Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis is that Ms Jenkins’ actions and statements amount to breaches of the International Definition of Antisemitism and qualify as antisemitic discourse according to our methodology.
By sharing and supporting a post alleging that the Mear One mural (which is recognised as having used antisemitic caricatures) was not antisemitic , and by sharing a post in which Jeremy Corbyn was supposedly being “smeared” as antisemitic as part of a conspiracy involving “billionaires who own the media” determined to avoid paying “their fair share of tax” , in which Jews are necessarily implicated as “co-conspirators”, having been prominent amongst those making accusations of antisemitism against him, she was “making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.”
Jewish individuals and groups have been prominent amongst those claiming that there is a problem of antisemitism in the Labour Party, and in doing so have made complaints about the actions and statements of individuals such as Ken Livingstone and Chris Williamson. Therefore, by sharing a video in which it is claimed that “none” of the criticisms made against the Labour Party with regard to its record on dealing with antisemitism are “well founded”, and that “there isn’t any fundamental truth” to accusations that it harbours antisemitism more than other parties [2a]; in which 60 peers condemning Jeremy Corbyn’s record on dealing with antisemitism (amongst whom were a number of Jewish peers) were dismissed as having political motivations [2b]; in which the Jewish MP Luciana Berger was accused of having been dishonest in claiming that she had left the Labour Party principally owing to antisemitic abuse [2c]; and in which Chris Williamson, Naz Shah and Ken Livingstone are all defended as never having “said anything or done anything antisemitic at all” [2d], she was deploying the so-called ‘Livingstone Formulation’, by accusing Jews who cite evidence of antisemitism of lying, conspiring or having deceitful motives in doing so, when there is clear evidence that there have been breaches of the International Definition of Antisemitism. In so doing, she was “making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Jews…”