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Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party of Great Britain & Antisemitism

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Sep 9, 2018 at 07:23

Dear Daniel Pipes,

I thought you might find it useful to consider what is happening to Great Britain's Labour Party in the context of the current scandal which party head Jeremy Corbyn is facing over the "Working Definition of Antisemitism": https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/working-definition-antisemitism?usergroup=5

I hypothesize that this crisis in Britain's Labour Party exposes the dynamics of contemporary British politics and gives clues as the how,where, and when a more explicit pro=Western Civilization party will emerge. And,in particular, I was inspired by an excellent informative article on this matter as follows:

"Britain's left wing, Israel and antisemitism"
"Some of the Jewish Labour MPs in the inter-war years became legends in their own lifetimes. The roll-call resounds even today: Marion Phillips, Manny Shinwell, Sydney Silverman, Lewis Silkin."
By Neville Teller, September 8, 2018

https://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Britains-left-wing-Israel-and-antisemitism-566694

I find this article particularly informative about Britain's Left-Right political polarities, what you primarily consider the by the distinction in the United States as the differences embodied in Liberalism and Conservatism. These "movements, if you will, have a different history in Great Britain, than the do in the United States.

The article also reveals the recent vocal role of Jews in Great Britain (which is unusual).

The article also reveals what I call the Victimhood role in British Left-Wing politics which Corbyn has been expounding. More specifically, in place of the Unity of all Workers, Corbyn's Labour Party political philosophy has the Unity of all Victims. Accordingly, Palestinian, Arabs, Muslims are all Victims, particularly as a consequence of Israel's very existence. Therefore, all Zionists are the enemy, including every Jew who supports Israel.

I find this particularly fascinating in the context of the emergence of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" in 1920. In those days, the Jews were primarily discriminated from the Right. These Days,they are being attacked from the Left. I imagine that this is because they are on the Front Lines of Progress, and consequently, find themselves to be the Target, or Scapegoat Minority.

But what's most peculiar is that the British Conservative Silent Majority hasn't expressed sufficient discussions of the role of Britain's Muslim communities in the attacks on Jews (I situation I suspect that is similar to what exists in France). Nevertheless,we did have the media event in which London Mayor Johnson scandalously described the Burka as a Mailbox. Or did he really mean "Malebox" (as with President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky who didn't use one)? Contemporary Islamism at its core involves preoccupation of women as Sex Objects. How long will it take for the Proper (yesterday's Conservative but today's Liberal) Englishman to rise to the occasion. It seems,however, that England's Whig and Tory descendants are still asleep, leaving the Jews alone on the Front Lines of the Battles for the Defense of Western Civilization in Britannia.

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