Episode #05 (Jewish Voice for Labour, Antisemitism, Balfour Declaration, Theatre Production – My Name Is Rachel Corrie)

In this week’s episode we talk to Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi from the new progressive Jewish organisation, Jewish Voice for Labour about the following issues:

Part 1

  • The origins of Jewish Voice for Labour, the challenges it faces and the key aims for the organisation (http://www.jvl.org.uk).
  • Antisemitism: A very real problem in our society but do false accusations undermine the challenge to tackle it effectively?
  • Jewish voices within the Labour Party.
  • Balfour Declaration – Who were the individuals behind it and what have the consequences been for Palestinians and Jews?
  • Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (https://bdsmovement.net).

Part 2

My Name Is Rachel Corrie – Omar talks about a play that focuses on Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old American peace activist killed by a soldier from the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) in his bulldozer in March 2003.

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