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“Are they Zionists?”: Understanding the left-wing blind spot on anti-semitism

As Corbyn's Labour party faces yet more allegations, it's worth exploring why some on the radical left have such a troubling record when it comes to this particular form of prejudice

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking to the media outside The Old Pinehurst Library in Swindon about anti-Semitism. Photo: PA

When is a Jew not a Jew? When it’s a British Zionist who doesn’t get irony, apparently.

Another week, another case of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s alleged anti-Semitism, followed by the inevitable nano-nuancing and micro-analysis to establish whether this was a smoking gun or just a ballistic weapon coming into contact with a wholly unrelated cloud of steam.

One of the difficulties throughout the saga of Labour anti-Semitism is that much…

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