Ibrahim is a UK-based Palestinian researcher and activist. He received his masters degree in Middle East Studies from Leiden University, specialising in the formation of Palestine since the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
Ibrahim Abul-Essad argues that the police brutality and repression meted out against Palestine activists from the UK to the US following attacks on Gaza, reflects the interests of both countries in maintaining support for Israel’s colonial project.
The lawyer approved by the Union of Jewish Students to lead the investigation into anti-Semitism within the NUS has already made her position clear online, undermining her impartiality, writes Ibrahim Abul-Essad.
The Bradford Literature Festival is once again in the eye of the storm, this time over its sponsorship by pro-Israel groups. This further emphasises the importance of cultural spaces and the solidarity they can serve, writes Ibrahim Abul-Essad.