The Labor Party Has Utterly Betrayed British Jewry

Yesterday, the Jewish Chronicle—the usually restrained, 178-year-old Anglo-Jewish newspaper—published a front-page editorial urging not its regular readers but the general British public to vote against the Labor party in the December elections because of the anti-Semitism that has engulfed it. Tanya Gold, among the many British Jews who have forsaken the party over its hostility toward them, describes the current climate:

“Jew’” is absolutely a loaded word again. I have been told, very recently, that the Rothschilds control Europe—at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting of all places; and by a socialist, naturally. This is normal. When I ask Labor members about anti-Semitism, they react with denial or, more likely, fury: why do we seek to maim the [socialist] utopia, and why do we not do something about Islamophobia? (I wish I could; but how does ignoring anti-Semitism further the anti-racist cause?) I know they think my testimony is suspect—oh, lying Jew!—but my antennae are set to peril, and I trust them.

I also trust that things will get worse; that the more [anti-Semitism] is tolerated, the more it bleeds across the culture. Do people really think that a far-right thug will pause before he punches a Jew and think: hang on, didn’t this rhetoric emerge from Stalin’s Russia? The left provides the script, always, for they are the pseudo-intellectuals writing their borrowed lies; the right, the fists.

That Labor call themselves progressives, and yet are imbued with the infection of ancient Christian Jew-hatred—the murder of God was our original sin—is . . . laughable. We [Jews] have returned to our settled place; too proud, in every sense, to assimilate; rather, we drift across the world to where we feel safe.

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For the Time Being, Palestinians Are Best Off under “Occupation”

Nov. 18 2019

Many who profess concern for the Palestinians agree that Israel ought to abandon its presence in the West Bank—which remains controlled by Jerusalem, even as most of its Arab residents live under the governance of the Palestinian Authority (PA). But, writes Evelyn Gordon, the Gaza Strip, from which Israel withdrew completely, provides a clear demonstration why West Bank Palestinians are beneficiaries of the status quo:

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