Saturday, 4 August 2018

¡No Pasarán!

At this moment, an enormous demonstration against the Nation-State Law is being held in Tel Aviv.

If the British Labour Party were to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism, then all of the 100,000 or more attendees would be liable to expulsion from that party.

On and on that definition's proponents go about everyone who has already adopted it. But has anyone, anyone at all, adopted it since the enactment of the Nation-State Law? If so, then who, exactly?

Meanwhile, at 6:45pm, just as it was closing, Bookmarks was attacked by around a dozen masked Fascists, in the technical sense of the word.

They attempted to intimidate staff and customers, and to destroy books and materials. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Solidarity actions will soon be called. It is not even a question whether Jeremy Corbyn will be there. Of course he will be.

But unless the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council, the Chief Rabbi, the "Campaign Against Antisemitism", and every anti-Corbyn Labour MP also shows up, then we may reasonably expect to hear nothing further from them.

Bookmarks should have the wit to invite Tom Watson to speak alongside Corbyn at its first solidarity event. And Watson should have more than the wit to do so.

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