Mike Stuchbery💀🍷 @MikeStuchbery_ Journalist, Commentator & Historian // Various at @BylineTimes // History at @TheLocalEurope // DMs open // Sub on @Patreon: t.co/PcHH7Xn9Ug Jun. 11, 2019 2 min read

So a couple of days ago, I posted a video of 'Tommy Robinson' punching someone at the football.

Consequently his associate, Avi Yemini launched a campaign across social media, leading to a torrent of this kind of stuff.

I think that merits a closer look at this bloke. /1

Avraham 'Avi' Yemini hails from Melbourne, Australia - same as me, incidentally.

After serving in the IDF, he returned to Melbourne and opened a couple of gyms before taking up his activism full time - primarily aimed at Muslims, but also taking up other Far Right causes. /2

Growing up in an Orthodox household, seems odd that Yemini would have the associations he's had.

Over the last five years, he's spent a lot of time with Neil Erikson and Blair Cottrell - neo-Nazis. This article gives a good, clear rundown. /3  https://www.ajds.org.au/2018/06/avi-yemini-consorts-nazis/ 

I have to make it clear here that Yemini's not a Nazi himself, and that his numerous attempts to join forces with Neo-Nazi figures have often ended with them turning on him. /4  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6630721/amp/Avi-Yemini-calls-police-Neil-Erikson-dirty-Jew-text.html 

Yemini also tried his hand at politics. In 2016, an event he was to appear at for Far Right party One Nation, was cancelled after Jewish groups objected to supposed anti-Semitic statements made by fellow speaker Malcolm Roberts, a former senator. /5  https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/intimidated-hanson-roberts-cancel-plans-to-address-melbournes-jewish-right-20161130-gt124h.html 

In 2017, he ran for Victorian State Parliament in Melbourne's Southern Metropolitan Region, gathering 2062 votes, or 0.48% of the vote.

This came after Jewish community groups distanced themselves, citing his beliefs & associations Far Right groups. /6  https://www.jewishnews.net.au/yemini-not-represent-us/70749 

As of the last two years, Yemini has fallen in with Ezra Levant and his Far Right web outlet, The Rebel. He's also become close with 'Tommy Robinson'.

These trips have been crowdfunded via The Rebel, to report on Robinson's legal troubles, and later, his MEP campaign. /7

Yemini was there when 'Tommy Robinson' drove through the night to confront the parents of a young man who he claimed released his address - veering close to being involved in criminal harassment.

He can be seen in this video. /8  https://youtu.be/WSUwYXzk-58 

Recently, Yemini was refused entry to the US, after he claimed that comedian Jim Jeffries edited an interview he did to make him look bad.

Border officials had reason to believe he posed a threat and put him on a plane back to Australia. /9
 https://www.google.com/amp/s/10daily.com.au/amp/news/a190412wfu/reports-fbi-interrogates-and-bans-aussie-right-wing-activist-from-entering-the-u-s-20190412 

Yemini has also faced court, and will do so again on June 13, accused of throwing a knife at a woman and using a carriage service to harass.

The alleged incidents took place over a number of years. /10
 https://www.pressreader.com/australia/herald-sun/20190503/281754155746350 

Considering Yemini's associations, his refusal into the US and involvement in harassment, why is he still permitted into the UK?

It is strange figures such as Lauren Southern and Martin Sellner have been refused entry, while Yemini is a frequent visitor, causing trouble. /11

I asked this question about Yemini, and his employer Levant, in a @bylineTimes piece today. If you agree, pass it along, and let's ask the @UKHomeOffice why such an individual is getting a free pass. /FIN  https://bylinetimes.com/2019/06/11/far-right-funding-the-rebel-reporters-threatening-the-uks-rule-of-law/ 

Addendum: I've been made aware of the fact Yemini doxxed a Muslim broadcaster and writer, nearly hounding him off social media.  https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/doxing-the-new-frontier-in-online-trolling/10832652 


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