October 19, 2021
This special podcast collaboration with Tablet’s Unorthodox unpacks the political shift of British Jews in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitic scandal-filled five-year tenure as Labour party leader. This live podcast is hosted by Liel Leibovitz of Tablet’s Unorthodox and Manya Brachear Pashman of AJC’s People of the Pod, and features comedian and author of Jews Don’t Count David Baddiel; Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths University of London and author of Contemporary Left Antisemitism David Hirsh; Man Booker Prize novelist and journalist Howard Jacobson; and Research Fellow at International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and former Union of Jewish Students president Hannah Rose. Did the Corbynization of the Labour party move Jews to the right or leave them politically homeless? Has current party leader Keir Starmer been able to regain the confidence of the country’s Jewish population? Listen for answers to these pressing questions and more.
- (0:40) David Baddiel, David Hirsh, Howard Jacobson, and Hannah Rose
This program is part of a new program series: American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Tablet Magazine are coming together to host a four-part series titled “21st Century Europe and the Jews,” which aims to address timely issues related to Jewish life and the protection of democracies in Europe. Throughout these four programs, we’ll delve into the most pressing issues in the United Kingdom, Poland, France, and Germany. Don’t miss a single program on these critical topics. Head to AJC.org/AdvocacyAnywhere to sign up.
This episode featured the following guests:
- David Baddiel, comedian and author of Jews Don’t Count
- David Hirsh, Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths University of London and author of Contemporary Left Antisemitism
- Howard Jacobson, Man Booker Prize novelist of The Finkler Question and journalist
- Hannah Rose, Research Fellow at International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and former Union of Jewish Students president