Former Momentum vice-chair Jackie Walker to speak at an event in Kent, about her double suspension for allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.
The former vice-chair of left-wing grassroots group Momentum is to discuss how she was “lynched” by Israel supporters at a talk in Kent on Sunday, after she was twice suspended for comments alleged to be anti-Semitic.
Jackie Walker, who claims both black and Jewish heritage, is a prominent Labour figure and staunch critic of Israel, but is currently suspended pending a decision by the party’s National Constitutional Committee.
The event at the Red Hall in the coastal town of Broadstairs is called ‘The Lynching – What They Wouldn’t Let Jackie Walker Tell You.’ The marketing material includes a quote reading: “To oppose Israel is to be anti-Semitic.”
The title is a reference to an article by Marxist commentator Tony Greenstein, who wrote: “The attacks on Jackie Walker and others are political, a determined effort by the Israel lobby to make Britain’s Labour Party safe for Israel and Zionism.”
Later, she was overheard complaining that the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust should include other genocides (it does) at a meeting organised by the Labour Party. At the same meeting, she is head saying that she had not yet come across a definition of anti-Semitism that she could “work with”.
A spokesman for the Community Security Trust (CST) said: “It is disgusting to see Jackie Walker’s imagery of a lynching, as if she is a victim of senseless hateful anti-Black racism. Now, she will no doubt tell even more people that Jews bear responsibility for the slave trade, whilst herself posing as the victim at every opportunity.”