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Today, 80 years ago, Germany invaded Poland, starting the Second Workd War. This was a disaster for all Jews, heralding the intensification of the Holocaust.

When people attack Israel as a country, when they support antisemite leaders they remind us all why Jews need a country.
Britain did not go to war for the sake of the Jews or Germany’s victims. However towards the end of the war, people realised what was happening, and this gavseven more meaning to the war.

People knew what Jews suffered under the Nazis from 1941, but justified non-intervention.
The Foreign Office in the UK and the Department of State in the USA knew about the Holocaust, the Shoah. They resisted bombing railways and destroying transport - the way the Bazis killed so many.
They talked of whingeing Jews, suggested that stopping it would make it worse.
When I hear supporters of #LabourAntisemitism and the Corbynites telling me to be quiet and stop highlighting the #LabourAntisemitism fiasco, I remember those faceless bureaucrats in Whitehall who let my family go to the gas chambers with their mealy-mouthed excuses.
If you tell me that @JeremyCorbyn is not an antisemite or that @UKLabour is not institutionally antisemitic you have a strong tradition: you are in the line of apologists if abuse, from the Holocaust to slavery and Windrush to segregation. You are like the anti-gay activists.
If you object to me, as a rabbi, using my strong voice to highlight the racism of today’s Labour Party you belong in the same camp as those who opposed Womens Suffrage, who oppose equality for the disabled.

Iif you use a minority to justify your bigotry, I have no words for you.
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