Mountazar Jaffar remains at PS Vaud

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Questioned for likes on anti-Semitic tweets in the context of the deadly war waged by Israel in Gaza, Lausanne elected official Mountazar Jaffar will not be excluded from the Vaudois Socialist Party.

05/29/2024, 3:04 p.m.05/29/2024, 7:20 p.m.

The Vaudois socialists have decided: Lausanne elected official Mountazar Jaffar is kept in the party. He risked exclusion after the discovery of tweets he had liked, at least two of which could be described as anti-Semitic, a third from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, hailing “signs of victory from the front of the resistance” in Gaza. Relayed by 24 hours, Sunday Morning was at the origin of these revelations, published on May 12.

The president of PS Vaud, Romain Pilloud, indicates this to watson:

“Mountazar Jaffar was informed of the decision of the Vaud Socialist Party this Wednesday noon by e-mail”

Romain Pilloud

The disciplinary committee of the Vaud training team met Tuesday evening in Lausanne in the presence of Mountazar Jaffar to rule on his case. He incurred, at worst, exclusion, at best, reprimand, or even no sanction. He ultimately escapes any formal sanction.

“We considered that the disciplinary procedure initiated against him was worth a warning”

Romain Pilloud

During Tuesday evening’s meeting, Mountazar Jaffar “reiterated his apologies and regrets for his likes on the tweets in question, defended himself from any anti-Semitic sentiment, reaffirmed that he did not want the destruction of Israel and assured that he had not measured all the repercussions of his likes,” reports the president of PS Vaud.

In the vein of the “duo” Alain Soral and Dieudonné

One of the tweets showed the Elysée Palace topped with the French flag adorned with the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism and the State of Israel. Another was anti-vax, pro-Russian and anti-Semitic. The two were in the vein of the “duo” Alain Soral and Dieudonné, repeatedly convicted of anti-Semitism.

“The decision taken clearly constitutes a warning. No anti-Semitic comments from anyone in the Vaudois Socialist Party will be tolerated,” warns Romain Pilloud.

Tweets: their anti-Semitic nature recognized

Important point: Mountazar Jaffar recognized the anti-Semitic nature of some of the tweets he liked, reports the president of PS Vaud. Likewise, he admitted that it was not acceptable to like a tweet written by the leader of a “regime from hell”, current Iran, in the words of Romain Pilloud.

The latter affirms that the news in the Middle East, overwhelming for Israel which is continuing its offensive in Rafah, did not serve as a mitigating circumstance in the decision concerning Mountazar Jaffar. Likewise, the president of PS Vaud assures that this decision does not obey the fear of reactions on the left if by chance the party had decided to exclude the Lausanne elected official from its ranks.

Romain Pilloud underlines this:

“We are very clear in our condemnations of the massacres of civilians perpetrated by the Israeli army in Gaza”

Romain Pilloud



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