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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:28 AM

I cannot tolerate antisemitism so I'm leaving Labour

Being a member of the Labour Party, as well as a lifelong Labour voter, has been agony this week. There have been many such weeks: I have made no secret of my concern at Corbynís politics since he became leader nearly three years ago.


I cannot support a party which does not accept the internationally recognised definition of antisemitism, which allows ó by omission from this international definition ó a member to call a Jewish person a Nazi, or to accuse a Jewish person of being more loyal to Israel than to their home country, or to claim that Israelís very existence is a racist endeavour.

At a time when the far right is creeping back into Eastern Europe, when Facebook permits Holocaust denial, when authorities in Austria draw up plans to register Jews to buy kosher meat, surely the Labour Party, with its long record of fighting racism and social injustice, should be at the vanguard of fighting rising antisemitism, not enabling it?

Not Corbynís Labour Party, it seems. The refusal to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Allianceís definition has understandably caused consternation in the Jewish community, including the Chief Rabbi.


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still_one Jul 2018 #1
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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 06:48 AM

1. From my observation antisemitism seems to be more prevelent among political extremes, whether they

be left or right

There are also different ways it is expressed, some more subtle than others

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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 03:08 PM

2. Yep.

It's certainly becoming more prevalent among right wing Brexshitters, with their creepy George Soros obsession.

And don't get me started on Corbyn / Momentum / Labour.

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