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Palestine and anti-Semitism workshop held in UK

Hundreds of protesters gather in front of the Israeli Embassy in central London in solidarity with Palestinian people who are holding large "Great March of Return" and "Palestinian Land Day" rallies across Gaza border, in London, United Kingdom on March 30, 2019 [Hasan Esen / Anadolu Agency]
Hundreds of protesters in support of Palestinians are seen in London, UK on 30 March 2019 [Hasan Esen / Anadolu Agency]

EuroPal Forum is co-hosted a workshop entitled "Palestine and Anti-Semitism' in London yesterday.

Held at the P21 Gallery, the event was part of a series that focuses on boosting the skills and competencies of professionals when it comes to their advocacy for Palestine.

"Palestine and Anti-Semitism" is the first in the series which is entitled "Professionals for Palestine", which seeks to ensure a strong understanding of the global anti-Semitism campaign and a robust vocabulary that communicates the issue of Palestine in the most digestible and effective manner.

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Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi and Steve Tiller from the Jewish Voice for Labour addressed participants and discussed the definition of anti-Semitism.

The event comes at a time when pro-Palestine activism is being conflated with anti-Semitism threatening to derail progress made by advocacy groups and leading to talks about Palestine to become a taboo.

In its report on the event, the EuroPal Forum said it "seeks to empower professionals so that they are able to speak and communicate ideas on the Palestine issue without fear and intimidation. In the present climate, such empowerment is vital so that the next generation of leaders in the United Kingdom and beyond do not feel apathetic when it comes to Palestine, but instead are confident enough to articulate their grievances and feelings in an effective manner devoid of accusations being levelled against them."

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