Summary: A US presidential executive order and a declaration by the British government signal that the definition of what constitutes anti-Semitism is about to be significantly broadened.
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Following so closely on the Chief Rabbi’s extraordinary, partisan intervention in the recent UK election, this risks being seen as a quid pro quo …
It is said that the Church of England is the Conservative Party at prayer. The Church of England’s recent publication “God’s Unfailing Word – Theological and Practical Perspectives on Christian–Jewish Relations” (https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2019-11/godsunfailingwordweb.pdf) supports that bonne mot, in that it reflects the current pro-Likud attitude of the Tory Party.
Given that the Tory Party claims to be the party of business, and that property rights – the crux of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute – are the fundamental element of capitalism, this is bizarre to say the least. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave …”