The Labour Party Forum recently discussed Glyn Secker’s appalling speech at the anti-Israel rally in London on 11 May. There is defamatory material about me in the comments. If it is repeated I will not hesitate to take legal action. Some below-the-line comments on me by Adrian Cohen (aka Leon) have been passed to me.
Adrian has known me for at least 20 years. He knows perfectly well I have nothing to do with the EDL. But instead of categorically saying “Hoffman has nothing to do with the EDL” look how he noncomitally distances himself from that assertion (“Hoffman vigorously denies….”)….
Adrian knows perfectly well the reasons why I believe that Rich should not be a ZF Patron. And he could have read my blog to remind himself. Above all it is that Rich maintains that to advocate for ‘One State’ (that is, the end of the Jewish State of Israel) is not antisemitic. IHRA says ‘Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination’ is antisemitic.
Again look at his noncomittal ambivalence (“It isn’t something I have researched”).
Adrian is a member of the Council of the Jewish Leadership Council – its top policymaking body. He is also a Trustee. Plus he chairs the London Jewish Forum. Plus he’s a Deputy. With those kind of responsibilities you’d think he might be less noncomittal about rebutting defamatory lies about other Jews, wouldn’t you …………