The Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) has been a relatively sober voice on antisemitism. But its recent interventions – perhaps not coincidentally, co-published with the Community Security Trust (CST) – have pandered to the communal hysteria. A recent JPR-CST paper shows that support for anti-Israel boycotts and descriptions of Israel as ‘apartheid’ are typically […]
In October 2017, I was invited by Tom Mills and Dan Hind to their excellent Media Democracy Podcast for a discussion about the Labour antisemitism controversy. I returned this week to talk about… the Labour antisemitism controversy. Good to see the political conversation has progressed over the past year. This time around, we also spoke […]
Margaret Hodge publicly branded the elected leader of her party – a man who has dedicated his political life to fighting racism and oppression – a ‘fucking racist and an antisemite‘. She then likened having received a mild letter of rebuke from the Disciplinary Committee to Nazi persecution. Norman Finkelstein, a leading American Jewish scholar […]
Norman Finkelstein and I were interviewed by The Real News about the current hysteria over antisemitism in the Labour Party: You can read my detailed assessment of previous outings of this sordid saga here and here. An interview I conducted with Norman about these issues in 2016 may be read here.
I was interviewed about my new book by Professor Yaacov Yadgar, Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies at the University of Oxford, here. I also discussed a couple of the book’s chapters, on the settlements and Hamas, on The Real News:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s announced support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has drawn fire from elements of her base. Many activists believe that the two-state solution is dead, and view support for it as a betrayal of Palestinian rights. They would prefer that Ocasio-Cortez advocate a one-state solution to the conflict instead. But this […]