For background on this post, see here.
Since it appears that Lord (sic) Greville Janner, may be the Labour peer at the heart of the paedophilia allegations now circulating - although this is not confirmed - I've been looking through the archives to review the stances he has taken on policy issues relevant to this blog.
First of all, let it be noted that Greville Janner is not just an ordinary Jewish politician. He was president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the main Jewish communal organisation in Britain, and was vice-President of the World Jewish Congress.
In the House of Commons, Greville Janner represented Leicester North West (1970-74), then Leicester West until 1997 for the Labour Party.
He was President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the main representative body of British Jewry, from 1978 to 1984, and has been a key international figure in efforts to seek compensation and restitution for Holocaust victims. He also chairs the Holocaust Educational Trust and is vice president of the World Jewish Congress.
His father, likewise, was president of the Board of Deputies, and preceded him in the same parliamentary seat in Leicester.
Lord Barnett Janner was a Jewish British politician and communal leader.
Janner was born in Lithuania and moved with his family to Barry, South Wales, when he was six months old. He was educated at Cardiff University, became a solicitor, and was a Liberal member of Parliament for Whitechapel (1931–1935), and then a Labour member for Leicester (1945–1970). He was president of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland (1950) and president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews (1955–1964).
Janner was known in Parliament as the spokesman on Zionist matters and formed a pro-Zionist parliamentary group of which he was the secretary.
Janner was knighted in 1965 and in 1970, when he retired from the House of Commons, he was made a life peer. His son GREVILLE EWAN JANNER (1928– ) became Labour member of Parliament for Leicester after his father's retirement, serving as an M.P. from 1970 to 1997.Source: Jewish Virtual Library
Greville Janner founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Antisemitism and was President of the Commonwealth Jewish Council. Bizarrely, he was a member of the Magic Circle (a organisation for "magicians") and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. This takes on sinister connotations in light of the accusations of paedophilia. Just as Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris used their entertainer personas to get close to children, Greville Janner may have employed his "magic tricks" in the same way.
Fascinatingly, Greville Janner established a personal friendship with the singer Michael Jackson, who was also accused of paedophilia.
Leading Jewish peer Lord Janner spoke today about his sorrow at the death of Michael Jackson, whom he regarded as "delightful company" and a good friend.Lord Janner was introduced to the singer by psychic Uri Geller.
"He came to Parliament in 2002 and I showed him round," Lord Janner recalled. "He had come to the UK to help fund-raise for Exeter Football Club, which Uri chaired.
"I showed him all around the Lords; it was a Friday and the staff were thrilled. When we got to the place where the Queen sits when she opens Parliament, he looked at the chair and then turned to his assistant. He said: 'I want one exactly like that for my home.'"
Lord Janner said he had not been familiar with Jackson's music when they first met but had had the opportunity to see him in California at Universal Studios. "We had dinner together and then I watched him dance. He was an incredible dancer. It was absolutely astonishing."
The peer said he would miss the entertainer, whose death was announced today.
Source: Jewish Chronicle
Janner was honoured by Israel - by having a nursery school named after him!
A jubilant Lord Janner raises a woven artwork made for him by the children of the Ma’alot Tarshiha kindergarten in the Galilee.
The nursery, attended by Jewish and Arab children, has been named in Lord Janner’s honour by the state of Israel, to mark his service to the Jewish community and the state.
At the dedication ceremony, attended by the British ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, the mayor of Ma’alot, Shlomo Buhbut, and the deputy mayor of Tarshiha, George Ablini, a plaque was unveiled renaming the school the Lord Greville Janner Education Centre.
Mayor Buhbut said: “ You cannot tell at this kindergarten if a child is Jewish or Arab. That is what is so wonderful about our town. Lord Janner, you are not afraid of challenges and building bridges. There is no better place in Israel than to have our kindergarten named for you.”Source: Jewish Chronicle
Hopefully, someone was keeping a careful watch on him while he visited the school.
When the French government first banned burkas in 2004, Greville Janner denounced it in withering terms.
Greville Janner, vice-president of the World Jewish Congress, said that French legislators had
"disgracefully punished the entire Muslim population and other religious communities".
Janner also cofounded a Muslim-Jewish parliament "to combat religious intolerance" with an Arab prince!
Lord Janner has also throughout his career sought to foster good relations between different faiths: his book “One Hand Alone Cannot Clap: an Arab-Israeli Universe” is a testament to this work. In 2005 he founded, together with Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, the Political Council for Coexistence, which brings together Jewish and Muslim parliamentarians from around the world and they remain its joint presidents.Source
The Coexistence Trust was founded in 2005 by HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan and Lord Janner of Braunstone QC as a parliamentary network of political leaders to act as a source of international support in helping governments tackle racial and religious intolerance - including Islamophobia and antisemitism - at senior levels. Currently, we have 120 members across 54 countries.
Since 2007, in addition to our international network, The Coexistence Trust has engaged with Muslim and Jewish student communities on university campuses across the United Kingdom, through campus tours and leadership development days, providing a common platform for student leaders to engage in collaborative, open and respectful dialogue.Source
Janner openly called for Muslims and Jews to work together against kuffar/goyim.
LABOUR peer Lord Greville Janner QC has urged Jewish people to join with Muslims in Leeds to combat anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
At a talk in Moortown he told 200 people the Jewish community could not cope without non-Jewish allies and joining forces with the Muslim community was crucial. “If we work together we will live together and if we don’t live together we will die together,” he said.
Lord Janner, the founder and president of the Inter-Parliamentary Council against Anti-Semitism, said that together with Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan he recently founded the Coexistence Trust bringing together Muslim and Jewish political leaders.
“The organisation provides a unique bridge across the world of politics. Since forming, membership has spread to leaders in almost 40 nations,” he said.
“It is a means of battling against racism because we have in general the same enemies, although they are not always recognised by us or by the Muslims as being such enemies.”
Lord Janner said the Trust is the only organisation of its kind. He said: “Working together with the Muslim community has become very important.”Source
Janner even wrote a book about Jewish/Muslim cooperation called "One hand cannot clap". Perhaps it should have been called "One hand is not enough to strangle the goyim/kuffar".
In this unique and fascinating book, Greville Janner describes an extraordinary journey. To ease his sorrow on the death of his wife and to experience a completely different way of life, he travelled to Sakhnin, an Arab town in northern Israel. Warmly welcomed into the heart of an Arab family, he immersed himself in their lives, their language and their customs. With his passionate belief in the need for understanding between the Jewish and Muslim peoples, Janner saw for himself that 'one hand alone cannot clap', and that mutual understanding and tolerance is crucial to a decent society.Source
The Elms Guest House in London is alleged to have been a meeting point for prominent paedophiles and their victims. Janner was one of these alleged visitors. The guest house was run by a Paki, Haroon Kasir. So it seems Janner was already fulfilling, in a very practical way, his vision of Muslim/Jewish joint action against Europeans. This is a potential Watergate/Dreyfus-level scandal. The question is whether they can get away with a "limited hangout" to stop its full dimensions coming to light.
I will update this page as I acquire new information of interest.