This is a useful and important article. What we are seeing in the UK is the use of allegations of antisemitism to lead a concerted assault by Israel, mainstream Jewish and Zionist organisations and the UK Government on the right of anyone to denounce Israel’s crimes and support Palestinian rights.
The central weapon in this assault is the IHRA (mis)definition of antisemitism which largely sees it as manifested in attitudes to Israel. This whole campaign is largely silent on right-wing assaults on Jews and Jewish buildings while whipping up hysteria against all those, Jewish or otherwise, who criticises Israel and denounces its crimes against humanity and International Law. It gives a free pass to those who cloak their dislike of Jews with their support for Israel.
Free Speech on Israel has published a leaflet on the IHRA definition ‘What antisemitism is, and what it is not’ on it’s website wwwDOTfreespeechonisrael.org.uk .
Antisemitic support for Israel has always been rational, even before the antisemites saw Israel as an ally in their hatred of Muslims (hating Jews and Muslims simultaneously is not a problem for them) .If Jews go to Israel it pleases Zionists, one more recruit for occupation, and antisemites, one less Jew in our town. The commonality of interest is deep rooted and not capricious.