Readers give their views on the attack by former UK chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the Labour leader

As a Zionist and a liberal Jew, I am struck by the contrast between Ahmad Samih Khalidi’s article (Opposing Zionism is neither racist nor antisemitic, 29 August) and the interview given by Jonathan Sacks to the New Statesman (Corbyn remarks most offensive since ‘rivers of blood’, says Sacks, 29 August). Both refer to the question of Jeremy Corbyn and his past and present comments on Zionism.

On the one hand we have a well-articulated and reasonably well-balanced argument in favour of the Palestinian cause by an Oxford academic, and on the other, and I say this regretfully, what can only be described as a vicious rant by a previously influential religious figure.

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