The Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News and Jewish Telegraph united against a common enemy and published similar front pages editorials for their Thursday editions attacking the Labour party’s decision not to fully absorb an internationally accepted definition of antisemitism into its code of conduct, and its wider record on the issue since Corbyn became leader in 2015.
Jews in the USA should also take note. If it could happen in a country like Britain it could certainly happen in the USA. Indeed the public already gave Obama a free-pass on his associations with notorious evil Anti-Semites like Rev. Wright and Louis Farrakhan and Rashid Khalidi https://youtu.be/IC35JMkd0ZI . Although, in the end Obama seemed to have gotten along with most USA (I stress USA) Jews during his 8 years in office, he did prove that a Cobryn type of candidate could take control of Obama’s political party and get away with it (especially for those who stress “identity politics” above the values of right and wrong).
Below is a quote of 3 of the 5 reasons why a Cobryn Government would be bad for UK Jewry from http://www.aish.com/ci/s/Five-Reasons-a-Corbyn-Government-would-be-Disastrous-for-UK-Jewry.html?s=mpw
Neither of us has any party political affiliation but we are proud to be British Jews. A year ago Judith became the driving force behind short documentary Whitewashed: Anti-Semitism in Labour. She unearthed and published previously unseen submissions to 2016’s Chakrabarti Inquiry and, in collaboration with David Hirsh and J-TV, made an explosive documentary which explains and exposes Labour’s anti-Semitism.
We believe in a British democracy whereby all mainstream parties act in harmony with the UK’s traditional moderation and tolerance to all. This is threatened by Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party.
1. Israel and Jeremy Corbyn’s view of the world
Corbyn’s friends include Hamas and Hezbollah, plus the regime in Iran (all dedicated to the destruction of Israel), as well as the IRA, and the failed regimes in Cuba and Venezuela. He is a life-long supporter of the Soviet Union with no criticism for the horrors perpetrated under Stalin and Khrushchev including their murderous persecution of the Jews.
He rails against the so called colonial imperialist USA and Israel and despises much of British and European history. He and his supporters view Jewish people in the UK through the distorted prism of hatred for Israel thus encouraging vile antisemitism often justified as anti-Zionism. Corbyn would prefer that Israel cease to exist as a viable state.
2. Corbyn – the Good Jews and Bad Jews
Jeremy Corbyn and his acolytes only embrace Jews who are anti-Zionist. As a calculated insult to the overwhelming majority of British Jews he attended the Jewdas Seder (Jewdas is an anti-Zionist, anti-capitalist, Jewish movement). Perhaps he forgot that the traditional Seder concludes with the pledge, part of the very essence of Judaism and its historical biblical link to Israel, “Next year in Jerusalem”.
He legitimises the tiny fringe anti-Zionist group, Jewish Voice for Labour. The IHRA definition of anti-Semitism has been butchered so that it is no longer anti-Semitic for Labour members to:
draw comparison with Israel and Nazis
accuse Jews of dual loyalty
call Israel a racist endeavour.
This legitimises anti-Semitic discourse.
3. Revelations of anti-Semitism
Barely a day goes by without new revelations of Labour antisemitism. There have been thousands of unmoderated anti-Semitic posts in Labour supporting facebook groups such as Palestine Live, JC4PM and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party Forum. Look at the vile comments under the link to the Whitewashed film.
Labour under Corbyn rarely takes action against the perpetrators. By contrast Labour instantly attacks those who call out anti-Semitism and the leadership’s apparent collusion.
I did not quote reason #4 provided by Judith and Ged Ornstein because I believe it contradicts the Ohr Ha-Chaim commentary to Bamidbar/Numbers Chapter 33 verses 52 to 56.