Having gone back on adopting the IHRA Definition of antisemitism, Labour has now published a severely emasculated version of IHRA:
It claims that the examples are not part of the IHRA – LIE
It has excised the following four IHRA provisions:
*Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
*Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.
*Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.
*Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
Let’s be absolutely clear. Labour members are free to make the following statements without fear of being disciplined:
– “Zionism equals racism”
– (To a pro-Israel Jew) “You are traitor whose primary loyalty is to a foreign power”
– “Israel should know better, after what happened in Germany in the 1930s”
– “Israel acts like Nazis towards the Palestinians”
It is the fundamental right of a minority to say what it finds offensive. Labour prides itself on respecting minority rights. Labour has failed to respect the rights of Jews to define what they find offensive. Labour is therefore DOUBLY institutionally antisemitic. Antisemites will continue to flock to Labour like bees to honey – not to claim their ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card ………. because they will never go to jail!
No decent person will want to support ANY Labour candidate in ANY election. Today saw a rubicon way crossed.
I do not see how the likes of Luciana Berger, John Mann and Louise Ellman can – in all conscience – remain in Labour now. And how come Shami Charabarti and David Feldman – the Chair and Deputy of Labour’s Inquiry – are not protesting? Shame on them and shame on Labour.