A JC plea


The United Kingdom’s major Jewish newspaper, the Jewish Chronicle, published a front-page editorial to non-Jews expressing Jewish concerns about Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn possibly becoming prime minister.
“Putting oneself in the shoes of another person, or another group, can be difficult. But we believe it is important — and urgent — that you do that,” the paper said.
“Throughout his career, he has allied with and supported antisemites … described organisations like Hamas, whose founding charter commits it to the extermination of every Jew on the planet, as his ‘friends’ … laid a wreath to honour terrorists who have murdered Jews. He has insulted “Zionists” — the word used by antisemites when they mean ‘Jew’ because they think it allows them to get away with it — as lacking understanding of ‘English irony’.”
“That is why we are seeking your attention. If this man is chosen as our next prime minister, the message will be stark,” the editorial concluded.