This article re-published by  JVL (Jewish Voice for Labour) and gives a different take on the BoD demands — https://www.jewishvoiceforlabour.org.uk/article/reject-the-board-of-deputies-ten-pledges/

 

JVL Introduction

In this article reposted from rs21, Sai Englert explores what he describes as “ the five year-long assault, by both the right of the party and the mainstream press, on anti-imperialism in general and Palestine solidarity in particular, often through a cynical weaponisation of claims of antisemitism in the party”.

This is the context to understand the 10 demands of the Board of Deputies of British Jews which has by its deeds exonerated the vile politics of racism and hated encouraged by Boris Johnson. It prefers the open racism of the Tory party – because that Party isn’t calling Israel to account or supporting the Palestinian struggle.

Shameful. And shameful, too, that all candidates in the Labour leadership and deputy leadership elections, apart from Richard Burgon and Dawn Butler, have rolled over in the face of the Board’s demands.

This article was originally published by rs21 on Tue 21 Jan 2020. Read the original here.

 

Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration. Photo: Steve Eason.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration. Photo: Steve Eason.
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