I’m asked infrequently why it is that Labour take such an interest in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? The answer is Britain is still something of a swinging dick on the international stage & if Labour are to convince anybody they’re a government in waiting then they need to have policies on international affairs particularly when it comes to those regions which are hotbeds of conflict & those regional conflicts have a knock on effect around the globe. The far-right will claim the reason Labour activists take such an interest in the Israeli/Palestinian & tend to side with the Palestinians is because of the ‘Islamification’ of the Labour Party which is complete & utter bollocks, because it’s in fact simply about Labour activists having an intense distain for racism & racial injustice, many of us old enough campaigned against apartheid in South Africa during 1980s & now for the same reasons we campaign against the Israeli government for orchestrating an apartheid regime against the Palestinian people.
Whoever is elected to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader the awful truth is they will also be branded as antisemitic by uber Zionists unless they have their tongue well & truly lodged up the fascistic arse of Benjamin Netanyahu, in other words whoever is elected the next Labour leader they’ll be branded as antisemitic if they dare do the right thing in criticising the racist policies of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people. You see according uber Zionists whereas criticising the policies of either the United States or British government isn’t consider ‘racist’, criticising the policies of the Israeli government particularly in its orchestration of an apartheid regime against the Palestinian people is ‘racist, according to uber Zionists it’s antisemitic, despite the fact the definition of antisemitism being hatred of Jews for being Jews & despite it being a fundamental democratic right of all citizens to criticise & challenge those who govern over us.
The definition of antisemitism is purely the hatred of Jews for being Jews, it’s not the legit criticism of political ideology or government policy, I ought to know being as I happen to be a Jew.
I’m not the only Jew who detests Netanyahu’s brand of Zionism with all the hallmarks of fascism. rampant nationalism, obsession with national security, supremacy of the military, distain for human rights, scapegoating ethnic minorities for the problems of the nation state, religion & government intertwined, oh & then there’s Netanyahu’s own version of Lebensraum.
Many people on the left still advocate the two-state-solution as a means of resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict & sure it seems to be the best pathway to peace between the Israelis & Palestinians if wasn’t for the fact it’s no longer viable due the amount of illegal land grabs there have been to house Israeli settlers. Ostensibly what the government of Benjamin Netanyahu are doing in the West bank is a form of ethnic cleansing & yes I will draw comparisons however controversial it might be to Hitler’s egregious policy of Lebensraum because what the government of Benjamin Netanyahu is doing is so spookily reminiscent, Hitler invaded Central & Eastern Europe in the belief Germans needed ‘living space’ & well isn’t that what Netanyahu is doing in regards to the West Bank.
I bet the next Labour leader will no doubt be branded as antisemitic if they oppose weapon sales to Israel so the Israeli Defence Force can carry on massacring innocent Palestinian protesters & aiding in Netanyahu’s version of Lebensraum, yeah I bet the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn having been elected Prime Minister scared the Israeli government shitless as it would have meant no more weapon sales to the Israeli military & possibility of sanctions being imposed on Israel & if the British government set a precedent other western governments might have followed.