We’ve seen Andrew Little getting death threats for visiting a Jewish community centre in Auckland. But the left and Jew hatred go hand in hand. This, from the UK:
Tories can feel proud that this anti-Semitism has all but vanished from the Conservative Party.
Unfortunately, it has not vanished from British politics. Indeed, it has emerged as a noxious problem inside Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. How has Labour acquired this anti-Semitic virus, just as it was eliminated by the Conservatives?
A large part of the answer lies in the politics of the Middle East. Many Labour MPs and activists support the Palestinian cause, and there is no reason why they shouldn’t criticise the policies of the Israeli State. Indeed, it is essential they should be allowed to do so, just as they should be allowed to criticise the policies of any other state.
However, too many Labour politicians have allowed their antagonisms to Israel to spill over into very unpleasant attacks on Jews themselves. We saw this last week, with the emergence of remarks from Naz Shah (made before she became MP for Bradford West, and for which she has now apologised to Parliament) calling for ‘the transportation of Jews from Israel to the United States of America’.
This is a political party that will get stuck into UK Jews for being Jewish, but are quite comfortable with UK Muslims in a general sense. Read more »