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The @JewishChron reports that Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi of @JVoiceLabour is speaking on antisemitism at Chingford Labour Party on Monday. Here's what she said about antisemitism when giving evidence at Ken Livingstone's disciplinary hearing /1…
She said Livingstone's claim that Hitler "was supporting Zionism" before he "went mad and ended up killing six million Jews" was historically accurate and not at all offensive /2
She said Israel "is a racist endeavour" and that "Jews have to take responsibility" for this. "Just because Jews are involved, it doesn't mean we have to pussyfoot around." /3
She said the reason most Jews disagree with her is because "the Zionist movement has successfully occupied the minds of Jews worldwide since the Holocaust." /4
She said Netanyahu was "delighted" about the terrorist attacks in Paris in January 2015. "Hooray! An antisemitic outrage. We can claim it for ourselves" is what she imagines him saying. /5
This is because Israel is an "armed ghetto". Ghettos, of course, are where Jews were herded by antisemites from the Middle Ages to the Holocaust. Wimborne-Idrissi uses the term to describe Jewish national self-determination. It's grotesque. /6
And here's the sting: All those Jews in the Labour Party complaining about antisemitism? According to Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, they don't really exist. /7
"I have asked people in the Labour Party, 'Where are these Jews who are
offended by these things?' because I’ve not met them … Who are they? Show them to me. I haven’t met them. And I’ve asked people and they have failed to introduce me to any of these people." /8
Put together this dismissal of the existence of antisemitism; linking Zionism to Nazism; conspiracist language; holding Jews responsible for Israel - and in my opinion it adds up to evidence of an antisemitic mindset. /9
I suggest this makes Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi an unsuitable person to speak about antisemitism to Chingford Labour Party (or anywhere else). You might hear examples of antisemitic attitudes - but you won't learn anything. /End
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