Just published by Middle East Eye, this article is an explosive exposé of the forces – locally and nationally – behind the so-called antisemitism ‘crisis’ in the Labour Party.
The article describes, in forensic detail, some of the groups and individuals that have targeted campaigners for Palestinian rights, attempting to discredit them using the largely spurious allegation of antisemitism. Many of the targets are based in Brighton & Hove, and several have been investigated, suspended and even expelled from the party as a result of this orchestrated campaign of disruption. As the article argues:
As an anti-racist party, Labour should be opposing Israeli apartheid policies and its latest annexation drive, due to be enacted by the new Netanyahu-led government. Yet by uncritically endorsing Zionism, conflating criticism of Israel with antisemitism and taking direction on disciplinary cases from pro-Israel bodies, it seems that silencing those voices is the main outcome of the party’s drive to “solve” the antisemitism crisis.
The Middle East Eye article builds on an earlier piece in Electronic Intifada that lifted the lid on a recent spate of suspensions from the Labour Party.
The Middle East Eye article draws on a large dossier of evidence collated by the news site. This evidence will form the basis for further exposés, on various sites, in the coming weeks and months.