In Guardian letter, Jackie Walker’s Jewish supporters mischaracterize antisemitism definition

UK Media Watch

Jackie Walker was recently suspended from the Labour Party (and removed from her role of vice chair of the radical-left pro-Corbyn group Momentum) after she falsely claimed, during a meetingabout antisemitism organised by the Jewish Labour Movement, that Holocaust Memorial Day did not honor victims of other genocides.  

She also questioned the need for security at Jewish schools, and mischaracterizedwhat’s known as the Livingstone Formulation

Walker had previously been suspended from the party (and then readmitted) after she accused Jews of being the chief “financiers of the slave trade”.

On Oct. 4th, the Guardian published a letter by “Jewish members and supporters of Momentum” defending Walker. The letter, signed by (among others) Tony Greenstein and Ilan Pappe, included the following claims:

The Jewish Labour Movement, which ran the event, states that the EU Monitoring Centre on Racism’s [EUMC] working definition of antisemitism is the standard definition…

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