On Tuesday Asa Winstanley gave a presentation, followed by questions, based on his recent book
“Weaponising Anti-Semitism: How the Israel Lobby Brought Down Jeremy Corbyn”
A terrific presentation, and excellent turnout
For those that missed it, please see the details of the book below, and a link to sign up to his newsletters
Asa has been writing about Palestine and the Israel lobby since 2005. He spent two years living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank as an activist and writer. He has been an associate editor and reporter with the award-winning website The Electronic Intifada for more than a decade.
Drawing on new interviews with many of those victimized in purges the Labour leadership claimed were necessary to tackle anti-Semitism, Winstanley exposes a plot by the Israel lobby, in alliance with the Labour right and Israeli and British intelligence agencies, to prevent a socialist entering Downing Street.
An essential historical corrective, Weaponising Anti-Semitism shines light into the murkiest corners of the British state and those who work with it. It is meticulously researched, and is written more in the style of a thriller than a dry academic thesis … making it very readable. And at a time when the force of the Israeli lobby is trying to close down all discussion, this is an important contribution to the debate.