April 19, 2013

Hitler is alive and well and judging tribunals in London

Ok sorry, that's a wild exaggeration.  It's not actually Hitler, it's "Hitler's legacy" and it's not tribunals (plural) in London, it was just one tribunal: the Employment Tribunal in the case of Fraser v University and College Union (FUCU).  So what's all this about?  Let's meander a little more first.

When zionists began expressing their dismay over the FUCU result and showing their inability to grasp, or at least state, simple truths about their bogus campaign to smear Israel's opponents, critics and victims as antisemites an academic called Mike Cushman wrote an article titled It's about the Palestinians stupid.  It began as follows:
To no one’s surprise a Zionist claque has swiftly assembled to denounce the findings of the Fraser vs UCU employment tribunal. It would appear that according to these voices the only business a the next meeting of UCU’s national executive will not be fighting the massive cuts in UK higher and further education but organising the logistics on cattle trucks.
 My emphasis.  But I was anxious and wrote to Mike:
I think the bit about the cattle trucks is unduly provocative as well as an exaggeration which the oppo could use to detract from credibility. 
So we/he ran with:
To no one’s surprise a Zionist claque has swiftly assembled to denounce the findings of the Fraser vs UCU Employment Tribunal. It would appear that according to these voices the only business a the next meeting of UCU’s national executive will not be fighting the massive cuts in UK higher and further education but debating when and in what format to reissue The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. 
Well how wrong I was.  Look at this insane headline from today's Jewish Chronicle.

Union case was ‘Hitler’s legacy’

That is the main headline on the front page of today's print edition. The article went on line yesterday and took pride of place on the home page. It was trailed by the @JewishChron tweeter/twitterer(?) as follows:
Marcus Dysch, the article's author was clearly proud of it:



But now the Jewish Chronicle's online editor must be a little anxious about running such an insane headline.  Follow the link and you will see that they have not just ditched the headline from the home page but there is no link to the article at all on the home page.  You have to click on More UK News to find it and then it's relegated to the second page as of now.  Or you can click on another link, News and if you're quick you'll find it at the bottom of a list of news items:

Anyway, let's have a slice of this Marcus Dysch piece which was important enough for the front page of the print edition but so insane as to virtually hide on the website:

When the result came, just hours before Pesach, he went into shock. According to his wife, the impact was dramatic: “It did not come out in an emotional way. It came out physically. Ronnie was bent over, he couldn’t walk. Daily life stopped.”
She said the case had become “part of Hitler’s legacy”.
Mr Fraser said: “I got a phone call at 4.10pm on Seder night to say we lost. Initially it didn’t hit me. We always knew we could lose. When I read the judgment it sunk in.
“My lawyers advised me that we could win and we put a case together.
Now this guy might be serious and possibly unintelligent or even mentally unstable. He frequently broke down in tears at the hearing. He was the only one of 29 or so victims to have been so emotional. He has completely misrepresented the case and the outcome.  The case was about racial harassment.  The judges were clear that they would not venture into the murky waters of what amounts to antisemitism because even the zionists couldn't agree on that. But we can all agree on what constitutes racism.  It is offending against the protected characteristics of an identity group, ethnicity or religion, but definitely not support for a political project, like, say the Zionist project.  This was made abundantly clear in paragraph 150 of the FUCU judgment.

But who was the lawyer who told him he could win this case? Why it's none other than Anthony Julius, the Chair of the Jewish Chronicle, also mentioned in the judgment but not in this obscenely headlined article.  It now appears that the front page article by Marcus Dysch was an embarrassment to the Jewish Chronicle on line. But the Chair of the Jewish Chronicle is now an embarrassment to the Jewish Chronicle in any format.  In fact he hasn't been heard from at all since the judgment was published.

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