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The British left’s Jewish problem

By David Herman  

Jonathan Freedland: A "Good Jew"

In today’s Guardian (4th February 2009), Jonathan Freedland writes about why the liberal left “must not remain silent” in the face of growing attacks on British Jews.  The article is in large part honourable and articulate and shows Freedland at his best. Why is the liberal left silent on anti-semitic attacks after Gaza when they weren’t silent about Islamophobia after 9/11 or 7/7? He doesn’t, of course, answer the question (that would lead to very dark and troubling waters) but…

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