By Richard Millett It seems the Guardian wants to shut down all social and cultural life in Israel. Last week it published an article which accused the Jewish state of “sportswashing” its […]
With antisemitic incidents in the UK at an all time high, news outlets with even the most strident pro-Palestinian editorial lines – such as the Guardian and Independent – should avoid amplifying toxic anti-Zionist agitprop that doesn’t edify or inform, but only inflames those most likely take their anger over Israel out on Jews
Ken Loach’s claim in The Independent that there are apartheid-style, “racially segregated roads” in the West Bank is an outright lie, and we encourage you to lodge a complaint at the Indy using this online form.
As is often the case with many pro-BDS polemics, the justification offered by British director Ken Loach to politically, economically and culturally isolate Israel – and only Israel – included distortions and at least one outright lie: that there are “racially segregated roads” in the West Bank.
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 […]
Posted by Richard Millett The Independent has apologised for mistakes in Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s article Fling mud if you must, but don’t call Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite in last week’s Independent (read our piece […]
The letter that went into the Guardian this week was unusual in having almost nobody sign it who is a household name. The letter was a demand from a group of “artists, producers and concerned citizens,” who, it said, “are disappointed and saddened to see that Curzon, Odeon, Bafta and other cinemas are hosting the London Israeli Film and Television Festival.”
Within the radical left British cultural elite, the mere inefficacy of your futile political campaign is no impediment to its survival – at least, that is, as long as there are receptive media […]
The 2013 European Under-21 Football Championship (UEFA U-21) – hosted by Israel from June 5th through the 18th – represents the 19th staging of the event. National football teams from all over Europe will compete, with England, Germany, […]
Cross posted by Richard Millett It’s a shame when one of Britain’s best-loved comedy actors joins with the forces of darkness to come to the defence of one of the world’s most reviled […]
This is cross-posted from Richard Millett’s Blog Last night at Amnesty International in London, against a backdrop of a quote by Bertrand Russell (“May this tribunal prevent the crime of silence”), sat […]
This is cross posted from Jonathan’s Hoffman’s blog at The JC Last night was the introductory meeting for the Hate Israel Kangaroo Court that is laughingly called the “Russell Tribunal”. It took […]
So Seth Freedman – the darling of CiF and the Israel-bashers – has given his seal of approval to Israel boycotts. Indeed he says boycotting Israeli companies is “to be applauded” I […]
Unlike the spineless and amoral organisers of the Edinburgh Film Festival, the people who run the Melbourne Film Festival stood up to Ken Loach’s attempt to use his film ‘Looking for Eric’ […]
In tomorrow’s JC, the Guardian says “We reject completely the charge of antisemitism”. Calling Israel “racist” is antisemitic. Here is “Ilan” (Pappé?) doing precisely that on CIF a few hours ago. The […]