Justin Schlosberg is a media activist, researcher and senior lecturer in Journalism and Media at Birkbeck College,University of London. He is a co-author of Labour, Antisemitism and the News: A disinformation paradigm and of Bad News for Labour, Antisemitism, the Party and Public Belief (2019) and has written two books on political power and the media.
Organised by Sheffield Hallam Students’ Palestine Society and Sheffield University Students’ Palestine Society. Supported by Sheffield PSC and Sheffield Labour Friends of Palestine.
We in PSC fight for justice for Palestinians. Jews in this country are not responsible for the oppression of Palestinians. We object to the structures and policies of the state of Israel that lead to the oppression of Palestinians inside Israel and the West Bank and Gaza.
We do not object to the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism. We do strongly object to the clauses. One states that saying that Israel is racist can be taken as evidence of anti-Semitism. This clause has led to the banning of basic Palestine solidarity activities. Please read our statement and make representation to your councillor. Our comments during the council debate can be seen here after an hour.