1. On 17th November 2012, Councillor Ian Middleton tweeted: “In 1948 Israel was formed after a manically warlike country used military force to wipe out the Jews. Seems they have short memories.”
2. On 2nd September 2014, Cllr Middleton retweeted a link to an article entitled: “Has the world forgotten the Holocaust?” He commented: “No, we’re reminded of it daily in Palestine & Gaza”.
3. Also on 2nd September 2014, when another Twitter user replied to Cllr Middleton’s comment above , saying: “We certainly are, when Arab terrorists shoot thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians because they’re Jews”, Cllr Middleton replied: “Or because they’re being treated like the Jews were during WWII.”
4. On 29th April 2016, Cllr Middleton tweeted: “Not a Livingstone fan but at least attack him for something he’s wrong about – There WAS a Nazi-Zionist agreement.” He shared a link to an article from Vox Political entitled: “Livingstone vindicated: There WAS a Nazi-Zionist agreement and Hitler DID support it”.
Vox Political is the online blog of Mike Sivier, a former Labour Party local election Candidate whose suspension from the Labour Party for disseminating antisemic discourse remains in place since he refused to undergo the antisemitism training which was required for it to be lifted.