Emma Watson Smeared For Supporting Palestine

Megastar actor Emma Watson has been falsely smeared as an anti-Semite by former Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon after posting a pro-Palestine message on Instagram. Here is a striking example of anti-Palestinian racism: of how even expressing mild sympathy with the plight of the Palestinians is portrayed as a grotesque act of hatred.

This is just the latest attack on a public figure expressing sympathy with the Palestinian people - but is it overreach and a sign of weakness by apologists for Israeli occupation? Is this strategy succeeding in marginalising support for the Palestinians - or is support for Palestinian justice greater than ever? And what does it mean for combatting the very real and growing menace of antisemitism across the world?

We're joined by Salem Barahmeh - Executive Director of Rābet by PIPD - live from Ramallah, Palestine; and Em Hilton - co-founder of Na'amod: British Jews Against Occupation.

Also: after the 'Colston 4' are cleared by a jury of criminal damage for their part in toppling the statue of slaver Edward Colston in Bristol, we are joined by one of the vindicated live.

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