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Jamie Stern-Weiner

Jeremy Corbyn Hasn’t Got an “Anti-Semitism Problem,” His Opponents Do

Labour has a “Jewish problem.” Or so it has been widely alleged. Headline after headline in recent weeks has claimed that the party, in whose last-but-one leadership election both front-runners were Jewish, has become infested with anti-Semitism. The outbreak has been blamed on the veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn and the mass influx of new members who were inspired by his leadership to join. With a long-time Palestine solidarity campaigner at the helm, the party is now said ...

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J Street: Israel's Loyal Opposition

Tzipi Livni at the World Economic Conference, 2007. Image by Yoshiko Kusano via Wikimedia Commons.]

J Street's fourth annual conference, held in September in Washington DC, was shot through with the triumphalism of a lobby ascendant. Opening the event, J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami staked out the rational middle-ground for resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict, beset, as it always seems to be, by opposed extremes. Against one-state fantasists to his left and Greater Israel fanatics to his right, Ben-Ami reasserted J Street's vision for a negotiated two-state ...

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Bio

Jamie Stern-Weiner

 

Jamie Stern-Weiner studies intellectual history at the University of Cambridge. His work has appeared in MERIP, openDemocracy and Le Monde diplomatique, and he co-edits the UK political website New Left Project.