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article imageOp-Ed: Inside the 'Jewish Chronicle' Hall of Infamy

By Alexander Baron     Jun 19, 2012 in Entertainment
London - The 'Jewish Chronicle' newspaper has both a hall of fame and a hall of infamy. To date, only one man can be found in both of them.
The Jewish Chronicle newspaper was founded in 1841, but although it has files at its London office dedicated to the machinations of wicked anti-Semites - real and imagined - it has only recently begun to compile a hall of infamy, together with a hall of fame. I stumbled across this after it published a smear article on Rabbi Ahron Cohen.
As those who have crossed swords with the Jewish establishment realise, you don't have to be a mere goy to be labelled an enemy; the outspoken American academic Norman Finkelstein is on this list, somewhat unsurprisingly. To date he is the only Jewish name there, but there are two who would most certainly have been included if they were not non-persons. One is Gerald Kaufman, a self-proclaimed Zionist whose principled stand on Palestinian rights and his condemnation of Operation Cast Lead among other things has led to a whispering campaign against him, although at times the whispers have been more like shouts.
The other is the Israeli-born London-based self-styled Wandering Who? Gilad Atzmon, who in their eyes is so far off this planet they wish he lived on another one.
American rapper Lupe Fiasco makes the hall on the basis of this quote: “Gaza Strip was getting burned, Obama didn't say s***t. That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either”.
Is he really supposed to be ashamed of that? Nice one, Lupe.
The President of Iran has a place in this hall, but, surprisingly, the guys and girls at Furnival Street have quoted him accurately: “Iran believes that whoever is for humanity should also be for eradicating the Zionist regime (Israel) as symbol of suppression and discrimination. Iran follows this issue with determination and decisiveness and will never ever withdraw from this standpoint and policy.”
Apart from the little matter of Israel in brackets, he really did mean Zionism and not Israel, there is a big difference.
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And President Ali Abdullah Saleh appears on account of his claim that: “There is an operations room in Tel Aviv with the aim of destabilising the Arab world. The operations room is in Tel Aviv and run by the White House.”
Of course, a genuine anti-Semite would have said Tel Aviv controls the White House. And so would a lot of other people.
The Hall of Fame is much less alluring, especially as it includes former editor of the notorious tabloid the Sun, Kelvin Mackenzie. Here he is quoted on, in the Jewish Chronicle's own words, extrajudicial murder: “I'd be happy if someone used my passport to kill such a disgusting Hamas terrorist”.
This is a reference to the torture and murder in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, apparently by Mossad agents who had used stolen or forged passports of friendly nations in the operation.
Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, appears likewise in the Hall of Fame, but for his opinion on this matter he is also in the Hall of Infamy. You see, unlike the odious Mr Mackenzie, he doesn't believe Israel or any other nation has the right to assassinate its enemies, a sentiment that is shared by Congressman Ron Paul. Here, Paul explains his reasons for this belief.
Which of these positions do you take, or to rephrase that question, would you be happy with any government declaring you an outlaw and a legitimate target for murder without being formally charged with much less convicted of any crime?
Both Tony Blair and Israeli Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu have far more blood on their hands than Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, and attempts have been made to hold especially Blair to account for his crimes. Nothing is likely to come of this for obvious reasons, but using Kelvin Mackenzie's logic, it would be perfectly acceptable for some dissenting government somewhere to assassinate both men, and to use his passport to do so. Would anyone suggest any government should do this, or should there be such a thing as the rule of law, internationally as well as nationally like Ron Paul said?
Finally, these quotes, attributed to Louis Farrakhan, belong more properly in a hall of comedy. “Today the Jewish people have developed a new strategy. They have always tied themselves to black people. They attach themselves to our talent”. And “They are the managers, the agents and they are the accountants and that's why our black artists loved fame and got fame but died poor because somebody else got their money”.
Whitney Houston didn't have a Jewish manager, and though she certainly didn't die poor, she did die prematurely. On the other hand, Mike Tyson had two Jewish managers - Bill Cayton and Jim Jacobs - who kept him on the straight and narrow, transforming him from a juvenile delinquent into arguably the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.
Jacobs died from leukaemia in March 1988, and shortly thereafter Tyson was prised away from Cayton by Don King. Tyson sacked his goy trainer and friend Kevin Rooney, then got whupped by 42-1 underdog Buster Douglas before raping a teenage beauty queen in his hotel room.
On being paroled from a far from severe sentence he returned to the ring, but after showing flashes of his former glory, was dismantled twice by Evander Holyfield before Lennox Lewis dumped what was left of him in the garbage where he belongs.
It wasn't the rape of Desiree Washington nor the beatings Tyson administered to his trophy wife Robin Givens, nor his violent outbursts that led to his total fall from grace, rather it was his extravagance and utter foolishness with money. Nine years ago, the man who had made an estimated $300 million from boxing filed for bankruptcy. Maybe he should have stayed with his Jewish manager after all?
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