Tag Archives: Jeremy Corbyn

Israeli Elections – Silly Season.

It is election season in Israel with all the attendant empty promises, scandals, and political jockeying. Bayit Yehudi head and Education Minister Naftali Bennett took his deputy, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, and left the party, forming a new party simply called “The New Right”. I have not been able to …

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Corbyn: Walking like a Duck? Pt II.

Speaking for the Defence (MAYBE?) Criticism of Israel is not (necessarily) antisemitism. Just remember: Lies are not criticism. Relabelling Nazi or medieval antisemitism as criticism of Israel is still antisemitism. Sharing a platform with those who don’t bother to hide their antisemitism is antisemitism by proxy Jeremy Corbyn made his …

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Remembering Munich.

At the Munich Olympics of 1972, less than three decades after the Holocaust, Jews were murdered on German soil – because they were Jews.  Because they were Israelis. The Olympics has historically been a place of peace where even warring nations could come together and compete in the sports arena, …

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Is Jeremy Corbyn an antisemite?

The Duck test implies that a person can identify an unknown subject by observing that subject’s habitual characteristics. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is … But what if the duck is a crow† who has convinced himself …

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The problem with Ardern’s Corbyn endorsement.

For many Jewish New Zealanders, their decision on which political candidate to support will at least partly be based on that candidate’s position on Israel and “the conflict”, as well as their sensitivity around antisemitism as it exists in 2017. Jacinda Ardern, who may well be New Zealand’s PM in …

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Trouble in Paradise.

Over recent weeks I’ve focused on keeping readers apprised of relevant and interesting stories that might be a bit off the beaten path of Australian media.  And in this vein I’ll begin with the brewing revolt within British Labor over Jeremy Corbyn’s response to the 13 November terrorist atrocity in …

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