Mike Cushman, a leading Jewish socialist, discusses the concerted campaign to smear the Labour Party as anti-semitic.
First published at: Jewish Voice for Labour on 14 January 2020.
Mike discusses how the concerted campaign to falsely describe Labour as antisemitic undermined trust in the party’s policy agenda and contributed in a significant way to its electoral defeat.
He points out that this campaign will not end with Corbyn’s departure, and outlines how JVL should organise in the future to preserve free speech here and the ability to campaign for Palestinian rights.
This was the keynote paper at the well-attended and enthusiastic JVL member’s meeting on 12 January.