Thursday, 26 July 2018
Jewish newspapers unite against Labour 'threat' per BBC News (Part 2)
The end of this BBC reporthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44957906 ends with a helpful guide as to the differences between the IHRA definitions and the Labour Party's code of conduct. Helpful to the Labour Party that is:
'What are the differences?
Labour's code of conduct was drawn up after the 2016 Chakrabarti inquiry. It followed allegations of anti-Semitism within party ranks.
The code does reproduce the IHRA's "working definition" of anti-Semitism and lists behaviours likely to be regarded as anti-Semitic - but critics point out that it leaves out four examples provided by the IHRA definition:
Accusing Jewish people of being more loyal to Israel than their home country
Claiming that Israel's existence as a state is a racist endeavour
Requiring higher standards of behaviour from Israel than other nations
Comparing contemporary Israeli policies to those of the Nazis
But Labour has insisted that while the examples are not reproduced word for word, they are covered elsewhere in the new code.'
As usual some questions arise:
'... critics point out that it leaves out four examples provided by the IHRA definition'
Critics point out? Are they correct? Why don't the BBC Fact Checkers say if the critics are correct?
The four missing examples are interesting:
'Accusing Jewish people of being more loyal to Israel than their home country'
Have any Labour Party members, including senior ones, made such accusations? I have seen several examples reported, but not on the Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC.
'Claiming that Israel's existence as a state is a racist endeavour'
Have any Labour Party members, including senior ones, made such claims? I have seen several examples reported, but not on the Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC.
'Requiring higher standards of behaviour from Israel than other nations'
This is something that is clearly the case so often from some Labour Party members, the media and elsewhere in civil society. Arab and other Muslim countries can commit all sorts of foul calumnies against segments of their population with barely a report let alone a negative comment but Israel is in the dock for any claimed infraction however minor.
'Comparing contemporary Israeli policies to those of the Nazis'
Examples of this are easy to find, just look on Twitter, Facebook etc and you'll find this is far more common than you might think. The antisemitic left love making this comparison as for them:
Nazis are evil
they just know that Israel is evil
they know that making this comparison upsets Jews and that's a good thing