- UK: How Some Wikipedia Editors Tried—and Failed—To Erase The Labour Party’s Anti-Semitism Problem
- UK: A century after the Balfour Declaration, is the UK on Israel’s side?
- Germany: 4th-tier club highlighting anti-Semitism in soccer
- Portugal/EU: Another Israel-bashing pro-BDS event at the European Parliament
- Belgium: Antwerp police say alleged car-ramming attempt on Jewish father and son was not a hate crime
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 08:30 AM PST
Via Tablet Magazine (h/t glykosymoritis)
Lansman was likely referring to leftist activists on the ground who have attacked the party's nascent efforts to expunge anti-Semites as a "witch hunt." But he might as well have been referring to activists on the internet, who have been quietly attempting to erase traces of the party's Jewish problem from Wikipedia.
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 08:10 AM PST
Via Mosaic Magazine:
Britain's Conservative prime minister Theresa May led her country in celebrating the centennial of the Balfour Declaration at a commemorative dinner in November, but Jeremy Corbyn, the notoriously hard-left and anti-Israel leader of the Labor party, declined to attend. Although Labor's shadow foreign secretary did attend, she publicly asserted her disapproval of the occasion and said that the "most important way" for Britain to mark the anniversary would have been "to recognize Palestine." Indeed, Simon Gordon writes, anti-Zionism has become an increasingly powerful force in British politics—especially, but not exclusively, on the left:read more at Jewish Review of BooksLess than a week after the Balfour centenary, a diplomatic scandal involving senior Israeli officials precipitated the resignation of Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel. One of the most outspoken supporters of Israel in the cabinet, Patel had [allegedly] been meeting Israeli ministers, including Benjamin Netanyahu, behind the foreign secretary's back, while formally on vacation. ... But the official version of events was soon called into question. The Jewish Chronicle, citing sources in Downing Street, reported that Patel's unofficial diplomacy in Israel took place with the consent of the prime minister, who had asked her not to disclose the meetings. The truth of the matter remains unclear. But would a breach of diplomatic protocol involving another country have provoked the same response?If this was the stance of a relatively Israel-friendly Tory government, what of Labor?A win for Corbyn, the most left-wing Labor leader in more than 30 years, would radically reverse Britain's approach to the Middle East. Nor has Labor changed its spots overnight. Since Tony Blair's resignation in 2007—in part precipitated by his defense of Israel's 2006 campaign in Lebanon—the party has continually moved to the left in both domestic and foreign policy. ...
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 07:19 AM PST
Despite being threatened with exclusion from Germany's northeast regional league, Babelsberg is refusing to pay a fine in a case that has turned a spotlight on anti-Semitism in German soccer.
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 02:01 AM PST
Portuguese European Parliamentarian Ana Gomes (member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament) is organising yet another Israel-bashing event at the European Parliament on February 28. Seeing how these people spend their time, efforts and taxpayers' money, no wonder euroscepticism is progressing at great speed in European countries.
Guests are Omar Barghouti, President of BDS - Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, the Foreign Minister of Palestine and Tom Moerenhout, OIES-Saudi Aramco Fellow.
The Transatlantic Institute writes:
Posted: 08 Feb 2018 01:05 AM PST
A Belgian watchdog group on anti-Semitism said the near ramming of a Jewish father and son in Antwerp was a racist attack, but police said the suspect was inebriated and was charged merely with reckless driving.read more
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