What constitutes ‘legitimate’ and ‘illegitimate’ criticism of Israel is determined by individuals who believe BDS and discussion of Israeli apartheid to be beyond the pale.
The former Labour leader understands far better than his successor, who suspended him this week, that racism is born of a broken world, one we must utterly transform.
George Floyd and Eyad Hallaq were killed in the same week. The British Jewish press has spilt much ink on the former – and barely a drop on the latter.
Israeli politicians have expressed remorse at Eyad Hallaq’s killing, however it’s clear they view it as an aberration.
#JewsForBlackLivesMatter risks reinscribing Ashkenormativity.
We’re raging against the man, not the machine.
The Board gained prominence through its forthright stance on Labour antisemitism. Its mealy-mouthed response to annexation will condemn it to irrelevance.
Starmer has adopted the Board of Deputies’ Ten Pledges and with them, the Board’s disregard for forms of racism beyond Jew-hatred.
By mainstreaming the fantasies of the annexationist hard-right, this plan paves the way for an escalation of unforeseeable proportions.
The law would forbid even boycotts focused solely on the occupation, thereby framing opposition to the occupation as opposition to Israel as a whole.