Norman Finkelstein was one of many Jewish people to react in outrage to Labour MP Margaret Hodge’s comparison of receiving a disciplinary letter from the Labour Party to the fear felt by Jewish families fleeing the nazis in the 1930s. The SKWAWKBOX yesterday covered his and other comments, but the ‘EL4C’ tweet in which his video featured was a truncated version of his full response.
That longer response, in which Finkelstein speaks graphically of his own parents’ and family’s experiences in the Warsaw ghetto and death or slave camps is moving, powerful and utterly damning:
Finkelstein accuses Hodge of ‘cheapen[ing] and exploit[ing] the memory of Jewish suffering as you carry on a blackmail and extortion racket against Jeremy Corbyn‘ – and concludes that if Labour’s rules on antisemitism have any force or meaning, Margaret Hodge will be the first to be expelled.
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