If criticism against state Zionism is sufficient to prove antisemitism, then many Jewish critics of the Israeli government are therefore antisemites. This is indeed the definition of antisemitism being used in a long-running smear campaign against the left-wing of the UK Labour Party and against Jeremy Corbyn.
Any respect I once had for The Guardian really took a hit over the course of this campaign, and the articles below by Jessica Elgot and Peter Walker have nothing of substance to say at all. Louise Withers Green is quoted in the headline below: “In 30 years I’ll be very proud of myself.” Because she is so modest about her heroism now.
As reported by Elgot, “The former disputes officer visited the German capital with a number of ex-staffers, all of whom had quit working for the party. Being in the city that had been at the heart of anti-Jewish genocide convinced them they had to take public action.”
Yes, as Elgot notes, “while on holiday with her former Labour colleagues in Berlin,” Withers was really on a journey of enlightenment. She found her moral bearings and her courage at last. The Guardian wants us to know. See two Guardian articles below.
July 11, 2019
It was in February, while on holiday with her former Labour colleagues in Berlin, that Louise Withers Green decided she had to speak out about her role in investigating antisemitism in the party.
The former disputes officer visited the German capital with a number of ex-staffers, all of whom had quit working for the party. Being in the city that had been at the heart of anti-Jewish genocide convinced them they had to take public action.
“I had to think about the sort of person I wanted to be when I died,” she said in her first interview since she was revealed as one of eight whistleblowers who spoke to the BBC’s Panorama for a programme transmitted on Wednesday night.
Former officials tell BBC Panorama that top aides interfered in investigations
Eight whistleblowers have said how they felt fatally undermined by senior Labour bosses in their attempts to tackle antisemitism, alleging consistent interference in complaints and claiming that one key aide mocked their efforts.
Four of the whistleblowers, including former Labour general secretary Iain McNicol, who left his post last year, have broken non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to come forward.