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After he was
subjected to a four-year witch hunt
targeting the left and Palestine solidarity
activists over alleged “Labour anti-Semitism,”
Corbyn lost last month’s general election.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism was
founded in 2014
during Israel’s war against Palestinian civilians in
the Gaza Strip, to counter rising criticism of
Israel. It did so primarily by smearing critics as
It has been one of the most active right-wing
Zionist groups promoting the false notion that
Labour became an anti-Semitic party after Jeremy
Corbyn won the leadership in 2015.
But as anti-Zionist Palestine solidarity campaigner
Tony Greenstein recently put it, “The one thing that
the Campaign Against Antisemitism doesn’t do is to
campaign against anti-Semitism.”
In fact, Greenstein
argued on his blog,
“anti-Semitism of the traditional kind is all but
ignored by it, but [fake] ‘anti-Semitism’ of the
anti-Zionist or pro-Palestinian variety is very much
Despite being a
and thus supposedly non-partisan, the CAA openly
campaigned against Labour and against Corbyn.
It organised demonstrations against Labour,
one day before
last month’s general election. Greenstein has
to the Charity Commission, calling for the regulator
to remove the group’s tax-exempt status.
The Campaign Against Antisemitism
smears Palestinians and their supporters.
In 2017, it attacked Malaka Shwaikh, a Palestinian
from Gaza then running in student elections in
Exeter. The attacks sparked a barrage of threats and
harassment against her.
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