I’m staying well clear of writing anything about the current row about Labour, Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism. As someone who attempts to be a political and social commentator, I know I should probably try to write something about it. But I’m an experienced enough blogger now to know that there are some subjects you just shouldn’t touch. The whole area is a minefield: you should be able to criticise israel for it’s treatment of Palestinians, but as soon as you do so you risk being accused of antisemitism, so you steer clear of it. But pointing that risk out is, in itself, antisemitic because it makes a generalisation about jewish people. Not all jewish people support israel, but the israeli government and it’s supporters seems to want to conflate criticism of it with antisemitism in order to justify it’s actions. Accusing it of that, however, only fuels antisemitism. The result is you cannot say anything about the subject either way. What a mess.