Thursday, July 27, 2017

UK: Momentum distances itself from Haringey antisemitism definition protest

Via JC:
Momentum says it has not received any complaints about its members being involved in a protest against a council’s adoption of a definition of antisemitism.

The pro-Jeremy Corbyn hard-left activism group said it would be willing to investigate and take action if necessary.

Labour councillors in Haringey were shouted down by protesters as they voted to support a motion to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of Jew-hatred at a meeting on Monday evening.

The definition was recognised by the government last year and is now widely used in the public sector.

A Momentum spokesman told the JC: “Momentum opposes antisemitism in all its forms.

“This council lobby was not organised by Momentum National. The local Momentum group in Haringey supported the lobby along with other organisations and some members attended.

“While we haven’t received any complaints about Momentum members present at the meeting, if we do we’ll investigate them and take the necessary, appropriate action.”

Two senior national Momentum members, Emine Ibrahim and Joseph Ejiofor, are councillors in Haringey and supported the motion.

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