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Antisemitism and the Tory party

Why, asks media expert Justin Scholosberg, are the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Campaign Against Antisemitism so keen to sniff antisemitism out on the left but unable to see it when it strikes them between the eyes on the Tory right? […]

Cosmopolitan class consciousness and the fight against antisemitism

Jeremy Gilbert argues that the ‘Blairites’ and the traditional Labour right rooted in the Labour bureaucracy have their own distinctive reasons for wanting to promote the idea that the radical left is inherently antisemitic. He provides a detailed analysis of the strenghts and weaknesses of these forces in the Labour party

He concludes that to deal effectively with antisemitism, conspiracy theory, or racism of any kind Labour deperately needs a positive vision, one animated by ideas of human freedom and self-organisation. […]

Letters to the Guardian

We lead this selection of letters, as did the Guardian, with a disingenuous letter from the Israeli ambassador, Mark Regev. Two responses a few days later took it apart. Also, a selection of others that the Guardian published. Another, with over 600 signatures, has yet to appear…. […]

Encountering Jewish News

Mike Scott, a JVL member, picked up a copy of Jewish News while visiting an elderly relative in her residential home. He was surprised by what he read… […]