EX­TREM­ISM AT HOME

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment&analysis -

Jonathan Freed­land says that Bri­tish Jewish leaders are blind to an­tisemitism in East­ern Europe ( JC Oc­to­ber 23). This can­not pos­si­bly be the same Jonathan Freed­land who works for a news­pa­per whose “Com­ment Is Free” blog is pos­si­bly the lead­ing in­cu­ba­tor of an­ti­semitic dis­course in its class.

Nor can it be the same Jonathan Freed­land who was a cheer­leader in May 2008 for a Lon­don may­oral can­di­date who told me three times that Is­rael should not have been cre­ated, and who was an ally in the early 1980s of Gerry Healy, the leader of the Work­ers’ Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Party, who claimed that “a pow­er­ful Zion­ist con­nec­tion runs from the so-called left of the Labour Party right into the cen­tre of Thatcher’s gov­ern­ment in Down­ing Street”.

Or can it? Jonathan Hoff­man jonathan.hoff­man@bt­in­ter­net.com

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