Date(s) - 22 Feb 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 22nd February 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
Jackie Walker Formerly Vice-Chair of Momentum
Tony Greenstein Brighton & Hove PSC
Michael Deas Formerly European Co-ordinator, Palestinian BDS National Committee
Israel’s attempts to silence all criticism and stifle debate on Palestine have increased over recent years. In the UK and around the world the law has been used to prevent BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) activity, and campaigning for Palestinian rights has been labelled extremist and anti-Semitic.
The recent Al Jazeera documentaries ‘The Lobby’ have demonstrated the role of the Israeli government and Zionist groups such as the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) and Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) in the campaign to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party and, through false allegations of anti-Semitism, silence support for the Palestinian struggle.
The purpose of this meeting is to fight back against the Israeli-sponsored attack on solidarity with the Palestinian people and to consider ways in which we can step up our campaign through support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Our speakers at this meeting are Jackie Walker, Tony Greenstein, and Michael Deas. Jackie and Tony are both life-long anti-racist activists and anti-Zionists and were among the first to be suspended from the Labour party. Michael is the former European Organiser of the Palestinian BDS National Committee.
Jackie will focus on her own experiences and the political climate that led to her demonisation. Tony will focus on the charges of ‘anti-Semitism’, the history of the Zionist campaign in recent months, including the Chakrabarti enquiry, and how and why such a campaign has taken hold. Michael will focus on BDS, its importance to the Palestinian struggle, why its success is so feared by Israel, and the contribution we can all make to its continuing success in the fight for justice, equality, and human rights for the Palestinian people.
Please join us.