(JTA) – A campaign financing scandal in which two of the principal players are Jewish is dealing a heavy blow to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s already weakened administration.Oh, really? Then what's this that Melanie Phillips says:
The involvement of two Jews at the center of the very public scandal is making many British Jews uncomfortable, but Jewish community leaders say it has not caused any alarming anti-Jewish media coverage or sign of anti-Semitic fallout.
When the story first broke about the Labour donor scandal and the central player was named as David Abrahams, a thought bubble formed above my head. It said: ‘Uh oh…’I'm disappointed in the JTA for letting the British MSM get away with their sick little fantasies, and certainly with the Jewish leadership in the UK for being just as weak in the knees.
When the BBC then named Jon Mendelsohn, a former chairman of Labour Friends of Israel, as a major actor in the drama, the thought bubble swelled into a lurid neon message that started flashing: ‘Oh no, here we go again’.
And there we did indeed go, and with a vengeance. The media’s finest put two and two together and made minus five. One Jew following in Lord Levy’s footsteps as a Labour party moneyman might have been an accident. Two Jews was a conspiracy.[...]
The ancient libel of the world Jewish conspiracy has resurfaced in Britain behind the fig-leaf of antagonism to Israel. Now even that fig-leaf has been ripped away.
We face naked, vicious, virulent prejudice. The post-war idyll for British Jews is well and truly over— and with it the fools’ paradise in which we have been living.