Ian Sinclair Profile picture
Author of 'The March That Shook Blair: An Oral History of 15 February 2003', published by Peace News Press.
18 Dec 19
There has been lots of discussion about the role of the media, especially the BBC, in the election. Frustratingly, the discussion has rarely been informed by actual evidence and research. Here are five books that help explain things:
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29 Jul 18
1. A few comments on Jonathan Freedland's (@Freedland) often misleading piece on the antisemitism controversy and the Labour Party theguardian.com/commentisfree/…#Antisemitism @medialens @MichaelRosenYes @tonylerman @CPMacL2008 @AaronBastani @michaeljswalker
2. Freedland says only people who say “Jews are Nazis” would contravene the IHRA definition. In fact, the IHRA definition is much broader, referring to “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” holocaustremembrance.com/working-defini…
3. Freedland says IHRA definition “explicitly says that if you criticise Israel the way you criticise other countries” it is not antisemitism. This ignores the testimony of Kenneth Stern, who drafted the definition that has morphed into the IHRA definition judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/upl…
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