Written by Richard Millett
It’s with great sadness I have to write this piece. Having attended hundreds of anti-Israel events throughout London and beyond for 10 years I have never been hit. I have been threatened repeatedly but never thought someone would follow through. Last night that changed at SOAS, where I’m also an alumnus.
Last night Prof. Gilbert Achcar hosted a film (‘The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States’) narrated by Roger Waters.
About 275 people were in the auditorium, few of whom were students let alone students from SOAS. It was a publicly advertised event so anyone can just walk in off the streets; a security nightmare itself in these times.
The film lasts 80 minutes and contains multiple scenes of dead and…
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