Friday, 4 August 2017

Labour selects Councillor Luke Cresswell, who tweeted “Moses must be proud” of supposed genocide, to run in by-election per Campaign Against Antisemitism

'Labour Councillor Luke Cresswell has been selected as the Labour candidate in the Sudbury South by-election. In the past, we have highlighted Councillor Creswell's disturbing tweets, but rather than being disciplined by the Labour Party, it appears that Councillor Cresswell enjoys the Party's continuing support.

In one, he tweeted a blood-drenched Israeli flag accusing Israel of genocide, captioned "Moses must be proud of you". In another tweet, he uses a cartoon to portray Israelis as the new Nazis.

Under the International Definition of Antisemitism, "using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g. claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterise Israel or Israelis" is antisemitic, as it "drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis".'

More here but obviously not on the BBC where protecting the Labour Party from criticism is more important than fighting antisemitism.

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