First the opinion-There is perceived anti-Semitism in the Labour party with a few isolated cases under investigation and some party members thrown out. It means twitter feeds are trawled and satire and irony is off limits when it comes to Israel. But all UK political parties will have a broad church of people and inevitably include some bigots, sexists, racists and other 'ists'.
We must weed them out but we must also do so for the right reasons.
There is political advantage for some in highlighting any anti-Jewish sentiment observed linked to the Labour party and as they say there is method in their madness.
Those hoping to oust Jeremy Corbyn as party leader are using any and every trick in the book and along the way are losing votes but perhaps that is part of a long term game plan.
Any political advantage available from PM Cameron's tax affairs is lost as Labour once again helps the Tories along.
This post Monday regards Israel but the above is somehow necessary as the 'thought police' continue on their merry way.
It is not anti-Semitic but rather a news based report but for the record the writer has sympathy with the people of Gaza. She does avoid buying goods made in Israel but she also longs for peace in that region of the world.
She has been waiting 64 years for peace.
But just as the west believed the Berlin wall was wrong she believes the wall which turns Gaza into a huge open air concentration camp in all but name is also wrong.
She believes Israeli land grabs at the expense of Palestinians are also wrong.
Now the news-But news that Israel is considering further segregation and this time in maternity wards leaves her shaking her head in despair.
The semi-good news is that a majority of people polled oppose such a move. The bad news is we know such polls are often flawed:
Most Israelis oppose segregated maternity wards in hospitals, a survey found after reports of the illegal practice sparked controversy last week.
Racism and many other 'isms' appear to be alive and well in the State of Israel.
And if saying that means I am anti-Semitic the world has gone mad.
In order to be 'politically correct' we are anything but in real terms.
Once and for all criticism of something Israeli is not anti-Semitic.
But until Israel tears down its wall it will remain a blot on the landscape.
The story of unofficial segregated maternity wards in Israel boke last week and Haaretz went with "'Another Terrorist Is Born': The Long-standing Practice of Racism and Segregation in Israeli Maternity Wards."
We wonder if the babies get a different level of medical care-a first and a second class service?
A two-state solution is of course the only sensible way forward in that region but perhaps someone should tell that to Israel.
For many years the health system has been segregating Arab and Jewish mothers who come to deliver their babies, particularly in hospitals and maternity wards that serve mixed populations. This is obviously not official policy, but is being implemented by nurses on these wards, with doctors and hospital management turning a blind eye. However, in many hospitals that are reimbursed for every delivery, this policy is part of the benefits offered to new mothers, an attractive bonus for those who choose to give birth in a hospital.
Isn't it about time we had an all-encompassing 'ism' - an anti-human-beingism perhaps?