There goes the neighbourhood! Brighton on front line of anti-Israel hysteria
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There goes the neighbourhood! Brighton on front line of anti-Israel hysteria

Seaside town's Jewish community facing anti-Israel onslaught – before Labour holds its conference there

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

Brighton’s Jewish community is holding fast in the face of an unprecedented onslaught of virulent anti-Israel speakers and events, ahead of the Labour Party conference in the seaside resort.

Almost every well-known anti-Zionist activist is scheduled to make an appearance at conference fringe events at the Brighton conference

They include people who have resigned before being expelled from the party, such as former London mayor Ken Livingstone, or those expelled such as former Momentum vice-chair Jackie Walker.

Jewish Voice for Labour and Labour Against the Witchhunt are holding meetings, or giving platforms to, among others, the former Israeli Knesset member Haneen Zouabi, who believes Tel Aviv to be “occupied territory” and Asa Winstanley, who runs the fiercely anti-Israel website the Electronic Intifada, and describes the Community Security Trust as “Mossad-linked” and “anti-Palestinian”.

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