British Jews and Non-Jews Fed Up with Antisemitism in Labour Party Under Jeremy Corbyn

by Avi Abelow

Around 2,500 people protested outside the Labour Party Headquarters in London on Sunday. The protestors were calling for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to end the antisemitism within the Labour party.

Jew and non-Jew stood together outside the Labour Headquarters. Some of the non-Jews who attended described themselves as former anti-semites, but their Christian values brought them to support Jews.

British culture in general and British Jewry, in particular, don’t like to make waves.  Therefore the existence of this protest is definitely a sign that antisemitism has become a huge problem within the party. Many British Jews today feel less safe in Britain as a result of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour party.

Antisemitism Revealed

Lately, the party ranks and leadership are exhibiting non-stop instances of anti-semitism.

Here is a fabulous insight into the problem people have with Corbyn and antisemitism.

Here is a recent example of the blatant antisemitism that Jeremy Corbyn himself exhibits when it comes to Israel and the Jews. One may ask, why is this antisemitism? Because it is a blatant double standard against Israel, the one and only Jewish state. As you will understand below, a double standard against Israel is a clear sign of antisemitism today.

Here is the 3D Test of Anti-Semitism: Demonization, Double Standards, Delegitimization created by prisoner of Zion, turned Israeli politician, Natan Sharansky.

“I believe that we can apply a simple test to call out the new antisemitism.  It is camouflaged as criticism of Israel. I call it the “3D” test – to help us distinguish legitimate criticism of Israel from anti-Semitism.”

“The first “D” is the test of demonization. When they demonize the Jewish state. Or when they blow out of proportion Israel’s actions. When they make comparisons between Israelis and Nazis and between Palestinian refugee camps and Auschwitz – this is anti-Semitism, not legitimate criticism of Israel.”

“The second “D” is the test of double standards. When criticism of Israel is applied selectively. Or when Israel is singled out by the United Nations for human rights abuses while the behavior of known and major abusers, such as China, Iran, Cuba, and Syria, is ignored; when Israel’s Magen David Adom, alone among the world’s ambulance services, is denied admission to the International Red Cross – this is anti-Semitism.”

“The third “D” is the test of delegitimization: when Israel’s fundamental right to exist is denied – alone among all peoples in the world – this too is anti-Semitism.”

Threat of Court Action

Gideon Falter, Chairman of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism spoke at the rally. He mentioned that he would be bringing a court case against Labour Party candidates and members. With a focus on those who are writing Holocaust denial theories. Falter said that “if Labour party does not start to take action in the party there will be another demonstration in the middle of May followed by court action.”

Antisemitism in Party Leadership

Here is but one example on the antisemitism that exists within the party leadership as well:

Meet Dorian Bartley. He is a big fan of Jeremy Corbyn, and an active member of the Labour Party. He is an elected officer, with responsibility for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME).

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