The Root Cause of the Latest Resurgence of Anti-Semitism in Britain

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It is presumably because the recently appointed British Government Chief Whip has married into the Jewish faith that is the reason for his zeal in condemning the recent resurgence in antisemitism and, frankly, any initiative that serves to combat this unreasoning hatred, should be vigorously supported. Certainly, the last thing that either Britain, or Europe, needs is a resurgence of a racial prejudice that ended in the indescribable horror of the Holocaust and the extermination of six million souls during World War 2.

However, the energy of the Chief Whip might be better targeted if he were to examine the actual root cause of this latest resurgence of antisemitism and, if so, he might alight upon the fairly obvious fact that the key driver is the policy agenda of the current Israeli government and its continuing acts of illegal expropriation of Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. It is clear that these land-grabs constitute a concerted effort to flout international law and to implement the Likud Charter that rejects the establishment of an independent state for the indigenous Palestinian people.

However, if the Chief Whip were to be successful in effecting a paradigm shift, not only in the agenda of the Netanyahu government but, equally importantly, in his own government and in those members of the Diaspora who indiscriminately support the Netanyahu administration and its illegal settlements, then it is likely that this new antisemitism could be reduced to a level of mere irritation as compared to the now, very real and dangerous threat.

PS. It is public domain knowledge – only perhaps not in UK – that the seven year old, Israeli blockade of Gaza is not, as claimed, to prevent the smuggling of weapons but is, in fact, a blatant and illegal attempt to effect regime change of a democratically elected government. To date, it has failed.


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Articles by: Anthony Bellchambers

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