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Good morning Alex, @alexsobel

For you to describe my original headline and article from July 2018 as “Grade A racism” shows the mess and muddle we have got ourselves into when it comes to understanding antisemitism in this country.
Here’s the link to the article for you patheos.com/blogs/writingf…
Context, as even the #IHRA document points out, is important. So here’s the context.
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The Canadian Government is officially adopting the #IHRA definition of antisemitism, which according to @CIJAinfo includes "anti-Zionism" as well as virtually any criticism of the Israeli government which they consider to be unfair.
This is from @CIJAinfo's press release celebrating Canada's adoption of IHRA, where they explicitly say that "anti-Zionism," "double standards," and "demonization" count as antisemitism under the definition. cija.ca/press-release-…
Left: @CIJAinfo describing what now counts as antisemitism under Canada's new definition

Right: Eschel Rhoodie in 1969 complaining about the unfair treatment of South Africa
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Really glad to see the Corbynistas taking the announcement of the @EHRC investigation into #LabourAntisemitism in such good grace..... Oh.
Because there's no Jew-hate in the Labour Party.

Oh.
Exoneration is just around the corner.

Oh.
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The Green Party is set to vote on adopting the #IHRA definition of antisemitism at autumn conference next month leftfootforward.org/2018/09/green-… (1/x)
It follows Campaign Against @antisemitism criticising then-leadership candidate Shahrar Ali, for what the organisation deemed an ‘offensive rant’ during a resurfaced Gaza demonstration speech made in 2009. Full story here: leftfootforward.org/2018/08/exclus… (2/x)
Unofficial members' forums saw a barrage of antisemitic comments in the wake of our story on...alleged antisemitism in the Green Party - see here (3/x)
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I commented briefly, and carefully, on this tweet a couple of days ago. But it's been gnawing away at the back of my mind, and I'm going to try again. Thread. >>>
There is, obviously and necessarily, a great deal of sensitivity about comparisons between Zionism and fascism. There is a necessary reluctance to make that comparison. >>>

It's precisely this issue - of how much, and how, you can criticise Zionism and the Zionist state - that is causing so much trouble for @UKLabour at present. >>>

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Meet #Israel's #Hasbara, which means #Propaganda, MSM Censorship Application👇🤨
This app came out about last year, and it is still on the iTunes store.
The app posts daily missions & TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO SAY
#Trolls #Palestine #Gaza #BDS #JeremyCorbyn #JC4PM
6yrs ago #Jerusalem, #IDF Rep:
"we are now located in the SAME building where the Foreign Journalists are,we have close working relationships w/ hundreds of journalists. In addition we launched media project working in many platforms,twitter in Arabic, Russian, French & English."
How #Israel-i Propaganda (#Hasbara) Works: #TheLuntzDocument
If you want to understand how the #propaganda works you need to read the Luntz document -- "The Key," Luntz says, "is the Claim that the Fight is Over Ideology, Not Land. About Terror, & Not Territory."
#Palestine #BDS
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@hackneyglyn @AdamWagner1 @chakrabortty (IANAL, so tentatively.) Another QC questioning the #IRHA text was Hugh Tomlinson QC, at @matrixchambers. He said the core definition 'does not work' and the examples have had a “chilling effect” on free speech /2
jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/hugh-tomlinson…
@hackneyglyn @AdamWagner1 @chakrabortty @matrixchambers Free Speech on Israel (a Jewish group) published a dossier 'Selected Cases of Interference with Free Expression, 2017' which it argued were linked to the IHRA document being circulated to universities
freespeechonisrael.org.uk/interference20…
@hackneyglyn @AdamWagner1 @chakrabortty @matrixchambers 3) So evidently there are lawyers, specialists and Jewish campaigners who see a prima facie case for the examples having suppressed free speech. Has the #IHRA reviewed this evidence and considered revising them? /4
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#NaomiWimborneIdrissi, founding member of #JewishVoiceForLabour:
"Let's be clear very clear what that is code is,there is NO SUCH THING as an agreed international code for #Antisemitism,there is a document that has been pushed for many years now by pro-#Israel organizations"
#BDS
"There is NO International Code of #Antisemitism, this is a ploy to get rid of #JeremyCorbyn" says #NaomiWimborneIdrissi, founding member #JewishVoiceForLabour,"there is a document that has been pushed for many years now by pro-#Israel organizations"
#BDS
Shame on you, @margarethodge what a liar👇😡There is NO International Code of #Antisemitism, this is a ploy to get rid of @JeremyCorbyn & to silence critics of #Israel & #Zionism‼️@UKLabour
WATCH response from #NaomiWimborneIdrissi, founding member of "Jewish Voice For Labour":
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I was wondering how far the #antisemitism issue in the Labour Party had moved on in the last few years, so I had a look through the @Gerasite archive
The suggestion that Corbyn himself has always simply been an honest broker, trying to find peace in (a small section of) the Middle East was dismantled by @DavidDPaxton thegerasites.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/the…
Do you remember the original line that nobody had ever encountered any antisemitism in the Labour Party? Owen Jones' tried that one, and a few other things, and @NudderingNudnik pointed him in the right direction thegerasites.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/owe…
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