We never expected to see what we saw yesterday. A sea of Palestinian flags inside @UKLabour Conference, chants of “Free Palestine” and of “From the River to the Sea” as if missing the rest of that makes it somehow less threatening, less antisemitic.
We never expected to see Holocaust deniers being granted passes to the secure area that enabled them to wander freely. We never expected party officials to deny that pass was ever given even in the face of photographs showing it was.
We never expected to be sitting in on the Conference floor as Labour members, as delegates, as Jews and feel as if we were not wanted there, to feel threatened, unsafe.
We never expected that we would be scared. Because we are Jews. Because we are in a Labour Conference.
And yet we did.
We didn’t expect to see a JVL badge wearing delegate harangue a group of young LGBT delegates for them calling out the antisemitism on the floor. But we did.
We didn’t expect to witness the spectacle of union leaders taking the floor and repeating age old antisemitic tropes.
But they did.
We didn’t expect @UKLabour frontbenchers, any of them, to attend fringe meetings with known Holocaust deniers.
But they did.

Some of our number are done. They have resigned their membership today. They are out of fight.

#Lab2018 #LabourAntisemitism #LabourConference

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