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Are You or Have You Ever Been an Antisemite?

Are You or Have You Ever Been an Antisemite?

  • March 06, 2019
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I’m not a Labour party member, but it’s impossible to ignore the ‘antisemitism crisis’ that has ground its dismal way through British politics for the last three and a half years.

Since Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader in 2015,  this crisis has grown and grown, acquiring new dimensions and components along the way.  Where Corbyn was...

The Antisemitism Circus Comes to Town

  • April 28, 2016
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The last few days of Labour’s ‘antisemitism crisis’ have been a genuine education for me on many levels.  I had thought that Naz Shah’s retweeting of a crass twitter meme suggesting that Israel should be reestablished in the United States was a clumsy satire on the ‘joined-at-the-hip’ relationship between America and Israel which American politicians...

Antisemitism: a blight that Palestinian solidarity doesn’t need

  • March 06, 2015
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No one who has been involved in Palestinian solidarity or who has even had the temerity to criticize the actions of the Israeli state will be unaware of the explosive issue of antisemitism.   The anti-apartheid movement was directed against a system whose essential iniquity was almost universally recognized, even by the states that covertly...

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