Rabbi Riskin’s Protégé Conducts Christian Interfaith Worship Service in Orthodox Jerusalem Synagogue

Contrary to Rabbi Riskin’s statements in media outlets accusing the Haredim of launching a campaign against his joint Christian-Jewish worship event in Jerusalem on Israeli Independence Day, it was rabbis and activists solidly in the Zionist national camp who questioned the endeavor and who approached Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar in a meeting held on Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day).

After reviewing the press-releases and promotional video and audio clips of the planned joint Christian-Jewish Hallel event (“Day To Praise”), and after noting Ohr Torah Stone’s involvement, JewishIsrael brought the material to the attention of leading national religious rabbis and asked for their opinion.  After these rabbis reaffirmed our belief that interfaith worship events were problematic and not in keeping with the accepted Halacha, we then turned to Jerusalem’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, while in a meeting with him on Yom HaZikaron.  Rav Amar responded by immediately penning an official letter, critical of the event, and gave it to JewishIsrael. He instructed his associates to disseminate his position.  A translation of that letter in English follows:

With Hashem’s assistance

3rd of the month of Iyar 5775

Yom Hazikaron for the IDF’s fallen soldiers, HY”D

For the sake of my brothers and friends, the residents of the holy city of Jerusalem. May the graciousness of Hashem be upon you.

I’ve heard and my stomach is turning by the terrible report that a Hallel prayer service will take place on Yom Ha’atzmaut in a Jerusalem [Orthodox] synagogue, and that this is a joint Jewish-Christian prayer service organized and officiated by an Israeli rabbi. Even if his intentions are for the good, it is not the correct thing to do. 

We have no interest in what Christians do for themselves in their own places, but we have to resist them when they intermingle with the Jewish nation, in attempting to cause us to stumble and veer us away from Hashem’s path to foreign ones.

And I call upon that same rabbi who is busying himself turn back from these path which are nothing but “a strange fire before Hashem, which He had not commanded us” (Leviticus 10:1)

And I call in love and affection upon all of Hashem’s nation to stay away from such events, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem among Hashem’s congregants, and that Hashem will hear and accept our prayers.

Awaiting Hashem’s salvation.

Rav Shlomo Moshe Amar

The Rishon Le’zion

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

We are not sure why Rabbi Riskin chose to blame Haredi parties for the opposition to the event, nor why he seemed surprised by the controversy.  A month prior to the event, a Voice of Israel (VOI) radio program, hosted by Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz, featured CJCUC’s David Nekrutman,  acknowledged and promoted the interfaith worship venture as being  “controversial and revolutionary.”

Certainly it is unorthodox to see evangelical clergy called to the pulpit of an Orthodox synagogue, in this case the Hatzvi Yisrael Synagogue in Jerusalem’s Hovevei Zion Street, to declare “hallelujah” and read scripture. It most certainly should be more than disturbing that some of those promoting and participating in the event have been involved in promoting and carrying out missionary activity directed at Jews in Israel.

This “Day To Praise” event was an idea conceived by David Nekrutman while he was studying Christian theology at Oral Roberts University.  Nekrutman, an Orthodox Jew, serves as executive director for Rabbi Riskin’s Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) located in Efrat.

This is certainly not the first time Rabbi Riskin has been involved in highly controversial interfaith endeavors, a number of which have required his retractions and clarifications. JewishIsrael considers this a developing story and we will be posting follow-up reactions, documentation and video clips.

The following is statement from JewishIsrael’s rabbinic director, Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold:

Halachic giants such as Rav Moshe Feinstein Z”L and Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik Z”L established timeless directives and guidelines for the Jewish community, specifically geared for philo-semitic periods when the Christian world reaches out to the Jewish people with conciliatory words and gestures.

The parameters set by these rabbis, including the injunction against interfaith worship, were meant to ensure that Judaism remain a distinct and unique faith community and to protect those Jews who were most vulnerable or prone to accepting foreign values and theology.

With this in mind, it is tragically ironic that the “Day to Praise” interfaith worship event, held at Hatzvi Yisrael Synagogue in Jerusalem on Yom Ha’atzmaut, was conceived by the Jewish Executive Director of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s interfaith center, who very publicly admitted that he was influenced and received his inspiration for the event while studying Christian theology at the well-known Christian College, Oral Roberts University. The event was pre-publicized on Israel radio as being both “controversial and revolutionary”. And Christian audiences were told in promotions for the event that “Rabbi Riskin is the Jack Hayford and Billy Graham of the Orthodox Jewish world”.

Such messages going out from Zion are a source of great pain, and a desecration of Hashem’s name. This is further compounded by the fact that Rabbi Riskin frequently touts Rav Soloveitchik as having been his revered mentor.

What should go out from Zion and from our synagogues is pure Torah, not an interfaith amalgamation featuring evangelical preachers, on a synagogue pulpit, who remain committed to spreading the Christian gospel in Israel.

That Rabbi Riskin expressed shock at resistance to such an event from the rabbinic establishment is simply disingenuous. That he chose to identify the source of opposition to the Yom Ha’atzmaut interfaith worship event as emanating exclusively from the Hareidi world was, at the very least, misleading.

Rabbi Riskin’s incessant breaching of long-established interfaith boundaries are disturbing, dangerous and wrong for the Jewish world, more so in Eretz Yisrael. Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, Dean of the Avrum Silver Jerusalem College for Adults, Orthodox Union’s Israel Center, Rabbi Emeritus, Kehilat Zichron Yosef, Har Nof, Jerusalem

Israel’s Chief Rabbis Reaffirm Halacha Prohibiting Interfaith Worship

With throngs of evangelical pilgrims and ministries assembling in Jerusalem to celebrate various Christianized versions of the Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles (Sukkot), Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has issued a statement prohibiting Jews from participating in an International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) prayer vigil scheduled to take place at the Southern Wall of Har Habayit, the Temple Mount, on the last morning of ICEJ’s annual Feast pilgrimage.

In addition to reaffirming the halachic prohibition against interfaith worship, Chief Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef have also endorsed a campaign by the rabbinic organization Derech Emuna which is reportedly concerned about the nature and evangelical message of ICEJ’s vigil, as well as the intent of other initiatives and activities which run contrary to the interests of Judaism in the Holy City of Jerusalem.

JewishIsrael notes that a mega event under the banner of “Jesus Reigns”, which was to involve thousands of pastors and members of Israel’s messianic missionary community, was scheduled for September 17th near the Old City walls but had to be postponed when a major sponsor reportedly backed down. Renowned messianic “rabbi”Jonathan Cahn was to feature prominently in that mass rally which was originally kicked off in a media blitz by the Promise Keepers Ministry.  The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) is now partnering with Promise Keepers and has rescheduled the event for August 2016.

The Rabbinate’s statement regarding the ICEJ vigil is being widely reported in the Israeli mainstream press with the Times of Israel, Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post, each taking a slightly different editorial spin on developments.

Certain parties across the theo-political spectrum, from liberal Jews to conservative Christians, will most likely try to turn these developments into a religious freedoms and church persecution issue. In JewishIsrael’s opinion, this is in fact an issue of Jewish preservation.

[Note: This is not the first time that the Chief Rabbinate of Israel has taken a stand on interfaith endeavors. In June 2007 the Chief Rabbinate proscribed Jewish participation in a Judeo-Christian summit sponsored by the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) Women’s Council. The Rabbinate’s decision, as well as a subsequent decision on the annual Succot parade resulted in international coverage and editorial debate in Israel.]


The publication Christianity Today is reporting that Britain’s leading interfaith organization, the Council of Christians and Jews, has backed the stance of Israel’s Chief Rabbis saying that, “while it was good for Christians and Jews to experience each other’s worship traditions, the two religions were separate and joint services were not possible”.

Although the ICEJ has no “interfaith” prayer vigil listed on their official 2014 Feast of the Tabernacles itinerary, the organization is promoting an “Israeli Guest Night” on October 14thwith speaker Robert Stearns:

“Once again this year, we have set aside one evening to provide a taste of the Feast for hundreds of our Israeli guests and friends.

With the expanded seating capacity at the Jerusalem Pais Arena, you are welcome to invite as many Israelis as you can to attend, so they can enjoy the musical talent assembled for this year’s Feast celebration.”

Jews on the ICEJ mailing list have received “Israeli Guest Night” invitations in Hebrew and English signed by Jürgen Bühler, the ICEJ’s Executive Director. The event is clearly advertised as being Christian in nature. JewishIsrael suggests that its readership review Jürgen Bühler’s article on the meaning of “Restoration”:

“It gives me great pleasure on behalf of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem to invite you and your family to attend the special Israeli Guest Night during our great annual Christian Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles.

This event is characterized by beautiful music and dance and our theme for this year’s Feast is ’Restoration’” 
Six months ago JewishIsrael reported that Efrat Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s universal message of Isaiah was twisted by the ICEJ to promote the 2014 Feast, with a definite focus placed on Jesus and Christian Worship in Jerusalem. This may be indicative of what can happen when Jewish and Christian messages and agendas are combined in interfaith endeavors.

Indeed, this problem is reflected in the Rabbinate’s statement regarding ICEJ’s planned prayer vigil:

“The mutual respect between the faiths must be preserved in a way that causes no harm to one religion or the other… And in this case that balance does not exist.”

Columnist Judy Lash Bailint reported in 2004 that Pat Robertson spilled his evangelical guts at the Jerusalem Convention Center, in front of a mixed Christian and Jewish audience at the Feast, when Robertson, “… turned the auditorium into a church, as he exhorted the throng to get down on their knees in prayer, urging them to, ‘Pray for Jesus to come back again, so the rule of Jesus Christ may descend…Jews need to begin to cry out for their Messiah, he said. I’ve met wonderful Jews… here in Jerusalem, who are all saying ‘Yes, Jesus you are our Messiah…'”

Over the years ICEJ has become increasing transparent with regards to the missionary message of ICEJ’s ministryand of its annual Feast in Jerusalem. This year, in a pre-feast ICEJ video clip, the International Director of ICEJ, Juha Ketola, interviewed messianic leader Asher Intrater. Intrater runs a wide network of missionary entities in Israel, which focus on evangelizing Jews. As in the past, Intrater is scheduled as a speaker at this year’s Feast in Jerusalem.

JewishIsrael notes that GODTV has put a blatant interfaith spin in its promotion of the Day to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, which GODTV will be broadcasting live from Jerusalem, next week on October 5th:

“The multi-denominational prayer movement was founded in 2002 by Robert Stearns (Eagles’ Wings Ministries) and Jack Hayford (Foursquare Gospel) and each year features Christian, Jewish and Arab leaders praying together for peace”.

This Jewish holiday season, the rabbis and political leaders in the Jewish state are faced with a formidable challenge.  Will they be able to take a wise and firm stand on behalf of the Torah, and uphold the integrity – the sanctity – of Eretz Yisrael without totally alienating visitors of other faiths? JewishIsrael hopes that our leaders will rise to the occasion and be a light unto the nations, rather than compromising or sacrificing our Jewish principles and holy sites on the altar of Israel’s Christian tourism industr

Strange Fire

Jewish Israel met this morning, Israel’s Memorial Day, with Jerusalem’s Rishon Le’Zion Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlitah. The meeting covered the various Christian missionary conferences scheduled to take place in Jerusalem in the upcoming months. JewishIsrael has already reported on these conferences in this article:

Also attending the meeting with Rav Amar were Jerusalem City Councilman Arieh King and Mrs. Mina Fenton.

Toward the end of the meeting, Jewish Israel brought to Rav Amar’s attention the interfaith prayer event to take place tomorrow, on Israel’s Independence Day, at the “Zvi Yisrael” synagogue, on Chovevei Zion Street in Jerusalem. This event is being hosted by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, as promoted through his “Day To Praise” initiative:

www.daytopraise.com

Rabbi Riskin’s protege, David Nekrutman, will be leading the services, where Christians have been invited to pray with Jews, reciting together the Psalms of the Hallel service for Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Rav Amar was shocked from the thought that a Torah observant rabbi would instigate such an event. Below is the English translation of Rav Amar’s letter, which he wrote immediately at the end of our meeting:

With Hashem’s assistance
3rd of the month of Iyar 5775
Yom Hazikaron for the IDF’s fallen soldiers, HY”D

For the sake of my brothers and friends, the residents of the holy city of Jerusalem. May the graciousness of Hashem be upon you.

I’ve heard and my stomach is turning by the terrible report that a Hallel prayer service will take place on Yom Ha’atzmaut in a Jerusalem [Orthodox] synagogue, and that this is a joint Jewish-Christian prayer service organized and officiated by an Israeli rabbi. Even if his intentions are for the good, it is not the correct thing to do.

We have no interest in what Christians do for themselves in their own places, but we have to resist them when they intermingle with the Jewish nation, in attempting to cause us to stumble and veer us away from Hashem’s path to foreign ones.

And I call upon that same rabbi who is busying himself turn back from these path which are nothing but “a strange fire before Hashem, which He had not commanded us” (Leviticus 10:1)

And I call in love and affection upon all of Hashem’s nation to stay away from such events, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem among Hashem’s congregants, and that Hashem will hear and accept our prayers.

Awaiting Hashem’s salvation.
Rav Shlomo Moshe Amar
The Rishon Le’zion
Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

Women of the Wall Leadership Linked to Anti-Israel Groups

Women of the Wall Vice Chair Batya Kallus serves as an adviser to Sikkuy, a signatory to the Haifa Declaration calling for the abolishing of the State of Israel.

While Women of the Wall has built up a name for themselves as a feminist organization promoting women’s rights in Israel, their leadership in fact have links to anti-Israel groups that not many people know about.

In Israel, Women of the Wall is often presented as a feminist organization seeking to conduct egalitarian prayer services with women wearing tallits at the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the holiest site within the Jewish faith. Regardless of whether one views their actions as provocative publicity stunts that disturb the peace at the Western Wall or as noble deeds designed to promote women’s rights within the Jewish religion, the Israeli public is generally not aware that the Women of the Wall leadership possesses links to anti-Israel groups.

The Jewish Press has learned that Women of the Wall Vice Chair Batya Kallus serves as an adviser to Sikkuy. This NGO is a signatory to the Haifa Declaration, which calls for the abolishing of the State of Israel, praises violent resistance, and accuses Israel of manipulating the memory of the Holocaust for political purposes.

Furthermore, Kallus has facilitated funding for anti-Israel groups Adalah, Ir Amin, Yesh Din, and Mossawa, as part of her position as programs officer for the Moria Fund. Though outwardly presented as human rights groups, these organizations contribute towards the delegitimization of Israel in the world.

Adalah is opposed to Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, views Israel to be a colonial state, and has participated in anti-Israel activism via Israel Apartheid Weeks and the Goldstone Report, which until its arguments were retracted by its main author caused Israel significant diplomatic damage. Adalah is mentioned by name 38 times in the Goldstone Report.

Ir Amim supports the division of Jerusalem, has asserted that Israel’s archaeological digs within the city are a “tool in the fight for control” over the city, that Israeli governmental powers are being handed over to “settler organizations,” and that the Security Barrier is not motivated primarily by security concerns. They run highly politicized anti-Israel tours of the holy city, which indoctrinate internationals into holding anti-Israel views. In the Huffington Post, Ir Amim appealed to the US Government to “threaten Israel with severing diplomatic ties. Threaten us with cutting back on, or even cutting off, the annual support package. Bludgeon us over the head and force us to wise up.”

Yesh Din views Israel to be an apartheid state and demonstrated support for Turkey after the Gaza Flotilla incident, even though the Turkish sailors on board the Mavi Marmara ship chanted jihadi slogans and attacked IDF soldiers. They routinely indoctrinate foreign diplomats to hold anti-Israel views, petition the Israeli Supreme Court to rule more in favor of the Palestinian side, and encourage Palestinians to demand more from Israel.

Mossawa is based on the premise that “the State of Israel was established on the ruins of the Palestinian people, for whom the event was a national tragedy – the Nakba.” Mossawa, like Adalah, explicitly has stated that they refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. They publish an annual racism report that makes outrageous claims, such as labeling an indictment against Hadash Chairman MK Muhammad Barakeh for assaulting a police officer as a violation of the Arab MK’s political freedom. This listing just represents a sample of the types of organizations that Kallus facilitated funding for.

Useful idiots of the anti-Israel cause hand over a Torah scroll to a woman at the kotel

Useful idiots of the anti-Israel cause hand over a Torah scroll to a woman at the kotel.

Woman of the Wall Chair Anat Hoffman also happens to be the chair of the Domari Society of Gypsies in Jerusalem. Her association partners include Yonathan Mizrahi and Dafna Strauss from the Emek Shaveh organization, which calls for an international committee to investigate Israeli archaeological work in Jerusalem and runs archaeology-based anti-Israel tours of the city.

The Domari Society of Gypsies is also part of Al Aqsa Grassroots, an anti-Israel network that supports “resistance to the occupation” and is against the “Judaization of Jerusalem,” in addition to supporting the Palestinian right of return to Israel proper.

Additionally, prior to the 1993 Oslo Accords, Hoffman was the chairwoman of Women in Black, a group that advocates giving all of Judea and Samaria, as well as East Jerusalem which includes the area of the Kotel, to the Palestinian Authority. Interestingly, the Women of the Wall organization do not deny these accusations in regards to their leadership. Women of the Wall spokeswoman Shira Pruce stated, “Our participants and supporters come from all walks of life, political opinions, and Jewish denominations.”

Nazi invasion of London EXPOSED

Nazi sympathisers, Holocaust deniers and their supporters from across the world have held a sickening secret rally in Britain at which speakers unleashed anti-Semitic rants, referring to Jews as ‘the enemy’ and ‘children of darkness’.

The meeting of the shadowy organisation will fuel fears of a growing resurgence in hatred towards Jews across Europe. The vile event was observed by a Mail on Sunday undercover team.

Held in London’s Victoria, the meeting was, said experts, the most significant gathering of Holocaust deniers Britain has ever seen, with speakers invited from Spain, Canada and the United States.

But last Saturday, just a short walk from New Scotland Yard, it was clear that the sinister anti-Semitic conspiracy theories which led to the extermination of six million Jews are still fostered by a poisonous few.

  • Sniggered at the mention of ‘ashes rising from the death camps’ crematoria’;
  • Applauded as they were urged to ‘identify, counter and break … Jewish-Zionist domination’;
  • Laughed at the Charlie Hebdo massacre, and as an African leader at the Paris memorial ceremony was described as ‘some Negro’;
  • Cheered at the mention of a brigade of Spanish Fascists who fought for the Nazis;
  • Heard gay parents branded ‘monster families’ and mixed race children described as ‘blackos’.

Last night, there were calls from Jewish community leaders for police to investigate the group for race hate crimes.

‘The material from this white supremacist group makes ugly reading,’ said barrister Jonathan Arkush, vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

‘On the face of it, their proceedings should be investigated to ascertain whether criminal offences have been committed, including incitement to racial hatred.’

PARADING HATEFUL BLACKSHIRT ISGNIA: RETIRED TEACHER TAKES NEO-NAZIS FROM VICTORIA STATION TO HOTEL

Retired teacher Michael Woodbridge

Oswald Mosley

Emaciated male prisoners, victims of Nazi genocide, staring through barbed wire fence at their liberators after American forces overran the Buchenwald concentration camp

The star speaker at the event was Spanish self-confessed Nazi Pedro Varela, 57, whose adoration for Adolf Hitler and the murderous Third Reich is unbridled.

He was arrested in Austria for praising Hitler in 1992 and he declared to a baying crowd in Madrid on the centenary of the Fuhrer’s birthday: ‘There were never any gas chambers in Auschwitz.’

Also present was America’s leading peddler of Holocaust denial and ‘revisionist’ theories, Mark Weber, 63, director of the Institute for Historical Review, based in Newport Beach, California. He wrote in 1989: ‘The Holocaust is a religion. Its underpinnings in the realm of historical fact are non-existent – no Hitler order, no plan, no budget, no gas chambers, no autopsies of gassed victims, no bones, no ashes, no skulls, no nothing.’

Our team of reporters and photographers watched as the participants – including a handful of women – gathered under Victoria Station clock, awaiting orders. Gerry Gable, editor and publisher of anti-Fascist Searchlight magazine and leading expert on the extreme Right, who worked with the MoS on our investigation, said last night: ‘This is the biggest and most significant meeting of Holocaust deniers that Britain has ever seen. It is a very worrying development.’

Meet up: Ex-BNP thug Richard Edmonds (centre wearing glasses) was among the attendees who met at Victoria Station before the rally

Attendees: Ex-National Front national organiser Martin Webster (left)

Ex-newspaper editor for the BNP John Morse (second from right) with retired teacher Michael Woodbridge (right)

Many of those present were familiar faces from the British far-Right of the National Front and the British National Party, some of whom had been jailed for violence and public order offences.

For security reasons, none of them knew where the London Forum was being held, so in ones and twos the attendees were shepherded across the station concourse by former private school art teacher Michael Woodbridge, 69, who conspicuously carried a book by British Union of Fascists leader Oswald Mosley.

His tie clip was another chilling reminder of the BUF – its emblem clearly modelled on the infamous lightning bolts insignia of Hitler’s SS storm-troopers.

Woodbridge, contacted at his cottage in North Wales yesterday, told the MoS: ‘It is fairly assumed by people at the meeting that the Holocaust is an exaggeration to put it mildly. It has been used as a propaganda weapon to justify the war against Germany.’

The meeting’s visitors didn’t have a long journey – they were just yards from the four-star Grosvenor Hotel, where the plush Orient Suite, tucked away on the first floor, was booked out for six hours under the pseudonym the ‘Carlyle Club’ and draped with the Union flag.

Grosvenor Hotel (pictured) have said: ‘The room booking was made online and hotel staff were unaware of the nature of the meeting’

Nervous-looking hotel staff loitered outside the room as the crowd began to file into the room, each person closely scrutinised by a well-built man wearing a black shirt on the door.

At the London Forum, Pedro Varela’s words were carefully chosen, as he admitted shortly after being introduced by the event’s ‘host’, former soldier Jeremy (‘Jez’) Bedford-Turner, 45.

Varela told the meeting: ‘We have to measure our words… I was asking Jez “can I say everything I believe in this forum?” He told me “as long as you do that in an academical [sic] way, in a serious way, it’s possible.” ’

Nevertheless, Varela, speaking in heavily accented English, referred to mixed-race children as ‘blackos’ and described gay parents as ‘making a monster family’.

He added: ‘They say Jews have the gold in the world and the power in the press and they are going to rule the world… So, do we have to be realistic, be similar to the officer of the general staff of an army… What are the enemy’s faults? We should also be smart and clever, as are the children of darkness… Sometimes we are not that smart.’

He also appeared to call for a boycott of Jewish shops and businesses, saying: ‘In the Middle Ages, the Jews had all the gold in the world but they were living in the ghettos. They still have the gold of the world and are the masters of it…

‘But now the gold is important for us. It is like a sword. If we say, OK fine, I have no more interest in your gold and your money and your shops and your consuming, the wax sword is going to melt.’ Approached yesterday by our reporter in Barcelona, Varela said, when asked whether he denied the Holocaust: ‘There’s a law in Spain comes into force in June which prevents me from answering that question so I have to be very careful with what I say.’

Today, we are engaged in a great global struggle which pits a self-assured and diabolical power…Top US Holocaust denier, Mark Weber.

Asked if he was a Nazi, he said: ‘It depends what you mean by Nazi’, adding: ‘I didn’t live in Germany in the Hitler era but National Socialism offered a lot of solutions that were beneficial then and could be beneficial to modern-day society.’

Mark Weber’s speech bore a title straight from 1930s Berlin: ‘The Challenge of Jewish-Zionist Power’.

He said: ‘The Jewish connection covers all areas and reaches every level. Most Americans may not even sense this gigantic effort, but there is scarcely a Jew who is not touched by its tentacles.

‘In reality, the Jewish hold on American life is far more dangerous. Why? Jews in America have a strong loyalty to a foreign country – Israel.

‘Secondly, because of the distrustful and sometimes adversarial way in which Jews view the rest of us. This “chosen people” mindset, this “Us vs Them” attitude, is anchored in centuries of Jewish history and heritage.’

When Weber quoted from a rabbi’s essay about European anti-Semitism with the line ‘Hatred lingers in the air into which the ashes rose from the crematoria’, he earned himself applause along with sneering laughs.

Star speaker: Delivering a speech at the meeting was self-confessed Nazi Pedro Varela (left), 57, whose adoration for Adolf Hitler is unrivalled. He is pictured above speaking with London socialite Lady Renouf

With his audience clapping appreciatively, he added: ‘As long as the power of the very powerful Jewish lobby remains entrenched, there will be no end to the systematic Jewish distortion of history and current affairs… No task is more important or pressing than to identify, counter and break this power.

‘Today, we are engaged in a great global struggle which pits a self-assured and diabolical power which feels ordained to rule over others on the one side, and all other nations, indeed humanity itself, on the other.’

As the 113-strong audience filed out from the hotel, their true extremist credentials became clearer. Among them:

lFormer BNP national organiser Richard Edmonds, 72, jailed for three months for the 1993 savage attack on a black man scarred for life with a beer glass. Edmonds, from Sutton, South London, a National Front candidate in next month’s General Election, later told The Mail on Sunday he ‘questioned the Holocaust’.

John Morse, 63, former editor of the BNP’s newspaper, who was jailed for publishing material relating to racial hatred in 1986. The retired Winchester bus driver told the MoS he called the Holocaust the Holohoax ‘because it never happened’.

Martin Webster, 71, former national organiser of the National Front, effectively sharing its leadership with the late John Tyndall in the 1970s. When asked his views on the gas chambers, he replied at his flat in Putney, South-West London: ‘I want the Jews and whoever else is spinning this story to answer certain questions concerning the technology.’ Webster has been jailed for violence and public order offences.

Derek Beackon, 69, who became the BNP’s first councillor in 1993 when he won a ward in London’s Isle of Dogs. He told the MoS: ‘I don’t agree with all the views which were expressed, but I do question the Holocaust.’

Australian-born former model Lady Michele Renouf, 69, who has defended prominent Holocaust deniers such as David Irving and has said: ‘People should have the freedom to question the accepted view of what happened’.

The MoS tried to contact Lady Renouf, Mark Weber and Jez Bedford-Turner, but received no response.

A Grosvenor Hotel spokesman said: ‘The room booking was made online and hotel staff were unaware of the nature of the meeting.’

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