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Adam Wagner @AdamWagner1
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Agree with this. It’s a shame that there are a number of key factual errors (see also my TL) as they are important to the arguments and this is a very sensitive area.
Just to highlight a few more errors: This para refers to AIPAC as the "American-Jewish Public Affairs Committee". It stands for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Bad in the context of justifying referring it to as the "Jewish lobby" (…)
This is wrong. Israel does not "grant citizenship to all members of its diaspora whether they want it or not". The true position is that anyone with a Jewish grandparent has the right to apply for citizenship. This error is bad in the context of a discussion over dual loyalties..
.. as it (inadvertently) repeats what I think is fairly described as a conspiracy theory - certainly it's one that has been put to me a few times during this debate - that all Jews are also citizens of Israel and therefore *automatically* have potential dual loyalties.
You can read the true position on this Israeli government website. Nb. in law you only have citizenship once you have it formally. Saying you have a right to claim it and that you have it are two very different things.…
I can't read the original French judgment but the description in the opinion of the CICAD case is quite different to the write-up on Inforrm, which suggests the court was careful not to delve into the definition of antisemitism. Can't say for sure though…
As @YairWallach points out (with more knowledge of the region than I), this section is problematic. e.g.
- Israel was not established by the UN Security Council (see attached from Wikipedia)
- A "small minority" of Jewish settlers was in fact a third, see…
- There are not 9 million Arab Israelis, there are around 1.5m (…)
- Hamas is a political organisation but also has a terrorist wing, proscribed as one in the UK and in many other countries…
I know the last few tweets will lead to arguments over the details (on which I am not an expert) but I have limited the above are obvious errors, unless you quibble over "small minority". And since they are used to justify this statement I think it is important to point them out
I am not trying to attack the author as some may be as I don't think that is helpful. The errors are important and I hope that Geoffrey Robertson QC takes the opportunity before Tuesday's NEC vote to correct them and say whether he has altered his position as a result.
Can anyone help with the source of this statement? I have scanned the Home Affairs Select Committee report and can't find a reference to comparative antisemitism statistics but I may have missed it or it may be somewhere else (…). Thanks
This is the closest I can get to the statement
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