Friday, July 1, 2016

UK: Labour activists respond to antisemitic accusations with Holocaust mockery, antisemitic conspiracy theories

Yesterday the Labour Party presented the results of its inquiry into antisemitism within the party’s ranks.  Among the recommendations:  "Labour members should resist the use of Hitler, Nazi and Holocaust metaphors, distortions and comparisons in debates about the Israel-Palestine in particular."

Apparently, that's a tall order.

Yair Rosenberg wrote:
Jeremy Corbyn's far-left anti-Semitic trolls are the mirror image of Donald Trump's far-right anti-Semitic ones. It's uncanny.

I've been getting as much anti-Semitic abuse of late from Corbyn backers as from Trump backers, but at least the Trumpkins have fun memes.

Some of the antisemitic hate, via Return of the Judai.  Members responded with Holocaust mockery and antisemitic conspiracy theories.  "Don't expect to last long in politics if you criticize the real (((bosses))) [ie, Jews]"

Here's a few comments on the Independent article Labour antisemitism report tells members to stop using ‘Hitler, Nazi and Holocaust metaphors’.  Labour supporters responded by  comparing Zionists to Nazis and claiming there's a (Zionist) media conspiracy to discredit Corbyn.

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