Why Jews in Labour place little trust in Jeremy Corbyn | Joshua Simons

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Working as a policy adviser to the Labour leader made it clear to me the antipathy felt towards Israel

In an essay written in 1945, George Orwell drew two conclusions about antisemitism in Britain. First, that “above a certain intellectual level people are ashamed of being antisemitic”. Second, that “antisemitism is an irrational thing”.

Much of what Orwell captured in that essay remains pertinent to modern Britain. Antisemitism is, like all prejudice, still irrational and still much discussed but little understood. Not only must young Jews wrestle with the complexities of these prejudices, they must also resist the fatalism that antisemitism will be a permanent feature of the British left.

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