Anti-racist Jews for Justice Speak Out in Support of MaliaIn the past week, the Tory press, New Labour and various racist Zionists, especially the Union of Jewish Students, have been foaming at the mouth attacking the radical new President of the National Union of Students, Malia Bouattia. Malia, who is the first Black woman President of NUS is in reality the first Black President as well. As someone who was a student union officer and member of NUS's Polytechnics Committee when Trevor Phillips was President. He even threatened never to join the Labour Party when the National Organisation of Labour Students, under Tommy Shepherd (now an SNP MP!) voted to support No Platform for Fascists. Trevor Phillips was all in favour of fascists organising on campus.
Phillips it was who fronted the recent Islamaphobic Channel 4 programme on Muslim attitudes to Jews. He probably never thought to ask why there was no survey of Jewish attitudes to Muslims. An Uncle Tom.
The attacks on Malia come from a small minority of Zionist activists. They rely on the right-wing media to trumpet their groundless claims. They claim Jews and Zionists are one and the same yet they also hold that to blame Jews for the actions of Zionism is anti-Semitic. Try working that one out!
These white racists should be treated with the contempt they deserve. Jewish students are NOT oppressed. They suffer no economic discrimination, quite the contrary, they are members of a community that is anything but economically deprived. They suffer no racism and at worst a form of prejudice. Most anti-Semitism, if it can be described as that, comes from comments directed at Jews as a result of the association of Jews with Israel's actions. And who associates Jews with Israel? The Zionists and organisations like the Board of Deputies of British Jews which organise rallies in support of Israel's bombardment of Gaza.