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Jewish Journalist's Powerful Response When Called "A Fanatic" Over Labour Anti-Semitism
3 August 2018, 10:19
This Jewish journalist had a very powerful response when a guest labelled him "a fanatic" for complaining about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.
Jeremy Corbyn asked to use the Jewish Museum in Camden to make a speech responding to the allegations of anti-Semitism in the party.
Mike Cushman, the chair on Free Speech On Israel, told Nick Ferrari that the Labour leader was simply offering to come to Jewish people to explain his views and judge what he's saying.
And he said: "Much of the Jewish community is very happy to listen to Jeremy. It's just a few fanatics like your other caller who put their hands in their ears and say 'Waah, waah, waah, not listening'."
That infuriated Jonathan Sacerdoti and his response was very powerful.
He replied: "This is about Jewish people being afraid of their future in this country under the prospect of a Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn.
"These people present reprehensible views, dismiss our concerns by calling us fanatics, tell us that we're trying to manipulate foreign policy of the country and tell us our concerns about our future are not warranted.
"Jewish people are talking about this with great unity - 68 rabbis writing to the newspapers, three Jewish newspapers setting out co-ordinated front pages with all of these things.
"But we're still seeing opportunities for anti-Semites and people who are rubbishing our concerns to tell us we're wrong.
"It's a double injustice, it's a double anti-Semitism to tell us that our own concerns and complaints are unwarranted."