Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Green Party fails to adopt IHRA antisemitism definition at Spring Conference
The JC reports https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/green-party-fails-to-adopt-ihra-antisemitism-definition-at-spring-conference that:
'The Green Party has failed to adopt the internationally recognised definition of antisemitism after their home affairs spokesman told their annual conference the code was "politically engineered to restrict criticism of Israel's heinous crimes upon the Palestinian people".
Speaking against adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, Shahrar Ali, who has launched a campaign to lead the party, told the Green's Spring Conference in Bristol: "Instead of policing thoughts we should be policing Israel."
The former deputy leader of the Greens, who once compared Israeli actions in Gaza to the Holocaust, also claimed: "Instead of an IHRA-inspired definition, we should be moving motions condemning the new embassy in Jerusalem and condemning the racist nation state law of apartheid Israel.
"We do not wish to follow in the footsteps of Corbyn's Labour. We should at least learn from their mistakes."'
A party with as many antisemitism issues as the Jeremy Corbyn lead Labour Party, hard to believe?