Antisemitism, the UK and British Jewry in the Post-Corbyn Era - New Israel Fund Australia

Antisemitism, the UK and British Jewry in the Post-Corbyn Era

Thu 2 Jul 2020 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Zoom webinar

Contact Sharon Berger ( 0438262120) for more information.

Leading British commentator and Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland will join Debbie Whitmont for a wide ranging conversation covering Europe, Israel and the US. As one of the first and loudest voices to raise the question of antisemitism within the UK Labour party, and as a trenchant critic of Jeremy Corbyn, Freedland is uniquely placed to offer insights into whether the Jewish community is warming to the new Labour leadership and its policies. Freedland, with extensive journalistic experience in the US, Britain and the Middle East, will also speak about the country’s changing role in Europe after Brexit and what this might mean for the government’s policies towards Israel and the Palestinians.

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Jonathan Freedland is a columnist for the Guardian and the Jewish Chronicle. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and presents BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series The Long View. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell special prize for journalism. His books include nine best-selling thrillers written under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. He has hosted many events for NIF UK, including its annual Human Rights Awards Dinner.




Debbie Whitmont is an award winning journalist, author and former Middle East correspondent for the ABC. Among other awards, Debbie has won two Walkley Awards for her work on the ABC’s Four Corners and is a three time winner of the Human Rights Commission award for TV for her investigations into the plight of asylum seekers and Indigenous affairs.