The Guardian published a letter yesterday signed by 100 Jews objecting to a previous letter by more than 100 Labour MPs protesting the Labour Party’s decision to readmit Derby North MP Chris Williamson, an ardent Corbyn ally, back into the party after he was temporarily suspended for suggesting Labour was “too apologetic” about antisemitism.
The letter (Jewish support for Chris Williamson, July 8) repeats the familiar smear that the real aim of Jews and others who accuse Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters of antisemitism is to undermine the Labour party’s leadership and “all pro-Palestinian members” – a version of what’s known as the Livingstone Formulation. This term, coined by Professor David Hirsh, refers to a line of argument insisting that Jews raise the issue of antisemitism cynically and dishonestly in order to silence criticism of Israel.
The full list of signatories to the letter includes extreme (non-British) anti-Israel, pro-terrorist…
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