Liberal Democrats Bar Candidate From Contesting Seat

News Brief — April 26, 2017

David Ward MP

David Ward MP

The Liberal Democrats have sacked one of their candidates in the forthcoming election following comments he made about Jews.
Former Bradford East MP David Ward, who held the seat for five years until 2015, has been banned from standing for his party again by party leader Tim Farron.
The local Liberal Democrats had chosen Mr Ward to stand in his old seat but the decision was criticised following Ward’s allegedly “anti-Semitic” comments. As a result Ward was deemed “unfit to represent the party”, according to Tim Farron.
Whether his comments were actually “anti-Semitic” is open to question as they strike this writer as being anti-Zionist rather than anti-Semitic. For despite the efforts of Zionists and their allies to conflate the two, there is a crucial difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.
For example there are many Jews who are opposed to Zionism and we feature some on this website. Nonetheless, according to Zionists and Jewish supremacists such individuals are “self-hating Jews” whose views represent a threat from within to the collective Jewish identity.
The following extracts from Wikipedia serve to illustrate some of Ward’s views. Readers will note that he doesn’t express an explicit hatred of Jews or even question the Holocaust.
On January 25, 2013, he wrote a statement on his website critical of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Two days later on Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27, he signed a memorial book in the House of Commons where he noted that he honoured “those who were persecuted and killed during the Holocaust”.
However, he continued:
“Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza.
“It appears that the suffering by the Jews has not transformed their views on how others should be treated”, he said in a later statement.
While this may not read like an “anti-Semitic” rant it was enough to get Ward expelled from the Liberal Democrats after he criticised Israel for being responsible for “atrocities on Palestinians”.
Again readers will note that Ward is not criticising “Jews” as such but rather he is being critical of Israel. It cannot be over-emphasised that there is a difference.
However, what is really significant about this episode is how it illustrates Zionist control of political discourse in Britain. Here we have an MP chosen by his local party members to stand for them in the forthcoming election being barred from running.
He only had to be accused of anti-Semitism for his career in politics to come to an end.
We have no doubt that Zionists were responsible for preventing Ward from running in the election. By whispering in a few ears and calling in some favours, they made sure that a politicians who was too critical of Israel didn’t climb any further up the political ladder in Briton.

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