Ken Livingstone, the intolerable former mayor of London – and presently the Labour Party mayoral candidate – has done it again. ‘‘It,’’ meaning an anti-Semitic outburst, and ‘‘again’’ referring to his long history of inflammatory and offensive statements and behavior. To wit: referring to a Jewish journalist as a concentration camp guard; embracing extremist Islamist cleric, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who promotes the destruction of the Jewish people; telling the Indian-Jewish Reuben brothers to ‘‘go back to Iran;’’ obsessively venting hate for Israel and Zionism, as manifest, for instance, in his autobiography; and so on.
His current contribution to this contemptible catalogue stems from a meeting on March 1, where he stood by his embrace of Qaradawi, as well as his employ at Press TV, a notorious Anglophone network funded by the Iranian government and anchored by, among others, George Galloway. That’s just context though; the problem was, according to Jewish observers, as follows: Read More