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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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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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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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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Welcome Foreign Secretary Hammond, support the occupied not the occupier

As Philip Hamnond moves into the Foreign Office, my message to him is simple. Britain has for decades, supported the occupier over the occupied and conducted business as usual with Israel. It is time Britain reversed this shameful policy. Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, British Foreign Secretary Dear Secretary Hammond Congratulations on your appointment as …

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67 years on, Zionist Jewish terror is back with a vengeance

As far as Israel is concerned terror is only practiced by 'Arabs'. A whole dictionary of types of terror has been invented ranging from violent acts, to 'diplomatic' terror. Israeli politicians and commentators have used possibly millions of airtime minutes ensuring they say the word, repeatedly terror terror terror. When the three Israelis went missing …

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