In “Antisemitism – the endgame?” (Observations, March 22), Brenda Katten made an excellent stab in pointing out to us the dilemma that has infected political debate both in the UK and America.
Legitimate criticism of Israel has morphed into antisemitism, particularly since the election of Donald Trump with his pro-Israel leanings. Many in the Democratic Party – especially a few newly elected young congresswomen – go out of their way to be more critical of Israel in condemnation of their arch-enemy Trump.
Also disturbing is the situation in the UK where the antisemitism that pervades the Labour Party was enhanced by the rise four years ago of leader Jeremy Corbyn and his cohorts of Marxists and Trotskyites, coupled with fellow travelers that jumped at joining the party for the £3 special offer initiation fee. Corbyn’s long record includes sharing platforms with and promoting various anti-Israel terrorist groups, which must be perceived as his true attitude and beliefs regarding Zionism, Jews in general and Israel’s right to exist. He needs to be stopped before reaching the highest office.
The time to act of course is now especially with the Brexit issues that have confounded the Conservative Party and could offer a shoo-in for Labour in the next election.
As recently demonstrated by the Magnificent Seven (now eight) party defectors, the time has hopefully arrived for a change in 21st-century UK politics; those with a conscious should leap now or suffer the consequences.
Should the dark scenario of a Labour government coming to power led by Jeremy Corbyn occur, the phrase “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you” might have more than a modicum of truth about it.