Dan Greef, the Labour Party candidate for South Cambridgeshire, reportedly posted on Facebook in 2010: “Had a great day out at a concentration camp,” and claimed that he had voted for the British National Party (BNP).
In 2013 Mr Greef also reportedly commended disgraced former Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, David Ward, for publishing a blog post ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day that attempted to draw equivalence between Israel and the Nazis. He wrote: “Good man David Ward. Remembering only part of History condemns us to repeat it, however Israeli policy is not the same as Judaism!”
Mr Greef also apparently wrote, “Is it right that many of our MPs are also members of different ‘Friends of Israel’ pressure groups? Discuss,” as well as, “Bloody Israel, I sometimes want to rip it all up!”
According to the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” is an example of antisemitism, as is “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination”, which is the implication of wishing to “rip up Israel”.
On 28th May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
Over 57,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”
On 8th December, regardless of religion, race or politics, Jews and non-Jews alike will gather in Parliament Square to declare that they stand together against antisemitism in the face of Jew-hatred in politics and mounting anti-Jewish hate crime.