Most UK citizens find these accusations of antisemitism remote, incomprehensible even, certainly boring. We know what antisemitism is and it doesn’t need to be defined, trying to define it only leads to nitty-gritty dispute. Principally it is anti-social acts like desecrating buildings, or leveling attacks on Jews, attempting to stir others to such actions, and so on, which are crimes anyway, exactly the same crimes whoever the victim. I hold no torch for Corbyn but he is not a racist; his views on Palestine are natural; the oppression of the Palestinian people is seriously distasteful and would be so whatever group was perpetrating it. It is not ordinary non-Jewish folk who create pressure on Israel’s actions but the actions themselves, and those like Netanyahu and his ilk who distorted things by pretending to represent all Jews. When we faced the ugliness of South African apartheid no one viewed it other than a local geographical issue of a specific group of white settlers applying rigid discrimination, legislation, and land theft against the indigenous people, which is exactly the what it is over there. Just as with South Africa, it has to be resolved by external pressure. It is understandable that Israelis attempt to resist such pressure, and their accusations of antisemitism are feather smoke blown in our eyes. Dame Margaret Hodge is an ill-mannered nut-case but there are, alas, several of them on both sides in the Commons. The solution is not to worry too much about antisemitism but get on with BDS, which has been cruising down the runway too long and needs to take off.