicted mass movement of Syrian civilians seeking to escape an imminent joint Russian-Syrian air assault emerged on Monday when the UN said 30,000 of the 3.5 million people in the opposition-run enclave of Idlib had already been internally displaced."
                                                                 
Idlib in May 2017
 
Back in 2013, a peace deal with the Palestinians and Israel seemed more remote than ever.  Iran was beating their drums towards Israel more than ever before.  How could Israel depend on help from the USA?  They knew if they were to be saved from this horrid end of life, they would have to depend in the end on themselves only to save them.

The USA gave them a 9 month deadline to come to peace accords.  The Palestinians were due to reach their expiration date in the coming Spring and the Iranians were expected to reach their nuclear breakout at the same time.  Netanyahu met with the French Foreign Minister, Larent Fabius in late August.  He talked of the stalled response of Obama that would cause Iran's nuclear ambitions to see a green light with the Ayatollah's zeal to use them.  "Assad's regime has become a full Iranian client and Syria has become Iran's testing ground."
                                                                   
Netanyahu had to set goals for Israel.
1.  Deter any possible Syrian, Iranian or Hezbollah retaliation against Israel if and when USA attacked.  To do this they had to make the results very clear:  Israel's response to attack would be devastating. "If Israel identified any attempt whatsoever to harm their tiny country, Israel would respond with great force."  Their enemy knew what they said, they meant.  

2. Israeli leaders were quietly pleading the case for an American strike for major strategic reasons.  Failure to act plays into the hands of their worst enemies, the Iranian-led Shiite axis which included Assad's Syria and Lebanese based Hezbollah Shiite militia, backed partly bankrolled and armed by Russia.    A successful strike would mean Assad's eventual ouster, could break the Iran-Hezbollah land connection through Syria, isolate Iran, and maybe force the Russians to leave this last Middle Eastern foothold they wanted.  It could strengthen USA's counter allianace with the Sunni Arab world of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and oil-rich Gulf States.  USA needs to show the world one cannot use chemical weapons-only conventional weapons in a battle.  The USA credibility and world leadership was in jeopardy. 
                                                                             

Damascus, the capital where Assad lives
The leaders of the Free Syria Army told the USA to take out the key targets in and around Damascus, which were 6 air bases and 3 rocket-launching batteries, then their army of 30,000 men would be stationed around the city and could take the capital and end the war.  They gave the USA a detailed plan for handling the leadership in case the Assad regime would collapse.    Obama feared, probably quite rightly so, that he could not trust this group either.  Weapons of theirs could easily fall into the hands of al-Qaeda rebels fighting with them.  There were also reports that American personnel were training FSA fighters in Jordan.  Siding with the FSA would alter the course of the civil war in Syria and that would change the balance of power in the Middle East.
                                                                        
President Assad

This was the fear of the Russians and why they didn't want the USA to strike.  They had a huge investment here in Assad's Syria.  Russia sells billions of dollars worth of weapons to them.  Russia has a port at Tartous which is their only naval base in the Mediterranean-their only naval base outside of the former Soviet Union.  

For Israel, 2 questions remain:
   1. Would Obama have the gumption to act with or without Congress?
   2.  If he acted, would he get the scope of the operation right?  
A little attack would be as bad as no attack at all or worse.  Assad could become strengthened and embolden Iran. 
A big attack could trigger a wider regional war.  Did Obama want to tip the balance in Syria against the Assad regime?  Israel figured that Syria after being attacked would not attack Israel and would also not use chemical weapons.  He would know that if he did, his own life would be on the line.  If Assad did attack Israel, Israel would retaliate and change the regional balance of power.  Israel has to be sure when and when not to take a risk for peace, when to bite the bullet and when to trust the USA.                                                            

Today, President" Donald Trump says slaughter in Idlib would make US 'very angry." As it remains, Russian and Syrian places have bombed densely populated enclave hours after President Trump warned Assad not to "recklessly attack Idlib."

The White House on Tuesday threatened military intervention if the Syrian government used chemical weapons.

Magazine:  The Jerusalem Report, September 23, 2013.  (2 years after USA's 9/11. 

 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/10/thousands-of-syrians-displaced-as-threat-of-idlib-attack-grows                                                   

 https://www.trtworld.com/middle-east/idlib-assault-could-spark-worst-catastrophe-of-21st-century-un-20102

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-45401474
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2015/05/syria-country-divided-150529144229467.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/05/syria-donald-trump-idlib-slaughter-very-angry
Book: Messages From A Syrian Jew Trapped in Egypt -tells of the chemical attack on his own people of Syria
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1015640/world-war-3-syria-civil-war-assad-chemical-weapons-donald-trump-us-intervention
https://www.trtworld.com/mea/assad-regime-to-go-all-the-way-in-syria-s-idlib-19898





     

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Conservative and the Liberals of the Supreme Court and the 9th Elected: Kavanaugh

Nadene Goldfoot                                 

Judge Brett Michael Kavanaugh b: February 12, 1965 in Washington, DC. a graduate of Yale,  is about to be elected to be the 9th Judge on the USA Supreme Court filling Anthony Kennedy's shoes, but many Jews who are on the Left side of politics are having a tizzy about it. It's not because he is Catholic, but in a sense, they might fear that this will alter his feelings about abortion.  However, since 2018, there are 4 judges who are Catholics already.  "Progressive groups, such as the Workmen’s Circle, a Jewish organization with roots in the labor movement, denounced Trump’s pick, while the centrist Anti-Defamation League said it was wary that the nominee’s judicial record “does not reflect the demonstrated independence and commitment to fair treatment for all that is necessary to merit a seat on our nation’s highest court.”  " Kavanaugh  clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, working alongside his high school classmate Neil Gorsuch and with future-Judge Gary Feinerman,  Kavanaugh with President George W. Bush and other White House staffers in 2001."
Neil Gorsuch b: 1967 Colorado,Oxford, Harvard, Trump 2017, replaced Judge Scalia, Catholic
                                                             
Roberts b: 1955 New York, Harvard, Bush in 2005, Catholic
Kennedy b: 1936 CA, Harvard, Reagan in 1988, Catholic, retiring end of July 2018
Thomas b: 1948 Georgia, Yale, Bush in 1991, Catholic
Alito b: 1950 New York, Yale, Bush in 2006 Catholic
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Ginsburg b: 1933 New York, Columbia, Clinton in 1993, Jewish
Breyer b: 1938 CA, Harvard, Clinton in 1994, Jewish
Sotomayor b: 1954 New York, Yale,, Obama in 2009, Catholic
Kagan b: 1960 New York, Harvard, Obama in 2010,  Jewish
George Herbert Walker Bush was president from 1989 to 1993.

William Jefferson Clinton was president from 1993 to 2001.
George Walker Bush was president from 2001 to 2009.
Barack Hussein Obama II was president from 2009 to 2016.  
Donald John Trump was president January 20, 2017.  He chose Kavanaugh as his choice to take the place of the 9th Judge Kennedy who retired, 

Many American Jews voting on the Democrat ticket also belong to J Street.  That is a competitive group of AIPAC.  They do not endorse any candidate who is not for the 2 state solution, which is not on Israel's agenda at this time after 70 years of trying to promote the idea with the Palestinians.  Therefore, they are not backing Trump's views of anything.  This is including Judge Kavanaugh who has been turned down by Democrats, many of who voiced their opinions the moment Trump announced his name as his selection.  Democrats have been very negative in questioning Kavanaugh in the question period.  

"On Tuesday, Jody Rabhan, who directs NCJW’s Washington operations, said that Kavanaugh, like the other candidates considered by Trump, was “terrible on the issues that we care about.”

“The assumption based on his record and his ruling is that he would further push the court in the direction of using religion as an excuse to discriminate, not to mention the incredible horrors that could be, should he end up on the court, around reproductive health rights and justice,” Rabhan told JTA in a phone interview."

"Many on the left are concerned that a Trump appointee could join a conservative majority in taking away abortion rights and overturn Roe v. Wade, which Trump made a campaign promise. CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has said that there is “just no doubt” that abortion would be illegal in a significant part of the United States within a year-and-a-half of the confirmation of whomever Trump picked to fill Kennedy’s seat."  No wonder the Left are all talking about ousting Trump from the Presidential seat if they have this in mind.  They want abortions to be legal.
                                                           
Rabbi Abba Cohen on left;  of Maryland

On the other side of the coin, "Agudath Israel of America, a haredi Orthodox organization, has not yet taken an official position on the nomination, but its Washington director, Rabbi Abba Cohen, called Kavanaugh “ a very impressive candidate.” Cohen was happy about Kavanaugh’s rulings related to religious freedom based on an initial overview of the judge’s record. Agudah and other Orthodox groups favor rulings that would exempt religious groups and individuals from generally applicable laws that clash with their beliefs."

"Both the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women)  urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to carefully review the nomination of Kavanaugh and probe him to ensure that he will respect principles of equality, civil and social rights. The two organizations vowed to further their efforts towards promoting such values of their own accords." 

Most of the questioning done by the Democrats were not  of the high quality of the man they they were reproaching, however.  Much was downright crude and rude.  He will become the 9th by the votes of the Republicans, unless they become swayed by many false accusations made.  

"Most Republicans senators have quickly lined up behind Kavanaugh, who would surely swing the Court’s ideology to the right. They have either endorsed him outright or heaped praise on Trump’s nominee, while noting that they take their judicial confirmation responsibility seriously. Even moderates Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) — the Republicans most likely on the fence — have spoken favorably of the Kavanaugh."

9/17/18 Update: Kavenaugh is said to be the 17 yr old drunk kid at a party in about 1982 Maryland, who tried to rape the now professor of clinical psychology. Another teen is said to have joined him on the bed and he has been found and also denies ever being there.   Kavenaugh denies ever being at such a party.  She is remembering through help in repressed memories.  The timing comes at the crucial moment of causing doubt in voters to be in a few days.  Feinstein, Democrat,  held the information since July; not coming out with it at appropriate dates.  Throwing in this monkey wrench of sexual misconduct is causing his old high school friends to back Kavenaugh.  Kavenaugh was born in Washington DC, Feb 12th (Abe's birthday).  Abe could not tell a lie and Kavenaugh is strongly denying this possible mistaken identity.  
"As a teenager he attended Georgetown Preparatory School, where he was two years senior to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. After prep school, Kavanaugh went to Yale University and majored in history." Georgetown Preparatory School is a Jesuit university-preparatory school in North Bethesda, Maryland for boys grades 9 through 12. It is among the most selective prep schools. The only Jesuit boarding school in the United States, it is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington on 93 acres. Wikipedia
http://www.gprep.org/

Resource:  https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Candidly-Speaking-J-Street-is-not-a-pro-Israel-organization-328099
https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Supreme-Court-nominee-Brett-Kavanaugh-could-affect-Jewish-issues-562202
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/jewish-groups-slam-trump-s-supreme-court-nominee-kavanaugh-1.6264823
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/us/politics/judge-kavanaugh-supreme-court-justices.html
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-confirmation-hearing_us_5b89813ee4b0162f472303a7
https://www.vox.com/2018/7/12/17561692/senate-kavanaugh-confirmation-tracker

Thursday, September 6, 2018

How Iran Is Using Hezbollah Terrorists in Attacking Israel and Harming Lebanese and Syrians

Nadene Goldfoot                                             


Notice Lebanon, Syria and Iraq where Iran has control
and how small Israel is by comparison.  "Lebanon is tiny also, an easy take-over by Hezbollah with
Iran's  help. Hezbollah acts as a proxy for Iran in the ongoing Iran–Israel proxy conflict.   Hezbollah was conceived by Muslim clerics and funded by Iran primarily to harass the Israeli occupation." Now they've started attacks.

Right now, many people of Metula, a little Israeli village on Israel's northern border with Lebanon sits, are feeling pretty good with the present quiet they are experiencing.  In the past 12 years they've only  had mortars launched at them 20 times.  They had many more before 2006.  They do think the quiet won't last from what they're seeing happening.  USA's George Walker Bush was president from 2001-2009. "The May 17 Agreement of 1983 was an agreement signed between Lebanon and Israel during the Lebanese Civil War on May 17, 1983, after Israel invaded Lebanon and besieged Beirut in 1982."  I was in Israel living close to the border in Safed at the time.  
                                                                                     
There are looming dangers on their northern border.  For one, their only line of defense are
Eucalyptus trees and a chain link fence separating the 2 countries.  Billboards have been rising up in the Lebanese hills facing Israel.  One of many is draped with Hezbollah flags featuring a picture of Ayatollah Khomeini, a picture of the Temple Mount, and a message in Arabic and Hebrew:
                     
                                                         "WE ARE COMING."
                                                             
Billboard with Ayatollah

                                                                         
                       
Hezbollah flag
                                               
Metula where the red arrow points
 Hezbollah, a terrorist group with tens of thousands entrenched in southern Lebanon, have more than 150,000 rockets hidden inside the homes of Lebanese people, their schools, hospitals and mosques.  Hezbollah uses these civilians as human shields.  Hezbollah are Iran's proxy in Lebanon.  Hezbollah's advanced military arsenal exceeds that of many national armies.
                                                                             
 They maintain some 45,000 active and reserve fighters.  Thousands have already had combat experience in Syria.  They threaten Israel not only from the ground but from the air, sea, and underground with tunnels.  They have the capability to launch over 1,000 rockets a day into Israel.  They took 240 Lebanese villages and converted them into fighting zones where they keep their rockets and missiles that can strike anywhere in Israel.
                                                                         
Hezbollah on the march
Iran is starting their own military action now.  Since April, Iran established 5 military bases in Syria of which some are just a few miles from Israel's closest citizens.  They might even have more.  In May, THE IRANIAN FORCES THEMSELVES IN SYRIA fired about 20 rockets at Israel in an attack.  Israel's Iron Dome was used to intercept them before they hit the Israeli population which is very dense in this small area of about 8,000 square miles.
                                                                               
Iran has thousands of elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp troops in Syria.  They train and keep some 60,000 Shia militiamen in Syria through a network of military bases.  Hezbollah and Hamas are receiving weapons from Iran through land, sea and air.  Iran's goal is to establish a permanent base along the Syia-Israel border.  It was in this way that they initiated armed attacks on Israel from Syria.  Territory all across Syria is being controlled by Iran which they gained since the onset of war in 2011.  Israel faces ISIS and al-Qaida entering through Lebanon by possible infiltration and rocket fire. 

Resource:  AIPAC-The American Israel Public Affairs Committee,
America's Pro-Israel Lobby updating  Information flyer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_17_Agreement

USA Drones Killing Pashtos


Nadene Goldfoot                                         

Ever since 2004, the USA has been attacking NW Pakistan with drones under the CIA's Special Activities Division.  This was under George Walker Bush and Barack Hussein Obama II's time in office.  These strikes were in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan border of NW Pakistan, the area where the Pashtuns live.  The strikes increased under Obama.  Some call these the "Drone War."  The Bush Administration denied this was going on, but in 2013 Obama's Administration told us for the 1st time that 4 US citizens had been killed in the strikes.  Who has died from the strikes?  Only 13% were intended targets and 81% were other "militants," and 6% were civilians.  94% of militant deaths included some "military-age males" because they were men in a military building at the time and hadn't been proven innocent.  Estimates for civilian deaths range from 158 to 965.  It was found that a number of victims were unarmed and that some strikes could amount to war crimes.

By December 2013 under Obama's Administration, Pakistan  had a resolution against the US drone strikes in Pakistan and called them a violation of the charter of the UN international laws.  Former PM, Nawaz Sharif, kept demanding an end to the strikes.  The Peshawar High Court ruled that the attacks are illegal, inhumane, violate the Universal Declaration of Human rights and constitute a war crime.  Obama's administration disagreed, contended that the attacks didn't violate any international law and that the method of attack was precise and effective.
                                                                         
These strikes are closely tied to a drone campaign going on in Afghanistan along the very same border area.  War there started in 2001 under Bush.  They have killed 3,363-4-4,467 militant and 150-313 civilians.  Hundreds of high level leaders of the Afghan, Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban, the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, the Haggani Network, and other organizations, with 70 Taliban leaders killed in one 10 day period of May 2017 alone.  This now included Trump's administration being 2017.  I note that John Brennan was one from CIA advising the president from 2013 to 2017.  He followed such men as Porter J. Goss, George J Tenet, Leon Panetta, and David Petraeus, all advisers to the presidents in this matter.
                                                                           
Obviously it is ISIS and the Taliban that have been the targets for all 3 USA Presidents.  ISIS has threatened Israel, and is a threat all over the world, attacking the world in many places.  They undoubtedly do what HAMAS has done to Israel, hide among the civilians.  Israel has developed weapons that can pinpoint a target without hitting others if out for one person.   It looks like civilians in Pashtun  land areas are being killed in the zeal to get ISIS or Taliban combatants.
                                                                         
The Border between Afghanistan and Pakistan where Pashtos live:

Notice the area of Kandahar, where a village was hit badly in their own fight against the Taliban.  The target for USA then  must be including the Taliban, 
a terrorist group also taking in Pashtos who have attacked other Pashtos. 

"By 2011, Kandahar became known as the assassination city of Afghanistan after witnessing many target killings. In July Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of President Hamid Karzai, was shot by his longtime head of security. Soon after the Quetta Shura of the Taliban claimed responsibility. The next day an Islamic cleric (mulla) of the famous Red Mosque in the Shahr-e Naw area of the city and a number of other people were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber who had hidden explosives inside his turban. On 27 July 2011, the mayor of the city, Ghulam Haider Hamidi, was assassinated by another Taliban militant who had hidden explosives in his turban. Two deputy mayors had been killed in 2010,[38] while many tribal elders and Islamic clerics have also been assassinated in the last several years."
                                                                               
Soldiers from Charlie troop, 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, during a shura in the village of Maaruf Karez, in Kandahar province. YAROSLAV TROFIMOV/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"EMARAT, Afghanistan—Three days before the first American patrol rolled into this village in Kandahar province, the Taliban paid a visit to farmer Ismail Khan. They kidnapped his son, who worked on a government road project, beat up Mr. Khan, and torched the family's prized possession, a white Toyota Corolla."  The Taliban attack Pashtuns, as Mr. Khan is most likely a Pashtun living there.  
We are just realizing that among the civilians being hit are the Pashtuns who live in this exact area.  They are the remnants of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel, just recently being discussed about in a large meeting in Jerusalem. Over 2,000 men were taken away from Israel in 721 BCE by the Assyrians. People from the Babylonian attack on Judah  in 586 BCE might also be included in the group. 
                                                                             
Pakistan protests against USA Drone Attacks-
STOP DRONE ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN
The Pakistan Air Force was ordered to shoot down US drones.  
 To kill civilians that are not part of any terrorist group  such as the Taliban or ISIS who are out to kill and have been killing other innocent people is also unthinkable, something that Israel has bent over backwards to not to do when being forced to respond to the attacks on Israel and its civilians.  Like Israel, I would expect more thought in our own USA air force in the safety of the civilians of the area.  Have they warned civilians like Israel has done when they drop leaflets or announce with megaphones or what have you?  Are the civilians being held against their own will to be in these targeted areas?  These things should be looked into, as well as the civilians themselves need to take protection quickly.  In Israel, civilians often have only 30 seconds to take cover.  It looks like both Jews of Israel and Pashtuns have been under the very same risk of their lives  at the same time and haven't realized it.

As for the USA and Pakistan,  Pakistan, one of the largest recipients of American aid, was aghast after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced plans to indefinitely suspend $225 million in foreign military aid at the start of January this year, accusing Islamabad of “playing a double game for years” with its selective support for various militant groups operating on its soil.  Pakistan may have responded to the withholding of aid by taking the pressure off counterterror efforts on its border with Afghanistan – likely easing the movement of militants and their supplies.  The new PM of Pakistan has this problem to deal with  

In the war against terror, civilians are getting hit.  

Resource:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_strikes_in_Pakistan
https://www.britannica.com/topic/list-of-Central-Intelligence-Agency-directors-1787118
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704904604575262231676468708




Monday, September 3, 2018

England's Jews Looking Towards Israel for Sanctuary


Nadene Goldfoot                                           
Protesters hold placards as they demonstrate in Parliament Square against anti-Semitism on March 26, 2018 in London.
Act of anti-Semitism have been so bad that people are taking to the streets to demonstrate.  Jews are serious about leaving.  Right now Theresa May is the Prime Minister and evidently hasn't done much to stop the anti-Semitism. She 

vows to defeat Socialism, though.  

  A mural in east London pictures Jewish bankers playing Monopoly on the backs of the poor. They had to bend over so that their backs made a table.   "So when it appeared in the Twitter feed of a British lawmaker on facebook— along with a question about why the leader of her opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, once opposed its removal — Luciana Berger wanted answers."  One answer was that he defended free speech.  I want answers, too.  Luciana is probably worried because he stands a chance of becoming Prime Minister of England by December, he says.  How anti-Semitic can they get!  
                                                                   
England's Labor Party Leader, Jeremy Bernard Corbyn b: 1949, is causing much grief for the Jews of England, so much so that 300,000 are contemplating an exodus to move to Israel.  He's been the leader of the opposition since 2015, and was 1st elected a member of Parliament (MP) in 1983.
                                                                       
He's a member of a group, PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN, and considers Israel to be practicing apartheid against the Palestinians, a very English-South African attitude coming from little knowledge learned about Israel, in my view.  This group's activities are to campaign against conflict in Gaza.  Evidently that only means that Israel shouldn't fight back against and attacks that are always from Gaza, for it's they who either have flying kites with fire attack or the usual mortars, missiles and rockets that they shoot into Israel.
                                                                           
Boycotting is a big problem right now.  He said in 2016 that he wasn't in favor of academic or cutural boycotting of Israel or a blanket boycotting of Israeli goods, but what he is against are what he calls "illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank," so he's all for boycotting their existence.  To him, evidently all are illegal.  .

In 2009, he invited his "friends" from Hamas and Hezbollah to an event in Parliament.  He had the audacity to call Hamas "an organization dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people."  This is  the  last thing anyone should ever see from their takeover in Gaza which they did in their first-ever election, which may not have been as democratic as Democrats everywhere would have imagined it to be.  These are the henchmen of Fatah who broke away from Abbas because they thought he wasn't tough enough.  They're the ones shooting all the rockets, mortars and missiles, flying fire-kites over the fence into Israel's forests and fields of crops.
                                                                             
IDF soldier finds weapons in Mosque in Gaza
 They have caused huge attacks so great that Israel was compelled to enter Gaza, only to find Hamas had stashed their guns in such places as schools, hospitals, and such among the population.  Their lives are inconsequential to them; only to put Israel in a bad light is important.  So Corbyn had invited Hamas, his friends, to the Stop the War Coalition in 2009. Corbyn also stated that the British government's labelling of Hamas as a terrorist organization was a "big, big historical mistake."

Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert,  explained:  on December 27, “For seven years now, civilians have been attacked by missiles. Life in the South has become unbearable.” He said, “It could take time, and we require a great measure of patience in order to complete the mission.” He added, “The desire for calm was met with terror. No country would reconcile itself to such reality. In recent days it turned out that Hamas was interested in a confrontation. Under such circumstances, we had no choice but to respond.”
                                                                     

 Interesting.   London's American Embassy was the start of a march to Trafalgar Square on April 1, 2009 that included protesters from this Stop the War Coalition, and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, The British Muslim Initiative, and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.  The following day there were people protesting outside of ExCel Center, where the G-20 Summit was being held. A lot of good that had done.  Hamas went ahead attacking Israel. Israel had to go into Gaza with the Pillar of Defense Operation that lasted for one week from November 14th to November 21, 2012.  But of course the call of blame was aimed at Israel by Corbyn.  Palestinians fire rockets at Israel and he thinks that's nothing.
                                                                          

Operation Cast Lead, where Israel was forced to stop this Palestinian assault, was from December 27, 2008 to January 2009.  Israel’s stated goal was to stop indiscriminate Palestinian rocket fire into Israel and weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip.  Corbyn let it be known that he thinks there is not going to be any peace process unless there are talks involving Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas, and he thought everyone knew that.  That's why he called them his "friends."  He said he was using it in a collective way in that they were prepared to talk.  He really didn't condone their actions.   Three years after this operation, things were so bad again that Israel made ready for another entrance into Gaza.  Hamas leader, Khaled Mashaal calls truces when he needs to rearm.

Then in 2010, he was sure that Ron Prosor, their Israeli Ambassador, had written the speeches of some British members of Parliament since they were pro-Israel.  He just has to hear such words as "security," about the flotilla of Turkish ships and arms, and he complained.  They countered his accusations and he didn't want to hear it.
                                                                     
The man is a democratic socialist.  He advocated not to cut finances from any expenditures planned already like public services and welfare and wants to nationalize public utilities and the railways.  This is what can happen under socialism.  His military ideas are of non-interventionism and unilateral nuclear disarmament.  If he believes in non-intervention; he is going against his principals then in siding with Palestinians as blindly as he is.  He's certainly doing an intervening job of it.
                                                                         
Rabbi "Sacks the BBC’s Andrew Marr, said he knows of Jewish families that are already planning to leave Great Britain because of their fear that the Labour leader—should he become prime minister—would unleash a new wave of anti-Semitism."  They've had enough of that.  Corbyn has stated publicly that he probably will be Prime Minster by the end of 2018.   
                                                                       
Vandalized in 2016 in a Jewish Cemetery was this headstone.
Anti-Semitic acts has reached the all-time high in 2018, mostly hate incidents.  Last year they counted 1,382 incidents.  Anyone wearing a kippa or near a synagogue is a target.  
Vandalizing a Jewish cemetery is an anti-Semitic act.  British Jews are at risk.  Hundreds of hate crimes have even been committed at or near schools and colleges for the last 2 years.  They are mostly linked to race and ethnicity, meaning it's a definite attack on Jews.  Usually it's by the Muslim male youth.  The Jews of England have good reason to consider leaving.  Anti-Semitism has been going on for too long and only gets worse with the near future looking bleaker than ever.  They know the results of what has happened to Jews of Germany and in Sweden's Malmo, for sure.  They're also considering leaving.

3 million plus of the England's population are Asians, mostly Muslims and 1 million happen to live in London.  There is a problem of segregation of races in England.  They admit that migration and immigration is a problem.  Since 1948 when Israel was created, there are Muslims, especially Palestinians, who have taken on an aggressive stance towards all Jews.  Their religious leadership have called for this.  Countries have abandoned the security for Jews in their plans, for obviously, this would become a problem.

Resource:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnmI9eFzO9A
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Corbyn
https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/28/europe/jeremy-corbyn-labour-anti-semitism-intl/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_the_War_Coalition
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/global/uk/rabbi-sacks-foretells-jewish-exodus-from-uk/2018/09/03/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-prime-minister-labour-leader-12-months-theresa-may-conservatives-brexit-a8117771.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/28/germany-antisemitism-envoy-jews-consider-leaving-germany
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/world/europe/uk-jeremy-corbyn-mural.html
 http://jewishbubba.blogspot.com/2018/08/revelation-of-jews-who-remained-in.html
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/background-and-overview-of-operation-cast-lead
https://www.veteranstodayarchives.com/2011/12/30/operation-cast-lead-and-a-2012-deja-vu/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/world/europe/uk-jeremy-corbyn-mural.html
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/operation-pillar-of-defense
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/01/antisemitic-incidents-in-uk-at-all-time-high
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_the_United_Kingdom
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2017/09/23/jeremy-corbyn-britains-most-likely-next-prime-minister
https://israelunwired.com/concern-about-torontos-mayor-and-muslim-extremists/-Mosque teaching followers to become purified of the filth of the Jews...in Toronto, Canada