The NEC’s commonsense policy can both assuage the concerns of Jewish and Palestinian groups, and allow for criticism of Israel
The sweltering heat hasn’t been the only thing making Labour members and Jewish people feel uncomfortable this summer. The media’s “silly season” has been anything but, as Labour’s antisemitism debate has dragged on. And many of those who have engaged in it will still not be feeling happy this morning. The party’s national executive committee has now passed the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism and its examples, with clarifications to ensure that freedom of speech around Israel/Palestine, and the rights of Palestinian people to define their own experiences, are preserved.
The real losers are those in the Jewish and Palestinian communities who’ve been let down by a lack of nuance and honesty