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Anti-Semitism. Brief Review of the Year.

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Fight-Back against the Anti-Semites! 

It started bad and got worse.

It was obvious that the election of a pro-Palestinian as leader of the Labour Party was not going to be universally welcomed.

There was a predictable reaction, continuing throughout the year, from those whom  David Rosenberg well described from the “The self-proclaimed and self-important leadership of the Jewish community who don’t want to talk to Jeremy at all — they just want to talk at him”. (Morning Star)

Most people in Labour however did not want the party turned into a playground for self-appointed supporters of the Palestinians either.

As in this from wealthy “Lynching” Jackie Walker.

Massa’ Andrew an’ sum a u you gud white folks seems to be just falli’n ova yo’selves to teach me a thing or two ‘bout ma histry, an white terror an’ all those complicated things.

To paraphrase a quotation from ‘Great White Hope’, “White folks so good to me, sometimes I just wanna cry about it!”

Not being fluent in American I found this hard to grasp, but the gist seemed to be that rich-as-Croesus Walker has the right to say whatever she likes about ‘Zionists’ and ‘Jewish’ involvement in the Slave Trade because the well-spoken Black  woman says so.

This year her mate, Stephen Marks, got elected onto Labour’s NEC, a low point in our history (‘Antisemitism denier’ Stephen Marks gets top Labour role in dealing with allegations of Jew-hate).

But, to cut a long story short, all is not lost.

Those thoroughly fed-up with all the grandstanding have laid into the anti-semites where it hurts.

Their playground:Twitter.

See above.



Written by Andrew Coates

December 28, 2018 at 11:15 am

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  1. Corbyn is obviously head and shoulders above in intellect than that scruffy feral creature Rees-Mogg. We need some CLASS as we have precious little of it in parliament. Corbyn has deep knowledge. I’m dead sure he would put this country straight again if he became PM.


    December 29, 2018 at 7:06 am

  2. It may help to combat anti-semitism if the question isn’t made to revolve around Palestine. Just a thought.


    December 29, 2018 at 6:28 pm

  3. Trouble is, Eric, that to a very large extent it does and there can be no getting away from that. much as we might like to.

    Jim Denham

    December 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

  4. I suspect if we argue, Jim, we will end up arguing over whether the right of return is “political anti-semitism”. But such bickering is completely irrelevant to actual anti-semitism and combating actual anti-semitism. There are indeed Israel related anti-semitic conspiracy theories eg. Israel is responsible for ISIS, but this article hints that Palestinian rights might be the problem.


    December 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

  5. What’s the solution to the Israel/Palestine tensions? Tear down the border?

    Win Ching

    December 30, 2018 at 8:34 am

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