Tag Archives: Jeremy Corbyn
‘Israel could halt intelligence cooperation with UK if Jeremy Corbyn wins election, Benjamin Netanyahu suggests‘. How ever will we cope?
How I will respond to concerns about Labour antisemitism expressed on the doorstep. Posted here in case others find it useful. I joined Labour to get rid of all forms of oppression and injustice, including antisemitism. And it is precisely because I oppose racism, antisemitism, injustice that I am out here campaigning for Labour and Jeremy […]
In October 2017, I was invited by Tom Mills and Dan Hind to their excellent Media Democracy Podcast for a discussion about the Labour antisemitism controversy. I returned this week to talk about… the Labour antisemitism controversy. Good to see the political conversation has progressed over the past year. This time around, we also spoke […]
Margaret Hodge publicly branded the elected leader of her party – a man who has dedicated his political life to fighting racism and oppression – a ‘fucking racist and an antisemite‘. She then likened having received a mild letter of rebuke from the Disciplinary Committee to Nazi persecution. Norman Finkelstein, a leading American Jewish scholar […]
Norman Finkelstein and I were interviewed by The Real News about the current hysteria over antisemitism in the Labour Party: You can read my detailed assessment of previous outings of this sordid saga here and here. An interview I conducted with Norman about these issues in 2016 may be read here.
Prior to the First Intifada, Palestinians in the Occupied Territories (OPT) seemed, in the eyes of foreign observers, “too intimidated, divided, and politically suppressed to ever develop a coherent alternative leadership” while the international resonance of the Palestinian cause was at a historic low. The “focus of attention in the Middle East is shifting,” reported […]
Last week, MPs voted against an independent inquiry into prima facie war crimes perpetrated by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, and against suspending UK support for the Saudi Arabia coalition pending its findings. Amnesty International, Oxfam and other leading humanitarian and human rights NGOs have called for an immediate suspension of arms exports to Saudi Arabia. Yemen […]