This is especially ironic as White has just shot a video for upcoming documentary With God on Our Side about how he thinks the “Israeli society” tries to stifle debate on campus whenever there are Palestinians speaking.
UPDATE: You can read about Benny Morris’ bitter political journey on The Guardian. Via the facebook group in question, Ben White himself is saying he did not want to ban Morris, merely highlight racist statements he has made against Arabs. If that were the case, then fair enough, however it does seem that the Israel Society were put under some pressure to cancel the talk. Modernity points out that both David Irving and Jean Marie Le Pen have spoken to Cambridge University students without anyone cancelling their talks.
James Mendelsohn adds:
There’s an extra irony in that White quite happily cites Benny Morris when it suits his own anti-Israel purposes. So shouldn’t White be calling for his own book to be banned on the basis that it approvingly quotes a racist writer?!?