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May 6, 2015 4:22 pm

Evening Standard Columnist Tweets Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory About London Jewish Editor

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Mira Bar-Hillel accused Stephen Pollard of controlling PM David Cameron. Photo: Twitter.

A columnist for Britain’s Evening Standard on Wednesday promoted an anti-Jewish conspiracy theory wherein Jewish Chronicle Editor Stephen Pollard controls British Prime Minister David Cameron.

On Twitter, Israeli-born Mira Bar-Hillel described Pollard as “Cameron’s puppetmaster [sic],” adding that she expected “3 in 4 British Jews” to shun Labour Party leader Ed Miliband in the country’s upcoming general elections.

Bar-Hillel made the comments after Jewish Chronicle staff writer Marcus Dysch interviewed Cameron on Tuesday.

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Dysch reported that Cameron had relayed concerns about the Labour Party drawing equivalence between Israel and Hamas.

Pollard, who is Jewish, responded to Bar-Hillel’s comments on Wednesday by calling her an “unapologetic antisemite [who] trots out the Jewish puppet master line.” He also wrote on Twitter, “If you ever wondered just how deranged modern antisemitism can be, try this,” sarcastically adding, “Apparently I control the PM!”

Bar-Hillel also recently used her Twitter handle to lash out at Israeli politicians. She called Israeli Knesset Member Ayelet Shaked a “vicious racist” after it was announced that Shaked would receive the Justice Ministry portfolio in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government.

Bar-Hillel also wrote on Tuesday, “Nobody really believes Israelis give a f*** about Africans, whatever their religion,” in connection to the recent clash between Ethiopian-Israeli protesters and police during a demonstration in Tel Aviv.

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  • Dave

    That’s not even the worst she said. She also wrote

    “The Jews of today scare me and I find it almost impossible to talk to most of them, including relatives. Any criticism of the policies of Israel – including the disgraceful treatment of Holocaust survivors as well as refugees from murderous regimes – is regarded as treason and/or anti-Semitism. Most papers and journals will not even publish articles on the subject for fear of a Jewish backlash. Goyim (gentiles ) are often treated with ill-concealed contempt, yet the Jews are always the victims. Am I prejudiced against Jews? Alas, yes.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/jerusalem-babylon/anti-semitism-in-100-words-or-less-1.440318

  • Katie

    Unfortunately, anti-Semitism is rife in Britain – particularly amongst the middle classes where it is almost an extension of their classic snobbery. The link below demonstrates the depth of paranoia in an outburst of latent anti-Semitism by a former (albeit disgraced) British ambassador who feels the entire Jewish community should apologise for the alleged actions of one 84-year-old man with dementia who hasn’t even been found guilty of anything yet!

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2015/04/dpp-labour-lord-janner-should-have-been-prosecuted-on-22-counts/

    Strangely enough, self-style ‘anti-Zionist human rights activist’ Craig Murray didn’t similarly suggest that all gentiles should apologise for Jimmy Savile or Gary Glitter, for instance. Moreover, for some reason Murray seems adamant that those who are accusing Julian Assange of sexual assault must be lying. How’s that for inconsistent, irrational hypocrisy?

  • Dave

    And a handsome woman as well.

  • Paul

    This woman is accusing OTHERs of vicious racism ? Doe anti-semitism not qualify as racism ?
    She says “:nobody believes Israelis give a f*** about Africans, what ever their religion”. What a stupid way to ignore facts: Israel, at great expense and risk, brought the Ethiopians to Israel. They didn’t cross the Sinai border like other Africans seeking work. Because they were Jewish. We care about JEWS. ALL JEWS. Except possibly stupid, vicious, poisoned self-hating jews like the writer.
    The main virtue this lady appears to possess is consistency – she can be counted on to sprout vicious untruths.

  • Many of the boycott leaders and anti-Israel spokesmen in the UK are Israelis, but this reaches a new level! If she cannot produce credable evidence I hope David Cameron and Stephen Pollard will take the libel option.

  • Jonas

    whom gives a f**k about the Brits
    look what the did in the past, and don’t forget the Falklands.
    Jews in Britain should turn there backs to the Isle.
    The Brits have been and are antisemitic, up till the bone.
    No good word for Britianstan!!!!!!!

  • Abu Nudnik

    I like the last paragraph because it makes it so easy to dismiss her as a nut. How could she know what others believe?

  • Elliot

    Ah. Jewhate alive and kicking in the British press. Far left and far right- two sides of the same vile fascists lobby running that country

    Wonder if she thinks Arabs/ Islamists give an eff about Africans- or perhaps they do when they’re enslaving or crucifying or kidnapping or slaughtering them

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