What that interview revealed about the left
24 March 2016
This week, Lord Levy warned that, unless the Labour leadership gives "a clear and unequivocal message" that antisemitism "in any form" would not be tolerated, he might have to leave the Labour Party.
You might have thought Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would be shocked to hear this from a Jewish Labour peer. Instead he seemed angered by it.
"Lord Levy clearly hasn't been listening", he told Sky News. "I've absolutely condemned antisemitism; I've condemned Islamophobia, I've condemned any form of racism anywhere within our society".
This is a familiar refrain. Corbyn always condemns antisemitism as part of a package with Islamophobia and racism. He never speaks of antisemitism alone, as a specific problem needing its own response.
Read the full article in the Jewish Chronicle.