Jewish cash for Jewish Policies continues
under Gordon Brown?
The Mundi Club, December 07, 2007
This article is a follow up to Cash for Honours? Its Jewish Cash for Jewish Policies! which highlighted the Jewish funding of the Blair governments. The so-called cash for honours controversy was a Zionist euphemism for the more pertinent reality of Jewish cash for Jewish policies. Blairs chief fundraiser was Lord Levy, frequently referred to within Labour Party circles as Lord Cashpoint. Some of the Labour Partys biggest donors during the Blair years were Jews. Blair led the most rabidly pro-Jewish governments this country has ever witnessed. His governments foreign policies, which he conducted through his own Jewish advisers to the exclusion of the Foreign Office, were almost wholly favourable to the Jews-only state in Palestine and relinquished any semblance of even handedness between Jews and Palestinians/Arabs/Moslems in the greater Middle East. It is clear that Jewish cash led to Blairs implementation of Jewish foreign policies. However, the exact mechanism by which cash was transformed into policies is not known. It is possible Jewish donors negotiated with Blair, or his Jewish advisers, for specific donations to be given for the implementation of specific policies. However, it is also possible the relationship was more diffuse. The more Jewish cash that was pumped into Labours coffers, the more aware Blair would have been about the partys dependence on these donations, the more willing he would have been to implement foreign policies to elicit further Jewish donations.
This article explores the revelations over David Abrahams secret, and therefore illegal, donations to the Labour Party. It is possible the police investigation into these donations might reveal the mechanism by which the Jewish lobby buys Britains foreign policies. It is, however, doubtful: unless someone confesses. But if justice is not merely to be done i.e. punishing those guilty of making illegal donations, but seen to be done this means ending the correlation between Jewish cash and Jewish policies which has now reached the stage where the Labour government supports the Jews policies of starving Palestinians into submission and is even hinting about condoning the bombing Iran for having non-existent nuclear weapons. Only when this correlation is abolished could justice be seen to be done.
David Abrahams is, "The son of a former lord mayor of Newcastle .." (Haroon Siddique Profile: David Abrahams http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,,2217783,00.html November 27, 2007). He is reputedly a wealthy property developer "the director of six property companies in Newcastle." (Haroon Siddique Profile: David Abrahams http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,,2217783,00.html November 27, 2007).
According to the Jewish Chronicle, Abrahams is, "a member of the Jewish Labour Movement". (Bernard Josephs A second Jewish scandal http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11&SecId=11&AId=56810&ATypeId=1 November 30, 2007). He was also a member of the Jewish lobby within the Labour Party, 'Labour Friends of Israel' until he was removed by Jon Mendelsohn - for which see later.
Did Abrahams Donations come from other Donors?
Although Abrahams has been reported in the media as being wealthy there are doubts as to just how wealthy he is. He does not feature in any list of the countrys most wealthy people. Just how wealthy can someone be when, it is alleged, their companies arent making profits? "How did Mr Abrahams make enough money from his business interests, he uses different names and dates of birth and has yet to run a company that has declared a profit, to fund his donations?" (George Parker and Jimmy Burns Labour braced for police probe http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/65b73366-9df5-11dc-9f68-0000779fd2ac.html November 28, 2007).
Abrahams hasnt always acted like a multi-millionaire. Firstly, "And, according to a former senior revenue collection officer at the (Newcastle city) council, he simply refused to pay his rates. "Time and time again we were frustrated by David Abrahams," the former council official said yesterday. "He was what you'd call a fly boy. He would buy an off-the-shelf company as a vehicle for his property development interests, use it for a while then create another and so on. He racked up rate arrears totalling around £10,000 [about £70,000 in today's money.] "He had a large residence in Gosforth [an up-market area of the city] for which he also failed to pay rates. "We had the option to seek his imprisonment for non-payment of rates and began to do so, but Abrahams must have called down a favour from his father and the instruction came from on high that we were not to pursue it. "I was disgusted but not really surprised. He was quite openly flaunting his family ties and the Labour Party ruled Newcastle."" (Richard Pendlebury The fantasy world of Labour's dodgy donor http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=496834&in_page_id=1770 November 27, 2007). Secondly, "Neighbours in the road where he has lived alone for years in two houses knocked together report that an almost permanent fixture on the front drive is "a knackered old Volvo"." (Richard Pendlebury The fantasy world of Labour's dodgy donor http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=496834&in_page_id=1770 November 27, 2007).
Even those who knew him politically have raised doubts about the scale of his wealth and this has led to an intriguing question: whether he was just a front man for another donor or donors. "The Conservatives were asking if Mr Abrahams was a "conduit" for money from another source, although there was no clear evidence for this. The theory was fuelled by Tony Blair's old election agent, John Burton, who said: "I never thought he had that sort of money." The Telegraph said his disclosed assets at Companies House amounted to just £144,000. His total known donations exceed £670,000 which Labour intends to repay." ('You're not up to the job Gordon': Cameron launches blistering attack over donor scandal http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=496822&in_page_id=1770 November 28, 2007).
What adds to the suspicion that Abrahams could be a front for other donors (perhaps Jack Abramoff, Boris Berezovsky, Mossad, or even the Jews-only state in Palestine) is his avoidance of giving money directly to the Labour Party. He has stated he wanted to preserve his privacy but this seems at odds with the prominence he seemed to enjoy at the Labour Partys prestigious, national, fundraising functions. Perhaps the reason he was hiding his role as one of the Labour Partys biggest donors was that if this had been public knowledge, as it is with Lord Sainsbury, then the electoral commission might have felt the need to investigate his sources of income.
The Telegraph newspaper splashed such speculation on its front page. "Fears are growing within the party that David Abrahams, who hid his identity by using four intermediaries, may himself have been a conduit for another mystery benefactor, after senior Labour figures questioned his personal wealth." (Robert Winnett and Gordon Rayner Hunt for 'mystery benefactor' in Gordon Brown's donations scandal http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=EJEC3LU1ROPH5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/29/nbrown129.xml November 29, 2007). The photograph accompanying this article showed Abrahams in the company of "the former Israeli ambassador Zvi Heifetz at a London party last year." It has to be wondered what message the Telegraph was trying to convey with such a photograph especially when the article went on to point out that the ambassador has been cleared of money laundering allegations. "Last year he (Abrahams) was pictured shaking hands with the then Israeli ambassador, Zvi Heifetz, who was questioned then cleared over money-laundering allegations. Mr Heifetz was recently appointed as an adviser to Mr Blair in his role as Middle East peace envoy." (Robert Winnett and Gordon Rayner Hunt for 'mystery benefactor' in Gordon Brown's donations scandal http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=EJEC3LU1ROPH5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/29/nbrown129.xml November 29, 2007).
Total Donations to the Labour Party
Since 2003, David Abrahams secretly donated somewhere in the region of £650,000 through four known conduits, Jane Kidd, Ray Ruddick, John McCarthy, and Janet Dunn.
Donations to the Labour Party under Gordon
Abrahams secret payments to the Labour Party continued after Brown became Prime Minister. "Between them (Ruddick and Kidd), they are listed as giving the party £222,000 since Brown became leader in June . Abrahams said he was also responsible for donations to Labour from John McCarthy .. including £90,000 since Brown took office." (Elizabeth Stewart Abrahams gave money to Benn and Harman http://politics.guardian.co.uk/funding/story/0,,2217733,00.html November 27, 2007).
The donations given to Labour under Gordon Brown by Ruddick and Kidd make them, "collectively his third biggest donors." (Elizabeth Stewart Abrahams gave money to Benn and Harman http://politics.guardian.co.uk/funding/story/0,,2217733,00.html November 27, 2007). So if Abrahams payments to Browns Labour Party also include those of the other two surrogates, he could well be the partys second biggest donor. The biggest donor being David Sainsbury.
Who Received Abrahams Donations?
It seems that in addition to his funding of the Labour Party, Abrahams also funded campaigns run by particular Labour politicians.
Janet Kidd offered Abrahams money to Hilary Benn. This offer was rejected. But when Abrahams offered the donation directly to Benn, it was accepted. "However, the Benn campaign team turned down the cheque after discovering that the money in fact originated from Abrahams. Abrahams later offered a donation of the same sum in his own name, which was accepted by Benn's team." (Elizabeth Stewart Abrahams gave money to Benn and Harman http://politics.guardian.co.uk/funding/story/0,,2217733,00.html November 27, 2007).
Kidd also offered a substantial donation to Gordon Brown but it was refused. "Mr Abrahams, a millionaire property developer .. used his secretary, Ms Kidd, to offer Mr Brown's leadership campaign team a donation, thought to be around £25,000, but his team turned it down because he did not know her personally." (Colin Brown The man behind Labour's troubles http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3201560.ece November 28, 2007).
Harriet Harman accepted a donation from Kidd. "It also emerged that Harman also received a £5,000 donation from Kidd towards her victorious campaign for Labour's deputy leadership. She say she was unaware the money had been funnelled through an intermediary." (Elizabeth Stewart Abrahams gave money to Benn and Harman http://politics.guardian.co.uk/funding/story/0,,2217733,00.html November 27, 2007).
The New Labour MP for Sedgefield
"Mr Abrahams partly bankrolled Labour's campaign for the Sedgefield by-election in Co Durham." He donated a total of £62,000 in two cheques on the day that Tony Blair announced he was standing down. He used Ms Kidd to pay £38,000 towards the Labour campaign and Mr Ruddick to donate £24,000." (Colin Brown The man behind Labour's troubles http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3201560.ece November 28, 2007).
General Secretarys Resignation
After Gordon Brown heard the allegations about David Abrahams secret donations he appointed Peter Watt, the Labour Partys General Secretary, to investigate. However, Watt was quickly forced to resign after he admitted hed known for a year that Abrahams had been channelling donations to the Labour Party through intermediaries.
Watt argued he didnt know the law even though it was his responsibility to ensure financial payments to the party were within the law. "Watt, 37, acknowledged he was legally responsible for reporting details of donations to the Electoral Commission. "As a result of press coverage over the weekend, I sought legal advice on behalf of the party. I was advised that, unbeknown to me, there were additional reporting requirements. Once I discovered this error, I immediately notified the officers of the NEC," Watt said." (Elizabeth Stewart Abrahams gave money to Benn and Harman http://politics.guardian.co.uk/funding/story/0,,2217733,00.html November 27, 2007). It seems beyond belief that he didnt know the use of proxies was illegal. "Watt quit on Monday claiming he did not know it was unlawful to use conduits to prevent true source of a donation being disclosed." (Patrick Wintour Harman clings on as donation row escalates http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,,2218149,00.html November 28, 2007); "Watt was said to be "kicking himself" that he had not seen that it was in breach of the Political Parties Act to allow a donor to use an agent or conduit to fund a political party without the information being disclosed. Since the act is largely about ensuring that the true identity of donors is disclosed, his ignorance "was as inexplicable as it was inexcusable", said one Labour NEC official present." (Patrick Wintour The 'usual terms' that left Labour in a 'mind-blowing' mess http://politics.guardian.co.uk/funding/story/0,,2220149,00.html December 01, 2007).
Those in the know about Labours Third Biggest Donor
At first it was argued only peter watt knew about Abrahams secret donations. It has since transpired two others also knew.
Jay was the trustee of a Labour Party fundraising organisation the thousand club. "Baroness Jay's intervention is significant because on Monday, Labour claimed the only party figure who knew Mr Abrahams gave money through intermediaries was Peter Watt, who quit as its General Secretary after admitting the rules were breached." (Andrew Grice Harman haunted by £5,000 gift as 'Friends in the North' row grows http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3201561.ece November 28, 2007). She advised Hilary Benn not to accept a donation from Janet Kidd. "Hilary Benn, the Environment Secretary, turned down a £5,000 donation from Ms Kidd for his deputy leadership campaign, because Baroness Jay of Paddington, a former Cabinet Minister on his team, knew she was giving it on behalf of Mr Abrahams." (Andrew Grice Harman haunted by £5,000 gift as 'Friends in the North' row grows http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3201561.ece November 28, 2007). It has been asked. "How did Baroness Jay, a former trustee of the "blind trust" financing Tony Blairs office, know that Ms Kidd was a front for David Abrahams?" (George Parker and Jimmy Burns Labour braced for police probe http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/65b73366-9df5-11dc-9f68-0000779fd2ac.html November 28, 2007).
Soon after Baroness Jays admission that she had advised Hilary Benn not to accept a donation from Janet Kidd, Jon Mendelsohn was forced to admit he also knew about Abrahams use of intermediaries. "Labour's struggle to keep back the tide of allegations collapsed in disarray with the astonishing disclosure that one of the Prime Minister's right-hand men had known about the falsely-declared donations for weeks. Jon Mendelsohn, Mr Brown's election fundraiser, responded by writing warmly to donor David Abrahams as one of Labour's "strongest supporters"." ('You're not up to the job Gordon': Cameron launches blistering attack over donor scandal http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=496822&in_page_id=1770 November 28, 2007). Over the last decade or more, Mendelsohn must have seen Abrahams at many of labours big fundraising functions. It staggers belief he hadnt known for years that Abrahams was the Labour Partys second or third biggest donor. Given that he was such a close friend of Lord Levy this makes such ignorance even more implausible.
Gordon Brown and Jon Mendelsohn
Abrahams recently alleged hed told Mendelsohn about his use
of proxies in april 2007. "The secret donor at the heart of Labour's
funding scandal dramatically pointed the finger of blame at Gordon
Brown's chief fundraiser last night. David Abrahams, who illegally
gave more than £600,000 to the party through middlemen, claimed
that Jon Mendelsohn knew about the practice months before he even
started his job. And he claimed that he told Mr Mendelsohn of his
donation method as long ago as April, almost six months before Mr
Brown appointed him to the fundraising post." (James Chapman
Secret donor Abrahams: I told Brown's money man about secret
donations EIGHT months ago
November 30, 2007); "The two men are understood to have met at a
Board of Deputies of British Jews dinner held in April, at which Mr
Brown spoke as chancellor. Mr Mendelsohn acknowledges sitting next to
Mr Abrahams but denies asking for a donation." (Alex Barker and Jimmy
Burns Labour fundraiser and UK donor at odds
November 30 2007).
"At ease in the corridors of power, Mendelsohn has the contacts and know-how to advance Israels case in his Labour Friends of Israel role."
In 1995, Jon Mendelsohn became an adviser to Tony Blair. He remained an adviser until Blairs first General Election victory. During this time he worked closely with Lord Levy. "He is a close friend of Lord Levy, who was at the heart of Labours cash for peerages affair." (Christopher Hope Jon Mendelsohn profile: a real Mr Fix-It http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/28/nbrown1928.xml November 29, 2007).
After Blairs election victory, Mendelsohn set up a lobbying firm to cash in on the good work hed done on Blairs behalf. "It was exactly nine years ago that Mendelsohn and his lobby firm partners were caught trading cash for access. How this Mendelsohn character ended up heading Labour Party fundraising and how he obtained the sobriquet 'ethical' is the real shocker. Mendelsohn's partner Neil Lawson told my recorder that, if I paid LLM £5,000 to £20,000 per month, "We can go to anyone. We can go to Gordon Brown if we have to." Brown was at the time Chancellor of the Exchequer." (Greg Palast PM Gordon Brown's Fixer Explains How It's Done http://www.rense.com/general79/explain.htm November 29, 2007).
In 2002, Mendelsohn, the chair of Labour Friends of Israel, had been involved in a verbal confrontation with Abrahams. "He was formerly chair of Labour Friends of Israel, where his path is said to have crossed that of David Abrahams, who was reportedly asked to leave the organisation five years ago." (Haroon Siddique Ethical lobbyist caught up in donations row http://politics.guardian.co.uk/funding/story/0,,2218332,00.html November 28, 2007).
In august 2007 Gordon Brown appointed Mendelsohn as Labour's Director of General Election Resources. He was alleged to be Browns own Mr Cashpoint. "Mr Mendelsohn, described by friends as "a real Mr Fix-It, like Lord Levy [Labours former chief fund-raiser] and Matthew Freud [the PR guru] rolled into one .."" (Christopher Hope Jon Mendelsohn profile: a real Mr Fix-It http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/28/nbrown1928.xml November 29, 2007).
Gordon Brown in deep conversation with his Jewish backer Jon Mendelsohn.
Please notice the Star of David in the background of the two.
Some of Mendelsohns admirers have been spinning that he was hired as a new broom to sweep away the sleaze of the Blair regime. "When Jon Mendelsohn was hired to be Gordon Browns chief fundraiser he was seen as a new broom who was sure to side-step controversy after his predecessor Lord Levy found himself mired in the cash for honours inquiry." (Christopher Hope Jon Mendelsohn profile: a real Mr Fix-It http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/28/nbrown1928.xml November 29, 2007). In reality, hed been a key member of Blairs advisory team and, as a lobbyist, had become wealthy by trading on cash for access. He was no more of a new broom than Gordon Brown. Not surprisingly, demands have been made for Mendelsohns resignation.
Ten Labour Leaders
"A spokesman for Mr Abrahams later said "around 10" Labour figures had been aware of the use of proxy donors, and Mr Abrahams would supply a list to the police if asked. Mr Abrahams last night stressed that he had not believed he was breaking the law by failing to put his name to all 19 donations. But he pointed the finger at further, unnamed, senior Labour figures, who he claimed had been fully aware of the back channels through which he had been directing his contributions since they began in 2003." (Brian Brady and James Hanning I accuse: Abrahams and PM's aide locked in bitter row over donations http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3215844.ece December 02, 2007).
"Labour Friends of Israel is a Westminster based lobby group working within the British Labour Party to promote the State of Israel."
Those who shouldve known about Labours Third Biggest Donor
"Mr Mendelsohn works closely with election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander; one of the Prime Minister's closest Cabinet colleagues. But party sources insisted that Mr Alexander knew nothing of the dodgy donations." ('You're not up to the job Gordon': Cameron launches blistering attack over donor scandal http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=496822&in_page_id=1770 November 28, 2007).
Harriet Harmans Husband Jack Dromey
"General secretary Peter Watt has admitted that he knew David Abrahams was giving money in secret. Critics said last night that, if Mr Watt knew, it was highly unlikely that Mr Dromey would have had no idea what was going on. As treasurer, Mr Dromey is chairman of Labour's audit committee and business board, which scrutinises donations to ensure they are within the rules." ('You're not up to the job Gordon': Cameron launches blistering attack over donor scandal http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=496822&in_page_id=1770 November 28, 2007); "Harriet Harman and her husband Jack Dromey were under intense pressure today as new questions were raised over donations to her deputy leadership campaign. The Commons Leader and Labour Treasurer, often dubbed the party's "golden couple", refused to comment on the donor affair despite the growing row over the details of how she received a £5,000 gift from a stooge of David Abrahams. Mr Dromey has gone to ground, refusing to answer any questions about his own role. He is deputy general secretary of the T&G section of Unite union, but also Labour's treasurer and chairman of its business board for high value donors. An analysis of Ms Harman's campaign funds has found that of the £46,000 donated to her, £33,000 was registered only after she won the deputy leadership on 25 June. Lord Cunningham questioned why Mr Dromey was apparently kept in the dark about Mr Abrahams's donations, just as he was about the loans which led to the "cash for honours inquiry." (Donor scandal: Deputy Harriet Harman's future in question as she is axed from debate http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=496940&in_page_id=1770 November 28, 2007).
Lord Triesman and Matt Carter
"The money from Mr Abrahams's conduits was accepted under three different general secretaries: including Lord Triesman (who won a promotion) and Matt Carter." (Robert Winnett More Labour heads to roll as the story unfolds http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/28/nbrown928.xml November 29, 2007); "What did Lord Triesman, Labours general secretary until 2003, and Matt Carter, general secretary from 2004-05, know about Mr Abrahams covert donations?" (George Parker and Jimmy Burns Labour braced for police probe http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/65b73366-9df5-11dc-9f68-0000779fd2ac.html November 28, 2007).
Chris Leslie was the co-ordinator of Brown's leadership campaign and a former Junior Minister. He is married to one of Gordon Brown's former aides. Hes stated: "I did not know who Mr Abrahams or Mrs Kidd were." (Robert Winnett Labour at war over party donations http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=45UNOP1EGVOU5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/30/nbrown130.xml November 30, 2007).
Leslie became embroiled in a controversy with Harriet Harman over Abrahams donations. "The team of the deputy party leader, Harriet Harman, blamed Chris Leslie, Mr Brown's campaign co-ordinator, for suggesting they should approach Janet Kidd, Mr Abrahams' secretary and one of his proxy donors, for a donation to her team." (Colin Brown Brown aide in the frame as police are asked to investigate donations http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3209867.ece November 30, 2007). However, according to Leslie, in late may Mrs Kidd offered a donation to Gordon Brown which he rejected. "He (Leslie) said: "In late May, I received a phone call from a man calling himself David Abrahams referring me to a woman named Janet Kidd who said that she wanted to be a donor to the campaign. I did not know who Mr Abrahams or Mrs Kidd were. "I contacted Mrs Kidd, and unprompted, she sent a cheque for £5,000 she was a permissible donor. I decided not to take up her donation." (Robert Winnett Labour at war over party donations http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=45UNOP1EGVOU5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/30/nbrown130.xml November 30, 2007). He gave no reason for refusing her donation even though she was a permissible donor. Leslie thus denied giving Harman the go-ahead to accept a donation from Kidd. "When the leadership election was over, I was approached by members of Harriet Harman's campaign team asking if I knew of any individuals who might donate to her deputy leadership campaign. I passed them the details of Mrs Kidd as someone whose offer of a donation we had not taken up."" (Robert Winnett Labour at war over party donations http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=45UNOP1EGVOU5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/30/nbrown130.xml November 30, 2007).
Brown has placed himself above the sleaze proclaiming he knew nothing. But his initial attempts to divorce himself from this scandal did not go well. Firstly, the scandal got close after Jon Mendelsohn had been forced to admit he had known about these illegal payments for two months. However, Mendelsohn protected Brown by claiming hed neglected to tell his leader. "Mr Mendelsohn faced demands for his resignation after he admitted that he had been aware of Mr Abrahams's secret donations, given via four associates, since September. He did not tell Mr Brown, who said that he learned of the situation only on Saturday." (Robert Winnett and Gordon Rayner Hunt for 'mystery benefactor' in Gordon Brown's donations scandal http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=EJEC3LU1ROPH5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/29/nbrown129.xml November 29, 2007).
Secondly, the scandal came even closer when harriet harmon claimed Chris Leslie, one of Browns close aides, had given him the name of an Abrahams proxy. "But his attempt to stay above the growing scandal suffered a serious blow as it emerged that a close aide recommended one of Mr Abraham's proxies to Harriet Harman's deputy leadership team." (Colin Brown Brown aide in the frame as police are asked to investigate donations http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3209867.ece November 30, 2007).
Browns claim that he knew Abrahams only vaguely have also been undermined. Firstly, Abrahams has hinted hes had lots of meetings with Brown. "Mr Brown was drawn even further into the scandal after Mr Abrahams suggested that he was close to the Prime Minister. When asked by The Daily Telegraph how many times he had met Mr Brown, Mr Abrahams said: "You don't remember how many times you've eaten porridge for breakfast." Mr Brown has said it was "entirely possible" he had met Mr Abrahams but did not recall any such meeting." (Robert Winnett Labour at war over party donations http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=45UNOP1EGVOU5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/30/nbrown130.xml November 30, 2007).
Secondly, it has been claimed Brown met Abrahams at a dinner organized by the British Board of Deputies. "However, last night it was reported that Mr Brown had met Mr Abrahams at a dinner for the British Board of Deputies held last April. Mr Abrahams sat next to Mr Mendelsohn." (Robert Winnett Labour at war over party donations http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=45UNOP1EGVOU5QFIQMFCFFWAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/30/nbrown130.xml November 30, 2007). This organization is the nearest equivalent that Britain has to AIPAC, Americas biggest member of the Jewish lobby.
David Cameron believes Brown must have known what was going on. "Watt and Abrahams said they did not know the system was illegal. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, said yesterday this was "incredible", as was the claim that "only one or two people knew about it". It "beggars belief" that Gordon Brown did not know, Cameron said on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1." (Will Woodward and Michael White Abrahams: other party figures knew of deals http://politics.guardian.co.uk/funding/story/0,,2220901,00.html December 3, 2007).
Levy, just behind Blair
Lord Levy failed to realize Abrahams was using intermediaries. "Between January 2003 and November 2005, more than £150,000 was donated to the Labour Party on behalf of Mr Abrahams by a secretary, a builder, a lawyer and a lollipop lady. Through this period, Lord Levy was Labours fundraiser; Matt Carter and Lord Triesman, now a junior minister, were Labour General Secretaries and Jack Dromey and Jimmy Elsby were party treasurers." (Alex Barker Analysis: three lines of inquiry http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c8664a20-9fa7-11dc-8031-0000779fd2ac.html December 01, 2007).
Given Blairs predilection for charming those with power and money, is it feasible he didnt know the Labour Partys third biggest donor was using intermediaries? If Levy knew then it is more than likely he would have told Blair. "Labour MPs have said that their worst fear is that the practice of using third party donors was so widespread under Tony Blair that it went way beyond Mr Abrahams." (Government declares open war as Harman sticks the knife into Brown http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=497554&in_page_id=1770 November 30, 2007). Jack straw pointed the finger at Blair. "This was mind-blowing... it's true this seems to go back for four years and frankly one of the reasons why all of us are irritated to distraction is that we assumed these historic problems had been sorted out following the so-called cash-for-honours issue."" (quoted in James Chapman Secret donor Abrahams: I told Brown's money man about secret donations EIGHT months ago http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=498879&in_page_id=1770 November 30, 2007).
One journalist, a Blairite loyalist, believes Blair may have been enjoying a touch of schadenfreude given Browns role in triggering the cash for honours scandal. "To the Prime Minister he was agitating to supplant, he directly threatened: 'I'll get you over the peerages.' Did Gordon Brown set up Tony Blair for a fall over cash for coronets? Brown has always denied it; Blair has always believed it. Soon after that confrontation, they did come to get him. Jack Dromey, the Labour Party's treasurer and husband of Harriet Harman, ally of the then Chancellor, lit the blue touch paper under Mr Blair by going on Channel 4 News and Newsnight to denounce him for raising campaign funds using concealed loans. Soon after that, the police began their 16-month inquiry, the toxic cloud over the twilight days of Tony Blair which helped to push him out of Number 10 earlier than he wanted to leave. This earned him the unenviable distinction of being the first sitting Prime Minister to be interviewed in the course of a criminal corruption inquiry. Tony Blair and his friends cannot help but think this is poetic justice being meted out to Gordon Brown. They take bitter satisfaction from the spectacle of Mr Brown, the self-styled possessor of a moral compass who advertised himself as so ethically superior to his predecessor, floundering in the mire." (Andrew Rawnsley Brown's agony gives Blair something to smile about http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2220664,00.html December 2, 2007). But why should Blair take much pleasure in this when he could be just as implicated as Brown?
Lord Levy and Blair
The Minor Issues
Abrahams illegal payments to the Labour Party raise a number of issues.
Firstly, is the Labour Party so incompetent that it didnt know where £660,000 worth of donations came from?
Secondly, even more surprising is that these secret donations continued to be made during the police investigation into the so-called cash for honours scandal. Is it possible that, after the failure of this investigation, the Labour Party believed it was untouchable and so made no effort to cover up Abrahams secret payments?
Thirdly, it is simply untenable that so few people within the Labour Party knew Abrahams was making illegal donations. How could this be possible when three of Abrahams proxies were his employees? Abrahams deception might have succeeded if hed been a howard hughes type recluse. But not when he was continually mingling with Labours high fliers. "He has been a frequent visitor to Labour conferences, rubbing shoulders with a host of cabinet ministers including John Hutton, Hazel Blears and David Miliband, whose constituency is South Shields. He is little known by any of those he has met, but that will not lessen the fear in Westminster, where this latest donations scandal is rapidly taking on a toxic quality." (Colin Brown The man behind Labour's troubles http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3201560.ece November 28, 2007). Abrahams was also given a highly prestigious, and highly visible, front row seat at Tony Blairs farewell speech to his Sedgefield constituents. "Abrahams was in the front row when Tony Blair made a speech in June in his former Sedgefield constituency, announcing his decision to stand down." (Haroon Siddique Profile: David Abrahams http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,,2217783,00.html November 27, 2007). If he didnt obtain such a seat because of his substantial financial donations then what had he done to deserve such a reward? It is simply improbable that someone who was given such prominence at prestigious Labour Party functions was not known as a major donor.
Fourthly, how is it that Gordon Brown refused to accept a donation from Abrahams whilst Harman did not?
Finally, is it not a little bizarre that Abrahams funded both Hiliary Benn and Harriet Harman in the election contest for the post of deputy leader of the Labour Party? Why would he do this? Only the Jewish lobby in America funds presidential candidates from both major political parties in order to ensure they have a strong influence over the successful candidate.
Abrahams and Britains Mainstream Media
The Mainstream Media Portrayal of Abrahams Motives
There is no evidence so far that Abrahams tried to get anything for his donations neither material rewards nor the Labour governments support for Jewish policies in the greater Middle East. The mainstream media has made four suggestions about what Abrahams might have been hoping to gain from donating so much money to the Labour Party.
Haroon Siddique pointed out that whilst Abrahams was making these donations he enjoyed the great good fortune of being given the go-ahead to develop a business park alongside the A1. "It was reported that Abrahams' multimillion-pound business park development at Bowburn in County Durham was initially blocked by the Highways Agency because of a blanket ban on further development beside the congested A1. But in October last year the agency lifted the ban on the development, and a separate one near Newton Aycliffe further south." (Haroon Siddique Profile: David Abrahams http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,,2217783,00.html November 27, 2007).
Many journalists and politicians have professed they dont know what Abrahams agenda could have been. The deputy political editor of the Independent newspaper asked. "So what did he want in return for £601,975? David Abrahams and his network of allies, now notorious as Labour's "Friends in the North", systematically targeted Gordon Brown and some of his most senior cabinet ministers, offering huge donations by proxy to a cash-strapped party. Last night Labour Party MPs and officials were asking themselves with some trepidation: why?" (Colin Brown The man behind Labour's troubles http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article3201560.ece November 28, 2007).
Proximity to the Powerful
"No one has produced any evidence yet that these donations actually bought anything other than some proximity to the powerful." (Andrew Rawnsley Brown's agony gives Blair something to smile about http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2220664,00.html December 2, 2007).
"According to the (anonymous senior labour) MP, Mr Abrahams first asked if he could obtain a peerage six years ago in the Central Lobby of the House of Commons, a meeting place, where by long tradition members of the public can lobby MPs. Mr Abrahams started making secret donations to the Labour Party four years ago. Making large financial donations is a well-established means used by wealthy supporters of all three main political parties to enhance their prospects of ennoblement." (Simon Walters Abrahams asked for a peerage, claims top Labour MP http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=499132&in_page_id=1770 December 02, 2007). This view seems like a bit of spin. If Abrahams was after a peerage why did he shower Gordon Brown with money when he became Prime Minister knowing that after the cash for honours scandal, there was no chance of Brown giving him a title?
The Mainstream Media Portrayal of Abrahams Character
The mainstream media portrayed Abrahams as a somewhat strange and quirky character.
"Mr Abrahams is clearly an eccentric chap, because a professional political groupie can hardly be anything else. One excuses 14-year-old girls who throw their knickers at Robbie Williams on grounds of age and hormones. For a 51-year-old (or 61; he seems uncertain on the point) to show this level of devotion towards Labour ministers and apparatchiks is unquestionably weird, but harmless for all that. Donating money through acquaintances is dodgy, of course, but no more a genuine outrage than naively accepting it. Both may be unlawful, but with no evidence (yet) that Mr Abrahams intended to buy favours with his £600,000, it should be less major scandal than minor curiosity." (Matthew Norman For Gordon Brown, this really is terminal http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/matthew_norman/article3209843.ece November 30, 2007).
"What really staggers Labour MPs, just as it does the rest of us, is how anyone could be so stupid as to take money from a donor who appears to be a cross between Walter Mitty and Zelig." (Andrew Rawnsley Brown's agony gives Blair something to smile about http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2220664,00.html December 2, 2007).
The Mainstream Media Portrayal of the Abrahams Scandal
The mainstream media even made an effort to diminish the significance of the Abrahams scandal. Any objective observer might feel that illegal donations, and a possible criminal conspiracy between Labour Party leaders to cover up these donations, was a major political scandal. But increasingly, the mainstream media is referring to this scandal as dodgy donations. These donations werent dodgy. They were illegal and leading politicians were conspiring to keep them from becoming public.
The Silence of the Zionist Loving Mainstream media over the Jewish Funding of the Labour Governments Jewish Policies
Despite its alleged diversity of political perspectives, Britains mainstream media presented the Abrahams scandal in a similar way. It put forward a number of suggestions as to what his motives could have been but completely refused to mention the possibility that he may have made those donations in order to promote the interests of the Jews-only state in Palestine. What reinforces the idea that the mainstream media deliberately avoided exploring this issue is the remarkable fact that it made no attempt to highlight Abrahams political opinions. It didnt bother to find out what his opinions were even though this might have been critical for understanding what led him to making such huge donations. It could have investigated his views by exploring what issues were at stake when Jon Mendelsohn ejected Abrahams from Labour Friends of Israel. Had Abrahams been trying to promote policies that were too extreme even for Labour Friends of Israel or were they too moderate for these Jewish racists? The mainstream media ended up portraying Abrahams as if he didnt have any political opinions at all. In addition, it focused on Abrahams character in order to imply he had no political interests or a political agenda to support the Jews-only state.
The most likely reason for the mainstream medias attempt to depoliticize what Abrahams was up to, and its denial of the major political significance of the scandal, was to avoid infringing on Jewish taboos. These include: Jews giving cash to encourage the government to promote Jewish foreign policies (in America Jews are much more open about why they offer large donations to politicians): the role played by the Jewish lobby in corrupting British foreign policy; the influence of the Jews-only state in Palestine over British foreign policies; and British Jews acting traitorously against Britains national interests. The mainstream medias coverage of this major political scandal almost totally avoided these Jewish taboos.
The mainstream media permitted only one exception. "David Abrahams, the strange shape-shifter at the centre of the funding furore, was once Mr Big in LFI (Labour Friends of Israel); so is John Mendelsohn, the smart fundraiser picked by Gordon Brown to garner "election resources" to finance the next Labour win. Lord Levy is also a key member of LFI. We witnessed the tortuous police investigation into the peer's affairs during the cash for honours investigations, but not once was there any scrutiny of Levy's connection to LFI and how that might have led to the offer of his prestigious position as the Middle East envoy, handed to him by his tennis partner, Tony Blair. Mendelsohn is a passionate Zionist and infamous lobbyist, described by the Jewish Chronicle as "one of the best-connected power brokers". So we can assume LFI plays a part in shaping our foreign policies in the Middle East, the most inflammable tinderbox in the world today. And that is neither right nor fair. The LFI take, by definition, has to be partisan. It exists to present the official Israeli view; it cannot be nuanced or considerate to "the enemy". I would venture to suggest that Tony Blair's abject performance during the last Israeli assault on Lebanon was partly the result of the special relationship he had with LFI." (Yasmin Alibhai-Brown The shadowy role of Labour Friends of Israel http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/yasmin_alibhai_brown/article3218062.ece December 03, 2007).
The mainstream media seems much too concerned about breeching Jewish taboos to publish Gilad Atzmons article on the Abrahams scandal. "I find myself wondering how come Labour is so heavily entangled with those Friends of Israel? However, the most crucial issue here is actually the fact that not a single British media outlet dares to ask the most important questions: what is this cabal of self-declared Friends of Israel trying to achieve by pouring money into political parties? What is it that it is trying to buy? Where is the money coming from? Is it their own money or is it delivered by their friends in the Israeli embassy or another Zionist apparatus?" (Gilad Atzmon Some People Never Learn the Lesson http://peacepalestine.blogspot.com/2007/12/gilad-atzmon-some-people-never-learn.html December 4, 2007). It is highly revealing about the corrupt state of Britains mainstream media that it ignores the views of a vehement anti-racist such as Gilad Atzmon whilst frequently providing a platform for the views of hardline supporters of the Jews-only state in Palestine. "Strictly speaking, the Labour Friends of Israel, "fundamentally" supports an Apartheid racist Jewish state i.e. Israel. If this is not bad enough, they do just that at the heart of British politics. Moreover, they do just that without even respecting the elementary British ethical political norms." (Gilad Atzmon Some People Never Learn the Lesson http://peacepalestine.blogspot.com/2007/12/gilad-atzmon-some-people-never-learn.html December 4, 2007).
In reporting and analyzing the Abrahams scandal, the mainstream media deliberately covered up the following realities as if they were irrelevant to British politics.
* No mention that Abrahams is a Jew: hes just the son of a Russian immigrant. (Of course, if he had been a Moslem this fact would have been given considerable prominence).
* No mention of Abrahams political beliefs hes depicted as just an eccentric political groupie or party lover who has no political views.
* No mention that Abrahams was part of Britains Jewish lobby. Only the small circulation Jewish Chronicle pointed out that Abrahams is, "a member of the Jewish Labour Movement". (Bernard Josephs A second Jewish scandal http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11&SecId=11&AId=56810&ATypeId=1 November 30, 2007). Presumably this is yet another Jewish organization to police Britains civil and political institutions to ensure they abide by Jewish taboos.
* Although the mainstream media mentioned the conflict between Abrahams and Jon Mendelsohn in 'Labour Friends of Israel' it did not discuss this organizations role in advocating and funding Britains Jewish foreign policies.
* No mention of Mendelsohns important role in promoting the cause of Jewish racism within the heart of the Labour Government. Once again, it was only the Jewish Chronicle that dared to touch this issue. Mendelsohns colleagues at the Jewish Chronicle described him in the following way. "At ease in the corridors of power, Mendelsohn has the contacts and know-how to advance Israels case in his Labour Friends of Israel role." (Sacks tops our list of the most influential http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11s18s186&SecId=186&AId=51977&ATypeId=1 April 27, 2007).
* Although the mainstream media reported that Peter Hain had been given a £5,000 donation by Mendelsohn it refrained from drawing the political implications of this loan. In effect, Hain was getting a donation from a leading figure within the Jewish Lobby. This donation constituted a Jewish passport for political promotion within the Labour government. Thirty years ago, who wouldve thought such a thing could ever have happened? In the 1970s Hain made a dramatic entrance into British politics as the countrys leading campaigner against the Apartheid state in South Africa. Now hes accepting donations from one of the countrys most important members of the Jewish lobby and an admirer of the Jewish Apartheid state in Palestine. Such is the appalling political regression being forced on Labour politicians by the almighty power of the Jewish lobby in Britain. But then again, with hindsight perhaps this outcome was not so surprising. In the 1970s, Britains anti-Apartheid movement focussed almost exclusively on the Apartheid state in South Africa and virtually ignored the Jewish Apartheid state in Palestine. It would be a matter of considerable political interest to find out who, within the so-called peace and anti-racist movements, was responsible for initiating and sustaining this failure to condemn all forms of Apartheid. Perhaps thirty years ago Hain had helped to push the issue of Jewish racism onto the backburner which is where he seems to have placed the issue by accepting Mendelsohns donation?
The stance taken by Britains mainstream media suggests that it is either owned, managed, or run, by Zionists i.e. by people who support Jewish racism; the Jews-only Apartheid state in Palestine; the Jews-only states lebensraum policies against Palestinians; and Jewish supremacism in the Middle East. These are the people who believe Britain should embark upon a third world war which could have a devastating impact on British lives, treasure, and reputation. It doesnt matter to them how catastrophic a new world war would be for Britains national interests when it would do so much to promote Jewish supremacism in the greater Middle East. Perhaps this is why despite the fact that Americas national intelligence services have stated that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons programme, Ralph Miliband persists in wanting to punish Iran for having such a programme. "NATO members agreed, reaching consensus over a working dinner Thursday that their policy toward Iran "should not change," .. "There was unanimity around the table that there is a clear choice for Iran," British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told reporters on Friday. "Iran can see the outstretched hand from the international community if they are willing to join the drive against proliferation. But if Iran persists on defying the will of the United Nations Security Council, then there must be further sanctions," he said." (Matthew Lee Rice Seeks Russian Backing on Iran http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/12/05/international/i115908S90.DTL December 7, 2007).
The reason the Zionist dominated media and the Jewish lobby in Britain are both so vehemently against state funding for political parties is because this would undermine the role of Britains Jewish moneymen in financing the countrys political parties thus putting the Jewish lobby in a strong position to determine the countrys foreign policies no matter what party is in power.
Comparisons between the British Jewish Lobby and the American Jewish Lobby
The way the Jewish lobby operates in America is markedly different from the way it operates in Britain. In America the Jewish lobby is highly conspicuous and highly formalized. It lays out its aims and objectives in gruesome detail. It even writes the legislation which it expects its American minions in Congress and the White House to support.
In Britain, the Jewish lobby is nigh on inconspicuous. It works behind closed doors and in the corridors of power where it leaves behind no trace of its influence. As a consequence this enables the mainstream media to suggest that a Jewish member of the Jewish lobby who gives two-thirds of a million pounds to a political party has no political views and isnt pursuing a political agenda. As a consequence of this avoidance of publicity, the power of the Jewish lobby can be seen only on the geopolitical level in Blairs sacrifice of Britains national interests to the regional supremacism of the Jews-only state.
Whos been protecting Abrahams?
Another question which needs to be asked is whether David Triesmann, Levy, and Jon Mendelsohn helped protect Abrahams illegal donations because his funds were so critical for the survival of the Blair/Brown governments and their continued promotion of Jewish supremacism in the greater Middle East.
What the Abrahams Scandal says about British Politics
It is beyond question that there has been a close correlation between Jewish donations to the Labour Party and Blairs total servility to the Jews-only state in Palestine. But there is no evidence as to the mechanism by which Jewish cash was transformed into Jewish policies. This correlation cannot be deemed to be just a coincidence because Blairs policies ran counter to Britains interests. Firstly, Blairs invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have had a disastrous impact on the countrys armed forces, its economic well being and its global reputation. An attack on Iran would be even more detrimental to British interests. Secondly, Blairs policies ran counter to popular British political principles such as multi-culturalism and anti-racism. Thirdly, Blairs policies, such as his support for the Jews efforts to starve Palestinians into submission, also ran counter to British humanitarian ideals. And, finally, Blairs policies ran counter to British public opinion. In 2002-2003 two million people went on mass marches through London against the invasion of Iraq and yet Blair just ignored this expression of public opinion in order to pay off his debts to his Jewish donors by promoting Jewish supremacism in the Middle East. It was sometime in 2003 that Abrahams started funding the Labour Party on a substantial scale.
A financial times editorial rather surprisingly expressed the view that British voters do not like sleaze in British politics and do not like the idea of anyone acquiring undue influence. "It is crucial to understanding that voters want to be sure no one is acquiring influence secretly or unfairly. The failure to comprehend this is deeply disquieting, especially in a party that not only passed a law improving the party funding disclosure regime but still bears the scars of the cash-for-honours affair." (Funding firestorm http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/12f1486a-9de1-11dc-9f68-0000779fd2ac.html November 28 2007). This FT editor thus managed to piously condemn the influence of one man (without mentioning what this influence actually was) whilst ignoring the colossal influence of the Jewish lobby in Britain.
The Abrahams scandal raises a number of important political issues. These are, in ascending order. The pervasive sleaze in the Labour government. The involvement of Labour Party leaders in a criminal conspiracy to pretend that a Jewish donor was using proxy donors to hide his identity, perhaps even his ethnic identity. The Zionist dominated mainstream media depoliticization of Abrahams, no matter how damaging this might be to rooting out corruption and sleaze in the countrys political system, in order to protect the interests of the countrys Jewish lobby.
Most importantly, the scandal reveals that vast amounts of Jewish money continue to be lavished on the Labour Party under Brown as they under Blair. Although there is no evidence as to what Abrahams money bought, the reality is that the Labour government indulges itself in such extreme pro-Semitic bigotry that it runs counter to Britains national interests, its political principles, its humanitarian ideals, and public opinion. The Jewish lobby in Britain pressured the Blair government into wars in the greater Middle East which were not in Britains interests but were very much in the interests of the Jews-only state in Palestine. It continues to pressure the Brown government into attacking Iran which would be even more counter to British interests, whilst giving an even greater boost to Jewish supremacism in the greater Middle East, than the two earlier invasions. As regards the Abrahams scandal, justice has not merely got to be done but be seen to be done.
Reaction to the Scandal from the Jewish Community
The Jewish Chronicle
"Fears were growing this week of an antisemitic backlash following the latest Labour Party cash scandal involving two prominent Jewish activists. Communal leaders expressed concern that the situation may mirror the cash-for-peerages affair, in which, after a long criminal investigation, Labour fundraiser Lord Levy faced no charges." (Bernard Josephs A second Jewish scandal http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11&SecId=11&AId=56810&ATypeId=1 November 30, 2007).
Labour MP Andrew Dismore
"But the furore had a "whiff of antisemitism about it", Labour MP Andrew Dismore told the JC. "People are looking for links to Jewish interests and evidence of a Jewish conspiracy. The press are turning every stone to find one." The Hendon MP said he did not believe the case would have received such intensive coverage "if it did not involve Jews. The undercurrent of antisemitism is worrying." Jewish Leadership Council member Brian Kerner said: "I am sure the whole affair will have an effect on the community." Describing Mr Abrahams as a "good guy", he warned: "It has an added effect of antisemitism, it wont do us any good."" (Bernard Josephs A second Jewish scandal http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11&SecId=11&AId=56810&ATypeId=1 November 30, 2007).
Paul Usiskin co-chair of Peace Now UK
"Paul Usiskin, Labour supporter and co-chair of Peace Now UK, said: "It doesnt do the reputation of people communally linked to Israel any good to find themselves willingly or unwillingly at the centre of matters to do with politics and money. I hope that, in contrast to previous issues of this kind, people do not link historical relations between Jews and financial affairs."" (Bernard Josephs A second Jewish scandal http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11&SecId=11&AId=56810&ATypeId=1 November 30, 2007).
Jon Benjamin, Board of Deputies
"Board of Deputies chief executive Jon Benjamin said: "There is wide concern in this story and clearly there is a potential for it to turn against us. We have been there before."" (Bernard Josephs A second Jewish scandal http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?ParentId=m11&SecId=11&AId=56810&ATypeId=1 November 30, 2007).
Gordon Brown with Israel´s Tzipi Livni, former Mossad Agent