Why Palestinians have a problem with the IHRA definition of ‘anti-Semitism’w

First published by the Arab Weekly on 9/9/2018 The conflation of anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism suits Israel. Not seeing eye to eye. People wear flag of Israel glasses at a gathering organised by the Campaign Against Antisemitism outside the head office of the British opposition Labour Party in London. (AFP) If the average person is asked …

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If free speech is to mean anything at all, its principles must be applied equally

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/8/2018 UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn [REUTERS/Peter Nicholls] Britain’s two major political parties have been gripped by accusations that they have a problem with racism. In the case of the Labour Party, this allegedly takes the form of anti-Semitism, while in the Conservative Party, it is …

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The UK’s new anti-Semitism definition is more about protecting Israel than British Jews

First published by the Middle East Eye on 13/12/2016 The definition makes anti-Semitism less about problems an individual or group has with Jews and more a refusal to accept Israeli policies _________________________________________________________________ Britain’s pro-Israel lobby has won a battle, but its win won’t help bring about the peace that Palestinians and Israelis crave. This week, …

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With Bannon’s appointment, Israel is comfortable with anti-Semitism

First published by the Middle East Eye on Monday 28/11/2016 From MEE. A file photo of Stephen Bannon, who was recently named to be Donald Trump's chief strategist in the White House (Reuters) _________________________________________________________________ The cat is out of the bag: Israel is comfortable associating with suspected holding anti-Semitic and extremist right-wing views as long …

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Redefining anti-Semitism will not silence Palestinians’ struggle for justice

First published in the Middle East Eye on 19/10/2016 The UK home affairs select committee has fallen for the Israeli lobby's attempt to conflate criticising Israel with anti-Semitism I would not be writing this column in this way if the UK Parliament’s home affairs select committee had not dragged my homeland, Palestine, into the controversy surrounding …

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UK chief rabbi owes us Palestinians an apology

UK chief rabbi owes us Palestinians an apology First appeared in the Electronic Intifada on 5/5/2016 For Palestinians, Zionism has meant war, forced displacement and diaspora. Abed Rahim KhatibAPA images The chief rabbi of the United Kingdom has weighed in on the row over alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Writing in The Telegraph this …

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British Palestinians want anti-Semitism eradicated and sanctions on Israel

British Palestinians want anti-Semitism eradicated and sanctions on Israel First appeared on the Middle East Monitor on 3 May 2016 The current debate about alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and the ensuing clamour for eradicating this scourge from British politics is one that British Palestinians have followed with great interest; there has also been some …

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A Palestinian view on the antisemitism row

The Guardian published my letter below online on 2 May 2016 and on print on 3 May 2016. The Guardian 3/5/2016 A Palestinian view on the antisemitism row Jonathan Freedland (My plea to the left, 30 April) asks us to imagine if a country far away was created for black people and asks if the …

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