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Stop platforming ‘as-a-Jew’ wolves in Jewish-sheep’s clothing

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27.11.2020

Is anyone else furious that the co-chair of Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), Jenny Manson, was given a prominent platform on Newsnight on 17th November?

I don’t entirely know why I’m so furious. You’d think that after all the libels, lies and calumnies we’ve endured over several decades (and how those libels, lies and calumnies have grown ever louder and more clamorous in recent years), I’d be a bit immune…

But Manson and her ilk are somehow more infuriating. Manson, for instance, has gone on record as saying she used her Jewish heritage to more effectively criticise Israel. In an online interview on October 4th 2018 Manson said: “When I began to identify as a Jew in order to argue against the state of Israel…” With those words, she uses her ancestry in the cause of helping to delegitimise Israel.

So seeing Manson on Newsnight ostensibly as a representative of the UK Jewish community was especially repugnant. I say “ostensibly” because, of course, you and I know Manson was probably not on Newsnight on 17th November as a representative of the UK Jewish community.

There are a number of possible explanations for Manson’s presence, from the most straightforward (the speed with which Newsnight’s November 17th........

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