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Oh look, an impartial article about an Israeli on the BBC News website!
Of course I didn’t come here to write about impartial articles. I came here to write about Andrew Neil’s interview with John Mann on the Sunday Politics.
(Tony Greenstein calls him a right-wing Zionist MP) if you want a little chuckle.)
Having been trailed at the beginning of the programme the item itself was a bit of an anti-climax. Andrew Neil didn’t really probe. He hardly ever probes these days.
We wanted to hear not just that Jeremy Corbyn is not an antisemite - everyone seems to say that - but we wanted someone to clarify the relationship between antisemitism and anti-Zionism. Even if Jeremy Corbyn isn’t an anti-semite, he’s most certainly anti-Israel.
Andrew Neil did bring up the complaints that the labour party was trying to ‘subsume’ their enquiry into antisemitism by lumping it in with other enquiries, such as the one about bullying, but when John Mann says Jeremy is not an antisemite, and will have no truck with anti-semitism, won’t the labour Party have to justify their unapologetic anti-Zionism by providing us with some clear-cut definitions and guidelines for we of limited intelligence re. what constitutes one and not the other?
Hands up who thinks Andrew Neil is getting feeble these days.
Jeremy Corbyn is obliged to take decisive action, or there’ll be trubble. But what? He could Tweet
The vile anti-Semitic abuse being directed @lucianaberger is completely unacceptable. It has no place in our society.— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) March 14, 2016
“It has no place in our society” There. Done.
Angela Merkel is addressing a major conference on antisemitism in Berlin.
It does make you think. How can someone who has just welcomed unlimited potential antisemites into her country go about stamping it out?
I can’t see anything about this conference on the BBC. Maybe they’ll get round to reporting it eventually.