The extent of the divide within Labour was highlighted when David Rosenberg, an ally of Mr Corbyn and co-founder of Jews for Jeremy, said that the Board of Deputies was “part of the problem, not part of the solution”.
Writing in the latest edition of Labour Briefing, a monthly magazine of the hard left, Mr Rosenberg suggested that those on the right of the party and other groups were using antisemitism claims to attack Mr Corbyn, and that the Board of Deputies was part of that.
He wrote: “The Board of Deputies, which falsely claims to be the ‘representative’ body of British Jews, has waded in too. Jonathan Arkush, its president, told The Standard that the ‘Jewish community could not trust Labour any more’.
In truth the targets are both Corbyn and Palestine. The ardently pro-Zionist Board of Deputies, in particular, is using the Palestine issue to play party politics.”Source (£)
A Jewish donor to Labour has also been calling for him to resign.
David Abrahams, who has given more than £600,000 to the party but has now halted his funding, said that he could no longer remain silent and called for Mr Corbyn to step down.
“We’ve got to have a fresh start — we need proper policies and not arguing, backbiting and backstabbing,” he said. “We need to review the leadership, without a shadow of a doubt. We need a leadership built to set an example from the top. I think it is time now for Corbyn to review his situation. I’m just not inclined to be part of this pantomime. It’s time [for MPs to speak out] after next week’s local elections.”Source (£)
Last night, Mr Abrahams said that it was time for Mr Corbyn to step down. “Jewish people don't even like the name Labour mentioned at this time," he told Channel 4 News.Source
Notice how he is allowed to acknowledge the phenomenon of Jewish ethno-political action as a collectivity. But when Naz Shah says "The Jews are rallying" it's considered "antisemitism".
This pseudo-scandal is a good illustration of Jewish power in action. All of the tribe members in the media move into action in pursuit of a common agenda, an agenda that has nothing to do with the country they live in. This manufactured "crisis" had nothing to do with antisemitism to begin with; but it will certainly provoke antisemitism as millions of Corbyn supporters see their hopes for change cheated by an alien power living among them.
Update: 80 Jewish members of the Labour party published a letter in the Guardian today confirming the analysis above.
We are Jewish members and supporters of the Labour party and of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, who wish to put our perspective on the “antisemitism” controversy that has been widely debated in the last few weeks (Labour’s antisemitism crisis as Livingstone suspended, 29 April). We do not accept that antisemitism is “rife” in the Labour party. Of the examples that have been repeated in the media, many have been reported inaccurately, some are trivial, and a very few may be genuine examples of antisemitism. The tiny number of cases of real antisemitism need to be dealt with, but we are proud that the Labour party historically has been in the forefront of the fight against all forms of racism. We, personally, have not experienced any antisemitic prejudice in our dealings with Labour party colleagues.Source
We believe these accusations are part of a wider campaign against the Labour leadership, and they have been timed particularly to do damage to the Labour party and its prospects in elections in the coming week. As Jews, we are appalled that a serious issue is being used in this cynical and manipulative way, diverting attention from much more widespread examples of Islamophobia and xenophobia in the Conservative and other parties. We dissociate ourselves from the misleading attacks on Labour from some members of the Jewish community. We urge others, who may be confused or worried by recent publicity, to be sure that the Labour party, under its present progressive leadership, is a place where Jews are welcomed in a spirit of equality and solidarity.
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It looks as though Lumpengoyim John Mann may well get a reward from his masters for his faithful, if clueless, service.