Tariq Ali has accused Israel of encouraging antisemitism. The veteran activist made the comments whilst addressing a pro-Palestinian rally opposite Downing Street on Saturday. He said that Israel was a purveyor of antisemitism and to blame for producing a ‘crude form of antisemitism‘. Without any hint of irony, in the same speech Ali stated his belief that allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party are made up. Its the full double whammy – the Jews are to blame for antisemitism and it is also all made up. Work that one out.
Here is the comment in full:
“That the purveyors of antisemitism today, those who have encouraged antisemitism are the Israeli government. Killing Palestinians the way that they do it, targeting children as they have done, this is what produces a crude form of antisemitism. And the support given to this by right-wing Zionist organisations in Europe and America doesn’t help challenging antisemitism either”
So remember this the next time a Synagogue in Sweden is firebombed or Jews are murdered in Paris in the name of Palestine, Tariq Ali believes that Israel is to blame.
Ali also had some advice for his “old friend and comrade” – Jeremy Corbyn. To fight back against the “slanderers and liars“.
The ten minute tirade can be watched here.
“A man is known by the company he keeps”….