As a Jewish Corbyn supporter, this antisemitism row feels like gaslighting | Rachel Shabi


We have faced varying degrees of hostility and manipulation. But let’s not pretend Corbyn’s Labour invented antisemitism

It is utterly bewildering that Labour MPs and journalists thought it was fine to distinguish bad Jews from good this week, as a way to discredit Jeremy Corbyn’s Passover meeting with the radical London-based group Jewdas. These voices said the Jewish community organisation, friendly to the Labour leader, was the wrong kind of Jew. Yet other Jewish groups – those critical of the Labour leader – had until then refused to meet with him unconditionally. It wasn’t him refusing to meet them.

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