Only 30 countries took part in the #Israeli Foreign Ministry’s gala celebrating the new #US embassy in #Jerusalem last week. Not coincidentally, Israel’s ties with most of them are based on arms sales used to carry out gross human rights violations
Following 1967 War, #Israel began a diplomatic campaign to convince countries to oppose resolutions demanding it to unilaterally withdraw from the occupied territories. Israel attempted to buy votes of "murderous dictatorships" & military juntas in exchange for weapons & training
Leaders of the Women’s March want you to believe that intersectional feminism, progressivism, and social justice are about embracing hate groups like Nation of Islam and condemning civil rights groups like ADL. This is an Orwellian perversion of our movements.
Over 300 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a "new #AntiSemitism" marked by "Islamist radicalisation" after a string of killings of Jews, to be published in Le Figaro newspaper
The country’s half-a-million-plus Jewish community is the largest in Europe but has been hit by a wave of emigration to Israel in the past two decades, partly due to the emergence of virulent #AntiSemitism in predominantly immigrant neighborhoods.
“In our recent history, 11 Jews have been assassinated — and some tortured — by radical Islamists because they were Jewish,” the declaration said.
This is an *URGENT* message; the depth of #AntiSemitism within the British #Labour Party led by #Corbyn. It is IMPERATIVE - if you are Jewish, have Jewish friends and family or are interested otherwise - that you read this thread to understand the issue.
This is Michael Lee.
Michael Lee lives in Oxford, in the UK - and evidently votes for the #Labour Party (inspired by #Corbyn's opposition to #Israel), and has implied he remains a member. He is followed by a HUGE number of "#JC4PM" activists - including Cllrs - and follows them back. A sample. 👇
But that isn't the problem. The problem is that he incites VIOLENCE against innocent Jews with comments including "kick the Jewish" and insists that Zionist Jews are a "parasite", and claims that anti-Semitism is a "weapon" in itself, used to "kill mosquitos".
OK, for absolute clarity, @JewishLabour have run @UKLabour’s Antisemitism training for two years. Often to hostile audiences, if at all. Too many times our offer of free training has been declined, or redefined as an opportunity to “debate” antisemitism. No way...
...We’re still waiting to hear back from the new General Secretary to meet and discuss our longstanding concerns, weeks after we were told we’d get an invite given #antisemitism was to be her #1 priority, and a week after we wrote to chase it...
...the NEC’s working Party on disciplinary issues relating #antisemitism took place this afternoon. @JewishLabour weren’t invited despite requests. We were not consulted over the date, attendees, agenda or format of next week’s ‘roundtable’...
The sentiment is admirable but not sure Owen and other commentators in the pro-Corbyn world fully understand why there is a culture of #antisemitism denial. Few thoughts on this and what to think about moving forward. Long-ass thread 1/
Lots of articles, some useful podcasts from some of the pro-Corbyn commentariat on left antisemitism but three words noticeably absent from the debate. Jewish. Labour. Movement.
Also, the role new-left media has played in fostering an antisemitic culture has been overlooked 2/
Opposing left wing antisemitism means challenging parts of new-left media where anti-Jewish bias is prevalent. There's just no way round this. Some specific examples: The Canary's been on a mission to normalise the Nazi metaphor with Israel. (Really helpful guys, thanks)
As yesterday was Israel’s National holocaust memorial day where six million Jews were sent to their deaths, it seems appropriate to write a thread explaining both the real #FarRight and the #FarLeft in Britain and their obsession with the Jews. 1/17
Why have #Labour under #Corbyn got so much in common with the #BNP under #NickGriffin that both he and the Daily Stormer have endorsed the #Labour Party? They must undoubtedly now be the broadest of broad churches. 2/17
Most of my followers will have heard of the horseshoe theory. The theory is both the #FarLeft and #FarRight at the extremes are so alike they almost touch. Both are totalitarian, authoritarian, anti-Semetic and hate filled. 3/17
There seems to be very little that the Momentum reps on the NEC won’t defend – incl racism towards Jewish members and a black council candidate – if they are deemed JC supporters #EnoughIsEnough#LabourAntisemitism
"We acknowledge that much of the demand to ‘condemn’ or ‘renounce’ Farrakhan is not itself a call to work for justice on behalf of marginalized communities, but is merely performative. We are not merely performative allies together in this movement." @MarchForwardMA#VictimShames
As Jeremy Corbyn apologised the 'pain and hurt' caused by "pockets of anti-Semitism" in and around the Labour Party, and so many of his supporters insist they don't exist, let's have a little reminder of a few of these 'pockets.
In no particular order:
Pocket 1: @jeremycorbyn: "Delighted that Sheikh Raed Salah [blood libel cleric, who is in jail] was won his appeal against the Home Secretary on all counts. His voice of the Palestinians must be heard."
Pocket 2: Labour suspends candidate who called Holocaust a ‘hoax’, who shared a post of him protesting outside the Holocaust museum in Washington DC with Palestinian flags, and claims US president John F Kennedy was murdered by Mossad. jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/?p=1240592
Reminiscent of the crime committed against Sarah Halimi,” a 66-year-old Jewish teacher and physician whom prosecutors say was murdered by her Muslim neighbor in April partly in connection with her Jewish identity.
Reminder, even though her Muslim killer recited verses from the Koran and shouted: “I’ve killed the devil,” Halimi's death was not originally ruled an anti-Semitic crime
Two serving Jewish Labour councillors have spoken out for the first time to expose the “extraordinary” levels of “institutional anti-semitism” in Momentum’s Haringey heartland in north London - thread 👇
Joe Goldberg and Natan Doron said they had been repeatedly abused to their faces by pro-#Corbyn#Labour members — including fellow councillors — with crude allusions to their race or insulting references to the #Holocaust 👇
Goldberg the council’s cabinet member for economic development was accused by #Labour councillor of “bagel-barrel politics”
Same councillor said academy schools comparable to “Kristallnacht”, the Nazi pogrom in which 1,400 synagogues were attacked & dozens of Jews murdered 👇
THREAD: This past Sunday, Louis Farrakhan held his big event of the year, Saviours’ Day, where he routinely spouts outrageous #antiSemitism and #hate. Don’t believe us? Here’s what he said: adl.org/blog/farrakhan…
Farrakhan was not shy in making it known, Jews are his enemy.
Here, he makes anti-Semitic and trans-phobic claims that Jews controlling Hollywood cause people to be transgender.
So I am about to do something I do not normally do...
There is a member of the Labour Party in the constituency where I am a councillor. She is an antisemite. I put in a complaint in July and to date no action has been taken. She continues to attend meetings...
... and take part in street stalls. I believe in due process and I had hoped that my formal complaint would lead to a swift and speedy conclusion... But it has not.
The person runs the GazaBoatConvoy twitter account and it is an example of how supposedly pro-Palestinian activists bastardise the Palestinian cause to pursue their antisemitism.