Motion passed by the CLP
Antisemitism is a genuine problem in the Labour Party; denying or minimising that obstructs our ability to tackle it. But an approach that views antisemitism as something that can be addressed primarily through technical bureaucratic measures shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how to challenge it. A serious political intervention to tackle antisemitism should begin with a campaign of education that allows members to first recognise and then challenge the reactionary thinking that underpins it. Labour can only now do so effectively if it facilitates debate and organises political education enabling members to recognise antisemitism in its various forms – including those which disguise themselves in the language of the left.
This branch proposes that our political educational officer will form a working group with other interested members and meet with members of Sheffield Heeley executive who have taken the lead on organising educational sessions for their wider membership, with a view to organising a series of discussions along the lines of the model they have successfully implemented in their constituency.