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Sociologist David Hirsh Digs Deep to Explain Antisemitism and The Left

3 May, 2018

Sussex Jewish News, February 2018, p. 14 Book Review by Winston PickettSometimes the first two sentences of an author’s work explain everything. At other times they offer hints of what’s to come. In David Hirsh’s case, they do both.“This book is about antisemitism in social spaces which think of themselves as anti-racist and democratic,” writes Hirsh, a […]

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Sussex Activist leaves Labour following antisemitic tweets

5 June, 2017

Labour activist, Melanie Melvin, who was elected Women’s Officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour Party earlier this year, has reportedly left the Labour Party after antisemitic tweets allegedly appeared on her Twitter account. Campaign Against Antisemitism, 10 May 2017 Labour activist, Melanie Melvin, who was elected Women’s Officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour […]

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The conference at the University of Sussex; a gathering of (mostly) idiots

5 June, 2017

By David Collier, 14 May 2017 I have just returned from a fascinating two-day conference at the University of Sussex. As someone who researches anti-Zionist forces in the UK, watching these people operate inside an arena so fraught with internal disagreement, made for a fascinating and educational outing. It spanned two full days and included […]

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IsraelNationalNews: Is This The Way to Beat BDS?

23 April, 2014

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How a little humor – and a lot of determination – is turning the tide against BDS in a sleepy British seaside town. By Ari Soffer The campaign to isolate Israel internationally through calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions – known as the BDS Movement – has undeniably gained traction in Western Europe in the […]

Statement by Sussex Friends of Israel

17 April, 2014

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While the Sussex Friends of Israel is not a political organisation, the alleged racist attack in Kansas, USA last weekend which left three people dead, the news that the controversial, Thor Steinar clothing store, which was once banned in Germany for its links to the extreme right-wing, has opened in London and the EDL’s March […]

Pro-BDS Protester Rages, Escorted Away by Police

9 April, 2014

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Thank you Algemeiner! A British supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was escorted away by police during a demonstration in Brighton, England after aggressively yelling at a Jewish protester. A video uploaded to YouTube on Monday shows the raging activist, identified in the clip only as “Dick,” losing his cool when […]

TimesofIsrael: Why It’s Already Too Late For The Boycotters

8 April, 2014

International | Local

By Jonah Balfour Times of Israel Blog The Scarlett Johansson Sodastream controversy was only the beginning. This mini-crisis shed a new light on some of the potential political challenges facing Israeli businesses. In the case of Sodastream, the problem is particularly pronounced due to the presence of a factory in the West Bank. However, Sodastream […]

Happiness is the best revenge against the anti-Israel BDS

7 April, 2014

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Posted by William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection Monday, April 7, 2014 Sussex Friends of Israel demonstrates how happy warriors bring out the worst in anti-Israel fanatics Opposing the anti-Israel Boycott Divest and Sanction movement is serious business, so it’s natural that we tend to be serious about it. But I also think we need to […]

British BDS countered by grassroots movements and humor

2 April, 2014

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By Jenni Frazer/JNS.org In August 2012, a Christian and a Jew bumped into each other in Brighton, the languid seaside resort on Britain’s south coast that has become the hub of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) protests at the local Ecostream store. The Israeli-owned shop has attracted weekly demonstrations from the BDS crowd, angry that […]

The Commentator: Brighton rocks against anti-Israel bigotry

14 March, 2014

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Any idiot can boycott a shop. Israel is the foremost leader in cancer research. Will the idiots boycott that? An inspirational fightback from England, and hats off to Norway too. By Michael Curtis The Commentator When W.H. Auden wrote his long poem, The Orators, it was years before biased and bigoted groups and individuals including […]

Join us this Saturday for ‘They tell lies, we bring pies’

10 March, 2014

Local

Because being part of the picture is far better than just looking at it… They tell lies, we bring pies, with special guests and lots of pies (and cake), with drinks courtesy of Sodastream

Any plans for Saturday? Counter their lies and bake some pies!

10 March, 2014

Local

This week the Sussex community and friends from across the country and the world will be busy baking cakes and pies for the latest Sussex Friends of Israel party. Please join us for ‘They tell lies, we bring pies’ At the Ecostream Store, Western Road, Brighton, between 1pm and 3 pm. The weather is likely […]

“A small contribution to peace”? Inside SodaStream

3 March, 2014

International | Local

By Jessica Abrahams prospectmagazine.co.uk SodaStream has been in the news in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons. Its new brand ambassador, actress Scarlett Johansson, ended up quitting her role at Oxfam over “a fundamental difference of opinion” about the Israeli company’s operations in the West Bank, which Israel has occupied since the 1967 war. […]

Co-op Bank set to drive record £2bn group loss – shame!

26 February, 2014

Local | National

This is the uncooperative organisation that chooses to boycott goods from Judea and Samaria. They should listen to the current dialogue, build bridges not boycotts. Boycotts simply don’t work… Come on Coop – do the right thing and don’t be lead by those who shout loudest. Article by Natalie Holt Moneymarketing.co.uk The Co-operative Group is […]

Inside controversial factory that sparked Scarlett row

26 February, 2014

International | Local

Arabic general manager at Israeli firm’s factory in occupied West Bank tells Mirror.co.uk: “There is no discrimination” By Lee Harpin Daily Mirror “Come here and you see the Palestinian with the Jew, altogether,” explains Mohamed Barhum, the Arabic general manager at Israeli firm Sodastream’s controversial factory in the occupied West Bank. “There is no discrimination,” […]