The ‘Socialist Unity’ site (to which we link – on the right), has just closed down its comments facility. They say it is because the comments from Gilad Atzmon and his supporter, Mary (“The Cutter”) Rizzo are libellous. They probably are: they are certainly anti-semitic.
But the authors of the “Socialist Unity” blog go on: because, they claim, in the past, and on other blogs, “AWL members and other Zionists used abusive language, including calling people fascists and very offensive swear words”…this, apparently diverted the debate from “how we can show solidarity with the Palestinians”, into “instead being about Israeli security and allegations of anti-semitism”.
I have only one thing to say to the author of that load of rubbish: Tell me where I (or anyone else in the AWL) have EVER called a pro-Palestinian a “fascist”, simply for being pro-Palestinian, and I’ll donate £100 to your favourite cause.
I wanted to issue this challenge on your own blog, Andy, but you’ve closed down the comments.