A Menorah ‘vandalised’? Sorry, not convinced

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by Martin Odoni

One corner of Twitter is in uproar, and getting rather miffed at suddenly not getting any attention, after years of its tantrums being front-and-centre. They are a group of people who seem to have forgotten that the credibility of their grievances is measured exclusively in how damaging they are to the left wing of the Labour Party.

Zionists are upset at the news in Camden Town that the Primrose Hill Chanukia – a Menorah put up to mark the Jewish festival of Chanukah – was found damaged on Wednesday this week. I fully understand people being upset at seeing this. Indeed, I am upset at seeing it. Although I am irreligious, I am Jewish by birth, so it is difficult for me not to feel upset by it. But at the same time, the reaction is going a bit far a bit too quickly in some quarters.

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