Local Labour groups forced to cancel training sessions with left-wing Jewish group
The Labour party has decided to treat left-wing Jews as pariahs and has already ordered a number of local party groups (CLPs) to cancel training sessions they had arranged with Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), the party’s main organisation for Jews that does not require support for Zionism.
Labour’s war on its left-wing Jewish members – believed to be more numerous than the right-wing Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), although numbers are hard to identify with certainty because JLM allows non-Jewish members as long as they are committed to supporting Israel – has been going on since the start of the last leadership contest, with Keir Starmer and others promising to implement the Board of Deputies’ demand that Labour should not engage with what the BoD considers ‘fringe’ Jews.
That war has manifested recently in the suspension of Jewish members and officers for allowing votes on motions in support of Jeremy Corbyn – even when the motion has been proposed, seconded and supported by Jewish members.
But now the discrimination has become overt, with CLPs ordered to cancel training sessions with JVL, who apparently are ‘the wrong type of Jew’.
Labour has become antisemitic under Keir Starmer, with Starmer making none of the attempts to accommodate the left that his predecessor tried to reach with the right, as well as routinely breaching the EHRC report conclusions that both Starmer and acting general secretary committed to implementing in full.
But as long as the victims are only left-wing Jews and their allies, the so-called ‘mainstream’ media and the Labour right will remain silent.
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