Jews, Israelis and Zionists are separate categories that are too frequently conflated by both supporters and critics of Israel, and this conflation can be antisemitic.
Tuesday, 15 May 5:30 pm
Opposite No 10 Downing Street
We call for an unconditional end to Israel’s inhuman siege of Gaza and its illegal and brutal occupation of the West Bank which has destroyed the lives of generations of Palestinians. DAYENU. Enough is enough.
Those found to have made false accusations of anti-semitism for political purposes may be in breach of Labour’s membership rules and should therefore be dealt with under our disciplinary procedures.
There are many threats to Jews – and we are right to be vigilant. These threats come primarily from resurgent nationalism, anti-immigrant sentiment and a Brexit narrative that seeks to restore Britain to a mythical age of ethnic purity. The idea that Britain’s leading anti-racist politician is the key problem the Jewish community faces is an absurdity, a distraction, and a massive error. Worst of all, it’s a bad story that we’ve been telling for far too long. Let’s start to tell a better one.