Jonathan Cook’s latest article discusses the following:
Has Israel been covertly fuelling claims of an “anti-Semitism crisis” purportedly plaguing Britain’s Labour Party since it elected a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, three years ago?
That question is raised by a new freedom of information request submitted this week by a group of Israeli lawyers, academics and human rights activists.
They suspect that two Israeli government departments – the ministries of foreign affairs and strategic affairs – have been helping to undermine Corbyn as part of a wider campaign by the Israeli government to harm Palestinian solidarity activists.
Such claims have been rife despite statistics showing that the party has less of a problem with anti-Semitism than both the ruling Conservative Party and British society generally.
Asa Winstanley, an investigative journalist who has extensively covered the claims of an anti-Semitism crisis in the Labour Party for the Electronic Intifada, argues that Corbyn is viewed by Israel as effectively the “figurehead of the delegitimization network”.
“They hope that by taking action against him, they can decapitate what they see as the most powerful figure in this network,” he told Middle East Eye. “By making an example of him, they can sow division, spread fear and suppress speech on Israel.”
To this observer and also to the Israeli journalist trying to get a freedom of Information request on the state’s obvious role, the answer is clear.
The anti–Semitic card has outrun its usefulness. More to the point is Gideon Levy’s analysis of this hysterical witch hunt. Corbyn’s sin to Israeli-firsters is that he is an unapologetic defender of Palestinian rights. As a pivotal democratic figure and opponent of occupation, he must be taken out, by any means, fair or foul.
Leave the incitement campaign against Corbyn and wish him luck: He’s a man of conscience, and I hope he’ll be Britain’s prime minister. It could be good for Israel as well.
As for Canadian Prime Minister,Justin Trudeau, a classic PEP, Progressive except for Palestine, a defender of Canadian indigenous but totally blind to the indigenous of Palestine, maybe he should take a page out of the Corbyn playbook or stop posing as a person of justice