which proudly trumpets its affiliation to various Zionist federations and its alliance with the racist, colonialist Israeli Labour Party.
One Jewish comrade raised the following point in resonse to their grandstanding:
"There are some 300,000 Jews in Britain. The Jewish Labour Movement
claims to represent us all. So why were there fewer people at their AGM
than at my Labour Party branch AGM?"
This is even more surprising, given that anyone can join JLM and vote at its meetings. You don't have to be Jewish, and you don't even have to be a member of the Labour Party! It remains something of a mystery that their claims of holding some kind of mandate have fooled so many people for so long.
Meanwhile, in response to the latest outburst of JLM hysteria - or 'Jezzaphobia', as I shall call it from now on - Jewish Voice For Labour has published the following brief but statement:
Voice for Labour is shocked that the Jewish Labour Movement, at its
Annual General Meeting this weekend, passed a vote of no confidence in
the twice elected leader of the party, Jeremy Corbyn. Their resolution
proclaims that “he is unfit to be Prime Minister”.
The implication of this is that JLM – a body affiliated to the Labour
Party and represented within its structures – does not intend to
campaign for votes for a Labour victory in forthcoming elections. This
seriously calls into question JLM’s legitimacy as a party affiliate.
The position adopted, clearly suggesting that a UK government led by
Jeremy Corbyn would be against the interests of British Jews, will be
unacceptable to the vast majority of Labour Party members including
large numbers of Jews. Jewish people, like all citizens of the UK, need a
Corbyn-led Labour Government committed to ending austerity, investing
in social housing and our crucial public services, pursuing an ethical
foreign policy based on justice for all and standing firm against all
forms of racism including antisemitism.
Jewish Voice for Labour intends to continue to represent Jewish
members of the Labour Party who support the leadership in seeking to
defeat a moribund and chaotic Conservative government and working for
real economic and social change for the benefit of the majority of
See original statement here.