Jeremy Corbyn’s Hold over the British Labor Party Is Over, but Anti-Zionism May Linger On

April 6 2020

On Saturday, the UK’s Labor party announced that it had elected Keir Starmer as its new leader—signaling the defeat of the viciously anti-Israel, and often anti-Semitic, faction of the party led by the outgoing leader Jeremy Corbyn. In his victory speech, Starmer made a point of pledging to “tear out this poison [of anti-Semitism] by its roots and judge success by the return of Jewish members” to the party’s ranks. Luke Akehurst does not, however, expect Starmer to bring about a complete shift in the party’s attitudes toward the Jewish state:

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Hizballah Bears Responsibility for the Beirut Blast

According to the Lebanese government, the explosion in its capital city on Tuesday that left over 100 dead and many more injured or homeless was caused by the accidental detonation of some 2,750 of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer often used for making bombs. (Less than one-thousandth of that amount was used by Timothy McVeigh to destroy the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995.) Previously, police have discovered Hizballah warehouses in London and Germany storing many tons of the same explosive. Hussein Ibish comments:

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