Comment on the Home Affairs Select Committee report into antisemitism

“Sir Mick Davis, Chairman of the JLC, Said

“The Home Affairs Select Committee have delivered a serious report which has made serious recommendations. We welcome the fact that this independent, cross party group of MP’s has produced a unanimous report which sets out a road map for concrete action to address anti-Semitism in all its forms. The proposal of a working definition for anti-Semitism is a welcome start  and their proposals to address the intolerable rise in hate speech online are timely and necessary.

The report correctly says that it is not anti-Semitic to criticize or campaign against the actions of the Israeli Government but it should be noted that disproportionate criticism of the Israeli Government is problematic. The report highlights but does not endorse my views that anti Zionism of the 21st century is anti-Semitic; it nevertheless makes very cogent comments and  recommendations about the Zionism and anti-Semitism.

The JLC and CST will work together with our partners to ensure recommendations are carried out as quickly as possible”