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Stephane Savary @stephane_ulrich
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1) Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), which doesn't sign up to the IHRA definition, has trained up to 3 CLPs so far on Anti-Semitism and has planned for 70 more according to various sources

If this is confirmed, it's an extremely worrying development.
2) Why should we all be worried?

JVL a group whose leaders have been disciplined for anti-Semitism, is promoting its own definition of anti-Semitism and considers it is perfectly fine to compare Israel with Nazi Germany.
3) JVL is also ardent supporter of Tony Greenstein, a man who was expelled from the Labour Party after calling Left Wing Jewish Labour party member 'Zio' (It's a US anti-Semitic slur) and after having sent a photo of a Nazi guard to a JLM member.
4) How can these people, who frankly don't understand Anti-Semitism, can deliver a training on Anti-Semitism to Labour members?

They don't think there is a real problem with anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.. is this why some CLPs are so keen to invite them?
5) Thousands of us have received anti-semitic abuses from Labour Party members. It's a fact.
Yes a left wing party, a socialist party can be racist and anti-Semitic. Denying that we do have a problem will not help us to rebuild trust with the Jewish community.
6) I am a democratic socialist and will always be. I've been involved in politics since I was a teenager back in France, to fight the far right, racism and discrimination. That's how I became a socialist and a left wing Zionist. Yes Jews can have their own state.
7) So yes I expect far more from my party, the Labour Party than using a non representative group, a non affilated organisation to teach its members about Anti-Semitism.

@jeremycorbyn you said you wanted to rebuild trust with us.. it's time that you take this issue seriously.
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