Wimborne-Idrissi

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, swimming with the antisemites

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, swimming with the antisemites Last week, the anti-antisemitism ‘circus’ went to Manchester. This time with Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi and Ben Jamal as the headline acts (PDF of event flyer). By ‘circus’, I refer to public events (currently on national tour) put on by a handful of organisations, like ‘Jewish Voice for Labour’ (JVL), the ‘Palestine Solidarity Campaign’ (PSC) and ‘Labour against the Witch-hunt’. Events … Continue reading Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, swimming with the antisemites

labour party, hoping the Zionists are killed

This isn’t just a problem with antisemitism in the Labour Party

It was October of 2000, and the internet had suddenly exploded with anti-Israel venom after the outbreak of the Second Intifada. As a way of trying to understand the sea of hatred, I created my first ‘alter-ego’, an online account that was designed to ‘take a closer look’ at those that hated the Jews. This was long before Facebook, in an age of anonymous forums … Continue reading This isn’t just a problem with antisemitism in the Labour Party

Tollcross Community Centre

In Edinburgh they are still promoting SPSC antisemitism

The more I engage with antisemitism, the more I realise that when it comes to people who hate Jews, most people really do not care. What happened this week in Edinburgh is a good example. Two months ago, my report into the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign was published by Jewish Human Rights Watch. The research identified incredibly high concentration levels of antisemites within the SPSC. … Continue reading In Edinburgh they are still promoting SPSC antisemitism

Miko Peled at the Labour Party Conference

Facing raw antisemitism at the Labour Party Conference 2017

I have spent all week in Brighton, at the 2017 Labour Party Conference. This was my first visit to the conference. As someone who dislikes the ideological straitjacket of political affiliation, it will probably be my last. From the suffocating presence of ‘Palestinian solidarity’ to an obvious tolerance for rabid antisemites, this week was deeply unsettling. There were times where the atmosphere was scary. How … Continue reading Facing raw antisemitism at the Labour Party Conference 2017

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Stephen Sedley, FSOI and the PSC, getting antisemitism all mixed up

As I researched for an article about the demonstration and counter demonstration at SOAS on 27 April, I came across an essay on antisemitism by Stephen Sedley. Sedley is a former appeal court judge and the essay was just published in the London Review of Books. The essay dealt critically with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance¬†(IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The building block for the IHRA … Continue reading Stephen Sedley, FSOI and the PSC, getting antisemitism all mixed up