Testimony

Antisemitism is racism against Jewish people and appears in many different guises. Here we reproduce a few accounts by people about how antisemitism impacted their lives. We have documented these few examples as a reminder of the real world effect these things bring. It’s why we do do what we do.

Labour Party meeting antisemitism

'Jackie Walker "was right" about Jews funding the slave trade'
"A few months ago my CLP callled an 'emergency meeting'. The proposal was to write a letter of support for Chris Williamson (I had to research this guy). I suddenly became aware that in a room of 18 members, myself and 1 other were being shot down…
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Labour Party facebook group antisemitism

‘zionist stooge.’
"I’ve been kicked out of the Newham Labour Party Facebook Group for asking an admin to remove an antisemitic post. The post referred to Lisa Nandy as a ‘zionist stooge.’ Antisemitic post is still there; but the Jewish member who complained has been…
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Antisemitism in party meetings

'agents of a foreign power'
Tonight was the worst Labour party meeting I have ever attended. A member accused me and others of being 'agents of a foreign power' as they proposed a motion attacking the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Me and a Jewish member spoke against the…
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Abuse on the doorstep

"I don’t trust anything to do with the Jews"
I was out knocking on doors earlier in Buxton & canvassed resident in his early thirties Me: How do you plan to vote? Him: Not for you. I don’t trust anything to do with the Jews. Totally unprompted. There is something seriously nasty going on under…
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Two calls today from antisemites

"white supremacist"
Two calls today from antisemites ringing me directly on my work phone. First rang to say that 'someone' would finish Hitler's work then put the phone down. Just had another told me that because I oppose Corbyn I am a 'white supremacist'. I guess it's…
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Jew baiting straight after a shooting

"It's a Jew"
Can you believe I walked into McDonald’s and these two girls whispered ‘it’s a Jew’ as if it was the funniest thing in the WORLD, and then popped a balloon right near me and laughed when I jumped to the ceiling. Sorry I thought I was about to be…
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Abuse on the streets

"F***ing Jews"
Today 3 teenagers shouted 'fucking Jews' at my 10yr old and his mate (both wearing kippot and tzitzit*) as they walked up our sleepy suburban road. I know that he will have to navigate & deal with antisemitism as a young Jewish male, but I was not…
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EVERYDAY ANTISEMITISM

"YOU'RE A JEW"
About an hour ago I went to the gym in Brighton & experienced antisemitism. A conversation about how dangerous Corbyn was - started by someone else - descended into being told Jews are overreacting & when I tried to centre myself in a conversation on…
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DINNER PARTY ANTISEMITISM

"YOUR DAYS ARE OVER"
I was at a party and an an actor (who was very drunk) and he kept looking at me. He was eyeballing me. Eventually he came over and he said "I know you, I know you. You're one of that lot, you're one of that lot. Your lot's days are over." And I…
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LABOUR CONFERENCE RACISM

"SHUT UP JEW"
At the Labour conference At breakfast on Monday, I was joined by two people I’d not met before. They hadn’t met each other before. They were both delegates. The ease with which they segued from talking about breakfast to agreeing that Jews were…
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PUBLIC INTIMIDATION

"OH JEREMY CORBYN"
A group of drunk boys at Leicester Square station were chanting ‘oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ as they walked down the Northern Line platform. They then stopped at me and chanted ‘yid’. I don’t know how/if they knew I was Jewish but it was grim nonetheless…
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