Seeking an End to the Anti-Semitism Crisis

Yep, recently heard “the Jewish lobby control the media …” so a reminder of the IHRA code on anti-Semitism – including its second contemporary example –

Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

– Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
…  

The contention that the Jews seek to control the media is just one of those cited in “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion  which is a fabricated antisemitic text purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination. The hoax, which was shown to be plagiarized from several earlier sources, … was first published in Russia in 1903,”

One of the problems of picking up on examples of anti-Semitism and then trying to refute it, is that writing anything original requires some knowledge and expertise. So I will try to cite others.
For now, I will merely add that denying such “control” is not just an example of political correctness, that people get upset to hear anti-Semitism, especially when they hadn’t expected to have to refute it – startled even.

Meanwhile a new statement on tackling anti-Semitism within the Labour Party, which all 5 leadership candidates has already agreed to.
Disappointing that Richard Burgon and Dawn Butler, candidates for Deputy Leader, can’t support it. Or that Dianne Abbot should back them up (check).

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