4 thoughts on “Labor Party Election Win Means Israel Lobby “Anti-Semitism” Smear Falls Flat – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Sound like Israel was the pivotal issue for these elections.
    But in truth, the are many other issues such as brexit, immigration, economy and more which are way more important to the average British citizen.

    1. @ Ariel Eyn Shalom: It certainly was a pivotal issue for UK Jews. I never said it was a pivotal issue for the general population nor was that the subject of my post. Please read the post more carefully next time.

  2. Hi Richard, first time on here, thanks. A good article, and mainly correct, though Corbyn was largely toxic among the Jewish vote and many do believe that he is an anti-Semite, thanks to the very successful smear campaign. Two little points – In 2015 Labour were led by Ed Miliband, not David. Ed is less corporatist and more critical of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/ed-miliband-has-a-very-jewish-problem/ and that may also have influenced Jewish opinion back then. And Jews in Britain tend to be socially conservative and most won’t really have a problem with the DUP (no source but not seen any strong opinion).

    1. @ Moshe Mankoff: Thanks for that correction about the Miliband brothers. And yes, there was heavy criticism of Miliband when he led Labour by the UK pro-Israel community. But nowhere near the opprobrium levelled at Corbyn & others like Walker, Livingston, Greenstein.

      I wonder whether UK Jews tend to be more Orthodox than Jews here. That may explain their conservative social views.

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