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StandWithUs UK are appalled to see antisemitic slogan projected onto Big Ben

23 February 2024

StandWithUs UK are appalled to see that the genocidal slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” was projected onto Big Ben during the Parliamentary debate about the Israel-Hamas war.

Big Ben, an iconic British monument that represents British democracy has been spoiled by this abhorrent chant which calls for a state of Palestine at the expense of Israel, the only Jewish state in the world.

Whilst British MPs are increasingly speaking about fears for their safety due to hateful mobs and threats, iconic symbols of this country are abused with these antisemitic slogans. 

About StandWithUs UK:

StandWithUs is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organisation that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism. Founded in 2010, StandWithUs UK has become a recognised support system and leading resource for students on UK campuses. We empower and energise students and communities with leadership training and educational programmes on both school and university campuses. StandWithUs informs through social media, printed materials, digital platforms, film and newsletters. The StandWithUs flagship Emerson Fellowship programme seeks to raise students into future leaders, equipped to stand strong in the face of antisemitism and anti-Zionism. We believe in the right of the Jewish People to self-determination in their historic homeland of Israel. We educate the facts in an unbiased and holistic manner, with an open mind, reflecting on views from all sides of the political, social and humanitarian spectrum whilst promoting peace. StandWithUs UK believe the current discourse surrounding Israel on campus all too often crosses the line between legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies and the dangerous, mainstream, antisemitic rhetoric which stands contrary to the IHRA definition of antisemitism. We work to educate on that distinction, encourage civil discourse on legitimate criticism of Israel, and to fight antisemitism wherever it emerges.


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