I looked at Corbyn's approval ratings the other day and the Zionist attacks on him are working. As bad as May's numbers are, Corbyn's are worse. Pro-Zionists, Tories and Blairites in the media are teaming up on him. Also, I googled Corbyn's name the other day and page after page there was nothing remotely related to British policy, just Israel's. Today he's managed to insert comments on transportation reform, which he needs to do more of.
The idea that Corbyn can 'put this to rest' by adopting the IHRA laws is a hustle that anyone following Israeli history can see as such. Sign this and it will all be over. The IHRA laws are themselves racist to the core, diametrically opposed to truth, free speech, and national sovereignty. As soon as you pass those laws then it's 'proof' that Corbyn and anyone who opposes endless wars against Muslims is an anti-Semite, and the media barrage would likely get worse. The media is going to keep this up until Corbyn goes down, and younger Brits are going to have to eventually choose between anti-war leaders or the media.
This and a good op-ed in Haaretz worry that this might be bad for Jews in Britain. First of all, the notion that devoted or potential Corbyn supporters are going to persecute Jews has no basis in reality. Second, what about everyone else? including victims of Western wars and British citizens who might benefit from their leaders focusing on their own problems.
It’s supposed to be refreshing when a pol says “I don’t know” but this is the issue where I didn’t want to hear it, because if/when she finds her spine again they’ll remind her she’s a newbie. We all know who the experts are: Elliot Abrams, Alan Dershowitz, Dennis Ross, John Bolton, Tom Friedman, etc. The thinktanks are rigged to produce credentials only to the bigots, and academia often follows suit. Her climate change plan can be praised by mainstream academics but positions on the Middle East are different. This is a problem with Bernie, too: that there is so much BS being thrown at someone with supposedly good intentions, including all the conventions of diplomacy, intelligence briefings, and mass communications, that to outwit ‘Goliath’ you have to have a plan.
It is a tactical credit to the Palestianians that they utilized this form of protest that made Israel look so objectively bad to people with little background in the region. AOC relates to the kids being shot because she’s from a generation of activists and not of armed rebels, and her ‘education’ will involve ‘experts’ telling her the kids were fodder for the Hamas boogieman, who uses lethal force but not the ‘good’ lethal force used by the US and Israel that the New York Times desensitizes its readers to. Both the position and the lack of research reinforce millennial stereotypes. She’s 28 but that’s in internet years: 13 when the US invaded Iraq and architect’s families all had internet.
The reality is that she has the seat for life spine or no spine. The Lobby can make sure she gets the worst committee assignments but they’re already going to do that either way. Pelosi has already cast aspersions on her.
Hopefully Leslie Cockburn knocks off the non-incumbent distiller and air force intel spook for the Virginia seat: one of the authors in the bibliography AOC needs to wonk it out with.