Category Antisemitism

Remarks by Glyn Secker (12 May 2019)

My transcript of remarks by veteran Jewish peace activist Glyn Secker at a demonstration for Palestinian rights in London, 11 May 2019. Source footage here. Glyn Secker, of Jews for Justice for Palestinians and Jewish Voice for Labour, spoke at yesterday’s rally for Palestinian rights in London. Here is how Lee Harpin of the Jewish Chronicle reported […]

SEUMAS MILNE ON IMPERIALISM, ISIS & THE MIDDLE EAST

Partial transcript of comments made by Seumas Milne at a 2015 conference titled ‘Imperialism, ISIS & the Middle East’. Source and [time stamps] from this video. * How ‘reporter’ Iggy Ostanin presented it: EXCL: Watch Seumas Milne suggest collusion between Israel and ISIS. At June 2015 event Milne responded to a question on “the ISIS franchise and […]

THE ‘LABOUR ANTISEMITISM’ MEDIA CAMPAIGN: A REPRESENTATIVE CASE STUDY IN DECEIT

Partial transcript of comments made by Seumas Milne at a 2009 conference at SOAS, University of London. Source and [time stamps] from this video. * Excerpt 1. How ‘reporter’ Iggy Ostanin presented it: EXCL: Seumas Milne, @jeremycorbyn‘s Chief of Communications and close friend, complained that Gerry Adams and Omar al-Bashar didn’t get a knighthood and Shimon […]

The New-Antisemitism: proof at last?

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 […]

THE INNER-WORKING OF ANTISEMITISM

37. In addition to the law firm report, MANAFORT took other steps on behalf of the Government of Ukraine to tarnish Tymoshenko in the United States. In addition to disseminating stories about her soliciting murder, noted above, in October 2012, MANAFORT orchestrated a scheme to have, as he wrote in a contemporaneous communication, “[O]bama jews” […]

Interview on Gaza and Labour Antisemitism

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 […]

Norman Finkelstein to Margaret Hodge: ‘You Haven’t a Clue What You’re Talking About’

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 […]