JPR regains its senses.

Jonathan Boyd is acting director of JPR, the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in London.

Read Jonathan’s piece “Antisemitism and the reported world” on CIF.

5 Responses to “JPR regains its senses.”

  1. O'Toole Says:

    I read the piece.
    A very good thing he is only acting director.
    They must, must get someone in who can form a rational argument, an argument that warrants some respect from those outside the Israeli sphere.
    This piece didn’t. It simply accused all and sundry of anti-semitism.
    The tactic does not work in rational circles. It’s a tired and debunked strategy, either childish or disingenuous, you choose which.
    Must do better.

  2. Lynne T Says:

    Why is this website being targeted by Murray Dobbin and his accolytes for track-backs?

  3. Absolute Observer Says:

    “It simply accused all and sundry of anti-semitism”

    I’m sorry, I must have missed that part. Could you direct me where in particular “all and sundry” are “accused of antisemitism”.

    I am loathe to ask but, undortunately, allegations that those inside the Israeli sphere spray out unwarranted accusations of antisemitism in each and every direction, is a tired and debunked strategy, either childish or disingenuous.

  4. NIMN Says:

    “The tactic does not work in rational circles.”

    More on comment on the “rational circles” than on Boys, me thinks.

  5. NIMN Says:

    “The tactic does not work in rational circles”

    More a problem with “rational circles” that with Boyd, me thinks.

    It seems perfectly rational, from a historical, political and sociological point of view to note the correspondences between later 19th and early 20th century myths of “Jewish power” with those of what such rational circles are calling “the Israel Lobby”. Correspondences such as, “overwheening influence (Seamus Milne)”, nefarious (Rupert Read), “most powerful and influential” (0borne), which were also common currency, despite the same lack of evidence, some 100 years ago.


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