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It's a Friday morning, just gone 7am. I've been out and walked the dogs, fed them & am making breakfast for the family before i head off to work.
Like millions of other people I'm on the home stretch: it's finally Friday.

I have @BBCr4today on in the kitchen.
Towards the end of the news summary i hear that @The_TUC President Mark Serwotka has made a speech at the TUC conference in which he described how Labour's antisemitism crisis has been invented by Israel.

I actually heard about that last night but had managed to forget it.
So I'm jolted back to reality by the news - jerked out of the mundanity of my household chores to be reminded of the situation in which i and my family find ourselves in 2018.

And i realise that Mark Serwotka, Jeremy Corbyn and their ilk know exactly what they are doing.
Countless cries in person, via social media, the press, TV etc from prominent Jewish people - this week it was the turn of the admirable @TracyAnnO - have made plain the human cost of all this.
We've made no secret of the hurt, the pain, the distress & anxiety we are suffering.
When @TracyAnnO described that she was crying in her car because of the cumulative torrent of abuse, the gaslighting, the marginalisation, the constant attempt to silence and insult her and other Jews, many of us knew exactly how she felt.

But the thing is - they know this.
And yet Mark Serwotka and the rest carry on. They double down. They intensify the rhetoric, they increase the pressure on a tiny and absolutely beleaguered minority group.

Normal standards of decent behaviour would mean the following:
1. Person or group A does or says something that causes distress to person or group B
2. Group B say "that really hurt. Please don't do that"
3. Group A has no wish to cause distress to Group B so reflects and says
"we're sorry - we had no wish to hurt you. Tell us what hurt"
4. Group B then describes the behaviour that caused the upset.
5. Group A says "we get that. We won't do it again as you are not our enemy & we have no reason to want to hurt you".
6. Group B thanks Group A for their empathy & understanding.

Empathy.
But that's not what is happened over the last 3 years, is it?

They have been asked & implored but they not only continue, they ratchet it up.

There is of course only 1 explanation: They want to cause pain & distress. They want to produce anxiety. They want Jews to fear them.
Mark Serwotka, Jeremy Corbyn & the others don't want me to be standing in my kitchen having a normal experience of domestic life.
They want me to be reminded of my crime of being - just like at least 90% of us - a Zionist Jew.
They want me to suffer.
Why else would they persist?
They want @TracyAnnO to be crying in her car.
They want us to "think again, consider where you Zionist Jews have gone wrong & move to the right side of history" and sometimes, well you know a bit of tough love is required.
This might hurt but it's for your own benefit.
We - and they - now know the following:
1. Over 85% of Jews believe Jeremy Corbyn to be an antisemite
2. Less than 10% of Jews would now consider voting Labour
3. 40% of UK Jews would consider leaving the country if Corbyn became PM.

Only 40%? Clearly that's not enough for them.
What would be enough?
When 60% of Jews feel like this?
When 80% of us feel this way?
When 90% of us are having to think about the reality of leaving our home?

And would that be enough?
Perhaps it won't be enough until the Zionist Jews (more than 90% of us, remember) actually do leave?

That must be it.

Because why else would Mark Serwotka & the others persist?
So, until i get to the stage of actually leaving the UK with my family, they want my day to be tainted by the taunts.
Otherwise i might believe i was a tolerably "not too bad really in the general scheme of things" kind of a person and that i and my family are safe & welcome.
And clearly, that will not do.
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