UPDATE: I have learned that the Zionist Federation did NOT cancel any event featuring Mordechai Kedar on their own initiative. On the contrary, the ZF tried its best to convince the organizations which – with the ZF – invited him, to let him speak. What happened is that some organizations were intimidated and forced to cancel the events, but this was AGAINST what the ZF wanted.
The ZF very quickly arranged other events in the time-slots of most the cancelled events.
At a time when Jews are on the run from Europe and the UK, and things look as bad (if not worse) than they did in 1930s pre-war Germany, the Jews in the UK are going after…Jews. And not just any Jews, but Jews who speak out against an antisemitic ideology that calls for their annihilation.
That is where they decide to get tough and vocal? And they punish other Jews for associating with them. This is the response by the UK Jewish community to a threat so severe that they fear walking down the street with any Jewish symbols or identifying garb?
They cancel Kedar but invite J Street, funded by Soros and Muslims, into their inner sanctum?
Even Miliband (who is terrible to begin with) has recently warned that British Jews live in fear and in fear for their children.
But as far as the Zionist Federation of the UK is concerned, the problem is…Pamela Geller.
Do they think that if they throw Mordechai Kedar to the wolves because of me that the Jew-haters in the UK will go easy on them? Here’s what these fools never got — the Jew-haters don’t go after them because of me, or Kedar, or Caroline Glick, or any other strong and proud Jew who refuses to be a dhimmi.
The Jew-haters go after them because they are Jewish. Look at this story: this program was as benign as it gets — “gender dynamics” — and the savages still stormed it and disrupted it.
For the Jew-haters, the problem with the event was that the people involved were Jewish. No matter how many strong Jews and defenders of Israel the UK Zionist Federation betrays and stabs in the back, they will never appease those who hate them and are making life so dangerous for Jews in the UK today.
Also, the JC article here is false. Mordechai Kedar never said Muslims were multiplying like rats. But leftist dhimmi journalists never cared about the truth.
“ZF cancels talks by lecturer with anti-Islamist links,” by Simon Rocker, Jewish Chronicle, December 4, 2014:
The Zionist Federation this week cancelled appearances at three Jewish schools by an outspoken Israeli academic following concerns about his links to an anti-Islamist activist banned from Britain.
Dr Mordechai Kedar, an expert on Israeli Arabs who regularly appears to defend Israel on Arabic stations such as Al Jazeera, was due to begin a speaking tour on Wednesday night.
But ZF chairman Paul Charney said that he had removed the schools from the tour after the intervention of the Board of Deputies.
Dr Kedar, who lectures at Bar-Ilan University, has spoken at events organised by Stop the Islamisation of Nations, founded by the Jewish American Pamela Geller, who was banned from Britain last year in a move supported by the Board of Deputies.
At a 2012 Sion conference, where speakers also included Tommy Robinson, then of the English Defence League, Dr Kedar urged Europeans to have more babies.
Muslims, he declared, were “multiplying – somebody said [like] rats”.
The Board had said “their biggest concern would be about him visiting schools”, Mr Charney explained. “To which I replied that I would pull him from the schools so as not to have an argument, to which they replied they were glad to reach accommodation on this.”
Mr Kedar is due to speak at a number of British synagogues over the next few days as well as the ZF’s Israel advocacy conference.
But appearances at two synagogues originally listed on his schedule will not take place.
His talk at the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation in Maida Vale, west London, on Wednesday night was cancelled. Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue said that his booking had never been confirmed. Rabbi Dov Kaplan of HGS said: “We probably would have had him and let him explain his comments.”
One objector, academic Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, said that the visit would be “toxic for interfaith relations”.
But Mr Charney complained of attempts to smear Dr Kedar. “At the ZF, we are committed to bringing over expert speakers to educate and enthuse our audiences. We don’t necessarily agree with all their views… But we do think they should all be heard,” he said.
He added: “What’s worse than a call for a boycott of an Israeli academic? A call for a boycott of an Israeli academic from within our community.”
Dr Kedar, who has had pieces published in the JC, said that “media outlets from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia find no problem to have me on air”.
He added: “Pamela Geller and her audience are not different from the audience of dozens of media outlets, in Arabic and English alike, which keep calling me to hear what an Israeli researcher has to say; they all deserve to hear the truth about the Middle East.”
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