Tony Greenstein and The Definition of Insanity

By Laura Stuart

Oh the Irony! … Of Tony Greensteins’s expulsion from the Labour Party for alleged anti Semitism. Tony Greenstein himself was responsible for a witch-hunt within the Palestine Solidarity Campaign that resulted in many good people being expelled for… wait for it… perceived anti semitism. Now the “anti semite-sniffer persuivant” himself has been expelled from Labour.

How apt this anti free speech campaigner, who spent so much time and effort engaged in having some excellent people kicked out of P.S.C. and to have Gilad Atzmon's concerts closed down because he didn't agree with his views nor his right to air them - should now be subject to expulsion himself.

Tony made very unpleasant comments about my niqab a few years ago - something that was certainly none of his business, but he used it as part of his campaign to discredit me as an associate of Gilad on the website deLiberation. At the same time as smearing me as some sort of female victim for wearing niqab he claimed that as a "leftie" he would fight for my right to wear it.... no wonder such schizophrenic views lead to bitterness and confusion.

Tony blogged today about his hearing by Labour into his alleged anti semitism, I am totally bemused to find that his conclusion, expressed by him in the comments as follows:-

 "tonygreenstein levi9909

I think we have to build a movement, which will effectively stop the Zionists and win people over to the understanding that this is not about anti-Semitism but basic solidarity with the Palestinians and opposition to Zionism.”

Isn’t the definition of insanity taking the same action again and again despite the outcome always being the same? The second certainty in this life after the fact that death will come to us all, is that there are a lot of very vociferous Jews who will never be satisfied that someone is not anti semitic. Tony should know best all about such intolerant people since he is one himself. Good luck with that Tony!Schermata 2016 06 14 alle 22.57.15

Video of the Week New Clashes Erupt Between Israeli Security Forces, Muslim Worshippers

Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police

The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives.

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