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Combatting Antisemitism versus Free Speech

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Committee Room 12, House of Commons

Cromwell Green entrance

Westminster

London

SW1A 0AA

United Kingdom

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“Misusing the term antisemitism for pro-Israel political purposes deprives it of its charge and its critical role in naming those who hate Jews because they are Jews.”

This was part of a letter to the Guardian in October signed by, among more than 130 others, Oxford historian Professor Avi Shlaim. He heads the panel at this meeting organised by the campaign group Free Speech on Israel.

He will be joined by Israeli academic Neve Gordon who has received death threats in response to his criticisms of Israeli actions. He writes of an “increasingly violent attitude to any dissent within Israel.”

The third speaker is Norma Cohen, actor and writer. She will contribute her personal reflections as a cultural professional.

We invite lawmakers, journalists and members of the public to hear eminent Jewish speakers from academia and the arts reflect on the implications for freedom of speech of current attempts to redefine antisemitism.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Best reached by public transport. The nearest tube is Westminster. There are many buses serving the area.

How much time should I allow for entering the Parliament building?

Guests should enter via the Cromwell Green Entrance. There will be Airport style security, and they should allow around 20 minutes to go through this.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email info@freespeechonisrael.org.uk

See also https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeSpeechonIsrael/

or @freespeechonisr



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Committee Room 12, House of Commons

Cromwell Green entrance

Westminster

London

SW1A 0AA

United Kingdom

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