The horrific truth is that the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) plays on the naivety, innocence and good intentions of students across the UK and cons them (there can be no better description) into actually calling for the destruction of a democracy. That this democracy is the Jewish State and the movement specifically targets only the goods of Jewish business (the boycott does not … Continue reading The vile monster that is BDS
As I was there today at the High Court, I thought I’d write just a few points about today’s High Court Judicial Review hearing on the University of Southampton conference. University of Southampton were given a clean bill of health. There was no criticism whatsoever about their behaviour. They strictly followed procedure and engaged in deep discussion with all relevant stakeholders There were … Continue reading The judicial review hearing – Southampton conference – some notes.
“But to argue – as an academic or in an academic setting – that the state of Israel should be destroyed seems, to me, to amount to an incitement to genocide. That is where free speech becomes hate speech.” – Geoffrey Alderman – Guardian – 30-April 2010 Dear Geoffrey I read your recent opinion piece on the ‘own goal’ at Southampton ( last week’s Jewish … Continue reading An open response to Geoffrey Alderman
Palestinians are dying and there is an eerie silence; the streets are empty, social media is calm and even the mainstream media, devoid of the usual pressures from the pro-Palestinian campaign, are dealing with the matter with an odd distant glaze. The most rabid anti-Israeli Facebook pages, the most active Twitter users are not posting anything on the subject at all. I’ve been told the … Continue reading Palestinians are dying and there is an eerie silence
Dear Professor Nutbeam, As it is now likely the anti-Israeli hate-fest will not go ahead, I would like to suggest one to have in its place. Conference proposal – preamble: After the fall of the Ottoman Empire and against the backdrop of the Sykes–Picot Agreement, the League of Nations handed Britain and France several Mandates. This proposed conference will focus on the Mandates for the … Continue reading An alternative conference for the University of Southampton