Nobody bothered to check who created that “anti-Semitic” image that Naz Shah retweeted, did they?
Mike Sivier, VoxPolitical, Apr 30 2016
Naz Shah: Not as anti-Semitic as you might think?
You know that image that got Naz Shah suspended from the Labour Party? The really offensive, anti-Semitic image that proposes relocating the nation of Israel from the Middle East to the Pindo mid-West? This one:
It seems nobody bothered to check on the person who originally published it. So let me put you out of your misery. The map was posted by Norman Finkelstein on Monday Aug 4 2014 on his blog. Professor Finkelstein is described by that hideously inaccurate Wikipedia as “a Pindosi political scientist, activist, professor and author. His primary fields of research are the Isro-Pal conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors.” That’s right: it was posted by a Jewish gentleman. Not only that, he’s the son of two Jewish people who survived the Shoah. It puts a different complexion on this whole issue, doesn’t it? He’s currently working on his eleventh book, with Plastelinan political analyst Mouin Rabbani, entitled How to Solve the Isro-Pal Conflict. This writer (the one at voxpolitical – RB) found out the above on a website called Jews For Justice For Plastelinans, which has been running a fascinating series of articles on the “anti-Semitism” controversy here in Britain under the headline Carnival of Ignorance. Some of you may be particularly interested by this passage, about Ken Livingstone:
Ken Livingstone was quite right about Hitler’s plan for the Jews in 1932, which became law when Hitler became German Chancellor the following year.
This writer had to smile at the following footnote:
To Naz Shah and other posters: always give your sources. It’s respectful and allows the trail of transmission of authority to be known.
If only she had! This whole silly affair could have been cleared up within minutes.