Join investigative journalist and author Asa Winstanley in his Scottish tour as he discusses his new book ‘Weaponising Anti-Semitism: How the Israel Lobby Brought Down Jeremy Corbyn’. He will speak in meetings across Scotland, starting at 7.30pm:
- Edinburgh 20/11/23 – Augustine United Church, 41 George Iv Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL
- Aberdeen 21/11/23 – Aberdeen Arts Centre, 33 King St, AB24 5AA
- Dundee 22/11/23 – Dee Social Club, 18-24 Taylor St, Dundee, DD2 3DU
- Glasgow 23/11/23 – The Ark, 70 Coplaw Street, Glasgow G42 7JG
Asa Winstanley has been writing about Palestine and the Israel lobby since 2005. He has been an associate editor and reporter with the award-winning website The Electronic Intifada for more than a decade. He spent two years living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank.
In an electrifying account, as meticulously researched as it is fast-paced, Winstanley shows how Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis was manufactured by those who feared Jeremy Corbyn’s support for the Palestinian cause and a broad progressive agenda.
Drawing on new interviews with many of those victimised in purges the Labour leadership claimed were necessary to tackle anti-Semitism, Winstanley exposes a highly effective operation that saw the Israeli embassy, the right-wing of the Labour Party, and the mainstream media acting in concert to prevent a socialist from entering Downing Street.
Scottish PSC has been a target of the Israel lobby long before Corbyn stood for Labour leadership and is at the fore in fighting back against Police Scotland and Crown Office attempts to smother our rights to campaign in support of Palestinian rights. Asa’s work is invaluable in providing a wider context for Israel’s efforts to defend its apartheid regime.
*SIGNED COPIES OF ASA’S BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT*