WATCH: Israeli Diplomat offering MP £1 million: Video proves NEC member was suspended for telling the truth

31 May 2019 — Off Guardian

The Labour Party have suspended Pete Willsman, a member of their National Executive Committee, for being “antisemitic”.

The charge is that Willsman was recorded claiming that the antisemitism charges against the Labour party were all lies, and that a member of the Israeli embassy staff had been caught covertly giving money to Labour Friends of Israel, as well as planning to “take down” anti Israeli MPs.

The recording was released to LBC radio. It sparked outrage in all the predictable places.

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Is This The Epicentre of Corbyn’s Antisemitism Story?

8 April 2019 — True Publica
REVEALED: The epicentre of Corbyn's anti-Semitism story

By TruePublica: The British-American Project for the Successor Generation, to give it its full title, was officially founded in 1985 – “to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain,” and in the words of BAP’s official history, through “transatlantic friendships and professional contacts”. Today, It has a membership of over “1000 leaders and opinion formers”, drawn equally from both countries. It was conceived in 1982 by Nick Butler, a Labour Party insider of the old right and a research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (known as Chatham House). It was funded by the far-right oil baron J. Howard Pew and launched by (neoliberal) US president Ronald Reagan and right-wing media baron Rupert Murdoch.

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Anti-Semitism Pandemic! By C J Hopkins

11 March 2019 — Greanville Post 

Get the kids into the house! Lock your doors! Board up the windows! Break out the gas masks and hazmat suits! According to the corporate media, we are now officially deep in the throes of a deadly anti-Semitism pandemic! And just as the threat of mind-controlling Russian influencers was finally waning! It seems the fabric of Western democracy just can’t catch a break these days.

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Would railing at a Labour Saudi lobby be racist? By Jonathan Cook

9 March 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Owen Jones has made a short video discussing Labour’s crisis over anti-semitism. There are some good elements to it, not least the warning against conspiratorial thinking, and an admission, admittedly a fairly limited one, that the Labour leadership should not be accused of being anti-semitic (and implicitly that the party is not “institutionally anti-semitic”.)

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Jewish Labour Movement was refounded to fight Corbyn By Asa Winstanley

8 March 2019 — Electronic Intifada

Jeremy Newmark, sitting between disgraced Israeli embassy agent Shai Masot and Israeli ambassador Mark Regev at a private meeting during Labour’s 2016 conference. Newmark is seen in undercover Al Jazeera footage giving the ambassador “intelligence.” (Al Jazeera/YouTube)

The Jewish Labour Movement was revived in 2015 to battle Jeremy Corbyn, The Electronic Intifada can reveal.

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Media Lens: The Fake News Nazi – Corbyn, Williamson And The Anti-Semitism Scandal

6 March 2019 — Media Lens

One of us had a discussion with an elderly relative:

‘He can’t be allowed to become Prime Minister.’

‘Why not?’

‘It’s so awful…’

‘What is?’

‘The way he hates the Jews.’

The last comment was spoken with real anguish, the result of continuous exposure to just two main news sources: the Daily Mail and the BBC.

What is astonishing is that, just four years ago, essentially no-one held this view of Jeremy Corbyn.

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Conforming to establishment media groupthink could destroy Corbyn By Joe Emersberger

5 March 2019 — The Canary

The establishment media in the UK constantly proclaims various ‘truths’ that all serious people are supposed to accept. Many of these claims are sold in any ‘capitalist democracy’. It tells us which governments are ‘dictatorships’ that must ‘pressured’ or overthrown. It tells us a government’s finances are like a household’s. In recent years, the UK media has also been telling the public  that the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn is antisemitic.

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Anti-Capitalism is NOT Anti-Semitism By Kit Knightly

5 March 2019 — Off Guardian

The media are trying to turn the 1% into a protected minority

A political cartoon from 1883, depecting four notable Robber Barons being supported by their workers. Is this image a hate crime? Will it be described as such soon?

“Rhetoric about the 1 per cent and economic inequality has the same underlying theme – anti-capitalism masks and normalises anti-Semitism.”

The above quote appeared in the Financial Times over the weekend. It is a piece of twisted logic, designed to demonise an entire political movement. And it is a lie, BUT it does tell an important truth, it just does it by accident.

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Oppose the Blairites’ bogus claims of “left anti-Semitism”! By Chris Marsden

2 March 2019 — WSWS

No to the witch-hunt of Chris Williamson!

The Socialist Equality Party opposes the suspension of Derby North MP Chris Williamson from the Labour Party. His suspension is the product of a reactionary campaign by the Blairite right wing of the Labour Party and media to slander the “left” as anti-Semitic, and must be opposed by all workers and youth.

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The witchfinders are now ready to burn Corbyn By Jonathan Cook

28 February 2019 — Jonathan Cook

“McCarthyism” is a word thrown around a lot nowadays, and in the process its true meaning – and horror – has been increasingly obscured.

McCarthyism is not just the hounding of someone because their views are unpopular. It is the creation by the powerful of a perfect, self-rationalising system of incrimination – denying the victim a voice, even in their own defence. It presents the accused as an enemy so dangerous, their ideas so corrupting, that they must be silenced from the outset. Their only chance of rehabilitation is prostration before their accusers and utter repentance.

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