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Letters to the editor: Letter to ‘Geoffrey Cohen’

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Corbyn at Jewdas (Credit: Guido Fawkes)
Corbyn at Jewdas (Credit: Guido Fawkes)

Open letter to ‘Geoffrey Cohen’

One might compare the Jewish nation to a rose bush. Gardeners prune rose bushes to encourage strong growth and better blooms. We, the Jewish nation, have been pruned countless times over the millennia, not by choice.

This was not intended to strengthen us, but rather to kill us off – in other words the genocide of the Jewish nation.

But we are the survivors of a people who have been strong and brave enough to withstand the pogroms and cleansing of Jews in many countries and of course the Nazi Holocaust, and we have subsequently developed into a strong, resourceful and clever  people.

Israel is constantly being demonised by the UN and the media.

It is the butt of hatred by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Isis, Iran etc. How easy to cover one’s own shortcomings by diverting attention.

As members of Jewdas, you are entitled to your opinions, but do you realise what Israel means to the vast majority of Jews?

It is our security blanket; without Israel there will no longer be a Jewish people, because when Jew hatred rises, as it is now doing, we will have
nowhere to run.

Unchecked racism is a few steps from a Holocaust. Look at other areas in the world where it is happening. There is no such thing as mild racism.

Sandra Pots, By email

No sane person can have faith in Labour

Thanks to those who attended the demonstration outside Labour HQ, particularly Maureen Lipman for her words of support. Labour has deep pockets of anti-Semitism which Jeremy Corbyn has failed to address. Until the likes of Ken Livingstone are removed, no right-thinking person can have faith in the party. A leader should project its image as inclusive for all sections of society. Having failed mightily in all respects, Mr Corbyn should step aside for the sake of this once great movement.

Stephen Vishnick, Tel Aviv

Proud to stand alongside community 

I was proud to travel from Liverpool to London to attend the recent Campaign Against Antisemitism protest against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. It was well worth the long journey and I would be happy to do it again. We have to enter the lion’s den together. Only then can we defeat Mr Corbyn and all those who have led the party down such a troubling path. To everyone who attended and organised this event, I applaud you and support you.

Keith Fairclough, Liverpool

Acceptable only if you are a left-wing radical

Jeremy Corbyn’s record, his positions, his ‘friends’ and his recent attendance at a radical Jewish group event show me he has an interest in Jewish people only if they are radically left wing.

His attitude may be that Jewish people can redeem themselves only if they embrace socialism. He may have problems with the Jewish religion and with perceived Jewish conservatism.

For me, the West is built partly on Jewish values and Israel is part of the West. I think Corbyn’s world view is that he divides people into oppressors and victims.

There are victims and oppressors in the world but Corbyn seems to have taken this approach to a greater level than necessary. Some of the Left would see Jewish people as oppressors, and I think some on the Left think that Jewish people can ‘only redeem themselves’ if they go against perceived Jewish conservatism.

The message from Corbyn is that Jewish people have to reject aspects of their perceived identity and culture to be acceptable. Other cultures are not expected to do this.

We should support the West, and that includes Jewish people and Israel.

Anson Clark, Manchester

Labour is no longer a home for the Jews

Jeremy Corbyn’s record, his positions, his ‘friends’ and his recent attendance at a radical Jewish group event show me he has an interest in Jewish people only if they are radically left wing.

His attitude may be that Jewish people can redeem themselves only if they embrace socialism. He may have problems with the Jewish religion and with perceived Jewish conservatism.

For me, the West is built partly on Jewish values and Israel is part of the West. I think Corbyn’s world view is that he divides people into oppressors and victims.

There are victims and oppressors in the world but Corbyn seems to have taken this approach to a greater level than necessary. Some of the Left would see Jewish people as oppressors, and I think some on the Left think that Jewish people can ‘only redeem themselves’ if they go against perceived Jewish conservatism.

The message from Corbyn is that Jewish people have to reject aspects of their perceived identity and culture to be acceptable. Other cultures are not expected to do this.

We should support the West, and that includes Jewish people and Israel.

Anson Clark, Manchester

Unfit even to be an MP

Recent events prove our community must be in no doubt – Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to be an MP, let alone Labour leader.

This devious demagogue will say and promise anything to gain power. He promotes one-sided hate-fest anti-Semitic meetings in private rooms inside the House of Commons.

The Jewish community needs to wake up to the fact Corbyn has a pathological hatred of the Jewish State and western values, which is why he surrounds himself with like-minded thugs who feel free to intimidate those who oppose him.

Instead of giving Corbyn any credibility, people should realise he needs exposing for the anti-democratic bully he truly is, a man whose aim is to destroy our community, the British way of life and monarchy.

Marina Vine, Ilford

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