Biteback has signed a book examining anti-Semitism and the Labour party.
Iain Dale, m.d. of Biteback Publishing, has acquired world rights to a book entitled The Left’s Jewish Problem: Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism by Dave Rich, to be published in September and supported by a major press campaign.
The book examines the history of what Biteback is calling the “anti-Israel left of Jeremy Corbyn, Ken Livingstone and George Galloway”, how arguments over anti-Semitism divide the left, and how they become vehicles for larger political issues.
Rich is deputy director of communications at Community Security Trust, a charity aiming to protect British Jews from anti-Semitism and threats, as well as an associate research fellow of the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism.
The author said: “When I began this work over twenty years ago, if somebody denied the Holocaust and thought there was a Zionist conspiracy controlling Washington DC then they probably supported the BNP. Nowadays they could have a ‘Corbyn4PM’ slogan on their Twitter profile or support one of Britain’s Islamist organisations. This should trouble anyone who cares about racism, anti-Semitism and the future of the left.”
Iain Dale added: “Anti-Semitism has existed for centuries but for the first time in my adult lifetime it is now a mainstream political issue. This important book explains how parts of the left of British politics have come to tolerate overt anti-Semitism, while at the same time being highly critical of all other forms of racism.”