Pappe, Nebulsi, Cushman: The Circus of Israel hate sweeps back into British universities.

A "Palestinian refugee" speaking last night.

A "Palestinian refugee" speaking last night.

A new term and thousands of brand new students to brainwash and so it was to the University of London Union last night where Ilan Pappe, Karma Nebulsi and Mike Cushman spent two hours spreading poison and lies about Israel.

The event was called Why we need a boycott of Israel on our campuses. There must have been some 300 students in the hall at the beginning, although this had considerably thinned out by the end.

Cushman seemed particularly charged up. So much so that at the end of the two hours he siezed the microphone to hysterically shout “Free Palestine”:

But the saddest aspect of last night was the presence on the panel of a Palestinian refugee. The footage you are about to see is shocking in the extreme. If you don’t wish to see images of a scared, emaciated, poverty-stricken woman fleeing for her life please look away now. This woman shames those cowardly Syrian civilians fleeing across the border into Turkey in order to escape being machine-gunned down by Assad’s army. But brave Rafeef Ziadeh repeatedly told us that she will eventually return to Haifa. This footage is bound to turn even the staunchest Zionist anti-Israel:

Mike Cushman lectured us on the difference between an Israeli, a Zionist and a Jew. He said he was “a Jew because my mother was a Jew. I didn’t have a choice in the matter”.

For Cushman being Jewish is just about eating smoked salmon bagels.

He said if you think that a “Jewish Israeli Zionist is scarey” wait till you meet a Christian Zionist:

“They want to gather the Jews together so they can be wiped out. They don’t want to tell the Jews that.”:

Karma Nebulsi cannot get through a sentence without mentioning “the right of return”. She is so obsessed with this one aspect of the conflict one can almost imagine her in Starbucks ordering “a tall latte with an extra shot and a right of return to go”.

Finally, we had the “ethnic cleansing” maestro himself, Ilan Pappe. He said that it is important to know who benefits from “the occupation” and he called for the “racist, apartheid public in Israel to be replaced by a free state for all; those that live there and those who used to live there”.

I have a good idea who benefits from “the occupation”: Pappe doesn’t do badly for a start. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign does beautifully thank you very much. And walking in last night on every seat there was a glossy brochure produced by War on Want with the words Boycott Divestment Sanctions in red, white and green on the front cover. Amongst the chapter headings were Crisis in Palestine, Gaza: the world’s largest prison, Apartheid Walls, and Water Wars.

The Palestinian refugee industry is undoubtedly a billion pound industry out of which academics and charities have enriched themselves.

Here is Pappe on the Gilad Shalit deal saying how much more it benefits Israel as it allows the Israelis to feel that they have reclaimed a sense of morality:

When I had a chance with the microphone I explained how the BDS campaign is simply racist for targeting one country alone. Then I asked each panelist if they would ever accept Israeli medicine if they fell ill.

Cushman called it “a non-question” and said: “Would I take medicines? Of course I would. It’s not saying that knowledge doesn’t exist. It’s saying how do we use our academic resources to support or not support the continued occupation of the Palestinian people. It’s really quite simple.”

Rafeef Ziadeh could only reply: “I hope I don’t get sick anytime soon but if I keep hearing this question I might”.

Nebulsi refused to even to address the question. Pappe refused to answer it instead taking the opportunity to claim that Palestinans would be forced to spy for Israel in return for cancer treatment:

My question and the answers last night on accepting Israeli medication.

Meanwhile, Ziadeh refused to accept that BDS was racist saying they were against all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism. Apparently, stating that one isn’t racist is enough evidence in itself these days.

At least on the way out two female students, one wearing a “Free Palestine” badge, told me they had left the event early as they didn’t like the vicious rhetoric about Israel.

More photos:

Pappe last night.

Pappe last night.

Mock Palestinian prisoners outside ULU last night.

Mock Palestinian prisoners outside ULU last night.

47 responses to “Pappe, Nebulsi, Cushman: The Circus of Israel hate sweeps back into British universities.

  1. “At least on the way out two female students, one wearing a “Free Palestine” badge, told me they had left the event early as they didn’t like the vicious rhetoric about Israel.”

    That’s encouraging. As for War On Want, they will trip-up soon. John Hilary will see to that.

    Enjoyed the post as always, Richard.

  2. Jonathan Hoffman

    War On Want’s involvement is completely unacceptable for a Charity and the Charity Commission is being derelict in its duty for failing to censure this Charity for its incessant anti-Israel rhetoric.

  3. It’s a long time I have seen a male wearing a baby-pink shirt – I can’t even remember when they were last in fashion, all I can remember that I didn’t like them the first time around. I think these soft lavender things came and went together with them.

    I’ve scrolled through all Lands End currently has on offer: no baby-pink which makes me wonder whether there is a message in that choice of colour.

  4. ooops – I forgot:

    thank you Richard

    BTW if you keep asking for the microphone at these events you might become notorious and supply AI with a legitimate reason to ban you.


  5. Steve from Raleigh

    I often wonder if someone literally dressed up like the SS and starting shouting Death to All Jews, would these morons stop him? I think they would not.

    • attilathecricketer

      And would any Arabs and Muslims (or Christians for that matter) be allowed a vote in your Greater Israel? Freedom of speech is important and if these people want to debate having a boycott let them. Rich was allowed to go along and debate with them (this time) and has done a good job in showing the flaws in their argument – albeit a slightly daft question and I doubt they manage to make a billion dollars.

      • richardmillett

        Why is it daft to ask boycotters of israel if they would accept life saving israeli medication?

  6. As long as Rafeef Ziadeh refrained from reciting any of her poetry, you appear to have got off relatively lightly! 🙂
    Did she mention that she is a representative of the Palestinian BDS National Committee?

  7. Attila – you appear not to be aware that Arab citizens of Israel have the vote and elect representatives to the Israeli Knesset. Arab members of Knesset are free to attack the government (like any other MK). I would hardly say that free speech is suppressed in Israel.

    • attilathecricketer

      I am aware – I am just caricaturing in the way that Steve is. One of the reasons to support Israel is the relatively free speech in Israel (recent proposed law attacking those supporting the boycott was worrying)
      Rich – you can have a boycott that hits Israel without targeting the good things it produces for the world.

      • richardmillett

        What? So you boycott Israel but not when you might need it yourself? Total hypocrisy.

      • me thinks a little boycott is just as impossible as a little pregnant.

        Yaacov Lozowick put the issue of “a little” very nicely recently:

        if you’re a descendant of the Enlightenment, you’ll easily understand that one can’t be a racist some of the time, one can’t be against equality for women some of the time. You are or you aren’t. If one makes anti-women sttements some of the time, the other times are obfuscation, not nuance.

        Also for the life of me I can’t understand why people not living in Israel as Israeli citizens claim to be entitled to have a right to meddle.

  8. Violent Jew-hatred in the universities, a financial crash and an antisemitic candidate for mayor: London in the 2010s is shaping up to look like Vienna in the 1870s. What price the lessons of history?

  9. Thank you, Richard. Another excellent report for us across the pond.

  10. It would have been a good question had that been an honest debate. But it was not. These are people who have built a complete doctrine and all that interests them is spread it. Listen to Cushman, and you’ll hear a preacher proselytizing. Can you argue with a religion?
    I wouldn’t describe them as “pro-Palestinian” either. All they share with the Palestinians is the belief that Israel was a mistake and must cease to exist and to those people although one of the tenets the conflict is the means rather than the end.

    But they are thin-skinned. They fear to be exposed and ridiculed . And it seems to me that Cushman apologizing for being born a Jew – that’s exactly what he was doing – could for example make some great comedy.

  11. The time-proven tactic of Israel haters.
    If at first you don’t succeed ,LIE,LIE,and LIE again.

  12. The alliance between the Arabs and the left is the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact of our time.

  13. Just to let Pappe, Cushman and Nebulsi know, the Arab world is racist, sexist, poverty stricken, diseased, inbred, filled with religious hatred, ignorant, and celebrates mass murder of woman and children. The Arabs have killed their own with guns, hangings, be-headings, chemical and biological weapons, electrified them, and tortured fellow Arabs to death. Arabs even kill there own woman if there raped or not virgins before they get married. (Honor Killings) Do these Arabs ever take responsiblity? I guess its far easier for the Arabs to blame everyone else for there failures.

  14. Like Germans, Palestinians indoctrinated with notion that Jews are not human
    Since 2001, there were more than 150 homicide bombing attacks against Israeli civilians and another 500 which were stopped by Israeli troops.
    The result was 1557 murder victims and 17,000 maimed Israelis for life.
    No less than 84% of the Palestinians supported the Mercaz Harav yeshiva massacre in 08 in Jerusalem.
    They slaughter Israeli civilians on buses, shopping centers, disco’s, pizzeria’s, hotels, holocaust survivors celebrating Passover.
    Jews are commonly referred to as sons and daughters of pigs and apes.
    Streets in Gaza and Ramallah are named after homicide bombers who tear life from the defenseless Jews to implement the Arabs extermination plans.
    Only the Palestinians could celebrate the murder of the Fogel family and the decapitation of a 3 month old baby.

  15. Jackie Mason did a great video on Youtube called Israel’s Worst Enemy? Liberal Jews! This is a must see to understand Kapos like Pappe and Cushman

    • Roberta Moore

      I am so glad to see I am not the only one who calls the enemy by its name. 🙂
      Thanks Danny Wilson! These vermin are indeed kapos. Traitors to their Jewish brothers and sisters.

  16. to call current day enemies of Israel Kapos is

    a) historically incorrect – these people are not emprisoned in camps – they do whatever they of their free will and choice with no threat whatsoever looming over them. i.e. to call them Kapo is letting them off lightly.

    b) an insult to the victims of real 3rd Reich KZs – using any label any prisoner in a concentration camp was given in current daily life on perfectly free people is a form of disrespect for the incarcerated and/or deterred and/or locked up of back then. The words/labels applied to them should remain theirs and theirs alone. That is the only way to pay homage to their suffering and yes that includes those who suffered from the real Kapos.


    those who use the word freely today as an insult to their adversaries, no matter how evil, are by implication labelling themselves or Israelis inmates of KZs – I can’t imagine that any true friend of Israel aspires to that status.

  17. I agree with Silke. Using excessive language and throwing tantrums is not helping, quite the contrary.

  18. I’m also getting sick of people calling every Jew who attacks Israel Kapo. Thank G-d the Holocaust was a wholly different historical situation. We are not defenseless European Jews being led to gas chambers and I find the implication offensive. It mocks every achievement IDF and other Israel security forces since 1948.

    The well-fed well-paid self hating Jews of our generation are in no danger from anyone, but are trying to harm the Jewish People on a purely voluntary basis. In short, comparing those despicable creatures like Cushman, is unfair to the Kapo themselves!


    Your postings are great, but please cut out the Kapo.

    I’ve asked Roberta to stop using the word, but she seems to consider its use a matter of principle. If you don’t, please try find other ways to attack such people. I think the term Quisling, for example, would be slightly more historically accurate and far less offensive to people like Silke, Sylvia and myself.

    We’re on your side, we really are.

  19. By the way. Who is the guy with the mustache and who does he remind me of?

  20. Joy Wolfe StandWithUs UK

    The problem is just what are we doing to combat this and promote our side of the story
    It is time for all those who support Israel and want to combat the lies to work together to tell the truth about Israel on campus I don’t see any evidence of our leading community organisations planning to hold this type of meeting from a pro Israel prospective raround the UK It should be an absolutely top priority and needs to be effectively funded.

    • Roberta Moore

      What you need is people with knowledge of Islam to defend Israel from Islamic lies. This is precisely what is lacking badly in the community. No one I have spoken to seems to have the basic knowledge on Islam or the enemy we are facing. If you want to combat the lies and tell the truth about Israel and Zionism, you will need first to expose the lies of Islam and face the wrath of angy Muslims.

      If you want my help let me know. I know many knowlegeable people who can do this with their eyes closed, since we have done it so many times…
      “Know thy enemy”.

      • richardmillett

        Roberta, no! This is not about Islam but the extremists interpretation of it. None of us agree with you on this.

      • Over the last couple of days I subjected myself to all 3 of the Reith-Lectures of Eliza Manningham-Buller and at one point she claimed that the British security authorities had received quite often valuable information from Muslim citizens.

        Though I find lots of the wholesale distinctions I read which are made between the evil ones and the “moderates” disturbingly saccharine I think being more specific in one’s accusations might be advisable, especially wholesale insulting the religion may not be really smart. OTOH “we” have along tradition of ridiculing our most sacred stuff, to give up that tradition when it comes to religion (and surely we wouldn’t want Islam to be singled out and thus discriminated against) would be quite a sacrifice to make.

        On the other hand I listened yesterday to a lengthy German radio feature on Osmanic aspirations that had a number of quotes from AtaTürk on Mohammed and Islam which made the Danish Cartoonists seem like model propagandists for PC.

  21. I disagree Joy. In my opinion your top priority should be to combat the real problems facing UK Jewry – namely assimilation, intermarriage, late marriages, low birth rates and lack of any types of Jewish education. These are existential Anglo Jewish problems and their result is a loss of about 1,000 Jews a year. If it weren’t for the British ultra-orthodox community accounting for about 75% of Jewish births the situation would be far worse than that. Truthfully, that is your “side of the story”. Maybe you should be worrying about the growing influence of Islam in the UK and the Antisemitism that often accompanies it.

    I know that that Jewish education and developing family life aren’t as sexy as combating the Iranian nuclear threat or debating the “Two State Solution”, and that solving your problems involves much hard work and sacrifice, but these are your real issues, and it is them you should be worrying about. They should be your top priority.

    • richardmillett

      I didn’t realise that those weren’t being prioritised. One woman can’t do everything, Daniel, and Joy does as much as she can. And Jewish life is stronger here than you think.
      Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

      • Richard,

        You are right and I apologize.

        I was not intending to imply that Joy should be having a thousand children a year to solve all the problems I mentioned above, and if this was what you inferred, then I shall try to articulate more clearly in the future.

        Joy raised the question of priorities in writing:

        “It (hasbara) should be an absolutely top priority…”

        I was not arguing that the issues I raised are not prioritized, though the demographics of all parts of Anglo Jewry (excluding ultra-orthodox) suggest that whatever you guys are doing either isn’t enough or isn’t working. I was combating the suggestion that supporting Israel “..should be an absolutely top priority” and recommending that the ” absolute top priority” be on the problems I mentioned above.

        Richard, I’ve been here a long time and I’m a bit out of touch, so maybe you could help me understand why everyone gets so touchy when I mention these issues. I don’t get upset when you guys debate the various challenges facing the State of Israel including demographics, so why does everyone suddenly either go quiet or tell me to mind my own business when I raise issues like assimilation, ageing, intermarriage, Jewish education, low birth rates, etc in the UK? Are these matters taboo?

      • Joy Wolfe StandWithUs UK

        I was not saying Hasbara is a top priority over other important Jewish survval issues I was saying that within Hasbara that countering the lies, particularly on campus should be the top priority for Zionist activists and organisations
        As the longest serving governor of a jewish Primary school and the immediate past chairman and current vice chairman of Jewish special needs college I try to do my bit both on the Zionist and the Jewish Community front!!!
        What we need is more people willing to come out of the woodwork and help COMMUNTY jEWISH SPECIs

      • Okay Joy, I think we’re in agreement. I guess I took you to literally when you wrote about prioritizing hasbara.

        I’ve expressed this opinion before, but I think that Anglo-Jewry as a collective is almost by nature apathetic and uninterested in “getting active”. They’ll always be wonderful exceptions, like Richard et al, to prove the rule, but they’ll remain exceptions.

        Basically, in every generation the majority of those who really cared about being Jewish moved to Israel. When I look at my old classmates of yesteryear, the ones who cared eventually came. The ones who stayed behind often became very successful in many walks of life, but they cared less about being Jewish than their parents had. Then came their children. Again the youth leaders, Hebrew classes teachers, etc usually eventually came here leaving behind those who prioritized their careers. Over time Anglo Jewry became a sort of “Survival of the Greediest”. Perhaps the community became wealthier, but at what a price!

        I have no simple answer and know that you aren’t all going to move to Israel tomorrow, though the acknowledgement breaks my heart. You seem like someone with a lot of experience and knowledge in these matters and I’d much rather hear your opinions about the challenges facing Anglo Jewry than the Hamas or Abu Mazen.

    • Roberta Moore


      There “problems” you described above, affecting UK Jewry are nothing compared with the problem we face to survive as a nation.

      [Maybe you should be worrying about the growing influence of Islam in the UK and the Antisemitism that often accompanies it.]

      Absolutely agree 100% This is definitely what we MUST really worry about as a priority , before anything else.
      Jews must start learning how to feel proud of being Jews, and fighting back against all prejudice and anti-Semitism.
      I want to see a “Kosher Nostra” kind of Jew in the streets from now on.

  22. It should be known about the liar Pappe, when one of his radical students Teddy Katz wrote a thesis that claimed that a platoon of the Alexandroni brigade of the Hagana had conducted a massacre of Arabs at the town of Tantura in 48.
    Katz claimed Israeli soldiers told him they commited a massacre.
    When word hit the press, the Hagana vets organization sued Katz for libel
    When the tapes of the interviews Katz had with the Alexandroni brigade were checked out, it turned Katz had simply invented the story.
    No soldier on any of the tapes claimed they commited a massacre. Eventually the matter reached a court settlement in which Katz agreed to admit publicly he had lied to further his own agenda and apologized to the vets.

  23. Pappe needs to tell me one Arab country where Jews have rights in it.
    Ooops i forgot the Jews were kicked out of all the Arab countries.
    Even his holocaust denying friend Abu Mazen wants another Jew free state, like Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt and the rest of the Arab countries. Oh wait, i think there are 4 Jews in Iraq!
    Whats interesting about Libya and this supposed new moderate goverment.
    There was one Jew David Gerbi who was kicked out of Libya in 1967 and wanted to return to Libya after Gaddafi was overthrown a few week ago.
    After news of this got out, the Libyans threatened Gerbi’s life and terrorized him out of Libya and Gerbia returned to Italy.
    Here’s an article about this.

  24. How do you know what those two people who left early said when you stayed in your seat till about half an hour after the event finished?!

    • richardmillett

      Because I bumped into them on the way out and asked them if they enjoyed the hate speech and they said they left early because they didn’t like it. Not everyone enjoys hate speech like you obviously do, Jerome.

  25. Roberta Moore

    European children being forced to bow down to Islam…literally

    This is the sickening stuff that is happening in our country. Don’t worry about intermarriage or producing babies yet, worry about eradicating these lies, and forcing schools to teach the children the truth about Islam. These children are being brainwashed and they will be the next generation to grow up and attack Israel with more lies.

  26. Roberta Moore


    [Roberta, no! This is not about Islam but the extremists interpretation of it. None of us agree with you on this.]

    I think you speak for yourself.
    Those who follow Islam as it is stated in the Qu’ran are called MUSLIMS.
    And there is NO extremist interpretation of it at all, there is only the written word of Allah. See below.

    Quran 3:151
    We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust.

    (Those who disbelieve are the Kuffar, i.e. all non-Muslims)

    Quran 8:60
    And prepare against them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to terrorize thereby the enemy of Allah…

    (Enemies or critics of Islam and/or Muhammad = enemies of Allah)

    Quran 8:12
    I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

    Moreover Allah says of those who reject him. Because, Allah has already sentenced them to death.

    Quran 2:191, And slay them wherever ye catch them

    Quran 2:193, And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression

    Quran 2:216, Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you

    Quran 3:28, Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah

    Quran 5:33, The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;

    Quran 9:39, Unless ye go forth, (for Jihad) He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least.

    Quran 25:52, So obey not the disbelievers, but strive against them herewith with a great endeavour.

    How can you make this even more EXTREME?? How can anyone reading this think this is not extreme?

    And I tell you something else, the Hadeeth are even WORSE!

    Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 111:
    Narrated Ash-Sha’bi:
    Abu Juhaifa said, “I asked Ali, ‘Have you got any book (which has been revealed to the Prophet apart from the Qur’an)?’ ‘Ali replied, ‘No, except Allah’s Book or the power of understanding which has been bestowed (by Allah) upon a Muslim or what is (written) in this sheet of paper (with me).’ Abu Juhaifa said, “I asked, ‘What is (written) in this sheet of paper?’ Ali replied, it deals with The Diyya (compensation (blood money) paid by the killer to the relatives of the victim), the ransom for the releasing of the captives from the hands of the enemies, and the law that no Muslim should be killed in Qisas (equality in punishment) for the killing of (a disbeliever).

    Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 38, Number 4348: (scroll down to no.4348)
    Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas:
    A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and disparage him. He forbade her but she did not stop. He rebuked her but she did not give up her habit. One night she began to slander the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. When the morning came, the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) was informed about it.

    He assembled the people and said: I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right to him that he should stand up. Jumping over the necks of the people and trembling the man stood up.

    He sat before the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Apostle of Allah! I am her master; she used to abuse you and disparage you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not abandon her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was my companion. Last night she began to abuse and disparage you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her.
    Thereupon the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood.

    Extremist “interpretation”, Richard? NO! Islam. Pure and simple.

  27. Roberta Moore

    Why is my comment awaiting moderation?

    • richardmillett

      No more criticism of Islam, please. This is not a blog about criticism of Islam. Thank you.

  28. Hmmm…. so let’s not criticise the PSC, the BDS, the pro-Pals, the Neturei karta, and others either. After all, where do you think they get their anti-Semitic / Nazi feelings from?
    If a tree is producing rotten fruit, the whole tree must be uprooted.