Anti-Israel Journalist Owen Jones Not Antisemitic Enough for Electronic Intifada’s Asa Winstanley

Owen Jones is a British left-wing newspaper columnist, political commentator, journalist, author, and Labour Party activist. As such, he is on the wrong side of history when it comes to Israel.

Yet this is not enough for Jew-hater Asa Winstanley, who has penned a piece in The Electronic Intifada attacking Jones for empathizing with the Jewish people in condemning Jew-hater Ken Loach‘s antisemitic play Perdition.

Guardian columnist and YouTuber Owen Jones has apologized for a tweet supporting “Britain’s greatest living filmmaker” Ken Loach, who was expelled from the Labour Party last month.

Backtracking from his support, Jones tweeted last week that he wanted to “reflect” on “the justifiable distress” caused “to Jewish people” by a play Loach directed three decades ago.

I “therefore apologize for the tone of my tweet,” Jones wrote.

The 1987 production, called Perdition, was critical of the role the Zionist movement played during the Holocaust.

As usual, Jones wants to have his cake and eat it.

He prefaced his condemnation of Loach with the claim that he did not support the Labour Party’s “action” against the director.

Loach revealed his ejection from Labour on 14 August.

Jones also implies that Loach is not a real socialist, tweeting: “Why would someone on the left want to make this play?”

But the play, Perdition, by late socialist scriptwriter Jim Allen, was loosely based on a real event – a fact Jones ignores.

Jones claimed the play was “incredibly distressing to Jewish people.”

But what he really meant was that the play caused distress to supporters of Israel.

Which just goes to show you how shamelessly antisemitic Winstanley and The Electronic Intifada truly are.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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