Thursday, April 7, 2016

UK: Labour bans pro-Palestinian activist who promoted Holocaust revisionism

Via Jewish News (h/t CFCA):
Labour has blocked the membership of a party activist after she promoted Holocaust revisionism and received praise from self-confessed denier Paul Eisen, Jewish News can reveal, writes Justin Cohen.

Gill Kaffash, registered with the party as ‘Gillian el Kaffash’, has been rejected by the Holborn and St Pancras branch of the party. Her appeal against the decision was turned down by the party centrally last week.

She was quoted by the blog Harry’s Place as telling Iranian news agency IRNA several years ago: “There is no doubt that a great number of Jews along with other victims of the Nazi army were killed by Hitler. However, historical phenomena need to be further examined to uncover the truth. Therefore banning opposition to the theses termed as ‘invariable reality’ is irrational.”

The former secretary of the Camden branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign was also publicly thanked by self-confessed Holocaust denier Paul Eisen, who Jeremy Corbyn distanced himself from after it emerged he had once attended events organised by his Deir Yassin Remembered organisation. The Labour leader made it clear at the time he had no current contact with Eisen, adding that denial of the Holocaust is “vile and wrong”.

In the notes to an article entitled ‘My Life as a Holocaust Denier’, Eisen publicly thanks a list of people including Kaffash for having “openly and repeatedly demonstrated their solidarity”. 

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