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Jews denied entry to eugenics libel event at the University of Warwick

This is a cross-post by David Collier Last night, at the University of Warwick, Faculty arranged a public talk that accused Israel of eugenics. Let us digest a simple truth. Like with most medical or technological innovations, Israel is a global powerhouse in fertility treatment. Every Israeli citizen, regardless of race, religion or colour, receives equal […]

Jo Johnson’s warning to universities on free speech

Although free speech is clearly a vitally important issue, yesterday’s speech by Jo Johnson at Limmud didn’t acknowledge the full complexities of the university context.  For a start, many of the decisions which have caused controversy (barriers put in the way of external speakers such as Peter Tatchell and Germaine Greer for example) were made […]

David Hirsh on Contemporary Left Antisemitism

In Contemporary Left Antisemitism David Hirsh extends and consolidates more than a decade’s pioneering work on this topic.  He offers a powerful critique of antisemitism on the left, focusing in particular on recent events in the Labour Party, the academic boycott saga, and the relationship between antisemitism and antizionism. In the prologue he captures one […]

If only he had known

Trump Voter Feels Betrayed By President After Reading 800 Pages Of Queer Feminist Theory — The Onion (@TheOnion) May 2, 2017 Yes, that would be the same Judith Butler who declared that “understanding Hamas, Hezbollah as social movements that are progressive, that are on the Left, that are part of a global Left, is […]

An open letter to the Cork Conference on Israel’s Legitimacy

This is a guest post by Claire Finn Dear fellow participants of Conference Cork I was asked if I wanted to speak several times this weekend but despite Oren Ben Dor’s assertion that zionists want to be hated, I thought it best to decline. Though, as I am not a European Israeli Jew, that probably confirms […]

Cork day two – breeding Zionist monsters and untermenschen

This is a cross-post by David Collier Today, 01st April 2017 was the second day in the three day anti-Israel conference in Cork.  As I arrived in the morning, I was still feeling somewhat bitter over the events of the day before. This the central difference between the usual anti-Israel events and a conference such as […]

Am I an Antisemite?

This is a guest post by Jonathan Hoffman This was the topic of Ilan Pappe’s talk on Tuesday evening at UCL (another ‘Apartheid Week’ event – on the strength of this talk, there is really no question).  It was a real gathering of the Israel-traducing clans, including the Trotskyist John Rose, author of ‘The Myths […]

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Academia

This is a guest post by Jonathan Hoffman Having attended three IAW meetings this week (UCL, KCL, Brunel), blogged about two of them and taken an early bath from the third, I have been thinking hard about various aspects of this annual hatefest. The most obvious observation is that if IAW was a brand, it […]

First hand account of hatred at UCL debate

This is a guest post by Harvela Last Thursday I attended a UCL Jewish Society talk given by Hen Mazzig, an Israeli writer. I was well aware that with the Palestinian Facebook reminders of his status as an ex-officer of the IDF he stood no chance of speaking anywhere on the UCL campus and when […]

Extremism on campus: Islamist narratives are going unchallenged

This is a cross-post by Layo In the “deepest circle of hell”, ISIS have entered. Last month ISIS seized the refugee camp of Yarmouk outside of Damascus. Public executions, shootings and beheadings have followed. 5,000 people have tried to flee their homes since ISIS stormed the camp, but have no place to go. There are […]