Last summer, Jeremy Corbyn swept to power in the Labour Party — in spite of his political support for the anti-peace and antisemitic Hamas and Hezbollah. And it did him no damage when it emerged that he had leapt to the defence of Raed Salah, the blood libeller, and Steven Sizer, the 9/11 conspiracist.
In any democracy it is important that there is a serious, credible opposition. Just as many Conservatives genuinely rue the collapse of Labour as a serious party of government, so those who care about Israeli democracy should rue the fact that its Israeli sister party is also now light years away from power (albeit for very different reasons).
Jewish students and York University have pledged to tackle antisemitism together.
Members of the university’s Jewish society met university officials last week to discuss their complaints over the performance at York of the play Seven Jewish Children, which has been described as antisemitic.