Fighting anti-semitism

Who speaks for Britain's Jews?

Author: 
Ira Berkovic

While many, perhaps most, Jews globally do feel some sense of identification with the Israeli-Jewish nation (if not the nation-state of Israel itself), and while many Jews are understandably a great deal more sensitive to the threat posed by Hamas' anti-Semitic project than many on the British left, it is by no means the case that world Jewry is united in support for the colonialist adventures of the Israeli government in the occupied territories.

“Zionists” scapegoated for Sarkozy’s crimes

The left-wing website Indymedia seems to have allowed itself to be manipulated by the anti-semitic right again. A recent report on the site, citing the Iranian-government-sponsored Press TV (for which Yvonne Ridley works) as source, claims that French president Nicolas Sarkozy is a former agent of the Israeli secret police Mossad.

"The Zionists" blamed for Sarkozy's misdeeds

Author: 
Colin Foster

The left-wing website Indymedia seems to have allowed itself to be manipulated by the anti-semitic right again. A recent report on the site, citing the Iranian-government-sponsored Press TV (for which Yvonne Ridley works) as source, claims that French president Nicolas Sarkozy is a former agent of the Israeli secret police Mossad.

No Hizbullah speaker!

Author: 
From UCU activist e-list

Eve Garrard has circulated the following on the activists' e-list of the lecturers' union UCU (first published here 22/11/07). Our union is affiliated to the Stop the War Coalition, which is holding a conference on December 1st. One of the speakers it has invited to this conference is Ibrahim Mousawi, the editor of al-Manar TV, Hizbullah's broadcasting network.

No room for the BNP!

Author: 
Ken Leech

Mike Rowley is right to stress “the fullest freedom of speech” under what he calls “normal circumstances” (Solidarity 121), though it is not clear what these are, or whether they exist in the present climate.

Oxford union: vigil or demo?

Author: 
Mike Rowley

As reported in the last Solidarity, a lot is being done in Oxford by local unions, Labour branches, student unions and community groups to stop the Holocaust denier David Irving and the BNP leader Nick Griffin speaking at the Oxford Union student debating society on 26 November. However, the contribution of the Unite Against Fascism national office has been questionable.