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The Weaponization of Anti-Semitism

Thoughts of a Leicester Socialist

Corbyn attack

The rising hysteria about the rampant growth of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party is baseless, it is merely the latest in a long stream of assaults on the Left of the Labour movement, and on allies of Jeremy Corbyn most particularly.

Iain Watson, the BBC’s Political Correspondent, reports a Labour MP telling him a week before this broke publicly that: “There is a lot more in this anti-Semitism issue – a lot more. And the people we will take out are all close to Corbyn.”

The central importance of this witch-hunt to the corporate media and the right-wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party is to equate criticism of the right-wing Israeli government with anti-Semitism.

Predictably Liz Kendall has backed the recent suspension of Ken Livingstone, but more worryingly so have so-called Corbyn supporters such as Jon Ashworth and the national leaders of Momentum.

Echoes of this broader hate campaign can…

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