Antisemite Of The Day: Pamela Hardyment
She’s the woman who appears in the video I posted yesterday, calling for the genocide of Israel’s Jews and denying the Holocaust.
Her name is Pamela Hardyment, and she has a history of antisemitism as a simple Google search will reveal.
For instance, this from 2007:
From: Pamela Hardyment
Sent: 26 May 2007 13:53
You are worried about Dafur!!!!!!!!!!! Yet you have in a wonderful Nazi like killing machine (thousands of palestinians have died or are incarcerated in camps, including Gaza and the West Bank) backed by the world’s richest jews and , you are joking about
Darfur aren’t you?
Whatever you say, and I don’t want to hear what you have to say because it will be the same old rhetoric, we in the UK have had enough of Israel, we (the NUJ of which I am a member) have finally voted to boycott Israeli goods (I have been doing this since 1957 so it just legitimises it and spreads the word, all items with 7.29 in the bar code, Jaffa Carmel, etc) – universities will bring in an academic boycott and architects are now joining in too. It won’t stop there, we will do all in our power to make sure that you do not take any more land (you have already taken mine and refuse to pay for it). We can no longer send money to the PLO or Hamas, but we are sending people, we are not afraid of your wall, your evil soldiers (and you worry about one missing soldier, ha!) and will continue. We used to be mild, respected you because of the so called holocaust (a nice round number 6 million, what about the homosexuals, gypsies, deformed, dissenters, they NEVER get a mention and my family were among them)
So yes, we are very angry, we are working against Israel whereas before we supported you, and we will do all in our collective power to make life as uncomfortable for you as you make it for the Palestinians, shame on you, shame on all jews, may your lives be cursed
Yours with no shame whatsoever and no fear
And here are some more recent examples from her Facebook page (since deleted)
And here are the screenshots in case she removes the posts:
In her LinkedIn profile, she describes herself as ” Creative. Writer. Poet. Facilitator,” and is currently the Arts Editor at The Palestine Telegraph. She is also a member of the National Union of Journalists.
Interestingly enough, she spent 1977-1985 as Editor for Jay Landesman Publishers. This obituary for Landesman refers to her as “his devoted amanuensis” (which is a fancy word for secretary). And why is this so interesting?
Landesman was born in St Louis, Missouri, the son of an immigrant Jewish artist from Berlin and a mother who ran an antique gallery
In other words, this Holocaust denying antisemite used to be a devoted employee of a Jew whose parents escaped the Holocaust! And there is no indication Landesman himself became anti-Israel or self-hating in any way to influence Hardyment. (Here’s another interesting factoid: Journalist Julie Burchill, who is very pro-Jewish and pro-Israel, used to be Jay Landeman’s daughter-in-law).
Did Hardyment fall out with Landesman, causing her hatred of all Jews? Or are her views the result of mental illness, from which she seems to suffer?
Perhaps the reason does not matter as much as the fact the anti-Israel brigade is rife with antisemites like this.
Update: The coward has changed her Facebook name to Pam Arnold.