Corbyn, Smeeth, Israel

We don’t choose our battles, like with Corbyn, some choose us

It is seventy years since the ‘Jewish People’s Council’ gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum and approved the proclamation declaring the establishment of the State of Israel. For six months, Jews had been engaged in a bloody civil conflict that would turn the right of having a state, into actually creating one. To do this they had to fight united groups that stood against them. … Continue reading We don’t choose our battles, like with Corbyn, some choose us

antisemitism in Labour

The Jewish community and Jeremy Corbyn are incompatible

Justin Cohen from Jewish News has just done the Jewish community an enormous favour. He has created a piece for the historical record. A detailed and to-the-point interview with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the midst of a crisis over antisemitism. All we needed to know about the man who wants to be Prime Minister is there for us to read. The conclusion is … Continue reading The Jewish community and Jeremy Corbyn are incompatible

SHEPPARD - Anti Jewish circus

Tommy Sheppard’s anti-Jewish Marxist circus comes to Westminster

Last week an event was held in Westminster, that is alleged to have deliberately excluded Jewish members from attending.¬† My own ticket was cancelled due to an overbooking, yet I later managed to get a place booked with a non-Jewish name. Some Jews who turned up were refused entry at the door, despite there being empty seats in the committee room. That particular event was … Continue reading Tommy Sheppard’s anti-Jewish Marxist circus comes to Westminster

antisemitism upside down

Stephen Sedley, FSOI and the PSC, getting antisemitism all mixed up

As I researched for an article about the demonstration and counter demonstration at SOAS on 27 April, I came across an essay on antisemitism by Stephen Sedley. Sedley is a former appeal court judge and the essay was just published in the London Review of Books. The essay dealt critically with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance¬†(IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The building block for the IHRA … Continue reading Stephen Sedley, FSOI and the PSC, getting antisemitism all mixed up