Category UK

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 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 […]

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 […]

Smearing Corbyn

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.

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 […]