Debunking the myth of Labour’s ‘anti-Semitism crisis’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Debunking the myth of Labour’s ‘anti-Semitism crisis’

Pro-Israel groups aided by the mainstream media have led the assault on the Labour Party over its handling of allegations of anti-Semitism. Their goal, it seems, is no less than the removal of Jeremy Corbyn as leader with the unfounded claim that he is partly responsible for the surge in anti-Semitism amongst Labour members, which we are told has now reached epidemic proportions.

The allegations have prompted a powerful response from academics and activists, including Jews. Peter Beinart, for example, penned a long essay shattering the myth that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. While the article by the Jewish American author was originally published in the Forward magazine, even the Guardian – believed by many to be fuelling the crisis — uploaded it onto its website’s long read section. So far, it has had 21,000 shares; I recommend the piece because of its nuanced dissection of the arguments around the anti-Semitism allegations.

Despite the Guardian’s surprising decision to run with Beinart’s article — possibly in order to be “balanced” — the mainstream media generally have failed miserably to provide anything resembling a balanced and informed discussion on the issue. Thankfully, this necessity has been provided by alternative media platforms, with two articles in particular deserving a mention.

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