The Labour leader could have spent his career choosing to challenge anti-semitism among his allies. Instead, he has got used to overlooking it.
Posts Tagged: Israel
Prejudice against Israelis is often a gateway to prejudice against Jews in general, as seen in the spike of anti-Semitic incidents after the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.
Yet again, the best Labour can say in Corbyn’s defence is that he is Britain’s least observant person
Corbyn claims he failed to spot any sign of the anti-semitism which was allegedly rife in the Palestine Live group – though McDonnell has a different version of events.
Owen Paterson: Why are we so insular, unimaginative and inward-looking about healthcare? Europe’s systems are better than the NHS.
In a whole host of countries – Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland – A&E waiting times are typically under an hour.
His opponents have not been lax about emphasising his previous support for the regime immiserating Venezuela, but it hasn’t cut through with British voters.
Interview: Kemi Badenoch – “I’m not really left-leaning on anything…I always lean right instinctively”
She voted for Davis in 2005, and her hero is Airey Neave: “The escape from Colditz is I think probably the coolest thing any British politician has ever done.”
It won’t be easy but regional powers can make it happen if they make the right choices.
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
Trump may be an erratic man-child, but the Jerusalem policy makes cold, hard political sense for him
The loud disapproval of those who never liked him anyway, and a possibly violent response in the Arab world, serve the President’s purposes.
Patel got a lot done – in particular, improving international rules about emergency spending. Now her successor must work on an aid policy for Global Britain.
Theresa May: “We are proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the State of Israel.” Speech to the Balfour Centenary Dinner. Full text.
“A peace deal that must be based on a two-state solution, with a safe and secure Israel alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian State.”
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
The deal won’t stop Iran’s nuclear programme for good, but it is still better than alternative, military means of non-proliferation.
The policy of preventing Pyongyang becoming a nuclear state has failed. We must now shift to protecting others from that new reality.
Corbyn surely knows that Chavista populism isn’t the only alternative to a traditionalist, oligarchic right.