Politics

What's at the Root of Left-Wing Anti-Semitism?

We spoke to Jewdas about where Labour's anti-Semitism scandal came from.
Simon Childs
London, GB
June 5, 2018, 10:33am
Jewdas members on a demonstration for migrants' rights in 2016 (Guy Corbishley / Alamy Stock Photo)

In April, an obscure, subcultural, iconoclastic, left-wing Jewish group called Jewdas made tabloid news by inviting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a Seder, in which a beetroot was held aloft as attendees shouted "Fuck capitalism".

In the context of an anti-Semitism scandal that is still dogging the Labour party, this was interpreted as further evidence that Corbyn wasn't taking the problem seriously. Somehow, Jewdas themselves ended up being accused of anti-Semitism. In this episode of The British Dream, we speak to two members of Jewdas about being front-page news, where left-wing anti-Semitism comes from and whether things are getting better or worse.

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