Category UK

ANNELIESE DODDS MP: STAND UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW IN GAZA

The position of Anneliese Dodds MP (Labour – Oxford East) on the situation in Gaza is wholly inadequate. OXFORD CONSTITUENTS: Please email Anneliese to ask her to sign the Early Day Motion on Gaza: <anneliesedoddsmp@gmail.com> Dodds’s statement appears followed by my response below. * Dear Jamie, Thank you for contacting me about the situation in […]

THE POWER OF MASS NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN PALESTINE – PART 1

Part 1 of 3. The renowned novelist and political activist Arundhati Roy relates how, in the forests of central India, “1,000 paramilitaries will go to a village, an indigenous peoples village, four days walk from the main road—surround it, burn it, rape the women, steal the cattle and go.” Roy argues with compelling force that […]

UK MINISTER ON PALESTINIAN HERO AHED TAMIMI: ‘THE SOLDIERS SHOULD NOT BE THERE’

The truth is that the soldiers should not be there and the young woman should not have needed to do what she did. – Alistair Burt, Minister for the Middle East. Free Ahed Tamimi!   Full exchange: Julie Elliott MP (LAB): Does the Minister share my outrage at the continued detention of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi […]

The Jewish Labour Movement on Labour antisemitism

[T]here is a surreal quality to the debate about Labour’s attitude to anti-Semitism. . . . Within the community, the Board of Deputies added heat to the situation last week when its president, Jonathan Arkush, warned that British Jews ‘can’t trust Labour’. No one doubts the seriousness of antiSemitism, but such language is unhelpful, even […]

INTERVIEW ON LABOUR ANTISEMITISM

I spoke to the terrific Media Democracy podcast about claims of antisemitism at the Labour Party conference, and what they reveal about the susceptibility of our media organisations to organised falsehood. Have a listen here. Many thanks to Tom Mills and Dan Hind for inviting me on.

SLANDERER DOUBLES DOWN

In my article debunking claims of antisemitism at the 2017 Labour Party conference, I showed how veteran Israeli socialist Moshé Machover was falsely depicted as a Nazi apologist. Machover has since been kicked out of the Labour Party. More than 100 Labour members have written to Jeremy Corbyn opposing Machover’s expulsion; if you are a […]

LABOUR CONFERENCE OR NUREMBERG RALLY? ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE

IT WAS DIFFICULT to ascertain on the basis of media reports whether Brighton played host this month to a Labour Party conference or a Nuremberg rally. This article investigates claims of antisemitism at the Labour conference and finds them to be without factual basis. * The 2017 Labour Party conference was a success for supporters of […]