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mhgaffney
10-03-2017, 12:28 PM
Israel used its influence in the UK to censor a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Orwell nailed it in 1984.

Israel's actions raise the question: Can a Jew be an anti-semite?

UK university censors title of Holocaust survivor's speech criticising Israel

Manchester University censored the title of a Holocaust survivor’s criticism of Israel and insisted that her campus talk be recorded, after Israeli diplomats said its billing amounted to antisemitic hate speech.

Marika Sherwood, a Jewish survivor of the Budapest ghetto, was due to give a talk in March about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, headlined: “You’re doing to the Palestinians what the Nazis did to me.”

But after a visit by Mark Regev, the Israeli ambassador, and his civil affairs attaché, university officials banned organisers from using the “unduly provocative” title and set out a range of conditions before it could go ahead.

Mark Regev
Mark Regev
Students had booked Sherwood to speak as part of Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of events organised by the university’s student committee of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

The Israeli diplomats visited Manchester on 22 February and met the university’s head of student experience, Tim Westlake. Later that day in an email, Michael Freeman, the embassy’s counsellor for civil society affairs, wrote to Westlake and thanked him for discussing the “difficult issues that we face”, including the “offensively titled” Israeli Apartheid Week.

Mentioning the title of Sherwood’s talk, Freeman said it breached the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. He also made accusations of antisemitism against two speakers booked for a separate event, citing tweets and their refusal to condemn antisemitic behaviour.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/29/manchester-university-censors-title-holocaust-survivor-speech-criticising-israel

mhgaffney
10-03-2017, 01:08 PM
One of the problems with the Holocaust survivor's talk was the sub title. The powers that be in Israel do not countenance the use of the dreaded "P-word".

The Dreaded’ P-word

read more: https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/the-jewish-thinker/the-dreaded-p-word-palestine-1.425610

W*GS
10-03-2017, 01:52 PM
Who else besides der gaffo obsesses over Israel, Jews, and Zionism?

Well, nobody.

What's Venus?

Why aren't you living in Russia?

nyuk nyuk
10-03-2017, 02:05 PM
Who else besides der gaffo obsesses over Israel, Jews, and Zionism?


You obsess over white nationalism and white people, so what's the difference?

nyuk nyuk
10-03-2017, 02:06 PM
The UK doesn't have a 1st Amendment so like other "enlightened" western Euro countries, they routinely censor and jail people for arbitrary crimes like "hate speech" as defined by social activists.

W*GS
10-03-2017, 03:04 PM
You obsess over white nationalism and white people, so what's the difference?

I don't.

You mistake me for someone else.

mhgaffney
10-04-2017, 10:11 AM
Israelis Speak Candidly to Abby Martin About Palestinians

Must Watch

In several candid interviews, disturbing comments reveal commonly-held views about Palestinians and their future in the region.

Posted October 03, 2017

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47951.htm

W*GS
10-04-2017, 10:22 AM
What's Venus?

Why aren't you living in Russia?

How many moon bases and Mars bases are there?

mhgaffney
10-04-2017, 10:43 AM
Israelis Speak Candidly to Abby Martin About Palestinians

Must Watch

In several candid interviews, disturbing comments reveal commonly-held views about Palestinians and their future in the region.

Posted October 03, 2017

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47951.htm

Let's hear it for Abby Martin who walked into the Lion's den and exposed racist attitudes prevalent among Israelis without ever raising her voice. Kudos to you, Abby!

W*GS
10-04-2017, 11:43 AM
How many moon bases and Mars bases are there?

How many Jews died in the Holocaust?

What's Venus?

Why aren't you living in Russia?