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Re: The Guardian: Gwynne Dyer: "Corbyn, Palestinians and Brexit: tempest in a teapot" (August 17, 2018).

Gwynne Dyer claims Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is "not anti-Semitic, but he certainly could be described as anti-Zionist."

Importantly, Zionism is the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel. Anti-Zionism is the belief that the only people in the world that can't have a state are the Jews.

Ergo: Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism.

Untold by Dyer is that anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level in the UK, with the Jewish community targeted at a rate of nearly four times daily. There were 1,382 anti-Semitic incidents recorded nationwide in 2017 by the Community Security Trust.

Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party are accused of defending anti-Semitism, allowing bigots to serve in its ranks, running a party mired for promulgating anti-Jewish conspiracy theories, for glorifying terrorists, being institutionally racist, and for showing contempt to Jews and Israel.

With Jews leaving Britain en masse due to pervasive anti-Semitism, the situation is by no means a tempest in the teapot. It's existential and alarming.

Mike Fegelman,

Executive Director,

Honest Reporting Canada

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