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Gaza student victory at Exeter University scares Jews


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Gaza-born Malaka Shwaikh, 25, is a PhD candidate in Palestinian studies at the University of Exeter, Devon, UK. Last month she become one of 15 students representatives on the National Executive Council at the National Union of Students (NUS) despite a vicious character assassination campaign by various Jewish groups.

Malaka who organized a protest against British prime minister Theresa May’s invitation to Donald Trump at Exeter, was accused by Jewish Hillel being hypocrite claiming that six of the seven Muslim majority countries banned by Trump administration (Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) have long imposed banned on Jew visitors.

One has to excuse these lying Israeli propaganda pigs as Iran is home to region’s largest Jewish population (35,000) after Israel. Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen also have Jewish communities which are NOT persecuted as African Jews are persecuted in Israel. Beside, Trump didn’t ban Muslims from Saudi Arabia or Israel whom Israeli Jews would love to leave their properties for Europe’s unwanted Jews.

Malaka has been accused of the so-called antisemitism. Being a Palestinian, I’m sure Malaka has more chances of being Semite than 90% of the 13 million world Jewry.

UK’s taxpayers’ funded Israeli watchdog, the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) headed by Gideon Falter, a UK-Israel citizen, continues its vilification of Malaka even after her victory.

I believe the attacks against me have been an attempt to defame my character, particularly as a Palestinian activist and as a Muslim woman. It’s no coincident that they coincide with my election to various positions in Exeter University Student’s Guild,” she says (here).

Last year, UK’s Jewish groups ran a similar campaign against NUS president Malia Bouattia, an Algerian-born Muslim female student.

Malaka Shwaikh is a freelance writer. Her articles have been published at Moment, Mondowiess, Huffington Post, etc. She lives in Sheffield (UK). She graduated with a BA in English literature from the Islamic University of Gaza and a MA in global politics and law from the University of Sheffield in Britain. She describes herself as follows:

As a Palestinian, peace for me means the end of Israeli policies of the occupation of our historical lands, ethnic cleansing, colonization, and racial discrimination that has been continuously condemned by human rights and international law organizations, yet Israel chooses to ignore these calls with full impunity. Peace is by putting so much pressure on this settler colonial state to abide by human rights and international law. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions is one of the tactics that has proved its success to tell Israel that you’re no more immune; the world is watching and looking for a peaceful Globe. I use writing as a way to raise awareness and to express myself. It is good to have approachable platforms that one can use to reach large audiences around the world.

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