Sunday, 29 May 2016

Corbyn's Labour cannot be trusted on anti-Semitism

The news yesterday that Jackie walker the Momentum activist who blamed the Jews for the slave trade had been re-instated by the Labour Party was a shock to those fighting back against the rise of anti-Semitism. The slave trade had many participants including those Africans themselves who helped round up slaves. These included Christians and Muslims as well as others simply motivated by profit.

And frankly since slavery still exists in this world Ms Walker and her defenders should take note of where this is a particular problem across swathes of Muslim controlled Africa and the Middle East. However lets not get facts in the way shall we comrades.

Ken Livingstone remains suspended and has lost his LBC radio programme, though I'm sure the Iranian Clerics Press TV will find him a job....

But one thing more than any other caught my attention today. Readers may remember that the Israeli Labour Party wrote to "comrade" Corbyn about their concerns with regards to anti-Semitism in the ranks of his party. He never replied. The Guardian reports:

Jeremy Corbyn faced fresh criticism over his handling of antisemitism allegations after Labour’s sister party in Israel said it had had no reply to a letter its leader sent to him a month ago expressing dismay and inviting him to Jerusalem to see the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.

Labour MPs said they were shocked that no response had apparently been sent and added that it was further evidence of the party leadership’s slow and inadequate response to the crisis....

.. Isaac Herzog, leader of the Israeli Labour party, wrote to Corbyn, saying he was “appalled and outraged by the recent instances of anti-semitism by senior Labour party officials in the United Kingdom”.

Yet this man quite happily invites his "friends" in Hamas and Hezbollah to the House of Commons because he says it is necessary for peace. So why no reply or talks with the other side of the conflict Jeremy.

Bias showing again is it?

Meanwhile Jewish party members are hitting back. The website Politics Home reports:

The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), a formal affiliate, hit out after Jackie Walker was reinstated to the party after saying Jews were the “chief financiers of the slave trade”.

The JLM told Politics Home: “Walker repeated an anti-Semitic slur. She showed no contrition.

The outcome of this process shows, once again, that the political rhetoric of zero tolerance on anti-Semitism is not matched by action. This is why we are proposing changes to party rules."

The group is seeking to change Labour’s rules to make it easier to expel and ban members for life if they are found guilty of anti-Semitism.

Remember Corbyn was once involved in an attempt to throw the JLM (then known as Poale Zion) out of the Labour Party.

Corbyn has shown how shallow his words were at the May Day march.

I do not trust Corbyn or his wing of the Labour Party.

No wonder so many Jews are deserting Labour.

Meanwhile Rod Liddle, the Sunday Times journalist remains suspended for daring to raise the widespread presence of anti-Semitism in the Muslim community.

Which it is by the way. The only anti-Semitism I tend to come across these days is from a section of the Muslim community.

And their anti-Zionist allies I should add.

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