Vashti Kenway chairs the Australian branch of GMJ and sits on the GMJ International Central Committee. She is a member of the radical Trotskyist group ‘Socialist Alternative’ which has been accused of contributing to an increasingly threatening atmosphere for Jews in Australian universities. She goes by the name Vashti Jane on Facebook.
Kenway is also an organizer for ‘Students Against War and Racism’, chair of ‘Students for Palestine’ (SFP) in Australia and spokesperson for the ‘Campaign Against Israeli Apartheid’. She was one of 19 demonstrators arrested in 2011 at a BDS rally against the Max Brenner chocolate shop and who after her arrest breached bail conditions.
Here is Kenway claiming that the IDF’s Golani Brigade “facilitated” the Sabra & Shatilla massacres and that it carried out a massacre in Jenin in 2002 “killing over 3,000 people”. She also describes Israel as “a state there is no justification for“.