Tuesday, December 29, 2015

UK: Activist expelled from Labour Party for “Jewish blood” tweets

As Everyday Antisemitism points out, the Labour Party has yet to do anything about MP  Gerald Kaufman who claimed that Israel is fabricating terror attacks in order to kill Palestinians and that the Conservative Party is controlled by Jews who decide the party's position on Israel.

Via Everyday Antisemitism:
Labour activist Scott Nelson has been expelled by the Labour Party over a series of antisemitic tweets.

Nelson, who describes himself as a supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, sometimes tweets to his more than 21,000 Twitter followers about Middle East politics, and it was his tweets on this subject which led to his expulsion from the Labour Party.

Nelson said: “Having thought about this matter, I accept that I used clumsy and inappropriate wording concerning the Jewish heritage of Tesco and M&S by mentioning Jewish blood and my comments about Blairites being purged for disloyalty to Jeremy Corbyn.”

Nelson had tweeted about Tesco and Marks & Spencer, saying: “They have Jewish blood” as early as October 2014, but it appears to have been his comments this month about “appalling conditions working for Jewish companies” that caused the Labour Party to expel him.

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