Disgraced academic David Miller says Jewish schools are ‘radicalising pupils’

The former Bristol professor named four Jewish schools as places where ‘kids are being radicalised by racist ideology’


Ex-Bristol University professor David Miller has been expressing hostile views towards Israel for over a decade. (Photo: Screenshot via Left Legal Fighting Fund)

Three Jewish primary schools and one Jewish secondary school have been targeted on social media by notorious anti-Israel activist, David Miller.
The schools, which the JC has decided not to name, were outed as “Zionist” in a lengthy tweet posted by Miller on Wednesday.

The disgraced former Bristol University professor is outraged that Jewish schools support Israel: “I am afraid it's not just in 'Israel' that Jewish kids are being radicalised in the racist Ideology of Zionism. It's happening in the UK too. There are actually schools in the UK which openly declare that they are ‘Zionist’” the furious post reads.

Miller appears to have trawled through the websites of several Jewish schools, searching for material that links Jewish institutions with the Jewish state. He has shared screenshots identifying the schools to his 58,000 followers.

“Kids up and down the country are being forced to sing the Hatikvah [...] This is both child abuse and a national security threat,” the anti-Israel agitator wrote.

Miller condemned one school for naming its houses after influential Zionists and he is outraged that "there is a primary school that says 'we are a Zionist school which supports the State of Israel'.”

He said that “perhaps the worst case” of Zionism in schools was a Jewish school with Muslim pupils which sang Hatikvah in assembly. “Being forced to sing the 'national' anthem of a hostile foreign state which is inherently racist and genocidal is not OK,” Miller wrote.

Zionism is the belief in the existence of the State of Israel and is a view supported by the vast majority of Jews in the UK. Last year, the Institute for Jewish Policy Research found that 63 per cent of British Jews identified as Zionist while only 8 per cent said they were anti-Zionist.

A spokesperson for the CST said: “We have spoken to all the schools involved to reassure them and we urge parents to ignore Miller’s extreme provocations.”

Last month, a different Jewish primary school in north London was targeted by Miller in a rant published on the English website of the pro-Iranian Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen.

In the post, Miller stated: “Zionist groups and organisations need to either disband, or immediately disaffiliate from the Zionist movement, and ordinary decent British citizens can help that process by having nothing to do with Zionist firms and groups until they do the decent thing.”

The North London primary school, Miller wrote, “appears to be a Zionist indoctrination centre. Let’s remind ourselves that this is a school for Jewish children aged 5-11, and the school appears to directly foster indoctrination and radicalisation of the young children who attend.”

After Miller posted the school’s address it was forced to take on additional security measures and sought advice and support from the Community Security Trust.

At the time, the Education Secretary Gillian Keegan was understood to be deeply concerned.

Miller told the JC: “I simply reported on material publicly available on the schools’ own websites. 

"Parents sending their children to Zionist schools should save their faux outrage for their meetings with social services and counterterrorism police.

“Such histrionics will not wash with fair-minded Britons, who see clearly that the genocide in Palestine is supported by a global infrastructure of fake charities, extremist schools and yeshivas, political lobby groups and arms factories.

“In time, such institutions will be dismantled or entirely de-Zionised as deemed appropriate. By delaying that process, Zionist fanatics in the UK are endangering Jewish communities and tying the fate of those communities to an illegitimate state project steeped in the blood of millions, which is unravelling before our eyes.”

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