The main message of the evening was that antisemitism is being used merely to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and to silence all criticism of Israel (aka the Livingstone formulation). Both John Rose and Ali then went on to explicitly call for the demise of Israel.
It’s more than a tad ironic that the head of an organization putatively devoted to the primacy of rational, fact-based discourse would embrace the political and moral equivalent of an ancient religious superstition.
Recently I expressed concerns about the methodology of the Yachad poll. My concern was that the 72 ‘seeds’ in the ‘snowball’ category of the sample were mainly recruited by the advisory group of the survey, six of whom (out of ten) are Yachad signatories with three of the rest being left-leaning. The further concern was that this would bias the 496 respondents recruited by the ‘seeds’.
The recent Yachad poll was widely covered in the MSM. Particularly cited was the result that 24% of British Jews would be prepared to “support some sanctions against Israel” if this would “encourage the Israeli government to engage in the peace process”
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This is cross posted from Jonathan Hoffman’s blog on the the JC website The story so far: In last week’s JC, Professor Geoffrey Alderman revealed that Matt Seaton, editor of Guardian “Comment […]
An Open Letter to Yoav Shamir, who made the film ‘Defamation’ This is a guest post by Jonathan Hoffman. It is also published on his blog at thejc.com. Dear Yoav Shamir I […]