Anti-Zionists are not as different from anti-Semities as they’d like to think

THERE’S NO evidence Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite. But the storm over his dodgy associates has thrown up ample evidence that the modern left doesn’t take anti-Semitism seriously.

It’s extraordinary. Ours is an era of super-sensitivity towards race and prejudice. A politician who cracks a less-than-PC gag about black people can expect a thorough Twittershaming. Criticise Islam and you’ll be diagnosed as suffering from the mental malaise of Islamophobia. Share a platform with a BNP nutjob or Christian evangelical who hates gays and you’ll be frogmarched out of polite society.

  • David Murrell

    “THERE’S NO evidence Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite”.

    Is the writer of the posted essay sure about this statement? I agree with his point of view, in the article. But one would think there is plenty of evidence — from previous BCF posts — that Corbyn dislikes Jews.

  • Alain

    Rubbish! Anti-Zionism IS anti-Semitism.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Jeremy Corbyn is a modern day Oswald Mosley. I don’t know if anyone asked Mosley if he hated the Jews because it would not actually matter what his response was.