Omar Barghouti is no stranger to controversy. Born into a Palestinian family but raised in Egypt, he later studied in the US and Israel. In 2005, he became a co-founder of the antisemitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement, that seeks to severe economic and academic ties with Israel, as a prelude to its elimination. Barghouti’s perceived expertise was lauded at King’s College London last Monday, where he was welcomed to discuss “Building an anti-racism front.” He was accompanied by fellow panellists: self-proclaimed anti-Zionist rapper “Lowkey”, NUS Black Students’ Officer Fopa Olaleye, and activist Dan Glass.
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Contributed by 2019-2020 King’s College London CAMERA Fellow Esther Walker.