You could say that Jeremy Corbyn’s Old Labour are a victim of their own leftist logic. This week life long member and activist, Ken Livingstone was suspended after having the temerity to say that Hitler was a Zionist who supported a Jewish state in Palestine. Now you would have thought that anyone wanting to clear this up, could spend 15 minutes researching as to whether this statement is correct or not, before embarking upon a campaign to have the member removed from his post.
It turns out that Livingstone is correct to at least some degree, Adolf Hitler’s government did establish the Haavara Agreement in 1933 with Zionist German Jews to help resettle German Jews in Palestine. Read More
But none of this seems to matter, as the guardians of the progressive narrative have demonstrated time and time again in recent years – the truth does not matter; perception is everything. In short, it’s the sort of logic defying stunt that the liberal left pull on a daily basis. Only this time, the victim is one of their own.
Does this mean that the British Labour Party is not anti- Semetic? Don’t be silly, the left in Britain is riven with an anti-Semitism that borders upon systemic, but the source of that anti-Semetism has its roots firmly elsewhere – in it’s cosy alliance with Hamas over the Palestinian issue; as illustrated earlier last week with the expulsion of another Labour Party MP, Naz Shah, who suggested on social media that the state of Israel should be dismantled & relocated to the U.S. Midwest. Read More and More
In sober moments, those on the the left in Britain will tell you that their issue is not with the Jewish people, but with the state of Israel and Zionism. However that is clearly not how their allies in this cause – the growing and increasingly militant British Muslim population see it. And together with their brothers and sisters in France, Belgium and Germany, they are almost singlehandedly once again making Europe a dangerous place to be Jewish.
A new study published by the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP) confirms what many have long suspected: that the worst crimes against Jews in Europe are perpetrated by (European) Muslims, and that Muslims have been responsible for a “disproportionate” number of anti-Semitic attacks over the past 15 years.