An Evening Standard investigation has uncovered supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) sharing antisemitic posts comparing Israelis to Nazis.
The shocking antisemitic posts reportedly included:
- A cartoon comparing Israeli Jews with white power neo-Nazis.
- An image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bathing in Palestinian blood posing with Adolf Hitler.
- A photo of Palestinians queuing next to a border wall with the words: “21st century concentrations camp? No, just Palestinians coming home from their Israeli slave jobs.”
- A cartoon in which neo-Nazis with swastikas are likened to Jewish men with an Israeli flag screaming “Kill all Arabs.”
- A graphic comparing Israel and the Nazi regime, with a swastika flag.
- A graphic meme that compared victims in Buchenwald concentration camp to an image of a West Bank checkpoint.
Under the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” is antisemitic.
Another post attacked Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson and labelled him an “agent” of the Israeli state.
An investigation by Campaign Against Antisemitism in 2017 also exposed extensive antisemitic bigotry amongst supporters of the PSC.
The PSC told the Evening Standard that it: “takes accusations of antisemitism very seriously and has procedures in place to address such allegations…including the implementation of disciplinary sanctions”. It said its “values of anti-racism and anti-discrimination” are reflected in its guidance for members.”
Jeremy Corbyn is an honorary patron of the PSC and has even applauded antisemitic poetry at one of their events.
The PSC has called a demonstration in London this weekend which will be monitored by Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Demonstration and Event Monitoring Unit.