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The community must meet our youth’s high standards in fighting bigotry

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As a journalist it is a tremendous privilege to speak truth to power. At the JN I see it as a duty to attempt to protect our community by uncovering what those who hate Jews are up to, to celebrate our community at its finest and shine and light and hold up a mirror to our community when there is wrongdoing, hypocrisy or we just need to do better.

The latest allegations made against senior community leaders associated with the JNF is an example of the latter. I was, others tell me, one of the leading journalists who exposed the sickness inside of the Labour Party during the Corbyn era. I attended countless damp rooms listening to rabble rousing rallies of the great unwashed denouncing Jews or attempting to paint us all as part of a grand (delete as appropriate) Blairite/Zionist/Deep State conspiracy. And every week you could read about it in this newspaper (or the other one too). That is why I do this job – I seek the truth and I uncover wrongdoing. That is why our stories on the behaviour and views of some of our own leaders are so important. They set the tone and standard for within our community, and represent our community to the outside world.

We cannot fight antisemitism and racism in society whilst we let it fester unchallenged in our own community. It would be hypocritical.........

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