Re: Roj blake
Ah, here we go.
The "International Definition of Antisemitism" makes speaking out against the state of Israel an anti-semitic act. Labour won't sign up to it because of that, and quite frankly no one should sign up to it because of that.
The research is based on this rule and the use of the "Livingstone formula". That would mean right now, me saying this sentence: "The state of Israel's treatment of Palestine is abhorrent and cruel" would make me anti-semitic. That goes against the general held belief - a belief I was taught at school - that to victimise someone of the Jewish faith, to persecute them etc, is anti-semitic. Furthermore, a statement such as this by Jenny Tonge: "The pro-Israeli Lobby has got its grips on the Western World, its financial grips. I think they’ve probably got a certain grip on our party" comes under the Livingstone Formula as an identification of anti-semitism. Again, referring back to the IDA, to accuse a state of something, anything, is to be anti-semitic.
Take what you've read above and think now to Israel bombing Iranian targets in Syria. They shouldn't have, and the evidence Israel used to defend themselves was sketchy at best. To call them wrong or to say they shouldn't have done it, under the IDA, makes that an anti-semitic statement.
Ireland recently are bringing in a 'Boycott Israel' law, which boycotts goods and services produced by Israel on disputed land Israel occupy - which has been noticed by the UN. Ireland were called anti-semitic for this. The move itself, under the IDA, makes it an anti-semitic move.
You can see how utterly crazy that definition is, and furthermore using a relatively sketchy "formula" to find these types of statements as said above to label anyone anti-semitic is an absolute joke. It's abhorrent quite frankly and a massive abuse of a term that hijacks true real hate crimes against the Jewish religion.