A Labour Party member who allegedly shared antisemitic conspiracy theories denying the Holocaust has been suspended pending an investigation, Jewish News understands.
A trove of antisemitic messages posted from Robert Broad’s Facebook account was first discovered by the anti-racism Twitter account GnasherJew.
Among the material, one post claims “real jews” do not support Zionism, asserting that Ashkenazim jews have the “highest ranking jobs” in Israel.
Another post features a photo of French president Emmanuel Macron, with the caption “France have elected a Rothschild puppet”.
Macron is depicted with a speech bubble from his mouth saying: “I’m here to serve the 1 percent elite”.
“Practically every president or prime minister or even crown is controlled by the Zionist NWO rothschilds working with only one goal in mind total control,” the post reads.
Another post sent from his account links to an article denying the Holocaust, describing Adolf Hitler as “the most lied about man in history”.
“How the Rothschilds empire controls every aspect of our lives,” reads the accompanying words in Broad’s Facebook post.
Another post sent earlier this month describes Karl Marx as a “Zionist Rothschild puppet” and claims the establishment exploits socialism “to build their wealth”.
Another post shared is a cartoon depicting a “sleeping goy” tied down with ropes, with a hook-nosed bearded caricature, marked ‘Zionists’ rubbing his hands in the foreground.
“The zionists have been planning for centuries to take control of us and planet Earth and unless we wake up and fight they will succeed,” the post reads.
Another post sent from his account asserts Ashkenazim Jews wish to murder non-Jews.
“AshkeNAZI [sic] khazar zionists hate us and have stated that goyims will be exterminated,” a post from May reads.
Labour says it does not comment on individual cases as complaints procedures are confidential.
Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.
For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.
Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.
You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.
100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...
Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.
There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.
In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.
Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.
In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.
Voice of our community to wider society
The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.
We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.