New group challenges role of Israel lobby inside Labour Party as effort to undermine Corbyn
Date Written: 04/10/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21424
Jeremy Corbyn's recent declaration of support for the Palestinian cause came as sections of his party's establishment demonstrated that they are determined to undermine his leadership; the issue they have selected as his Achilles' heel relates directly to the debate about the Palestinians.
Excerpt: Given that they failed to be rid of Corbyn, sections of the party establishment have concentrated instead on wounding him, in the hope that the injury will eventually prove fatal.
The accusation that has gained most traction, gleefully repeated by a British media openly hostile to the Labour leader, is that, under Corbyns watch, anti-semitism has spread like wildfire through the party. On this view, Corbyn's support for Palestinian rights has unleashed a dormant Jew hatred from the dark recesses of the British left.