Boris Johnson’s sweeping win in the British elections (via his Conservative Party) was an enormous body blow not just to the socialists, but to the anti-Israel movement.
Their hopes and dreams of destroying Israel rested on wrestling control of a major western democracy, and Britain was their best shot.
Jeremy Corbyn, with his long history of cozying up to Palestinian terrorists and demonizing Israel and its supporters, embodied the leftist-Islamist assault on Israel. The red-green alliance within the Labour Party, similar to that emerging alliance in the Democratic Party, was not just because of Israel’s Jewish character, though that is part of it, but also because Israel is seen as a proxy for the western world they hate so much.
To lose to Boris Johnson was a particularly deep cut. Johnson has been among the most pro-Israel leaders, with a long history of recognizing pathological anti-Zionism as being anti-Jewish in its roots and intentions.
So it’s not really surprising that in his Hanukkah (also transliterated Chanukah) message, Johnson delivered not just a positive message of Jewish empowerment, but a powerful rebuke to Corbynism without mentioning Corbyn or the Labour Party. It was particularly pointed because the story of Hanukkah is the story of Jewish liberation in the very place western leftists and Islamists insist Jewish sovereignty is illegitimate:
‘When the Maccabees drove the forces of darkness out of Jerusalem, they had to do so on their own. Today, as Britain’s Jews seek to drive back the darkness of resurgent antisemitism, you have every decent person in this country fighting by your side.’
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