Inside the toxic group that called on Brits to root out 'Zionists'

Flyer was was made by Key 48, a campaign group founded by the Palestine Society at the University of Westminster


A poster calling on Britons to campaign for their “Zionist” colleagues to be sacked was produced by a radical student group that has praised terrorists, the JC can reveal.

The flyer, which sparked outrage last week when it was posted by the Brixton Palestine Solidarity Campaign, read: “Is your co-worker a Zionist? Is your teacher/lecturer a Zionist? Campaign for them to be fired. Zionism justifies the genocide of Palestinians, do not tolerate it. Enough is enough.”

The image was created by Key48, a campaign group founded by the Palestine Society at the University of Westminster — the alma mater of at least seven members of the Isis terror group, including infamous beheader “Jihadi John”.

In 2021, Key48 lauded terrorists including would-be bomber Fatima Bernawi, who attempted to blow up a Jerusalem cinema in 1967 because it was screening a film about the Six-Day War.

When awarded a military “star of honour” by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmood Abbas in 2015, Ms Bernawi hailed the plot as a success because it inspired “fear throughout the world”.

In a 2021 post meant to mark International Women’s Day (IWD), Key48 wrote: “Fatima was the first female Palestinian guerrilla fighter, the first Palestinian woman to organise a paramilitary operation against Israel, the first woman to join the armed struggle against Israel and the first female Palestinian political prisoner.”

Also honoured by Key48 for IWD was Rasmea Odeh, who was jailed by Israel in 1969 for her role in a number of terror bombings. In one supermarket attack, nine were injured and two Hebrew University students killed. Ms Odeh — who insists she only confessed under torture — was jailed for life but was freed in a 1980 prisoner exchange. Key48 hailed the convicted attacker as “a prominent freedom fighter” who engaged in “courageous work for Palestinian liberation”.

In December last year, Key48 posted a series of lurid claims about Israel’s alleged involvement in a “global paedophile network”.

Discussing child abuser Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante Ghislaine Maxwell, they wrote: “Ghislaine also chose to go into hiding in ‘Israel’ due to her and Epstein’s work with Mossad, and her father’s ties to the settler colony.”

University of Westminster Palestine Society previously came under fire after participating in protests against anti-radicalisation measures on campus. In 2018, 30 protesters demanded the sacking of interfaith adviser Yusuf Kaplan over his involvement in the government’s Prevent scheme.

The Palestine Society ran an eight-hour “protest workshop” in which attendees declared “I hope he dies”, an undercover Daily Mail reporter discovered.

Alex Hearn, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, which helped expose Key48, said its activities “operating from the heart of Westminster University, are a damning indictment of how academic institutions still harbour anti-Jewish racism. It is unsurprising that many Jewish students may feel unsafe.”

The University of Westminster said: “The university is deeply concerned to hear the views that the JC alleges have been expressed by some of our students. There is no place for antisemitism in our community.

"We are working closely with and will continue to work closely with our Jewish Society to support Jewish students on any areas of concern. Recent feedback… from our Jewish Society has been highly positive.”

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