In his speech from the conference stage, Katz said there had been “an upsurge in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, misogynistic and homophobic vile hate speech in our party”.
Jeremy Corbyn has been dogged by allegations he does not take anti-Semitism within Labour seriously. However the Labour leader has said “there is unity in the party in opposing any form anti-Semitism, any form of racism”.
A leading Labour activist was heckled at an anti-Semitism meeting on Monday after she wrongly criticised Holocaust Memorial Day for not including non-Jewish genocide victims.
In secret footage obtained by The Huffington Post UK and published today, Jackie Walker also stirred anger as she questioned the need for security at Jewish schools, and said she hadn’t heard an anti-Semitism definition she could “work with”.
To jeers, the Momentum vice-chair said “wouldn’t it be wonderful if Holocaust day was open to all peoples who’ve experienced Holocaust?”
When told the day was indeed for all post- World War II genocides, she said “in practice it is not circulated and advertised as such.”