Gerald Kaufman just can’t help himself, can he?

"I Can't remember"

Martin Bright reports in the JC:

Sir Gerald turned to a neighbour on the Commons green benches, as pro-Israel MP Louise Ellman rose to speak, and muttered: “Here we are, the Jews again”.

In March 2010 he said:

“Just as Lord Ashcroft owns most of the Conservative Party, right-wing Jewish millionaires own the rest,” he said.

In January 2009 Kaufman said the following:

“The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploit the continuing guilt from Gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians,” he said.

Kaufman’s response?

“I can’t remember whether I said it or not. I can’t remember every comment I said under my breath.”

11 Responses to “Gerald Kaufman just can’t help himself, can he?”

  1. Brian Robinson Says:

    Early day motion 1677


    Session: 2010-11
    Date tabled: 30.03.2011
    Primary sponsor: Corbyn, Jeremy
    Kaufman, Gerald

    Total number of signatures: 2

    • Brian Goldfarb Says:

      What’s especially interesting about this is not who (so far, and it was only put down last Thursday – let’s see who adds their names from Monday onwards) has signed it, but that so far it’s only two.

      • Brian Goldfarb Says:

        Oops, that’s now 6, all Labour Party members. Are these some of the usual suspects on the Labour benches?

  2. Comment is not free Says:

    “Here we are, the Jews again”……………
    Don’t you wish for once “the Jews” stopped lying……..Sigh, it seems that they just can’t help it when it comes to their own,
    “Mr Samuels wrote to Mr Reepalu, accusing him of lies and antisemitism. He was particularly critical of the mayor’s statements about “the Wiesenthal Centre’s influence” on the media.
    In response, Mr Reepalu said: “I think they have trouble accepting that I can be clear in my criticism of Israel and still combat antisemitism.”
    He told Swedish daily Sydsvenskan that he has “never had an antisemitic thought” and vowed that, despite the Centre’s attempt to “muzzle” him, he will “never stop criticising the Israeli state’s assaults”.
    He added: “If you seek to comment on the domestic or international policy of Israel, particularly if you are Jewish, you open yourself up to accusations of antisemitism. I get very nervous about the light use of the racism label.”

    Damn to hell those fibbing Israelites!!

    Looks like the neo-nazis are right after all,

    “Jewish consciousness subsists as a con artist thrives on the gullibility of man”
    “Why We Hate Jews
    Part 3: Lies (Kol Nidre)”

    Not to mention Luther,

  3. Frank Adam Says:

    In the spirit of some mischief since Friday was 1st April and all parties ar esplit ove rthe AV referendum anybody havering on this subject might note that Gerald Kaufman signed the Guardian anti -AV Labour advert so if you feel like kicking him vote for AV ditto annoying the Guardian for acceptng two major back fullpage anti AV adverts.

  4. Janet Says:

    More to the point write to Milliband and see what he has to say about it. I must say I was wavering about AV but now that I know that Kaufperson and my Pro Arab MP are against it, my mind has been made!

  5. Absolute Observer Says:

    Thanks Mira; spot on

  6. Brian Goldfarb Says:

    I have to say that I think that Kaufman’s support of opposition to the AV proposal is irrelevant. On that basis, our decisions are made on totally emotional bases. Surely, we’re more mature than that here, aren’t we? I would imagine that there are pro- and anti-boycott MPs (and others) on both sides of the AV debate.

    My decision on the AV Referendum will most decidedly _not_ be made because the unlovely Kaufman is one side of the debate. I’m more likely to take notice of those whom I respect a lot more than him.

    Would Janet like to tell us how many anti-boycott MPs and other notable are on the anti-AV side of the argument? Most Tories appear to be there. Are they all also all pro-boycott? I think not, as the cliche goes.

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