Hilary Aked is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath, researching the pro-Israel lobby in the UK. A freelance researcher and journalist for Spinwatch, she is co-author of ‘Giving peace a chance? The Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre’ (2013) and ‘The Henry Jackson Society and the degeneration of British neoconservatism: Liberal interventionism, Islamophobia and the ‘War on Terror’” (2015). She previously studied at the University of Oxford and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Published in: HomeThe undeniable overlap: right-wing Zionism and Islamophobia
A considerable faction of right-wing Zionists, of the sort who have long dominated pro-Israel politics, are often...
Taking racism seriously: Islamophobia, civil liberties and the state
Racism and Islamophobia are driven by the practices of the powerful. Self-proclaimed 'liberals' need to know this.
Published in: openSecurityThe five pillars of Islamophobia
Vague categories like ‘extremist’ and ‘radicalisation’ are trawling Muslims in a very large ‘counter-terrorism’ net.
So much for free speech: Southampton University and the pro-Israel lobby
If our universities can’t stand up to the Israel lobby and uphold free speech, how will the international community...
The UK’s pro-Israel lobby in context
The pro-Israel lobby is not only important in the US, but is a transnational phenomenon, fostered by transnational...
BBC bias? Reporting on Israel and the Palestinians
When it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict, both lobbies claim that the Corporation is 'on the other side'. Is...