Corbyn, Still Stained By Racism

Jeremy Corbyn’s column in which he defends himself while promising that his

party will do whatever it takes to safeguard the Jewish community

does provide, finally, a look inside his socialist hard left-wing head (and thanks to JK for that).

What Corbyn does is befuddle the issue of Israel. To promote peace and justice in the Middle East what need be accepted, he writes, is that

the perspective of the Palestinian people, and their experience as victims of racism and discrimination, should not be censored or penalised any more than the right of Jewish self-determination should be denied.

And he further digs our graves by adding

In the 1970s some on the left mistakenly argued that “Zionism is racism”. That was wrong, but to assert that “anti-Zionism is racism” now is wrong too.

Comrad Corbyn, there is no “Palestinian perspective”. There is their narrative and it is one, ever since the 1920s, of denying Jews our national identity, practicing identity theft and claiming a right, no matter what we Jews do, to employ violence and terror at their will. They have twisted facts and misrepresented history. Their diplomacy is rejection. Their policy is refusal. They do practice racism.

They have had no experience of racism but the unfortunate results of their animosity and murderous acts against Jews in Jerusalem 1920, Jaffa 1921, Hebron 1929 and on and on in their conflict with Israel and Zionism.

Yes, discrimination exists but not because of who they are or due to race. That need be corrected.

Comrade Corbyn, writing that has proven you are still stained with racism.



About the Author
Yisrael Medad, currently is a Research Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and Deputy Editor of the English Language Anthology of Jabotinsky's Writings. American-born, he and his wife made Aliyah in 1970. He resides in Shiloh since 1981. He was a member of the Betar Youth Movement World Executive and is a volunteer spokesperson for the Yesha Council. He holds a MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University and is active is many Zionist and Jewish projects and initiatives.
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