War on Want promotes writer who ‘understands’ antisemites; bans Jew from meeting

Chas Newkey-Burton writes:

This Thursday, War On Want is hosting the launch of Ben White’s book Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide. Inspite of its charitable status, War On Want has run politicised campaigns against Israel. Like White’s book, its propaganda is riddled with distortion.

To its additional shame, War On Want has today banned Jonathan Hoffman, co-vice chair of the Zionist Federation, from attending Thursday’s meeting. A Jew banned from a public gathering – where have we heard the like of that before?

Ben White might be able to tell us. He has written “I do not consider myself an anti-Semite, yet I can also understand why some are.” At a recent meeting arranged by White, a woman was jeered when she said her Jewish-sounding name prior to asking a question. Another Jew present was told “the Nazis should have finished the job”.

Shame on War On Want. Is this the sort of crowd it is banning Hoffman in favour of?


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