You must not tell the truth! And chutzpah defined

Alan Hart January 26, 2013 9
You must not tell the truth! And chutzpah defined

There is no power on Planet Earth that has used and abused the obscenity of the Nazi holocaust more than Zionism.

By Alan Hart

Some of us do not believe what our politicians say especially when the subject is Israel’s behaviour – its ongoing colonization of the occupied West Bank for the purpose of making peace impossible except, perhaps, on terms which require the Palestinians to surrender to Zionism’s will. The responses of some Jewish supporters of Israel right or wrong to one British MP who did dare to tell the truth illustrate why most politicians throughout the Western world won’t. That’s yesterday’s story but I am driven to comment by the hypocrisy on display, hypocrisy which takes chutzpah to wild extremes.

For those readers who might not be fully familiar with chutzpah, let’s begin with a definition of it.

Chutzpah is a Talmudic word that means many similar things, chief among them being shameless audacity, impudence and arrogance, each and all laced with incredible self-righteousness.

In the context of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel, chutzpah represents an Israeli (Jewish) way of saying to the world without actually saying it something like: “We know we shouldn’t have done this. We know it’s wrong. But we’ve done it because we also know there’s nothing you can do about it.”

As I say in my book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, if there is one single word that sums up the whole Zionist enterprise, it is chutzpah.

Sunday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day and this year marks the 68th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp where more than one million people, mostly Jews, died. As this day approached, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to give MPs the chance to sign it and honour those who were slaughtered during the Nazi holocaust and subsequent other genocides, and commit themselves to encouraging constituents “to work together to combat prejudice and racism today.”

Among those who signed the book and pledged his commitment (I’d be somewhat surprised if there was a single available MP who didn’t sign) was David Ward, the Liberal Democratic member for Bradford East, a 59 year-old new comer to the House, elected in 2010.

On his web site he then said this:

Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza.

Then, in an update after he was condemned by his party and reviled by Jewish supporters of Israel right or wrong, he added this:

For my entire political career I have fought prejudice. I have just returned from Bradford's Holocaust Memorial event where people across cultures and faiths joined together to say, “We bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust and will never forget its lessons.”

In the words of the Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, as quoted in the booklet Holocaust Memorial Day – Learning Lessons from the past to create a safer, better future, I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

The response of Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, included this: “We are outraged and shocked at these offensive comments about Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the suggestion that Jews should have learned a lesson from the experience.”

If that means the Jews have nothing to learn from the Nazi holocaust – the slaughter of Jews and others by Europeans NOT Arabs or other Muslims – I am more than amazed.

It was, however, the response of Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust that took my breath away. She said she was “deeply saddened” that the MP had “deliberately abused the memory of the Holocaust.”

In my view that’s chutzpah taken to its wildest extreme. Why?

There is no power on Planet Earth that has used and abused the obscenity of the Nazi holocaust more than Zionism.

It has used the guilt of Europeans and the West as a whole to blackmail politicians and the mainstream media into silence on the matter of Zionism’s crimes and justify everything it did and does in defiance of international law and a string of UN Security Council resolutions.


I sent the following e-mail to MP David Ward:

“You have my utmost respect and admiration, not only for your truth telling but for refusing to back down under fire, including fire from your own party which, like all others and the mainstream media, is terrified of offending Zionism.”

At the time I sent my message to him, he had apparently received 80 unsolicited supportive e-mails and only two from detractors.

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But he must watch his back. He won his election to the House of Commons by the narrow margin of 365 votes. It will be interesting to see if he becomes a target for an organized Zionist campaign to defeat him at the next election.



  1. Ehud Lifhsiz January 27, 2013 at 4:38 am -

    Dear Alan,
    You are so right about the story of David Ward. Keep on going!

  2. Bonnie January 27, 2013 at 6:01 am -

    Oh, yes, how the jews suffered!  The very ones that started it all, ….now turn around, and claim, THEY were the ones that suffered! Newsflash: BEFORE there was Hitler, the jews NOT Zionists, NOT atheists, but Joe Blow jews, the Communists, raped and SLAUGHTERED Millions of NON-JEWS in the Holomodor in Ukraine, AND Polish officers in Katyn Forest..    AFTER WWII, the Allies ("good" guys) handed the ENTIRE E. Eur. (of course, incl. E. Germany) to the Communists,and Poland and Czechkoslovakia (for which the war was started in the first place). The Communist Joe-Blow jews, cut a swathe across the areas, gang-raping women and girls, and torturing and SLAUGHTERING the general populace, in the most hrrible way.


    Worse than the Inquisition, worse than Hitler was alleged to have done. It was HELL ON EARTH then. I bet the Poles and Czechs, would have been glad to have the Germans back.  

  3. Christine January 27, 2013 at 6:06 am -

    I think it was Paul Krugman who defined chutzpah the best.  He said chutzpah was a man killing both parents then telling the courts to go easy on him for he is an orphan.  Chutzpah indeed………..

  4. Bonnie January 27, 2013 at 6:08 am -

    The jews claim 6 million of them died…(as if they were the most important people on Earth)…and at the end, the fig. was downed to 1.5 Million, who did of disease brought in by lice (at the same time, the civilians were dying of the same), the Allies had bombed the roads and rails, so there was no medicine or food.
    But the jew Communists SLAUGHTERED 60- 100 MILLION ….NON-JEWS throughout Russian and Europe.
    Compare 6 million to 60-100 MILLION.
    And that doesn'[t include the Allied "boots on the ground."…Brit, U.S. , French, Canadians, Australians or New Zealander…..
    DOES IT!?

  5. Miss Costello January 27, 2013 at 8:03 am -

     Sadly, it's not, but it should be, hard to believe anyone would be pilloried for simply saying what most of the civilized, intelligent world knows to be FACT, however unpalatable that may be to those only too happy to support the inhuman treatment  suffered by the Palestinians (for over six decades), at the hands of israel. That is what is shameful. Not a man having the courage to speak the truth. 'The Emperor's New Clothes' comes to mind. Black is white, day is night, wrong is right. Not any more, it isn't.

    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther KIng.

    David Ward, please don't do what so many others have done in your position and backtrack under presssure. You spoke the truth. Stick to it. There are many (perhaps more than you realise) who will stick with you in this. Thank you.  We salute you.

  6. RexW January 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm -

    David Ward,


    “Sadly, telling the truth as you have done seems to require an apology according to most of the British newspapers. Certainly not to me, Sir, or millions throughout your country and the world, who agree with your statement. Please be assured of that.


    Please do not feel that there is any necessity to make any further amendments because you are right and well respected for it. More strength to you for your honesty, Mr. Ward. It is indeed refreshing” One could have added that ‘be careful and shore up your support because the Zionists will already be organising their sayanims to bring you down’.


    That is the nature of the beast. They have been doing it for years and now think that the world needs to be subservient to their selfish dictates. What Britain obviously needs is an Anti-Defamation League against the likes of this barrage of irresponsible comment, the flames being fed by the mindless comments by people like Karen Pollock, stating that Mr. Ward had “deliberately abused the memory of the Holocaust.” What absolute hysterical nonsense. That’s defamation against Mr. Ward, pure and simple.


    I would go even further than Alan, above, by saying that Jews do not seem capable of realising how they are now becoming reviled throughout the world. People in almost every country have made sacrifices over forty years to assist the displaced thousands after WWII. Yes, these efforts were almost never ending over this time, pushed along in the past thirty years by the on-going, even to this day, Israeli- initiated ‘holocaust marketing campaign’ , and yes, that original concern by the whole world has now been seriously, almost completely eroded and in its place is a level of disrespect only equalled by the disrespect for the regime of Adolph Hitler in World War II


    Now that is all their doing. No one else created this hateful climate.


    There has not been another purge against Jews; there has not been any harassment over this post-war period; there has not been any restrictions on their movement, their activities and their lifestyle but yet they now use their money, their influence and endless corruption to make some point ……that nobody understands and will never understand..And they are told by their Neocon masters, namely Elliott Abrams to “stand apart” from the rest of the world and they do that, willingly. It’s the norm. So that is how these people learn . It is almost as though they blame the whole world for their plight when in fact, it was just one country that caused them such pain. Certainly not the likes of Mr. Ward or the British people or the rest of the world.


    They just cannot discriminate. “Everyone hates us” is the cry. Why? They just can’t distance themselves from their paranoia, their self-generated, carefully manicured persecution complex. It suits their mindset. They know no other. The 2013 equivalent of the Third Reich. Let us not even mention ethnic cleansing, apartheid on a grand scale and the occupation of another country, Palestine, for 60 years.


    The US thinks that the less said about those crimes, the better. The US, of course, are just as complicit in this crime against humanity. They  moved from the sad state that existed in1945, but even after 66 years, they still can’t see a real friend anywhere, in any country, just people to use mercilessly, using their money as a corrupting weapon. Everyone is an enemy, this attitude born out of their propaganda-based kibbutz environments, brainwashing  whole populations over many generations to see everyone as an enemy, to maintain a “we are the victims” line along with “we are the chosen ones”, (a familiar fiction), year in and year out.


    This is now so tiresome but they are now too blind to see it. But worse than this is yet another speciality, the vengeance they will now try and wreak on this honest member of a British Parliament, elected by British people, who, instead of being criticised by the newspapers in his own country as they give space to the anti-British Zionist mouthpieces, thick on the ground, he will  be as well also represented as an anti-Semite, the Zionist’s favourite recourse in such cases., ad nauseum. They are becoming so predictable. It is now part of the makeup a Jewish person, across the board, to be seen as the victim, to use people in every way possible, as in this case, to create a disgraceful climate of hate against those who have given them succour for 60 years and who have a right to an opinion. Mr. Ward is British and no doubt proud of it as his electorate should be of him. I certainly am. He stated the truth.


    What a truly ungrateful and inhumane race of people they have turned out to be.

  7. Boris January 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm -

    It does seem as though the world has created a monster in the last sixty years and in their insidious grip is the US Congress, the  political policies in foreign affairs in most western countries and one can almost taste their involv ement in all the mischief  that is the Middle East, Syria particularly.   It is difficult not to be sympathetic for the honesty that David Ward represents.


    Let us all hope that his electorate sees the strength of the man that the Jews will now try to humiliate and that his party stands my him, instead of individually trying to curry favour with a nasty group of people, too big for their own boots and who ultimately will come to realise how poorly they are regarded.   But perhaps not, Palestine being a shining example of absolute stupidity and a glaring example of being unable to see the realities of their actions.  


    Plainly, a psychotic people  

  8. Rosemerry January 28, 2013 at 6:01 am -

    Jews, like Americans, cannot believe that they could ever do wrong. Netanyahu recently was going on about the danger of terrorists to poor Israel; Rand Paul saying an attack on Israel was an attack on the USA; no other country or people have any importance; Muslims can be denigrated at every turn. 


    Iran has attacked NOBODY, but Israel and US/UK/European Zionists manage to convince leaders that it is dangerous. Never will these hypocrites stop moaning about the Holocaust (Uri Avnery calls them holocoasters)while refusing to rethink their policies and programs against the innocent descendants of the people they have killed or displaced.

  9. David Marchesi January 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm -

    The longer I live, the more I am convinced that the key weakness of "the British", "the Jews" and "the Americans" is narcissism. Like vanity at a personal level, this can be a relatively innocuous human failing. However, at the "collective" level ( already a serious abuse of analogy, from individual to group) it becomes a "catch-all" excuse for the most unpleasant of individuals;


    if ALL US citizens, ALL Jews( everywhere) and ALL "Britons" are o.k. chaps, rather admirable fellows, then I , little me, can be part of a wonderful collective, basking in the glory of my wonderful self-image, which is not, of course, a self-image at all, but a delusive device to cover my human frailties and nastinesses. In short,a measure of humility is hard to swallow, but is the only avenue to self-awareness by which any reasonable Jew, or Yank, or Brit would seek the path of meekness , not that of swagger ( I think virtually any observer of the Israel scene would detect a high degree of swagger among the Jewish people there, (especially, sadly, the younger ones) In their heart of hearts, Jews surely realise that they are no better and no worse than , say, Palestinians. They are, of course, more "civilised", since the world now seems to define that term as "having much greater killing power" – on that basis, of course, the USA is the most civilised country in the world. I rest my case