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.@uklabour 1/12 JVL member spotlight: getting to know Alex Scott-Samuel, Wavertree CLP chair
2/12 Samuel tweeted about “Rothschild’s doing #usury” despite the Rothschild in question being a social scientist. Samuel attached the word "usury" to a prominent Jew who wrote a report he didn't like
3/12 “The Rothschilds” have been used in antisemitic conspiracy theories for hundreds of years. The Nazis made a propaganda film called “Rothschild.” And usury is a sin stereotypically associated with Jews since medieval times.
4/12 Here Samuel promotes a petition about whether “israel has improper influence over British politics.”

The idea of a Jewish country having undue power over other countries uses the classic antisemitic myth of Jewish power
5/12 Samuel appeared on Richie Allen’s radio show, which is a platform for David Icke. It is well known for giving platforms to hardcore antisemites and Holocaust deniers, such as Alison Chabloz who was prosecuted for antisemitism.
6/12 Samuel posted that “Isis, Boko Haram and Zionism are genocidal terrorists”

He also posted about “Mourning for a Judaism Being Murdered by Israel”
7/12 Consistent with JVL members, he downplays antisemitism, using Corbyn’s mouthpiece ‘Skwawkbox’ to back up his claims. Skwawkbox are best known for their antisemitic post about “the Jewish war against Corbyn”
8/12 When Samuel met
@jeremycorbyn he says they discussed the “victimisation of Anti-zionists.”
9/12 Last year Samuel signed a letter, along with other Wavertree CLP members, against the IHRA definition of antisemitism. They argued it prevented criticism of Israel. However, the definition explicitly says that criticism of Israel is fine
10/12 They are arguing for the right to use antisemitic discourse, by comparing Jews with Nazis.

Wavertree treasurer Kevin Bean also signed. He’s chair of Liverpool LAW, another group linked with JVL. LAW were created specifically to defend Labour antisemites
11/12 Wavertree CLP and Jenny Formby claimed @lucianaberger was not targeted because she was Jewish. The track record of JVL member and Wavertree CLP chair Alex Scott-Samuels alone makes a mockery of this claim.
12/12 @jeremycorbyn calls JVL “good people.” They protect and harbour Labour antisemites. And they help the Labour leadership to exclude Jewish voices who represent the vast majority of British Jews…
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