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Ken Livingstone’s punishment is absurdly lenient

Jewish voters’ fears have been confirmed

By David Herman  

Ken Livingstone ©Lauren Hurley/PA Wire/PA Images

Relations between Labour under Jeremy Corbyn and the Jewish community are at an all-time low. The acrimony is unprecedented. Throughout its history, Labour counted on the Jewish vote and a number of well-known Labour politicians were Jewish, from Ian Mikardo and Gerald Kaufman to Margaret Hodge and David and Ed Miliband.

All this changed when Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader in 2015. Many British Jews considered Corbyn anti-Zionist, even anti-Semitic. He had spoken of members of Hezbollah and Hamas as “friends.” He…

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