Yesterday, the Labour Party adopted – at least for the time being – the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism with all its examples, though with a caveat which Labour Friends of Israel claimed had the potential to undermine the example which labels antisemitic calling “the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor”.
One example from the IHRA definition recently approved by the Labour Party not directly related to Israel seems relevant in light of a 2014 speech by Seumas Milne – currently Jeremy Corbyn’s communications chief and then Guardian associate editor – that we highlighted in a post at the time.
The IHRA example defines as antisemitic the following:
Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion
Now, here’s Milne on Aug. 9, 2014, during Israel’s war with Hamas, speaking to
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