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The Palestinian Flag as a Tool of Oppression

  • Euan Philipps


The outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Hamas in May 2021 encouraged a wave of protests against Israel’s actions across the United Kingdom. What was the explicit and implicit meaning of these protests, what was their impact and what can they tell us about antizionist antisemitism? This paper assesses the way the signifiers of the pro-Palestinian movement convey aggressive antisemitic meanings across a range of platforms, not only causing significant distress to Jewish communities but also misrepresenting a complex con­flict, which, in turn, hampers the prospects of a workable peaceful solution.

Published Online: 2022-01-12
Published in Print: 2021-12-01

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