Guardian editorial recognises contemporary antisemitism

I hope those Greens who castrated our motion on contemporary antisemitism last conference read yesterday’s Guardian editorial:

“The government has also recognised that there are “specific indications that, unlike other forms of racism, antisemitism is being accepted within parts of society instead of being condemned.” The left fought a long and honourable battle for racial equality, but some within its ranks now risk sloppily allowing their horror of Israeli actions to blind them to antisemitism.”

See also Mark Townsend in today’s Observer.

Not that you should want to criticise Israel in particular (there is, after all, a whole world of violence going on out there and the intensity of interest in Israel is seriously weird in itself) but just to restate the obvious: it is easy to criticise Israel without implicating Jews.


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