'Nasty current of anti-Semitism in the UK’s pro-Palestinian Left'

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May 5, 2016 04:03

 
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Anti-Semitism is allowed to exist unchallenged in some quarters of the British Left, Alex Wickham, news editor for right-wing British political blog Guido Fawkes, said Wednesday.

Wickham first reported on many of the Labor Party members and officials who posted anti-Semitic statements on social media.

According to Wickham, such views are prevalent on the “pro-Palestine Left.”

“A lot of these people may make legitimate criticism of the Israeli government, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s clearly a nasty undercurrent that’s anti-Semitic and oversteps the line from criticism of policies into hatred of Jews. That’s what we’ve seen over the past few weeks,” he said.

The statements that have led to Labor members’ suspensions, Wickham explained, “are not people saying ‘I disagree with the Israeli government on xyz,’ it’s about Jews and Hitler, which is something completely different.”

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