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Peter Reynolds

The life and times of Peter Reynolds

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Definition of Antisemitism

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I fully support the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism:

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

However, I do not support and I strongly oppose the examples given by the IHRA which are nothing to do with Jews or Judaism but are about support of the war criminal state of Israel. Specifically:

“Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.”

This is nothing to do with antisemitism, Jews or Judaism. It is, sadly, an entirely appropriate, justified and accurate comparison of the conduct of the Israeli state with the conduct of the Nazis.  It is particularly ironic and cruel that the state established as the homeland for Jewish people, who suffered such dreadful persecution, should conduct itself in such similar fashion.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

July 18, 2018 at 11:43 am

“Nazi stormtroopers had identified our house as the home of a Jewish family…”. Now Israel Does The Same In Gaza.

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Originally published in the Guardian.

KRISTALLNACHT

“One night, when I was 13, I was woken by the sound of a door being broken down. Boots stumbled up the stairs, there was loud shouting, and a terrifying series of crashes. Nazi stormtroopers had identified our house as the home of a Jewish family, and this was the night of 9 November 1938, when the Kristallnacht pogrom raged across Germany. Our entire home was destroyed before our eyes, with axes and sledgehammers.

I have a vivid recollection of my father, after the monsters had gone, sitting on the one chair that remained and weeping. I had never seen him weep before. I now realise that, but for the presence of myself and my younger sister, my parents might not have survived the raid. It was a brutal demonstration of our situation. My sister and I left Germany on the last Kindertransport from Düsseldorf in May 1939. We have never had a full account of our parents’ fate.

Even now, I sometimes start up in bed, reliving that night. But in recent weeks, it is more often images of devastation in Gaza – of homes and families destroyed in Israeli targetings of such “military objectives” as the homes of officials in the democratically elected Hamas government – that have recalled the terror of the Kristallnacht. For I can hardly believe that a Jewish government is doing these things. How can Jewish people, aware of their own history, undertake a campaign of collective punishment that kills a higher multiple of the casualties cited as justification, than did the Nazi reprisals for resistance in occupied Europe?

Surely we have reached the point where every government not composed of utter humbugs must join in insisting that an Israeli renunciation of ambitions for expansion beyond the 1947 boundaries is a prerequisite for progress towards reconciliation and peace within a two-state solution. The very doubtful prospect of a unified, multinational, secular state in Palestine appears to be the only alternative.”

Karola Regent
Newport-on-Tay, Fife

Written by Peter Reynolds

September 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

The Truth About Israel And Why The Two State Solution Is Dead.

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David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.

David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.

“If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been anti-semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?”

David Ben-Gurion

 This is the truth about Israel. Even its most revered father of the nation recognises that his country’s actions are indefensible.  With the seizure of land, unlawful blockade and seige of Gaza and thousands of war crimes it is only getting worse. There is no room for any further equivocation. The IDF is systematically murdering defenceless civilians and revelling in it while politicians in the Knesset, even Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker,  are publishing polemics arguing for genocide of the Palestinian people.  Feiglin calls for “concentration and extermination” of the Gazan people,  terrifying words  that suggest a second holocaust. Source.

Israeli Soldier Revels In Genocide.

Israeli Soldier Revels In Genocide.

Like most British people I am absolutely behind Israel’s ‘right to exist’ but nothing endangers that more than its  government’s conduct. Over and over again, Israel has shown it cannot be trusted. I regret to say that perhaps the two state solution is impossible. The attitude and actions of Israel make it so. Perhaps we need to look at a one state solution – a free Palestine where Jew, Arab, Muslim, Christian and secular people can live together in peace. Israel has sown the seeds of its own destruction and nurtured them diligently with the blood of Palestinian children.  The  world must call a halt.

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August 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Hamas Is To Israel What The French Resistance Was To The Nazis.

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French Resistance Hero, Georges Blind, Smiles At The Firing Squad.

French Resistance Hero, Georges Blind, Smiles At The Firing Squad.

Hamas is the product of Israel’s conduct. There is no justification or excuse for any of Israel’s actions. They are all undertaken in support of an illegal occupation and in breach of 64 UN resolutions. Israel is an outlaw state. Nothing it does in Gaza is legal. It is the rockets that are self defence and the response of Hamas is as the French Resistance to the Nazi occupation.

Israel_Nazi_jewsIsrael is a country with the most enormous potential yet it has been hijacked by evil.  Just as Germany was subjugated by the Nazis in the 1930s, so Israel is perverted and disgraced by zionists, the new Nazis.

The lives of IDF soldiers are fair game for Hamas.  While individual deaths are tragic, these are soldiers of the Nazionist regime.  Just as ordinary German soldiers had to die in the war against Nazisim, for a greater good, so must ordinary Israeli soldiers.  We cannot hesitate to act in defence of Palestine.  When the Israeli boy or girl soldier is in your sights, the trigger must be pulled. It is the moral and correct choice.

The Nazionist propaganda machine is powerful and effective.  It has duped many Israelis.  It operates furiously worldwide on social media and the internet.  It pushes the lie that Israel aims to avoid civilian casualties.  It endlessly repeats the deception that Hamas is the aggressor when Israel is the criminal, outlaw state engaged in illegal occupation, blockade, genocide, child murder and oppression.

Written by Peter Reynolds

July 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Vive La Resistance! Palestinian Heroes Fight Back Against The Nazi Israelis.

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french-resistance

When you’re fighting for your life and the lives of your family and compatriots against a  brutal invader then anything is justified.

Israel_Nazi_jewsWe don’t doubt the right, indeed the moral imperative of the French resistance fighters to use any and all means against the Nazis.  The same is true of the brave Palestinians fighting back against the huge evil that is the criminal state of Israel.

We should be parachuting in weapons and supplies to Gaza. Our special forces should be supporting the valiant efforts of the freedom fighters. Netanyahu and his gang of war criminals must be brought to the Hague and put on trial for their crimes.
palestinian rockets

Written by Peter Reynolds

July 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

When Israel Attacked The Gaza Convoy We Did Nothing. Now See The Result.

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gaza convoy

May 2010

The world, NATO, the USA, Europe but most of all Britain should hang its head in shame.  We are disgraced, complicit and culpable.

Our  appeasement of Israel is disgusting and we have only ourselves to blame.  The blood of Palestinian children is on the hands of those in Whitehall and Westminster who surrendered to zionism.

As I wrote four years ago, ‘Send British Troops To Gaza. Nazi Israel Must Be Stopped‘. We did nothing and we have done nothing since except appease the tyrannical zionists.

Britain must act now. We must never, ever forget how our so-called leaders have behaved.  They are not to be trusted or relied on.  They are traitors to humanity.

Written by Peter Reynolds

July 1, 2014 at 8:03 am

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Sparks Fury By Comparing Israel To The Nazis.

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Roger Waters, bass, Pink Floyd.

Roger Waters, bass, Pink Floyd.

The parallels between Israel and Germany in the 1930s are ‘crushingly obvious’.

Source: theguardian.com

He’s right. The Israeli state is engaged in brutal subjugation of the Palestinians in exactly the same way as the Nazis treated the Jews.

It’s not on the same scale. Netanyahu isn’t herding millions into gas chambers but the effect is the same on each individual.  The level of immorality is the same and the vile, zionist state of Israel will persist in infamy for the rest of history just as the Nazis. As will those who comprise the despicable US Israel lobby, members of which are complict in the genocide. Palestinians may not die from Zyklon B, instead it is white phosphorous, tanks and F16s against civilians and guerilla resistance.

Of course, just as in Germany in the 1930s, there will be many innocents who oppose their own government’s actions.  Clearly, many Israelis are good people but there are also worryingly large numbers who are apathetic or ambivalent at a time when courage in the face of evil is a moral duty.

I first wrote similar words on this website in 2009 since when I have been been systematically harassed and abused, not just by zionists but by the sort of scum who will twist any strongly-held opinion to their own, dishonest ends.  My articles have been edited to portray me as an anti-semite and shared across the world to demonise me. I have had hate websites and Facebook pages set up about me. My children and elderly parents have been harassed and abused.  In 2012, the hatred and continuing abuse severly affected my health.  It still continues to this day although I have learned better how to cope with it.

Inevitably, when I became a public figure and was elected as leader of CLEAR, my articles were used against me.  Even those who had recognised my support for Palestine, as soon as they saw they could distort my opinions to their advantage, blatantly reversed their position, embarked on a construction of lies and untruths against me.

When, in due course, in the High Court, the depth of their dishonesty becomes clear, it is their own words that will condemn them to all who believed their lies.

But such men are pygmies compared to those who have the courage to speak the truth in the face of evil.  Just like the monsters who drive the Israeli machine of oppression, judgment will be visited on them in the end.

I shall have to dig out my old Floyd LPs.  It is rewarding to find support in old friends.

Written by Peter Reynolds

December 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm