Ross Clark Ross Clark

It isn’t anti-Semitic to say the creation of Israel was a mistake

You don’t have to read too much of the tweets and other comments directed at Margaret Hodge and other Jewish Labour MPs to appreciate that Labour has a very big problem with anti-Semitism. But is the party’s refusal to adopt the full working definition of anti-Semitism produced by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance an example of its failings? Absolutely not.

Firstly, on a general point, it is never a good idea to allow pressure groups – however worthy their intentions – to lay down the rules on language.

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