Running for Student Union president at Trinity College Dublin, Kevin Keane said he would support boycott measures against Israel. Now he’s won he’s changed his mind, and Palestinian-solidarity activists feel betrayed, but also empowered.
Israel advocates have sought to smear Malaka Shwaikh, a Palestinian-Gazan student at the UK’s Exeter University, as an anti-Semite and terrorist sympathizer by distorting tweets she made about Palestinian resistance and the use of the Holocaust to enable Israeli crimes.
In light of the revelations made by the Al Jazeera investigative documentary The Lobby, Palestinian students in the UK have published a letter calling for an apology and the resignation of the National Union of Students VP Richard Brooks. In the footage Brooks implicates himself in helping to organise a group that is trying to oust National Union of Students President Malia Bouattia for her strong stance on Palestine.
(This is the author’s fourth diary of her life in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Preceding it…