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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:25 PM

Progressives Need To Face The Truth: Jeremy Corbyn's Record On Anti-Semitism Is Bad.

Peter Beinart

December 9, 2019

When it comes to the furor surrounding British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbynís supposed anti-Semitism, three unsettling things are true. First, Corbyn is not the major party candidate most complicit in bigotry. That ugly distinction goes to Britainís current prime minister, Boris Johnson.

Second, the British Jewish establishment has largely given Johnson a pass, which suggests ó as does much other evidence ó that its furious opposition to Corbyn stems as much from its desire to shield the Israeli government from criticism as from principled opposition to prejudice. If Corbyn werenít passionate about Palestinian rights, he wouldnít be under this much attack.

I wish I could stop there. Unfortunately, thereís a third truth, which progressives must not evade: Corbynís record on anti-Semitism is awful. Again and again, he has proved incapable of spotting ó and confronting ó Jew-hatred when it comes bundled together with sympathy for the Palestinian cause.

Progressives do not generally excuse people who amass long records of moral blindness in the face of bigotry. So we shouldnít excuse Jeremy Corbyn. But before analyzing Corbynís sins, itís worth dwelling for a moment on the sins of his main opponent ó and asking why they havenít aroused a similar furor.

https://forward.com/opinion/436159/yes-jeremy-corbyns-record-on-anti-semitism-is-bad-but-his-critics-are/

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:29 PM

1. Corbyn is toxic

and just screwed England. As if He ever had a chance

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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:35 PM

2. +10

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