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Our activist @CJ_Appleby has written a powerful & emotional resignation letter to @JennieGenSec and @UKLabour.
His account of #labconf2018 describes a nightmarish atmosphere where outright hate speech was commonplace.
“I was a delegate at Conference in Liverpool. It wasn’t a welcoming place for a Jew.

At breakfast on Monday, I was joined by two people I’d not met before. They hadn’t met each other before. They were both delegates.
“The ease with which they segued from talking about breakfast to agreeing that Jews were “subhuman”, “didn’t deserve to be allowed to define what constitutes antisemitism” and should “be grateful we don’t make them eat bacon for breakfast every day” stunned me.
“At Conference I was fearful of the hatred that the Palestine debate would unleash. I heard cries of “Free Free Palestine” and “From the river to the sea”, a call for nothing less than the eradication of Israel, the only Jewish homeland in the world.
“I voted against Palestine motion because it was poorly worded.... Delegates sitting behind me called me “child killer” & hissed at me. Not a hiss like you’d hear whilst watching a pantomime but a quiet persistent hiss like the sound gas makes when it’s escaping from a pipe.
On Wednesday I sat with another delegate I’d not met before. They were firmly of the opinion that Corbyn was being held back from power by “the rich bankers and Jews that control the media”.
“They told me of a huge conspiracy that was behind every war, funded ISIS, owned the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve, created HIV, caused the downfall of communism and was responsible for the slave trade.
”This conspiracy was so huge that it reached into every facet of our lives. This conspiracy had a name and it was Zionism. I told them that I was Jewish and they asked “yes but are you a Zionist?”.
“I’ve fallen out of love with Labour.

I’ve been called a Zionazi.

I’ve been asked if I was a Zionist.

I’ve been called a Tory Jew.

I’ve been told I’m good with money.

I’ve been told that I’m “obviously” rich.

I’ve been accused of being more loyal to Israel than the UK
“I’ve been called a child killer.

I’ve been barred from attending a JVL meeting.

I’ve been told “to shut the fuck up Jew”.

I’ve been screamed at in the street because I wanted JLM to address a local party meeting.

I’ve been told I only ever care about Jewish stuff.
“I’ve been called Zio scum.

I’ve been told I’m worthless.

I’ve been told I’m a disgrace.

I’ve been told Hitler was right.

I’ve been told “it’s a pity all of your lot weren’t gassed”.

I’ve been spat at.

I’ve been threatened with physical violence.
“I’ve reported every single incident.

I’ve been told it’s all lies.

I’ve been told I’m part of a conspiracy to get Corbyn.

I’ve been told I don’t belong in Labour.

They’re right about that, I’m a Jew and I don’t belong in Labour. I’m done. I resign my membership.
This is the reality of #LabourAntisemitism under @jeremycorbyn.
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