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Vile: Margaret Hodge.

This is red hot. It’s just a shame that Norman Finkelstein has already been denounced as the ‘wrong kind of Jew’ – by the kind of Jew that does that sort of thing.

The rest of us know that he talks a lot of sense, and this is more of it:

I have personally received several letters from Labour’s disciplinary mechanism, and I can confirm that they were not delivered by stormtroopers, nor was I rounded up (all one of me) and dumped in a ghetto with others of my ethnic group. I have not been forced to do hard labour; I have not been starved. To the best of my knowledge, there has been no attempt to strip me of all my belongings that may be of any value and gas me to death.

The reason comparisons of Jews with Nazis are part of an anti-Semitic trope is that they indicate a failure to understand what Jewish people underwent during the Shoah (not the Holocaust; we’re referring to that specific part that happened to Jews).

It seems clear that Margaret Hodge does not understand it either.

I don’t see any disciplinary procedure sending her on an “education” course. It seems suspension – or expulsion, as Norman Finkelstein demands – is the only way.

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