Tony Greenstein is a thoroughly nasty piece of work. He’s a communist activist who supports numerous terrorist and totalitarian murderers. He regularly denounces Zionists as perpetrators of the Holocaust. He has libelled me many times. He doxxed an Israel activist, Jason Silver, and the Coroner accepted that this was a factor in Jason’s suicide in February 2018.
The estimable Campaign Against Antisemitism has called Greenstein a ‘notorious antisemite’ several times. Today in Court 11 of the Royal Courts of Justice The Honourable Mr Justice Nicklin ruled (see below) that these references had the character of opinions and were not stated as facts. Therefore in law they cannot be libellous unless stated maliciously in the judgment of a reasonable wo/man.
So now Greenstein has to prove that they were expressions of malice. Not in his judgment, but in the judgment of a reasonable wo/man. A tall order, given that all were referenced and explained. It would not be surprising if Greenstein’s backers decided not to throw more bad money after bad and Greenstein threw in the towel. Which would allow him to be labelled as an ‘antisemite’ by all, provided an explanation was provided – a commodity of which there is no shortage.