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Not only Corbyn but our democracy is under attack

The British politics has taken a nasty turn since the last London mayor and Brexit campaigns where distortion, lies and personal attacks have been so obvious. While none of this is acceptable, what now becomes most concerning is the foreign sponsored try to interfere with our democracy and democratic process as seen in recent attempts to topple democratically elected opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Those who elected Mr Corbyn or who support him were/are fully aware that he is a product of the 1960s peace movement, opposition to the Vietnam war, and the global campaign against apartheid.

Mr Corbyn’s position on Israel-Palestine, which has been mischievously interpreted as anti-Semitic, is to support for a two-state settlement with “a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine”.  He has been critical of Netanyahu regime atrocities and stands for innocent Palestine people.

“Attacks on Corbyn stance on Israel-Palestine were widely deployed before his election as leader, still more in his re-election. They were frantically pressed before he scored an astounding 40% in an election called to wipe him out. The members and the voters have vindicated him” says George Galloway.

On the face of it, it appears that Mr Corby witch-hunting is because of his position on the less secure antisemitism definition,  but ‘antisemitism' play is just smoke screen - the players want to topple  him through any means because of his solidarity with Palestine people and their struggle against oppressors.

“Israel is claiming that Corbyn and the Labour party are putting British Jews at risk. But the bottom line is that the Netanyahu government itself is actually enlarging the risk for the Jewish people around the world, because they are not dealing with the real problem, just the artificial problem. They are not concerned with real anti-Semitism, they only want to fulfil their political agenda of taking the issue of the Palestinian people off the world stage” says Israeli advocate Eitay Mack.

Condemning the recent Netanyahu move to declare Israel apartheid, Rabbi Shaprio explains why Israel declaring itself the nation-state of the Jewish people is a bogus notion and dangerous for Jews around the world.

Convenor of the Stop the War Coalition Lindsey German sums up what has been done to Jeremy Corbyn and why:

“Such a vista is so horrifying to those who control our society that there is now an alliance of right wing Labour MPs, the print and broadcast media, the Tories and indeed Benjamin Netanyahu - all united on finding ways in which every day they can spread lies, innuendo, misunderstandings and misquotes which paint Corbyn as the devil incarnate, so filled with hatred that he represents an ‘existential threat’ to British Jews, according to some Jewish papers (and also by few others who claim to represent British Jews)”.

In a separate move, a political alliance of four Arab-dominated parties in Israel’s parliament have broken ranks with fellow legislators to announce their support for Jeremy Corbyn.

In a letter to the Guardian, the Knesset members said they commended the Labour leader for “his long-standing solidarity with all oppressed peoples around the world, including his unflinching support for the Palestinian people”.

The fact that the recent antisemitism specific attacks on Jeremy Corbyn has had no discernible effect on Labour in the polls means that there is no reason for him to change course.

Public is least interested in power struggle between MPs at the Commons. They are more concerned about big issues like the Brexit failures, social injustice and biting effects of austerity measures. 2/9/18