Following the release of our Bigots for Palestine report, which found rampant antisemitism on the Facebook page of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), PSC has improved the moderation of its Facebook page, but our questions about institutional Jew-hatred at the organisation have deepened.
Last week, our Online Monitoring Unit identified up 17 antisemitic comments on PSC’s Facebook page. All were removed by PSC within a reasonable timescale and this, unquestionably, is progress. But simultaneously, a troubling new report emerged during this week which provides direct evidence of active antisemitism within the PSC leadership itself.
A painstaking and unequivocal report by David Collier describes members of PSC’s leadership posting Jewish power conspiracy theories. Collier also documents “Rabid conspiracy theory, global Zionist control, rabid antisemitism, numerous links to neo-Nazi sites, right-wing fascist think tanks and of course Holocaust denial” shared amongst PSC supporters.
As we said last week, PSC should not settle for cleaning up its Facebook page but should now turn its attention to cleaning up its movement, starting with the roadshow of lectures by antisemite Jackie Walker, who proposes to explain how “false antisemitism allegations silence the Palestinian voice”.