There are good humanitarian-based arguments for maintaining current UNRWA funding until a long-term solution can be found, but there can be no serious argument to maintain the fiction that there are over 5 million actual Palestinian refugees and that these non-refugees of Palestinian descent should be “repatriated” to a place they never once stepped foot.
The wording of the Indy’s poll is extremely misleading, as it suggests that the mere criticism of Israel is defined as antisemitic by the WD. However, as the WD adopted by Theresa May makes perfectly clear, mere criticism of Israel is absolutely NOT considered antisemitic.
Indy op-ed on UK position that ‘Opposing Israel’s existence = antisemitism’ penned by guy opposed to Israel’s existence
Criticism of the Jewish state becomes antisemitic when it holds the state to a moral standard no other state is held to, and when it evokes historic antisemitic tropes and narratives – such as the view that Jews (individually or collectively) represent a uniquely malevolent force in the world, an “organic obstacle [to] peace and progress”.
Cross posted from the blog of the Zionist Federation Prolific anti-Israel campaigner Ben White has announced the publication of his latest book: “The 2014 Gaza War: 21 Questions And Answers.” Given that […]
Beyond the truly risible charge that Israel is guilty of ‘perpetuating’ racist stereotypes towards ancient communities within extinct empires, the Indy op-ed again demonstrates how Jews’ historically undeniable connection to Israel is seen by activists like White as necessarily undermining the anti-Zionist agitprop which lies at the very core of pro-Palestinian movement.
Cross posted from the blog of Richard Millett There was a burning question at the back of my mind when two highly successful Israeli Arabs came to London today to tell a […]
Ben White is a freelance pro-Palestinian activist and writer, and author of “Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide”. White, who opposes the continued existence of the Jewish state within any borders, accuses Israel […]
A guest post by AKUS Every month or two, a letter condemning Israel is published in the Guardian carrying multiple signatures. These typically include quite a few radical left figures with little […]
Though it isn’t easy to empirically measure how the Guardian’s coverage of Israel has changed over the years (in a qualitative sense), one quantitative metric we’ve used relates to the volume of […]
I do not consider myself an anti-Semite, yet I can also understand why some are. There are, in fact, a number of reasons. One is the state of Israel, its ideology of […]
Cross posted by London-based blogger Richard Millett Last night (Shabbat) I was at Amnesty International’s London HQ for the launch of Ben White’s updated Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide. The event was […]
Yesterday, CiF Watch prompted a correction to a false claim by Guardian Middle East editor Ian Black that the SodaStream main office was located in Ma’ale Adumim, when in fact that industrial park in […]
An Aug. 20 essay by Maysoon Zayid at Peter Beinart’s blog Open Zion, titled ‘Palestinian Prisoners Are Released and No One Cares‘, mostly stands out in the way in which Arab murderers are […]
The Guardian published a relatively humorous April Fool’s story yesterday titled ‘Guardian launches augmented reality specs to offer immersive liberal insight‘: The story introduced the ‘new’ technology in the following manner: “…this […]
Ben White, professional Israel hater, anti-Semite whisperer, and ‘Comment is Free’ contributor, may have landed a new gig. White – a proponent of the one-state solution, and a Brit who’s arguably one […]
H/T Chas and Harvey Here is ‘Comment is Free’ contributor Ben White on TwitLonger – a service that lets you post messages that need more than 140 characters and send them to […]
UK pro-Palestinian activist, and academic, Ghada Karmi has never hidden her rejection of Israel’s right to exist. Nor has she been reluctant to advocate what’s called a “one state solution” – […]
On September 11th, the Guardian’s Science section published an article by Dr Steve Caplan – associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – addressing the counter-productivity […]
The Guardian’s ‘10 Simple Guidelines‘ for commenting beneath the line include the following: 1. We welcome debate and dissent, but personal attacks (on authors, other users or any individual), persistent trolling and […]
The decision by Guardian editors to run last weekend’s Hamas promoting and whitewashing ‘Gaza-fest’ (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here) has been the subject of […]