Stand by your friends, Israeli MK urges at LFI reception

Labour should stand by its friends on the Israeli left, Labor MK Stav Shaffir told a packed LFI reception on Tuesday night. Ms Shaffir, a rising star in the Israeli Labor party, was in Brighton for the Labour party’s annual conference. “When sister-parties turn their backs at the progressive camp, they don’t help Israel, they don’t[…]

Analysis: The link between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism

The link between anti-semitism and anti-Israel attitudes has been long debated and hotly contested. To some the connection is self-evident. Seeking to demonise and delegitimise Israel, to question the right to exist of the world’s only Jewish state to exist and to deny the Jews’ right to self-determination is the very essence of “modern anti-semitism”. Others view[…]