The Guardian reports:
A government led by Jeremy Corbyn would pose an existential threat to Jewish life in the UK, a joint editorial published by the country’s three most prominent Jewish newspapers has claimed.
The Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News and Jewish Telegraph each produced similar front pages for their Thursday editions attacking the Labour party’s decision not to fully absorb an internationally accepted definition of antisemitism into its code of conduct, and its wider record on the issue since Corbyn became leader in 2015.
UK Labour is trying to use its own definition of antisemitism.
The papers said: “The stain and shame of antisemitism has coursed through her majesty’s opposition since Jeremy Corbyn became leader in 2015.” They produced the joint editorial “because of the existential threat to Jewish life in this country that would be posed by a Jeremy Corbyn-led government.
“With the government in Brexit disarray, there is a clear and present danger that a man with a default blindness to the Jewish community’s fears, a man who has a problem seeing that hateful rhetoric aimed at Israel can easily step into antisemitism, could be our next prime minister.”
Corbyn has of course shared many platforms with Hamas and Hezbollah.
The three papers’ editorial said Labour faced a “binary choice: implement IHRA in full or be seen by all decent people as an institutionally racist, antisemitic party”.
The Labour peer Melvyn Bragg said in a letter to the Times that Corbyn had failed to tackle antisemitism within Labour effectively. “The virus of antisemitism is growing in the UK and Corbyn is in a strong position to stamp it out without any equivocation,” the former South Bank Show presenter said.
“Jeremy Corbyn’s feebleness on this matter is a disgrace to the Labour party and shames its traditional creed of tolerance, as well as grossly insulting some of our fellow citizens.”
I shudder to think of a Corbyn led UK Government.