UK: Police launch investigation into alleged anti-Semitism in Labour Party By Robert Stevens

5 November 2018 — WSWS

The London Metropolitan Police have announced a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism by Labour Party members.

The investigation, announced Friday, follows months in which the party’s Blairite right-wing has falsely tarred Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite. The Met’s police investigation marks an escalation of the destabilisation campaign aimed at undemocratically removing the twice-elected party leader.

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Charges ‘Without Merit’ – Jeremy Corbyn, Antisemitism, Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky

12 September 2018 — Media Lens

Last week, Peter Brookes tweeted his latest cartoon for The Times, commenting:

‘#Novichok not the only poison being spread around Britain. #LabourAntisemitism #Corbyn.’

Referencing allegations that two Russian agents had been responsible for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4, the cartoon depicted a British policeman holding up mugshots of a menacing, bug-eyed ‘Jeremy Korbynski’ (wearing an ‘I Love Hamas’ badge) and a vampiric, evil-looking ‘Seumasov Milne’ (wearing a ‘Down With Israel’ badge), with the policeman saying:

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Et tu Labour? By John Andrews

5 September 2018 — Dissident Voice

What is the point of memory if one fails to learn from the lessons it provides? Milan Kundera accurately observed that “the struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”((Hidden Agendas, John Pilger.)) The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an organisation supposedly committed to not forgetting the infamous extermination of Jews by the Nazis during World War Two. That is not unreasonable. However, what if remembering one horrendous holocaust from the past is paid for by forgetting, or ignoring, holocausts of the present? What if remembering one horrendous holocaust from the past is used as an excuse to attack and criminalise protests against holocausts of the present?

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The Israel lobby’s non-stop attacks on Corbyn will backfire By Jonathan Cook

6 September 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Not only is the role of pro-Israel partisans in the UK now visible, but their ugly assumptions are under closer scrutiny than ever before

Middle East Eye – 6 September 2018

Back in the 1950s, the US intelligence community coined a term: “blowback”. It referred to the unintended consequences of a covert operation that ended up damaging one’s own cause.

There are mounting indications that the intensifying campaign by the Israel lobby in the UK against Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the parliamentary opposition, is starting to have precisely such self-harming repercussions.

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Reject the anti-Semitism slurs against Jeremy Corbyn! Drive out the Labour Party right wing! By Chris Marsden

31 August 2018 — WSWS

Recent weeks have seen the acceleration of a campaign by the right-wing of the British Labour party to paint Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite, in hopes of driving him from his position as leader of the party.

In its scale and ferocity, these efforts have all the hallmarks of a destabilisation campaign involving MI5 in the UK, Mossad in Israel and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States.

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Is Israel’s hidden hand behind the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn? By Jonathan Cook

25 August 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Israeli group submits freedom of information request as evidence grows of meddling by Netanyahu government in UK politics

Middle East Eye – 25 August 2018

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.

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Media Lens: Israel Is The Real Problem

9 August 2018 — Media Lens

Elite power cannot abide a serious challenge to its established position. And that is what Labour under Jeremy Corbyn represents to the Tory government, the corporate, financial and banking sectors, and the ‘mainstream’ media. The manufactured ‘antisemitism crisis’ is the last throw of the dice for those desperate to prevent a progressive politician taking power in the UK: someone who supports Palestinians and genuine peace in the Middle East, a strong National Health Service and a secure Welfare State, a properly-funded education system, and an economy in which people matter; someone who rejects endless war and complicity with oppressive, war criminal ‘allies’, such as the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

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With Literal Nazis Running for Office, NYT Suggests Candidate’s Israel Criticism Is Antisemitic By Adam Johnson

6 June 2018 — FAIR

NYT: Democratic Candidate Who Criticized Israel Faces Charges of Antisemitism

The New York Times (5/29/18) crafts its headline around a baseless charge from political enemies.

Eight overt white nationalists are running for office in 2018—a new record, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Overt fascists, inspired by the rise of President Donald Trump, have found a place both within and just outside the margins of the official Republican Party. Over 20,000 people voted in a GOP primary this past March for former American Nazi Party member Art Jones, making him the Republican candidate for the US House in Illinois’ 3rd District. Patrick Little, who told NBC (5/3/18) that the “monstrous nature of the Jewish people must be known to the public,” ran as a Republican for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat in California, and got more than 50,000 votes.

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Frankie Boyle: Your new show betrayed Gaza By Jonathan Cook

21 May 2018 — Dissident Voice

Dear Frankie Boyle,

I’d prefer not to be writing this as an open letter, but you didn’t leave me much choice: I can no longer engage with you on Twitter because you blocked me (and many hundreds of others, it seems) for criticising the first episode of your New World Order TV show on Friday.

Since then, having purged your Twitter feed of critics, you have created a series of straw men. In the worst, you have suggested that those unhappy with the show are really closet racists for objecting to the fact that you spent half of your 30-minute schedule allowing your guests, led by David Baddiel, to flay Jeremy Corbyn for a supposed anti-semitism “crisis” in the Labour party. Presumably that offers you a comfortingly circular proof of Labour’s anti-semitism problem.

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The anti-Semitism offensive orchestrated against Jeremy Corbyn By Jonathan Cook

8 May 2018 — Jonathan Cook

For months, a campaign has been aimed at destabilising British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of anti-Semitism. The right-wing of his party, Tony Blair’s heirs, and pro-Israel circles are targeting both Corbyn’s left-wing line and his support for the Palestinian people

Orient XXI Magazine – 8 May 2018

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Media Lens: Killing Mosquitoes: The Latest Gaza Massacres, Pro-Israel Media Bias And The Weapon Of ‘Antisemitism’

10 April 2018 — Media Lens 

The Palestinians have long been seen as an obstacle by Israel’s leaders; an irritant to be subjugated. Noam Chomsky commented:

‘Traditionally over the years, Israel has sought to crush any resistance to its programs of takeover of the parts of Palestine it regards as valuable, while eliminating any hope for the indigenous population to have a decent existence enjoying national rights.’

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