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Britain’s Hard Left Has Come to Resemble a Religion, in Which “Zionists” Are among the Devils

With the rise of Jeremy Corbyn as its leader, the British Labor party has come to be dominated by its far left rather than by the Blairite moderates who were long in control. One of the many results has been a turn against Israel and the bubbling to the surface of much anti-Semitism. How, asks Alan Bekhor, did this come to pass? He points to “the spiritual vacuum created by the decline of traditional religion.”

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More about: Anti-Zionism, Jeremy Corbyn, Leftism, Politics & Current Affairs, Secularization, United Kingdom

Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council

The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN’s regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others Group, which promptly agreed to wait another twenty years before approving Jerusalem for a Security Council candidacy. Now, Benny Avni notes, Germany is poised to block action:

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More about: Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, United Nations