Protest Against Corbyn and Labour Party’s AntiSemitism

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    Corbyn said:

    ‘[In the early 20th century], the progressive leadership in London of the trade unions and the Labour Party… was actually Jewish trade unionists and Jewish people in the East End of London. It was Zionism that rose up and drove them into the sort of ludicrous positions they have at the present time.’

    Here, Corbyn is expressing an anti-Semitic idea: that there are good Jews and bad Jews. Or rather, there were good Jews, a hundred years ago, but no longer. ‘Them’, as he says; they have gone bad. His argument is clear: many Jews were soured by Zionism, turned from progressive people into those dreadful creatures we have today. Jews have been driven into a ‘ludicrous’ worldview. This section of his speech undercuts his claim that he was using the word Zionist in its narrow political sense. Instead it points to what Zionist really means in the mouths of many modern leftists: bad Jew. That Corbyn looks upon Britain’s Jews as having been ruined by Zionism suggests he does in fact hold to a prejudiced view of the Jewish community. He sees them as a community soiled.


    The tragedy of left-wing anti-Semitism

    Ludicrous? What does he mean by 'ludicrous'?
     
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    Interesting:

    Labour rebels plot new party and ‘no confidence’ vote in Jeremy Corbyn
    Tim Shipman and Rosamund Urwin


    September 2 2018, 12:01am, The Sunday Times

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    Fury at Corbyn’s approach to anti-semitism has pushed up to 15 MPs to the brink of a breakawayJEFF J MITCHELL


    Labour MPs are planning a new vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn — as it emerged that the Labour leader has snubbed the head of MI5 in order to tackle the anti-semitism scandal engulfing his party.

    Corbyn had been asked to attend a briefing by Andrew Parker, the head of the security service, to give him the “facts of life” on the threat from jihadist terrorists and Russian spies in Britain.

    But the meeting, due to take place at MI5’s Thames House headquarters on Tuesday, was canned after Corbyn chose to attend a meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee, which will decide whether to adopt the internationally recognised definition of anti-semitism in full.

    Fury at Corbyn’s approach to anti-semitism has pushed up to 15 MPs to the brink of a breakaway from Labour after Frank Field resigned the Labour whip last week. In an article for The Sunday Times, Field threatens a by-election that would expose allegations of bullying by Corbyn’s allies.

    Rebel moderates plan a no-confidence vote to give MPs a way of expressing their disgust at Corbyn’s handling of the affair in the hope that it will embolden others to join a breakaway.

    In 2016 Labour MPs voted by 172 to 40 for Corbyn to quit but he refused to resign, citing his large mandate from party members.

    The plan emerged as Dame Margaret Hodge accused the Labour leadership of being consumed by “a hatred of Jews” and called on him to “renounce” his previous statement that some Zionists “don’t understand English irony”.


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    A Labour Party official who suggested Jewish “Trump fanatics” were behind accusations of anti-Semitism in Labour ranks has been re-elected to the party’s ruling body.

    Peter Willsman was criticised when a recording of his remarks emerged in July, and the pro-Corbyn Momentum group withdrew its backing for him.

    But he is one of nine people elected to Labour’s National Executive Committee.

    The remaining eight members of Momentum’s slate were also elected.

    He denied that there was any antisemitism in the Labour Party, saying that Jews were making it up. I have to admit to a sneaking regard for the front of it.

    But it’s a Stalinist takeover of Labour’s National Executive Committee. Be in no doubt that this is a very nasty bunch of people. They’ll make the rules for themselves and hound out anyone who disagrees, violently if necessary.

    The Labour Party now has to split.

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    And so it goes on:


    Benjamin felt a nose nuzzling at his shoulder. He looked round. It was Clover. Her old eyes looked dimmer than ever. Without saying anything, she tugged gently at his mane and led him round to the end of the big barn, where the Seven Commandments were written. For a minute or two they stood gazing at the tatted wall with its white lettering.

    “My sight is failing,” she said finally. “Even when I was young I could not have read what was written there. But it appears to me that that wall looks different. Are the Seven Commandments the same as they used to be, Benjamin?”

    Robert Peston reports that Corbyn wanted a lengthy caveat appended to the NEC’s (qualified) adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism. He identifies this as the most inflammatory passage:

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    Here’s a transcription of the key sentence:

    Nor should it be regarded as antisemitic to describe Israel, its policies or the circumstances around its foundation as racist because of their discriminatory impact, or to support another settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    What’s really striking here is the separation of ‘Israel’ from ‘its policies’ or ‘the circumstances around its foundation’. It’s not enough for Corbyn that it should be possible to describe Israel’s policies as racist or particular elements in the struggle for its foundation. By treating ‘Israel’ as a separate third component it seems as though Corbyn wants people to be able to say that Israel as an idea, Israel in its entirety, is racist. Or, to put this another way, he wanted to make sure people could say ‘the State of Israel is a racist endeavour.’


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    Robert Peston:

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    This is the incendiary part of what ⁦@jeremycorbyn⁩ wanted the NEC to accept as clarification of IHRA on antisemitism - which he withdrew when clear he would be defeated
     
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    Corbyn tried in vain to give Labour the okay to say Israel’s existence is racist.

    Party leader, himself accused of anti-Semitism, was rebuffed when asserting it should not be regarded as anti-Semitic to call Israel, or the circumstances of its foundation, racist.


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    UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tried in vain Tuesday to get his party to declare that it should not be considered anti-Semitic to describe Israel and/or the circumstances of Israel’s establishment as racist.


    Corbyn tried in vain to give Labour the okay to say Israel’s existence is racist
     
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    Police to investigate leaked Labour antisemitism ‘hate crime’ dossier

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    Attempts to draw a line under the furious row that has dogged Jeremy Corbyn all summer were complicated, however, by the NEC’s insertion of a caveat to the IHRA definition and the leaking of a dossier of antisemitism allegations against the party

    Some 45 Labour members feature in the document, which was leaked to the radio station LBC and shown to a former senior police officer. He said that many of the claims constituted hate crimes.

    Scotland Yard said that it would investigate the dossier. In one case, a Labour councillor is alleged to have inflicted “ten years of hell” on a child by calling him a “Jew boy”.


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    British Jews Have Reason to Fear Corbyn’s Labour Party
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    Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's Labour Party.

    By Dovid Efune

    Lord Jonathan Sacks isn’t known to throw around accusations. So when the Commonwealth’s former chief rabbi weighed in on Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, people took notice.

    Rabbi Sacks last week described Mr. Corbyn as “an anti-Semite” who has “given support to racists, terrorists and dealers of hate.” He called one Corbyn comment “the most offensive statement made by a senior British politician since Enoch Powell’s 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech,” a vicious anti-immigration diatribe. Rabbi Sacks was referring to Mr. Corbyn’s 2013 description of British “Zionists”: “They don’t want to study history and . . . they don’t understand English irony either.” On Sunday Rabbi Sacks doubled down, telling the BBC that the prospect of Mr. Corbyn as prime minister was a “danger” to British Jewry.

    In July, 68 leading U.K. rabbis had written an open letter to the Guardian accusing Labour’s leadership of ignoring the Jewish community and the “severe and widespread” anti-Semitism plaguing the party. Shortly after, in an unprecedented move, the country’s three leading Jewish newspapers published joint cover stories describing the potential of a Corbyn-led government as an “existential threat to Jewish life” in Britain.

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    An article today in Politico points out a bizarre aspect of many people's rejection of Corbyn:
    “For me, Corbyn’s patronizing, racialized put-down of British ‘Zionists’ and our sense of history and English irony was no surprise,” said David Krikler, a Jewish communications consultant in London. “His political career has been spent in the company of Holocaust deniers, anti-Semites and terrorist groups, so I don’t need to hear him sounding like an old-fashioned anti-Semite to know exactly what he stands for.”
    “It’s been interesting to see some commentators say they can no longer defend him after seeing that,” he added. “I think it’s telling that they were prepared to defend his support for organizations that literally murder Jews, whether on Israeli buses, in Olympic villages or in Argentinian community centers, but they’re more concerned by a linguistic micro-aggression. Support for anti-Semitic terror groups is fine, as long as you don’t sound like an elderly racist who’s had one drink too many in the process.”
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    But what I've been saying for a while is that this it not only true for those who defended Corbyn's support for terrorist organizations; it's even true for the mainstream Jewish and non-Jewish community, who are against it. Because while they are against it, and even mention it, they don't discuss it with anywhere near the intensity that they discuss his antisemitic expressions of speech. There's been more focus on condemning his linguistic micro-aggression than on his actual support for terrorist organizations and brutal regimes! What is the explanation for that? I'm mystified by it.

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    His days are numbered. He’s definitely a security risk.

    Labour: Jeremy Corbyn aides Iram Awan and Andrew Murray working at parliament ‘without security clearance’
    Henry Zeffman, Political Correspondent | Dominic Kennedy, Investigations Editor | Fiona Hamilton, Crime & Security Editor


    September 12 2018, 12:00pm, The Times
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    Jeremy Corbyn is under investigation for a possible breach of parliament’s strict security rules after two of his most senior aides spent months working in the Commons without being vetted.

    Officials began their second investigation into the Labour leader in a week after it emerged that Andrew Murray, a political adviser, and Iram Awan, Mr Corbyn’s private secretary, had been accessing parliament as visitors.
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