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Disgraceful from @JVoiceLabour , taking picture of Jewish delegates at the conference and announcing they're absolutely fine.

Could you imagine if this had been any other group on another issue!? Their presence isn't proof of being content.. #Lab18
There is no such thing as a 'right' or 'wrong' kind of Jew. All Jewish voices should be heard.

This is however trying to pigeon-hole certain Jews without even letting them speak. Without even showing their faces!
Not only do @JVoiceLabour invite *expelled* activists Tony Greenstein & Marc Wadsworth, but they go around creepily taking pictures of other Jewish members. This is the worst kind of identity politics, parading Jewishness as an argument for your politics The #AsAJew brigade...
I was sent a recording before from a friend who went to the JVL event on Israel. 7 minutes in, everyone told they can't record it [can't think why].

They think they can go round taking pictures of people without them knowing, but heaven forbid you report what they actually say!
When Jewish News interviewed Jeremy Corbyn, we asked about his stance on JVL.

His response tells you all you need to know about how out of touch he is with what is going on:

Also, as per usual, the whole 'JVL' thing is actually a front for a handful of activists. JVL's key movers are the same bunch of people who are key in LAWH, FSOI, JJFP.... they just change the name to give the impression of having mass movements
There are not lots of different movements. There's one small group of enthusiastic loud activists that have different guises and organisation names for different events...
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Oct 8, 2018
Here, family and friends attend the funeral of 28-year old Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, after she was shot dead by a Palestinian terrorist at the Barkan Industrial Park. A 33-year-old man was also murdered by a cowardly man, who ran away.

But you wouldn't know it
Here's the pro-Israel, bias @BBCNews 's coverage of the incident on the front page of their Middle East section...
And here's the Guardian's Middle East coverage, making sure they have a line on '..child among three Palestinians shot dead by Israeli army', but not a squak on two people being tied up and shot dead.
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Sep 25, 2018
Had a chance to reflect on the whole waving of Palestinian flags thing, [and indeed the whole debate itself - chosen over other issues like Yemen..], and the only conclusion I have, is that Labour is verging on the obsessive, when it comes to Palestine. It's a fetish.
Palestine 188 000 votes.

Yemen 790 votes

I'm all for discussing Palestine. I do it all the time. But why does Labour insist on discussing ONLY Palestine?

Do people see why some 'Zionists' claim Labour have double standards re Israel and Labour's relentless inconsistent focus?
Labour are obsessed with discussing Israel-Palestine, because they think it's their issue. They think it's the last bastion of colonialism, the last outpost of Western hegemony in the West.. the last 'racist' state... they feel ideologically invested in attacking Israel.
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Sep 4, 2018
A mini thread on Ken Livingstone, the reaction to him on Sky News, why he shouldn't be allowed to talk about anti-Semitism on behalf of Labour, and why he *really* keeps bringing up Hitler all the time.
1 A number of people have told me today that Ken Livingstone did not say that 'Hitler had supported Zionism'

Here is what he said: "When Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism.”
2 It's one thing to debate whether what he said was accurate or not, whether it was anti-Semitic or not [I think it was both hugely distorted, and used in an anti-Semitic way], but to literally claim he never said it, when he clearly did, is simply *lying*. It's '#FakeNews'
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