Tony Blair’s favourite oligarch hit by sanctions: ex-PM and ‘Holocaust’ lobby under scrutiny

Moshe Kantor hosting a conference in Terezin, Czech Republic, where he demanded that laws against ‘Holocaust denial’ be extended across Europe

As far back as 27th February H&D raised questions about former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his favourite oligarch Moshe Kantor, a close friend of both the ex-Labour leader and the Kremlin godfather Vladimir Putin.

We pointed out that since 2015 Blair has been chairman of Kantor’s ‘European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation’, which campaigns for ‘tougher laws against extremism’.

Naturally the extremism Blair and Kantor wish to criminalise involves such things as publishing a magazine or running a bookshop. For this type of extremism the likes of Blair and Kantor endorse the approach of Spanish prosecutors, who wish to jail Pedro Varela for twelve years, or German prosecutors who wish again to jail the 93-year-old Ursula Haverbeck, or German border guards who defy their own laws and their country’s obligations under the European constitution to deport the 19-year-old student Isabel Peralta.

Invading a neighbouring country is, by contrast, not ‘extreme’: not if the invader is Moshe Kantor’s close friend Vladimir Putin.

Moshe Kantor has founded and sponsored Jewish lobby groups and ‘academic’ foundations around the world: he is now under sanctions for his ties to the Kremlin’s campaign of propaganda lies and brutal aggression against its neighbours

Yesterday – more than five weeks after we raised these questions – the British authorities belatedly acted against Kantor, adding him to their sanctions list.

Kantor’s many leading positions in international Jewry and Zionism include President of the European Jewish Council; Vice President of the UK’s Jewish Leadership Council (a registered charity); Chairman of the Policy Council of the World Jewish Congress; and President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation.

In many of these roles he has worked closely with Tony Blair, who was one of the most pro-Israel Prime Ministers in UK history.

In 2015 Kantor organised a conference in the Czech Republic where he called on European governments including the UK to adopted standardised laws criminalising ‘Holocaust denial’. Defying the views of scholars and legal experts who wish to repeal these ‘historical memory laws’ that jail people for their opinions, Kantor wanted to make the laws stricter and the punishments harsher.

Tony Blair joined Kantor in promoting these arguments and demands for legal crackdowns on opinion-crime, via a major article in The Times newspaper.

The main vehicle for demanding these new debate-denial laws was the ironically named European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, with Kantor as President and paymaster, and Tony Blair as chairman.

Now Kantor himself is facing legal sanctions – not for opinions, but for his documented ties to the Kremlin’s war machine and lie machine.

Moshe Kantor and Tony Blair honouring Prince Albert of Monaco for his obeisance to the Holocaust lobby

It is now beyond dispute that for the past twenty years or more, Vladimir Putin has used Holocaust propaganda as an instrument of Russian diplomacy and as a justification for Russian military aggression.

Now is the time to ask the forbidden questions. Whatever European courts might say, it’s time to demand historical truth.

Back in 2007 – in a letter prominently published in a national newspaperH&D‘s Peter Rushton discussed the way that Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir had used Holocaust propaganda to pressure US governments into allowing Israel to get away with nuclear proliferation. His letter ended: “Should a self-interested version of 1940s history be allowed to dictate the nuclear power politics of the 21st century, with potentially disastrous consequences?”

In 2022 the same question becomes more urgent, and we can no longer allow the risk of prosecution in many European countries to silence that question.

In 2015 Tony Blair and Moshe Kantor demanded new laws to crack down on ‘antisemites’ and ‘Holocaust deniers’.

Therefore this week H&D will launch a new website section – Real History and the True Europe – in which over the coming months we shall ask the important questions about Europe’s history and culture, including the ‘Holocaust’.

On this website, in our magazine, and in a book to be published later this year – The Dogs That Didn’t Bark: British Intelligence, International Jewry and the Holocaust (the first of a series examining aspects of Britain’s secret history with the aid of new archival discoveries) – we will examine whether, just as Moshe Kantor and Vladimir Putin have exploited ‘Holocaust’ stories for propagandist purposes, other official and unofficial propaganda agencies were behind parts of the original ‘Holocaust’ narrative in the 1940s.

We shall re-examine the work of revisionist scholars including the late Professor Robert Faurisson, including work newly available in English translation.

We shall have interviews and court reports from across Europe, as politically biased judges seek to jail nonagenarians for ‘criminal’ opinions.

And we shall reveal other political abuses of the judicial system, where a new generation of European political activist is threatened with prosecution to distract from government treachery and failure to enforce immigration laws.

This online project and publishing venture will look at many other topics besides the ‘Holocaust’, but we shall not be afraid to challenge the establishment consensus. Europe is again at war. Historical and political truth is too important for us to tolerate its restriction by the courts.

Vladimir Putin and Moshe Kantor during an ‘international forum’ that Kantor sponsored on the 60th anniversary of the Soviet ‘liberation’ of Auschwitz

Putin’s corrupt oligarch profits while his soldiers starve

Teenage crook turned oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin (far right) with his political patron Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine might have fared better if his circle of oligarchic cronies had been just a little less corrupt.

Reports tonight that Russia is asking China to supply basic food rations for its invading army indicate that the existing food supplies are woefully inadequate. Troops on deployment are meant to be supplied with “meals, ready to eat”, known in military jargon as MRE. Russia is already asking China to supply these, in a desperate effort to plug gaps in its own military planning.

On further investigation it seems that more than 90% of the contracts for supplying food to Russia’s armed forces had gone to one of Putin’s leading oligarchs, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Like many of his ilk, the half-Jewish Prigozhin has an interesting background that might not seem the ideal qualification for a position of trust.

Yevgeny Prigozhin

He began a career of crime as an 18-year-old in Soviet-era Leningrad, convicted several times for offences of robbery, fraud and gangsterism, and eventually spending nine years in jail before emerging into post-Soviet Russia, which was and is ideal territory for professional criminals.

For almost twenty years Prigozhin has been a close friend and ally of Vladimir Putin, and therefore can do no wrong. But that doesn’t help the soldiers at the sharp end of Putin’s invasion, who are relying on food that Prigozhin was contracted and paid to supply, but which doesn’t exist.

Desperately hungry soldiers have been reduced to looting as they make their slow progress. Some of the MREs carried to the frontline proved to be more than seven years past their use-by date!

Prigozhin is protected partly because he now owns the Wagner Group, a private Russian paramilitary organisation that has profited from some of Putin’s foreign policy adventures, including security operations for African dictators.

Putin came to power pledging to root out the corruption that plagued Russia under his predecessor and patron Boris Yeltsin. Yet all that has happened is a rationalisation and concentration of corruption in the hands of fewer and more organised crooks. This criminality might be the final determining factor in Russia’s military failure and Putin’s downfall.

Abramovich disgraced – a nation mourns

Vladimir Putin’s favourite oligarch – Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich – is now in disgrace. He faces a range of sanctions by the British government and today was disqualified by the Premier League as a Chelsea director. The billionaire Abramovich is no longer regarded as a fit and proper person to be involved in the running of a football club. His assets at the club and elsewhere in the UK have been frozen.

One of the most recent causes to benefit from Abramovich’s largesse was Yad Vashem, the most prestigious international museum of ‘the Holocaust’. On February 22nd – just two days before his close friend and ally Vladimir Putin began his brutal invasion of Ukraine – Abramovich and Yad Vashem announced a “strategic partnership” in which the tycoon would donate tens of millions of dollars.

The Abramovich donations, it was said, would be “significantly enriching Yad Vashem’s world-renowned International Institute for Holocaust Research … at the center of ground-breaking research initiatives in the field of Holocaust studies, which serves as the basis for both commemorative and educational activities related to the atrocities committed by the Nazis and their collaborators before, during and after the Holocaust. This new strategic partnership will expand and bolster Yad Vashem’s research activities, at a time when Holocaust distortion, denial and politicization are rising alarmingly worldwide. The partnership will provide support over a period of five years, to further expand and develop the Institute’s activities on a global scale.”

At first Yad Vashem was lobbying governments not to sanction Abramovich. But less than three weeks later, the deal is off, in the face of real atrocities committed across Ukraine by the generous donor’s closest political ally.

Abramovich is not the only big donor to Israeli causes who is now under international sanctions, though it remains to be seen whether these wily operators will be able to evade the world’s financial regulators in time-honoured fashion.

Roman Abramovich (above right) at a Chelsea match with his close business associate and fellow director Eugene Shvidler, another Putin-linked billionaire now under scrutiny

Some of his closest associates include Eugene Shvidler, partner in many Abramovich businesses and once a fellow director at Chelsea FC. A private jet linked to Shvidler was impounded at a UK airport earlier this week.

Another is David Davidovich, Abramovich’s righthand man in his earliest days in business, who made more than $1 billion from his sale of Russian oil interests. Davidovich also owns Russia’s second largest meat and meat-processing business. He gives his nationality as “Israeli”.

Abramovich attending court with his longtime business partner David Davidovich, an Israeli citizen who became a billionaire from Russian oil and Russian meat processing.

Abramovich is not the first unusual ‘businessman’ to be a major donor and facilitator of Zionist operations.

During the Jewish terrorist war against Britain from 1945-48, prominent figures in the US Mafia helped smuggle weapons to Palestine from New York docks. These included the notorious killers Mayer Lansky, Albert Anastasia and Joe Adonis whose daily business was known as “Murder Incorporated”.

Other important allies of the Zionist terror gangs included Sam Kay, a leading Jewish gangster in Miami; Bugsy Siegel, pioneer of Mafia interests in the Las Vegas casino and entertainment business; and Mickey Cohen, then the leading mafioso in California.

Cowardly Manchester newspaper censors report on 98-year-old Ukrainian hero after ‘anti-fascist’ bullying

98-year-old Ukrainian patriot and war hero Iwan Kluka

On Monday March 7th the Manchester Evening News printed a remarkable report about a 98-year-old Ukrainian hero – Iwan Kluka – who defended his homeland against a previous generation of Moscow invaders.

Mr Kluka together with fellow Ukrainian nationalists – as explained in my recent article on this site – escaped Stalin’s Red Army and their murderous KGB henchmen, taking refuge in Glossop, near Manchester.

He still drinks regularly in Stockport’s Ukrainian club, where he told the Manchester Evening News reporter: “I live here, but in my heart I am Ukrainian – that’s my country. What Putin is doing is unbelievable. It’s inhumane.”

Mr Kluka’s nephew was fighting the latest Kremlin invaders, defending his home city of Kharkiv, but is now out of touch with his family who fear he has been killed.

Now adding insult to injury, the notorious thug Matthew Collins and his cowardly colleagues at Hope not Hate have bullied the Manchester Evening News into taking down the online version of their report on Mr Kluka and his fellow Ukrainian veterans. Mr Collins once boasted of poisoning schoolchildren’s pet fish while working ‘undercover’ as an ‘antifascist’.

His latest achievement is to censor a local newspaper’s interview with a 98-year-old war hero.

Meanwhile Mr Kluka’s fellow Ukrainians – including the Azov Regiment whose official video we posted this morning – bravely continue their remarkably successful defence against Moscow aggression.

Since Hope not Hate cannot censor us, we reproduce here the opening paragraphs of the censored report as it appeared in the Manchester Evening News:

Stockport’s Ukrainian Club is alive with activity – and concern. In one room, a child’s birthday party is well underway. Another room sees Ukrainians discussing the ongoing situation, each updating one another on how their families are doing. Another group is ferrying donations up and down the stairs.

Amidst all of this is Iwan Kluka. He’s surprisingly mobile for a 98-year-old and is keen to be involved with the discussions. If anyone knows the terrible costs of war in the region, it’s Iwan.

He fought against Stalin’s Red Army as it took the country in the Second World War. Iwan was one of the lucky ones, being given refuge by the British Army in Glossop shortly after the end of the war.

He tells the Manchester Evening News that 30,000 of his fellow volunteer soldiers were executed by the Soviets after the fall of Berlin.

And now, he says, Russia’s ‘inhumane’ invasion might have claimed the life of his nephew. “It’s terrible,” he says, pausing for thought.

“I live here, but in my heart I am Ukrainian – that’s my country.

“What Putin is doing is unbelievable. It’s inhumane. What I experienced [in the 1940s]… to see those atrocities… they just don’t have any feeling for the human being.”

For Iwan, the war is not just a distressing attack on his homeland which he fought for. It’s also an attack on his family.

“I had a nephew in Kharkiv,” he explains.

“It fell. He was fighting, I think I have lost him. I cannot get in touch with him. I don’t know [if he is alive].”

Iwan also does not know how his niece is doing. He adds: “She’s in southern Ukraine. She was alright when I rang her a week ago.

“I do not know how she is today. There’s no answer.

“I feel horrible.”

Azov Regiment continues to defend Ukraine as Kremlin targets civilians

Maj. Denis Prokopenko – commander of the Azov Regiment – this morning issued an official video (see below) highlighting the latest deliberate targeting of Ukrainian civilians by Vladimir Putin’s invaders.

Ukraine has astonished the world – and certainly astonished the Kremlin – by its determined defence. By now Putin was expecting to have overrun the east of the country completely, but the courage of the Azov Regiment and their comrades has caused the invasion to stall, at huge cost to Putin and his circle of kleptocrats.

Prokopenko’s men are valiantly defending the city of Mariupol, a port on the Sea of Azov that is presently on the war’s front line. With typical cynicism, Putin told the world that he was allowing a ceasefire to allow evacuation of civilians from the Mariupol war zone, but cynically betrayed this pledge: civilians are now the Kremlin godfather’s target as he grows increasingly frustrated by his lack of progress.

The Azov Regiment (originally the Azov Battalion) grew out of patriotic paramilitary groups almost eight years ago during Ukraine’s successful nationalist revolution against the pro-Moscow government of Viktor Yanukovych.

Azov members went on to form a National Militia that successfully fought against crime as well as Putinist subversion.

While racial nationalists around the world have regularly used the rhetoric of war, Major Prokopenko and Azov are dealing with its reality. They have the respect of all true Europeans, and whatever happens in Mariupol over the next few days, their sacrifice will not be in vain.

As Maj. Prokopenko says in this morning’s video:

“Western countries always declare their ‘democratic values’ amongst which one of the most important is respect for human life and the honour of man.

“But the innocent people in the city of Mariupol are almost starving. This is happening now in modern Europe.”

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