Tony Greenstein | 23 April 2018 | Post Views:

This is what
Ruth Smeeth, Luciana Berger and the Jewish Labour Movement Mean When They Talk About ‘Anti-Semitism’

If you want to know what the fake anti-Semitism campaign is about then
this video should explain everything. 
Last week we had the nauseating spectacle of a Tory sponsored debate on ‘anti-Semitism’
which gave the Labour Right – Luciana Berger, Ruth Smeeth and John Mann – the opportunity
to attack Jeremy Corbyn for not doing enough about ‘anti-Semitism’.
The real racism in Britain is not apparently about the deportation and
refusal of medical treatment of the children of the Windrush, the effective
removal of citizenship from Britain’s Black citizens, it is a handful of
abusive tweets sent to Labour MPs who have defended Israel right or wrong.
We know that this is all about Israel and not about anti-Semitism because
the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Jonathan Arkush has
stated this as a fact.  When he  wrote 
an open letter to Jeremy Corbyn recently he stated that:

‘“Again and again, Jeremy Corbyn has sided with antisemites rather than
Jews. At best, this derives from the far left’s obsessive hatred of Zionism,
Zionists and Israel. At worst, it suggests a conspiratorial worldview in which
mainstream Jewish communities are believed to be a hostile entity, a class

can’t help himself mixing up anti-Zionist and anti-Semitism because for him they are the same.  That is why, when Corbyn went to a Passover
seder with Jewdas, Arkush described  the latter
group, a Jewish group, as a ‘source of
virulent anti-Semitism’.
  To Arkush
and the Zionists, opposition to Israel’s murderous and racist behaviour is ‘anti-Semitic’
even when it comes from Jews. 
Arkush and the Board of Deputies had no problem in welcoming the election of Donald
Trump and his anti-Semitic entourage of Bannon, Gorka et al. Anti-semitism from supporters of Israel is never a problem.
 This is
despite the fact that, according to Dana Milbank in the Washington Post Anti-Semitism
is no longer an undertone of Trump’s campaign. It’s the melody
. See Trump
Rolls Out Anti-Semitic Closing Ad
for an analysis.
Corbyn should
give Arkush, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Labour Right a clear message
– yes he opposes anti-Semitism and yes he also opposes those who use anti-Semitism
as a weapon with which to attack the Left leadership of the Labour Party and Corbyn
We need your support
this Wednesday!
According to a report in the
Wes Streeting MP, who recently verbally attacked Diane Abbott, is organising anti-Corbyn
MPs, peers and others people to protest outside the Labour Party disciplinary
hearing against veteran black anti-racism campaigner Marc Wadsworth this
Wednesday, April 25.

Streeting claims that his “march” from Westminster Hall to Church House (which
will also be attended by Labour First’s Luke Akehurst) is in “support of Ruth Smeeth MP”, who will give evidence against Marc, as “there will be a
protest against her”.

Campaigners, including, Labour Against the Witchhunt, Grassroots Black Left,
Jewish Voice for Labour and members of the Windrush generation, are not
organising a protest against Smeeth but a lobby in support of Marc.  We demand that the false
charges against him are dropped and that he is fully reinstated to Labour Party
membership. What we are protesting about is the attempted frame-up of Marc.
Labour bosses are demanding his expulsion from the party.

Jonathan Arkush of the Board of Deputies and the leader of the Israeli Labour Party, Isaac Herzog – the ‘sister party’ of the JLM – welcomed Trump to power
Streeting calls Marc “the guy who abused her [Ruth Smeeth] at the [Shami
Chakrabarti] antisemitism inquiry launch”.

In fact the Chakrabarti report was about anti-semitism and all forms of racism,
including the anti-black racism and Islamophobia, which have been
ignored. What abuse is Wes Streeting talking about? Marc Wadsworth
actually said at the report launch, after being goaded by Daily Telegraph
political report Kate McCann:

“I saw that the
Telegraph handed a copy of a press release to Ruth Smeeth MP so you can see who
is working hand in hand. If you look around this room, how many African,
Caribbean and Asian people are there? We need to get our house in order, don’t

Of course, anti-semitism exists in society, just like other forms of racism and
prejudice and this is reflected in the Labour Party. But, just like Jackie
Walker, Ken Livingstone, Tony Greenstein and many other Labour members
suspended and expelled by the party in the last two years, Marc is no
anti-semite and nothing he did or said was even vaguely

In truth, the right-wing in the Labour Party want to claim another scalp in
their campaign to smear Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters.

LAW will be showing their support to Marc and all those people unjustly
suspended and expelled without due process. We demand the yet to be
implemented Chakrabarti rules be applied to all cases, that have been
referred to Labour’s draconian National Constitution Committee, including

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