Dossier reveals pro-Palestinian antisemitism
DOZENS OF leading supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign have engaged in antisemitic activity online, a new report into the group claims.
A 79-page dossier published on Wednesday and based on evidence collected over two years by David Collier, a Jewish blogger and activist, appears to show that an antisemitic mindset is prevalent among senior PSC members .
Mr Collier attended events run by local PSC branches and said he had discovered hundreds of links between prominent members and antisemites. Jew-hatred had been “present consistently”, he said. Among the examples Mr Collier collected were cases of Holocaust denial, suggestions of a global Jewish conspiracy, and claims that Mossad carried out the July 7 terror attacks in London.
Mr Collier, a British activist who lived in Israel for 19 years, worked independently to collate the evidence and said the research suggested Jew-hate “is the fuel that primes the PSC engine”.
The PSC is Britain’s leading pro-Palestinian group. Its patrons include academic Ilan Pappe; film director Ken Loach; Baroness Tonge; and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. There is no suggestion in the report that any of the patrons were involved in antisemitic activity.
There are dozens of active PSC branches across the country, with local members running speaker events, fundraising initiatives and urging companies and institutions to adopt a boycott of Israeli goods.
Mr Collier’s dossier shows hundreds of examples of PSC supporters and campaigners engaging in antisemitic activity.
In one branch, PSC supporters claimed Israel was harvesting Palestinian organs and suggesting Mossad had attacked Paris. One activist posted a link to a video claiming the Holocaust was “the greatest lie ever told”.
On social media, thousands of articles promoted by members related to Jews orchestrating global terror attacks and encouraging paedophilia.
Mr Collier concludes: “The PSC clearly only pay lip service to fighting racism within their ranks. They play a game which visibly laughs in the face of antisemitism, relying on a tiny minority of Jewish supporters to provide cover for blatant and rabid global conspiracy theory, Holocaust denial and other antisemitic ideologies.”
Mr Collier called on trade unions to end their support for the group, and questioned Mr Corbyn’s ongoing patronage of the organisation.
In response to the dossier, a PSC spokeswoman said: “The PSC’s work is fundamentally underpinned by a vigorous opposition to antisemitism and racism of all types. As an organisation we are very clear — antisemitism has no place anywhere in our campaign for Palestinian human rights.”
Supporters claimed Mossad attacked Paris’
PSC supporters protest outside Downing Street earlier this month