- Apr 25, 2008
It is not the criticism of Israel that is the problem. It is his penchant for hob nobbing with people who clearly are anti-Semitic.I don't believe that the Labour party is inherently anti-semitic. That debate is a distraction. I also believe in the state of Israel's right to exist, and I abhor the very troubling anti-Judaism and heinous treatment of Jewish people by various regimes in Europe throughout history. I also believe that people can object to the Israeli government's policies, without it being labelled Antisemitism.