Another Liberal Democrat Jew Hater David Ward

David Ward MP with a Swastika from his own website - Guido Fawkes Blog

David Ward MP with a Swastika from his own website – Guido Fawkes Blog

Today is Holocaust Memorial day in the UK and elsewhere (we commemorate this on a completely different day here in Israel).

And as regular as a German rail service, along comes another member of the UK’s Liberal Democrat party (remember Jenny Tonge) espousing rabidly Jew-hating views and thinking he’s just bashing “Israeli government policy”. Well he’s not. David Ward MP, who’s constituancy covers Bradford which is basically a Sharia enclave in Britain’s increasingly restive Muslim north, is just keeping his deeply indoctrinated constituents happy.

As I said yesterday on twitter, only someone who hates Jews can believe the lie that Jews are trying to exterminate Arabs (or for that matter anyone else). It really is as simple as that.

Needless to say his party leadership is making signs of being embarrassed but it’s mostly a fig leaf. Polite UK society widely believes that Israel oppresses and mistreats Arabs and does so without any reason. David Ward is just doing us a favour by making that clear again.

Melanie Phillips has a great post on this. I suggest you read all of it for links and more background but here is just the last part where she, yet again, skewers this nonsense.

The really chilling thing is this. Leave aside Ward’s particular offensiveness and idiocies. The insane belief that Israel is trying to wipe out the Palestinians or at the very least that it behaves savagely towards them, subjects them to ‘apartheid’ and ensures through its behaviour that there is no peace in the Middle East is now common currency in British progressive circles. While most would not use the Holocaust analogy and are careful to damn Israelis rather than ‘the Jews’, the entirely false belief that the Israelis have supplanted the indigenous people of Palestine and towards whom they are now behaving in an unconscionable way is now the default position amongst liberals and the left, and has also made serious inroads amongst the more isolationist and ignorant British conservatives.

The belief that, in Israel, the victims of one of the greatest crimes against humanity are themselves now guilty of crimes against humanity is the collective libel that has become the default position amongst the British intelligentsia. And as Ward suggested in his remarks on Sky, only those Jews who themselves endorse this libel by denouncing Israel are to be considered free of this taint. British Jews who support Israel and try to counter these Big Lies are quite simply treated as pariahs by baying mobs whose obsession with Israel has brought about nothing less than a mass derangement in British public debate.

The full, monstrous obscenity of both Ward’s remarks and the widespread British attitude to which he has given voice is no less than this: accusing the people who were the victims of genocide entirely falsely of committing crimes against humanity — simply because they are trying to defend themselves from being wiped out again by those for whom the Holocaust is unfinished business. Self-defence against extermination is now considered a crime against humanity.

David Ward may have been particularly clumsy – but he has merely given voice to Britain’s national sickness and shame.

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  • http://www.andreasmoser.wordpress.com Andreas Moser

    For Holocaust Memorial Day: how to deal with Holocaust deniers.

    • Jim from Iowa

      Just needs a gentle piano accompaniment ala Jack Handey’s “Deep Thoughts” and it’d be a perfect response.

  • Kareem

    His criticisms of the state of Israel’s unacceptable behavior towards the Palestinians are perfectly valid.

    • Inessa

      This post provided a very clear answer via Melanie Phillips’ post. Learn to read, and the truth will set you free of your biases. Israel is a country under seige with the Palestenian leadership in both Gaza and west bank continuously calling for the destruction of all the Jews, starting with the ones in Israel. They do not make any effort to hide their incitement. These are the very descendants of the Nazi collaborators in 1930s, headed by the Mufti of Jerusalem, and Hitler’s personal friend and guest. They are not Israel’s victims. To them, the Holocaust is an unfinished job. Mr Ward compared Israel’s self defense against continued attempts to murder her citizens (including the one and a half million Palestenian Arab citizens ) to genocide. This is besides his sickening suggestion that the atrocities and murder inflicted on the Jewish population of all of Europe is supposed to teach the victims of this horror, rather than the perpetrators, a lesson.

    • fizziks

      Nope. Because say what you will about it, Israel’s behavior toward the “Palestinian” Arabs is nothing like the Holocaust, nothing like a genocide, nothing of the sort. That is why these comparisons are offensive, not to mention idiotic.

    • Travis

      The Palestinians treatment of Jews is abominable, they are a murderous bunch.

    • A F

      Well, his “criticisms” towards Israel are not valid (yes, I put it in quotes on purpose), but even if you think they are, wouldn’t you be better off not trying to defend someone who has engaged in antisemitism?

  • http://www.according2ed.com/ ed

    How is what Ward said untrue? I’ve often wonder how the Jews, after suffering the atrocities they did, do similarly unto the Palestinians. Anyway, Israel is just one of the last western colonial outposts set up to police significant opposition to american/western hegemony. I deeply abhor Israeli state terrorism, just as i abhot nazi persecution and slaughter of the Jews.

    • Dan S.

      Ed, you have something in common with the horse who bears your name. Well, part of the horse, anyway, asshole.

      • jpl

        really, Really unfair to link this guy with Mister Ed!

        “A horse is a horse, of course, of course…..”

    • Norman B.

      You abhor Nazi persecution and slaughter of Jews? You are lying here as you are lying about Israel. You can take your alleged abhorrence of the Nazis and shove it up your racist ass.

    • cba

      Hi Ed,

      Can you help me out here? If you could give me three examples of how Israel is treating Palestinians the way the Nazis treated the Jews, it would clarify things for me.

      Or even two examples would help.

      Thanks.

    • Shirl in Oz

      Ed, you must have rocks for brains.

      Stop believing the lies fed to you by the loony Left

      Go visit and see for yourself. At this point in time there is no point even attempting to point out the truth to you, you are wearing blinkers mate

    • mrzee

      Israel isn’t a “colonial outpost”. Israel achieved independence by fighting against British colonialism. Are there any arab lies you don’t just swallow whole?

    • A F

      And I deeply abhor the Nazi = Israel comparisons, not just because they are obviously untrue but because they are so over-the-top.
      And the fact that you do so in defense of someone who has expressed antisemitism and who had a swastika displayed behind him in the very picture posted above just adds to the moral bankruptcy of your viewpoint.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    David Ward is most likely a holocaust denier.

  • Shirl in Oz

    Brian,

    I have no idea how long it is since you left the ‘mother country’. It’s certainly a long time since I did.

    I think you’ll find that Ward’s twisted, hateful thoughts come from his Pakistani/Muslim constituents. One of the largest Muslim blocs in the country and he wants to keep his cushy job

  • Shirl in Oz
  • juvanya

    What is worse is the denial of Zionists that this is a growing trend.

  • jpl

    Israel once again doing a lousy imitation of genocide. No gas chambers, no mass deportations, 2 million Arabs living in Israel as citizens (and none are rushing to live in Gaza or “west bank” you might notice). The list goes on. Arab judges, MK’s…..

    • cba

      Oh that’s just those Jews being sneaky and trying to make you THINK they’re not committing genocide. It’s a SLOW genocide, you see–so slow that it’s moving backwards.

  • John

    “David Ward MP, who’s constituancy covers Bradford which is basically a Sharia enclave in Britain’s increasingly restive Muslim north”

    And with that you demonstrated just how thoroughly you conduct research.

    I am from Bradford and that is about as untrue as you could make. Please, if you’re going to peddle hatred, at least make sure it’s correctly researched hatred.

    • http://www.israellycool.com/author/brianoflondon/ Brian of London

      Does the Kashmir, just up from the Imax, still let you bring your own beer or did they nix that quaint little Sharia infringement?

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  • Ben

    Shame on Mr Ward.

  • Dan

    I think we should stop calling these Jew-haters “left”, “liberal”, or “progressive”. Or if we do, put them in quotation marks, like I just did. We need to make it clear that antisemitism, of any kind, has NO place on the left.

    • Starofdavidscotland

      Actually a far better description of these JEWHATERS woud be nufascists!