The UK Labour leader's kneejerk support for the Wikileaks founder is entirely predictable, as is Corbyn's lack of response to the scent of anti-Semitism Assange exudes
Colin Shindler is an emeritus professor at SOAS, University of London. His latest book is The Rise of the Israeli Right, published by Cambridge University Press.
Once the Diaspora's most staid, over-cautious, male-dominated community, UK Jewry is finding its voice: No more 'Israel, right or wrong' and no more being silenced by left-wing anti-Semitism
Corbyn's far Left anti-Zionist vision of the conflict places him not in the Palestinian peace camp, but in its rejectionist wing. For his allies, the Labour anti-Semitism saga that could derail this vision must be smears - or a deep state conspiracy
British Jews are certainly more apprehensive now. But if Corbyn comes to power, it won't just be the fear of a creeping, sanitized anti-Semitism that pushes UK Jews to leave
It's not just anti-Semitism in Britain. In his defense of Castro's Cuba, Maduro's Venezuela, his evasions on Russia's poisonings and Assad's gassings, the Labour leader, like much of the far Left, is ideologically incapable of prioritizing human rights or freedom of expression
Jeremy Corbyn suggests the West bears responsibility for terror attacks; his campaign guru is fresh out of the UK Communist Party; his fans spew anti-Semitism. But could alienation from Israel's current policies make him a palatable choice for UK Jews?
Many on the Labour Left look the other way when Livingstone dons Trump’s clothes: presenting falsehood as fact, whistling to a low-level populist racism against Jews, and a presenting himself as ‘the little man’, beset by powerful elites.
Israel's law banning entry to settlement boycotters is a form of intellectual harassment and may mark a watershed moment in wider Israel-Diaspora relations.
The crisis between the Labour party - now wedded to a far left populism, rejection of Zionism and political messianism – and the British Jewish community is reaching a watershed moment.
The U.K. party’s first-ever attempt to get a handle on its anti-Semitism problem seems to misrepresent Jewish opinion and Zionism, and also seems not to grasp why the problem arose in the first place. But there is still hope.
The party’s current anti-Semitism crisis and the collapse of community support means it’s easy to forget that decades ago most British Jews felt that Labour was their natural home. What happened?
Gideon Levy's assertion is a simplistic bending of history to suit a political script. The centuries of massacres of Catholic civilians by British forces and of famine are still deeply rooted in Irish memory.