Amnesty, Eric Who, Brown Sauce, Jonathan Hoffman and Nick Cohen...
Over at Harry's Place (a post by 'Gene', titled 'Eric Lee campaigns for AI board; says “Amnesty has lost its way”' of February 27th 2010, 5:11 pm) they're up in arms about Amnesty International's 'antisemitism' (if using their parlance they won't call a spade a spade then I will).
Eric Lee (Eric Who?) who incidentally [cough!] also runs for election to the board of AI explains it all here.
Eric's one of those faux-liberals who's all for exposing injustices in the world... as long as those injustices aren't committed by the Zionist Entity.
Now go back and have a look at Eric Lee's (thus far sparsely populated) blogroll (well, 'categories' list): it features Jonathan Hoffman (co-Vice chair of the British Zionist Federation) and Nick Cohen, Eustonite Zionist par excellence (not to mention David Aaronovitch and Christopher Hitchens).
From an article (that had previously appeared in CiFWatch) by Hoffman posted on Lee's site:
The good – no, wonderful – news is that Eric Lee wants to change things at Amnesty by standing for election to the Amnesty International UK Section Board.
And from the only article in the category 'Nick Cohen' in an article by... Nick Cohen:
Once men and women suffering at the hands of evil corporations like Megagreed could have turned to Amnesty International for help. Our heroine has been punished for speaking out, she is being denied the basic right to legal representation, surely Amnesty will act as a court of final appeal and give her a hearing? But our heroine can’t turn to Amnesty because in this instance Amnesty International IS the evil corporation.
So no conflict of interest here then: in the name of 'impartiality on Zionism' Lee seeks election to the board of AI and has the support of at least two avowed Zionists... Just when you think British Zionism can't get any more brain dead, they manage spendidly to do just that.
Support my campaign: 'Eric Lee for tea boy of the British Zionist Federation!'
The plot thickens: turns out Eric Lee is an Israeli who served in the IDF...
And then some: Eric Lee's support for Operation Cast Lead in an article on... Engage!
Don't worry Lee, if you're looking for support from Zionists, all this will stand you in very good stead!