By Philip   |  04-03-2018   Opinion
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I don't really feel like coming to Jeremy Corbyn's, but (like with President Trump) when I see stupidity I'm going to call it out and the way Labour Party's Jeremy Corbyn is being treated in the media right now is "two scoops" of nonsense and Trump train style railroading by the big papers. That said, it really proves that sometimes you just can't win. This is especially the case when it comes to the topic of whether or not criticizing Zionist excesses and war crimes constitutes anti-Semitism.

https://thegoldwater.com/news/18986-Israeli-Apartheid-Week-Is-Criticizing-Zionist-War-Crimes-Antisemitism

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Boo! Corbyn needs to get out and meets some Jews!”<br><br>[Corbyn spends Passover with some Jews at Jewdas]<br><br>“Boo! Not those Jews!”</p>&mdash; David Schneider (@davidschneider) <a href="https://twitter.com/davidschneider/status/980938641102032896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Corbyn was criticized for being "out of touch" with Jewish leaders and open allegations that he and his Labour party were openly anti-Semitic led him to attend a Passover Seder with some Jewish leaders. Unfortunately for Mr. Corbyn, when he chose the radical leftist anti-Zionists with Jewdas he aligned himself with "the wrong Jews."

That's right, as usual, being Jewish won't even protect you from being called an anti-Semite if you're willing to point out what's wrong with aspects of the Zionists. Jewdas, like many Hassidic Jews, disputes the validity of the state of Israel and has been vocal in admonishing Israel for their overly aggressive tactics and lack of understanding of the concept of proportionate force or the rules of engagement.

Several attendants and supporters of Jewdas took great offense at the way they were portrayed as well. Many were quick to mention that their "Jewishness" was not dependant on falling in with the party line and that abhorring the abhorrent doesn't make them "virulent anti-Semites."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">- Criticising Israel does not make you any less jewish.<br>- Criticising Israel does not make you antisemitic.<br>- Jewdas tirelessly combat anti-semitism on the pro-palestine left<br>- Guido does not get to decide who is and isn&#39;t legitimately jewish.</p>&mdash; Eleanor Penny (@eleanorkpenny) <a href="https://twitter.com/eleanorkpenny/status/980938190877024256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you’re interested in trying to play “good Jew, bad Jew” to for a cheap political attacks, it’s young Jewish people at tonight’s event you’re attacking, not Corbyn. It’s us you’re making less welcome in communal spaces, thus validating Jewdas’ very existence!</p>&mdash; Charlotte 🌹 (@charlotte2153) <a href="https://twitter.com/charlotte2153/status/980934261321682945?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Other Jewdas supporters also note the hypocrisy in non-Jews pointing out exactly <i>who</i> the good and bad Jews are.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jeremy Corbyn won’t meet the Board of Deputies. He won’t meet the Jewish Leadership Council. He won’t meet the Chief Rabbi. He will spend years dodging questions from the Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish News. But of course, Corbyn finds plenty of time for Jewdas. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EnoughIsEnough?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EnoughIsEnough</a></p>&mdash; Oliver Cooper (@OliverCooper) <a href="https://twitter.com/OliverCooper/status/980934822930546693?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Delete this tweet. Jewdas represent a significant portion of a Jewish opinion. They&#39;re not less legitimate a group than the board of deputies. You can&#39;t divide us into good Jews and bad Jews woodcock. You&#39;re not even Jewish so you don&#39;t get to decide this. <a href="https://t.co/iL4CGlyDH6">https://t.co/iL4CGlyDH6</a></p>&mdash; George Roberts (@_GeorgeRoberts) <a href="https://twitter.com/_GeorgeRoberts/status/980950198640881665?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can non-Jewish people like Woodcock stop trying to paint a false dichotomy between the “mainstream Jewish community” and Jewdas? Many of us, like myself, are fully-paid up synagogue members and actively involved in the “mainstream community”. We just accept its limitations. <a href="https://t.co/IhaiIkM6Ie">https://t.co/IhaiIkM6Ie</a></p>&mdash; Charlotte 🌹 (@charlotte2153) <a href="https://twitter.com/charlotte2153/status/980937699594067968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/04/jewdas-seder-shows-corbyn-s-relationship-jewish-leaders-fractured-beyond

Twitter: <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%40TheGoldWaterUS%20%23Jewdas ">#Jewdas </a> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%40TheGoldWaterUS%20%23JewdasSeder ">#JewdasSeder </a> <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%40TheGoldWaterUS%20%23Corbyn ">#Corbyn </a>

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