Pro-Corbyn activists have reportedly posted near-identical mocking tweets claiming that they are the child of a Holocaust survivor and that Jeremy Corbyn is not antisemitic.
The tweets from several accounts, which appear to be cut and pasted, have made the same claims: that their mother “lost 39 members of her family in the camps” and they have “lectured at Auschwitz” on Holocaust or genocide prevention.
It has been uncovered that these tweets use wording that is nearly identical to an original post from the London-based South African film-maker, author and former politician, Andrew Feinstein.
When the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, called Mr Corbyn an antisemite earlier this month, Mr Feinstein responded in a tweet: “As a Jew, the son of a Holocaust survivor who lost 39 members of her family in the camps & someone who has lectured at Auschwitz on Holocaust prevention, I find your comment deeply repugnant & offensive to the memory of all who died in the Shoah.”
Mr Feinstein posted a similar tweet later in June adding: “I can state unequivocally that Jeremy Corbyn is not an antisemite!”
It has also been revealed that one of the accounts copying Mr Feinstein’s message, recently posted polls asking followers whether Russians or Zionists control the US government and whether the Holocaust was a hoax.
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.
In recent months, eleven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party over antisemitism, along with a large number of MEPs, councillors and members.
Over 55,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”