Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Iran applauds UK anti-Zionist Jews for backing journalists' boycott
The anti-Semitic regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad welcomed a fringe group of ultra-orthodox Jews, Neturei Karta, to its Holocaust denial conference in Teheran last December.
Now it is cozying up to their left-wing secular counterparts. A small band of highly vociferous Jewish leftist extremists, who have been gaggling in excitement at the increasing demonization of Israel in Britain and beyond, have come to the notice of the Tehran regime.
The Iranian state news agency reports that: "British Jews welcome journalists joining Israeli boycott". (For background to this story, see "UK journalists boycott Israel: will they now ban their PCs and cells?")
The Teheran regime is referring to a letter published in the British newspaper, The Guardian, by a group calling themselves "JBIG" (Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods). All the signatories -- Deborah Fink, Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Mike Cushman, Sylvia Finzi, Tony Greenstein, Ruth Tenne, Deborah Maccoby, Prof Moshe Machover, Mike Marqusee -- are already well-known for their incessant campaigns against Israel and its supporters.
Deborah Fink has described Israel as a "satanic state."
"The same official Iranian state news agency uncritically publishes the words of wisdom of its beloved President on the subject of the Holocaust," points out David Zarnett, of a moderate left-wing British Jewish group called "Engage" who are campaigning against the extremist anti-Zionism of the British left.