Corbyn's Loss Is Jews' and Israel's Gain

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - After exit polls from the British election showed the Conservatives defeating the Labour party led by Jeremy Corbyn, for the Jewish people, a headline reflecting their reaction would be: "Corbyn loses, Jews world-over heave a huge sigh of relief." For the vast majority in Britain, this election had to do with Brexit. But for Jews in the UK, it was about whether anti-Semitism would be mainlined and an anti-Semite would become Britain's prime minister. That he didn't is a reason for celebration among Jews, and not only in Britain. The UK is currently Israel's largest trading partner in Europe, a major intelligence partner, and an important friend of Israel on the international stage. All that would have been in jeopardy had Corbyn won. He would have been a significant advocate for Palestinian maximalist positions on the world stage had he taken the reins of power.

2019-12-13 00:00:00

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