|Founded||18 March 2006|
|Focus||political, cultural and artistic activities|
Jewdas is a Jewish diaspora group based in London. It describes itself as "radical" and is described by The Jewish Chronicle as a "Jewish diaspora group, known for its far-left anti-Zionism." It has a satirical-communal website and stages events in London and elsewhere.
It is a Jewish organisation engaged in political, cultural and artistic activities. Representatives of the organization use the collective pseudonym Geoffrey Cohen in speaking to the media.
It gathered controversy for organising called "The Protocols of the Elders of Hackney" (a reference to the antisemitic hoax The Protocols of the Elders of Zion), with a flyer parodying traditional antisemitic images. Four members of the group were arrested.
In May 2015, the group brought over thirty people on its inaugural Birthwrong trip to Andalusia, Spain. Advertised as "a trip for anyone who's sick of Israel's stranglehold on Jewish culture and wants to get away on a raucous holiday", the itinerary included: "See Maimonides! Get pissed! Do some Jewish tourism! Spend Shabbat with Andalusian Jews! Shvitz in a hammam! Visit a communist village! Get pissed!" Attendees reflected on the trip in articles and a short film.
During the summer of 2015 Jewdas took place in two counter-protests against neo-nazi demonstrations in North London.
In January 2016, Jewdas took part in a counter-protest against a far-right rally against Syrian refugees arriving in Dover.
At the beginning of April 2018, the United Kingdom's leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn attended a Passover Seder held by the group. He said the visit was made in a personal, rather than official, capacity. That the group's Twitter account called Israel “a steaming pile of sewage which needs to be properly disposed of”, Jon Lansman, the founder of the pro-Corbyn organization Momentum and himself Jewish, said on BBC Radio 4: "It's certainly not helpful to Jeremy or the cause of opposing antisemitism in the Labour Party as it happens".
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