The Left's Jewish Problem - Updated Edition : Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism Paperback / softback
by Dave Rich
New, updated edition of an important and timely critique of Anti-Jewish sentiment on the left.
A great deal has happened since the first edition of The Left's Jewish Problem came out in 2016.
The Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party has been published; the grip of Labour's hard left has strengthened; has failed to deal with Ken Livingstone and other offenders and attitudes to Jews and anti-Semitism have become a marker of political difference across national politics. However, while Jeremy Corbyn may have thrown a harsher spotlight on the crisis, it is by no means a recent phenomenon. The widening gulf between British Jews and the anti-Israel left - born out of anti-apartheid campaigns and now allying itself with Islamist extremists who demand Israel's destruction - did not happen overnight or by chance: political activists made it happen.
This book reveals who they were, why they chose Palestine and how they sold their cause to the left. Based on new academic research into the origins of this phenomenon, combined with the author's daily work observing political extremism, contemporary hostility to Israel, and anti-Semitism, this book brings new insight to the left's increasingly controversial `Jewish problem'.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Biteback Publishing
- Publication Date: 13/09/2018
- Category: Jewish studies
- ISBN: 9781785904271