BY JOHN ISMAEL
News that Jeremy Corbyn will sit down with Jewish Leaders makes me chuckle. I can imagine some of those leaders who show up will make the Labour Leader squirm and simply make an appearance to make him feel that bit more uncomfortable and awkward.
Everyone knows Labour’s (let us stick with this word even though the Labour Party used to be nothing like its current, embarrassing creation) kaput. Everyone knows Labour’s Antisemitism problem is a characteristic of what kind of party it has become and that Corbyn is the magnet for anti-Semites because of who his friends have been all his political life, based on how he sees Israel.
So, how should Jewish Leaders treat Corbyn?
I am reminded of a story of a fleeing Taliban fighter desperate for water who was lost in the Afghanistan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. Hoping to find water, he hurried towards ‘the object’ only to find a little old Jewish man at a small stand selling ties.
The Taliban fighter asked, “Do you have water?!”
The Jewish man replied, “I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie? They are only $5.”
The Taliban fighter shouted, “Idiot! I do not need an over-priced tie. I need water! I should kill you now, but I must find water first!”
“Okay” said the old Jewish man, “It does not matter that you do not want to buy a tie and that you hate me. I will show you that I am bigger than that. If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will find a lovely restaurant. It has all the ice-cold water you need. Shalom”.
Muttering, the Taliban fighter staggered away over the hill. Several hours later he staggered back, almost dead.
“Your brother won’t let me in without a tie.”
I know how I’d treat Corbyn at a meeting of Jewish Leaders. Even if he showed up wearing a tie.
Labour’s already in its death throes like that desperate Taliban. Enemy Corbyn’s incapable of changing. The mighty Labour Party destroyed by an Antisemitism problem – who’d have thunk it?
Move on. Nothing to see here folks.
Are anti-Semitic parties in 2018 still electable in the UK? Not a chance.
Being a 2017 virgin Labour voter and hoping in the sunshine against the backcloth of a grey May, and hooked on year zero socialist heroine for a Corbyn government, was mere first base. Now to that virgin voter Labour’s antisemitism problem is like being told by your new partner at the last minute, while you’re stripping off for a bit of passionate nooky, not to mind the weeping syphilis sores around their groin.
“Sadly the antibiotics didn’t work and there’s no cure at all but hey-ho let’s go for it”, they plead in vain.
Knickers up and peg it for the damn door. Have a good wash. Vote for someone else next time. Someone with some real momentum.