The Jewish Chronicle

Conspiracy note on JLM circulated


A SENIOR officer in the Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party has condemned a “highly offensive” document circulated at an executive committee meeting which asked why the Jewish Labour Movement “seems to focus only on antisemiti­sm in the Labour party”.

Rebecca Shirazi, the vice-chair and campaigns officer for Hampstead and Kilburn Labour, described the document, titled “critical questions for the JLM”, as “not represent[ing] the view of our membership and was not part of the official literature”, adding that it “should never have been circulated”.

The two-page leaflet asked why the JLM decided not to campaign for Lisa Forbes, Labour’s parliament­ary candidate for Peterborou­gh, while failing to mention that Ms Forbes had been found to have endorsed a social media post claiming that Theresa May had a “Zionist slave master’s agenda” and approved another message stating that Isis had been created by the CIA and Mossad.

The leaflet also claimed that the undercover Al Jazeera documentar­y, The Lobby, had “revealed that leading members of the JLM were working with an Israeli agent”.

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