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Antisemitic guest to speak at Newcastle PSC

A guest who has compared Netanyahu to Hitler is to speak at Newcastle Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Iyad Burnat is due to speak to Newcastle PSC in the next month to promote his book “on occupation and resistance in Palestine”.

He has previously posted a picture of Benjamin Netanyahu with a Hitler moustache doctored to look like he is performing a Nazi salute and superimposed on a Nazi flag. He posted it with the caption “Three aspects of modern organized terrorism in which many similarities emerged and is Nazism and Zionism and (ISIS) Daash”. Comparing Israel to Nazi Germany is defined as antisemitic by the EUMC definition of antisemitism.

He has also claimed that “Zionists” control U.S. elections, advising Americans: “To the American people do not bother to vote in the elections. The Zionists had identified the next president”. Claiming that “Zionists” control elections is a direct reference to antisemitic conspiracy theories that allege Jews control world affairs.

The CST have said “this seems to be another example of supposed anti-Zionism that is in fact antisemitic. PSC say they oppose such attitudes, so let us see what action they now take”.