ESKENASI: Furor erupts over accusations of anti-Semitism surrounding NDP MP’s event


Last week, Jewish organizations in Canada and the UK criticized MP Niki Ashton and the NDP for organizing an event with former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. The Board of Deputies of British Jews had previously accused Corbyn of turning the Labour Party into a “cesspit of anti-Semitism” and joined Canada’s Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs in criticizing the planned online event. This week, a number of bloggers and writers have come to the defence of Corbyn and Ashton, condemning the Jewish groups for “demonizing” them. Sam Eskenasi discusses the original complaints surrounding Jeremy Corybn and why the definition of anti-Semitism lays at the heart of this issue.

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