Thank you for an excellent article. A couple small notes: " ...these physical stigmata are ten thousand times heavier a cross to bear than to be born a Jew." No one is born a Jew. Judaism is not a race, but rather a religion. Babies born into Jewish families are brainwashed from birth to become Jews. Same as other religions.
The Jews of Israel, except for the few who were actually in Palestine from before the Brits gave away land that was not theirs to give, are not Semites, of Arab origin. Over time the term has come to be accepted to include Jews but technically that's an error. The few Arab Jews who are original residers of Palestine and who live in a group near Tel Aviv deny they are Israelis, shun the Israeli military, call themselves Palestinians and hang the Palestinian flag on their homes.
Again, a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian, etc., is not born anything but a baby. Personally I think brainwashing children into a religion from birth is child abuse and disrespects the child's chance to decide for him/herself what s/he wishes to embrace.
This is one of the best writings on the tarnishing of Jeremy Corbyn who is one of the great leaders of our time. Right now I can't think of anyone who comes close to his integrity.
In your otherwise accurate comment, you say, "Israel is indeed the only democracy in the region," likening it to other around it. No. Israel has never been, for even a second, a democracy. It never intended to be a democracy. [Turkey was, before Morsi and Erdogan, the only democracy in the region in that the military always supported the people; those days are gone.] From day one, the citizens of Palestine were not under democracy in Israel but treated brutally by the illegal Israelis. A democracy gives all citizens equal rights.
[Even within it's own laws made for its Jews, Israel is not a democracy...no single sex marriages allowed, for example, and mistreatment of the transgendered and LGBTs as well as deciding who can marry whom.]
As Gideon Levy has said, Israeli Jews are three things: they believe that they really are 1. "god's chosen children," 2. superior to all others on earth, 3. and have the right to exterminate Palestinians since Arabs are less than animals and deserve no consideration as humans.
Ugly. What's uglier, the US and others aid and abet this dreadful regime and will until the other nations 'gang up' on those those reprobates and destroy their capabilities to do harm.
This article points out the obvious and should be repeated regularly.