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1/15 .@uklabour JVL member spotlight: getting to know Sam Gorst, Labour’s council candidate for Cressington in Liverpool
2/15 Gorst says @jewishlabour should be replaced with JVL, who are ”the way forward for peace”.

But replacing the larger, established Jewish representation with a small group of antisemites is not “the way forward for peace” for the Jewish community
3/15 Claiming @jewishlabour are giving “the Tories the “upperhand” is to accuse them of being a fifth column. Gorst makes it clear he sees no place in the Party for the only affiliated Jewish group.
4/15 Non-Jewish Gorst says @jewishlabour “does not speak for me”. He is correct - they speak for the Jewish community, not him.
5/15 Patronising and dictating to the Jewish community while sidelining mainstream Jewish views has become normalised within the Labour Party, from top to bottom. People like Gorst are evidence of this.
6/15 70 Rabbis from across the community spectrum, representing 30,000 households wrote to the NEC over their ‘insulting’ IHRA stance. They accused the party of “claiming to know what’s good for our community” in “the most insulting and arrogant way”.…
7/15 Gorst dismissed this unprecedented letter by Jewish faith leaders on the grounds that they weren’t all Labour Party members.

He effectively sidelined a community, who were complaining about being sidelined.
8/15 Could it be a coincidence that Gorst defended Peter Willsman, who accused Jewish community leaders of overstating antisemitism because they were ‘Trump fanatics’?

Instead Gorst specifically picked out Jewish newspaper @JewishChron for blame
9/15 Is it a coincidence that Gorst backs Marc Wadsworth, expelled after accusing a Jewish MP of “working hand in hand” with the media during a tirade at the Chakrabarti report on antisemitism?

Instead Gorst wants Jewish MP Margaret Hodge expelled for speaking out about racism
10/15 Could it also be a coincidence that for #socialistsunday, Gorst tags in accounts like notorious ‘Jew-baiter’ Chris Williamson and Corbyn propaganda outlet Skwawkbox, who published the headline ‘the Jewish war against Corbyn’?
11/15 And is it a coincidence that he supports fellow JVL member Jackie Walker who was expelled for antisemitism, and Ken Livingstone who eventually resigned after his antisemitic historical revisionism?
12/15 And what about comparing Zionism to Nazism? Comparing the right of Jewish self-determination to the people who tried to exterminate Jews is a disgusting inversion.

Whatever you think of Palestine, it is not a concentration camp - there is not industrial scale genocide
13/15 With all that in mind, it’s no surprise he posted a recruitment drive for JVL. He claims to have stood “hand in hand with the Jewish people”.

However, like other JVL members, his social media activity appears to show the opposite to be true.
14/15 In fact, within that very same post Sam Gorst denies the Jewish experience.

He insists antisemitism is a plot, used as a “political weapon” by “corrupt groups” to attack Jeremy Corby who has “done nothing but fight racism”.
15/15 Like @jeremycorbyn who calls JVL “good people”, Gorst insists this tiny group of antisemites represent the Jewish community and have their best interests at heart. As we have documented, nothing could be further from the truth
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