You be the judge: David Miller in his own words

The JC rounds up some of David Miller’s most inflammatory comments on Jews and Zionism


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

“The facts: 1. Jews are not discriminated against. 2. They are over-represented in Europe, North America and Latin America in positions of cultural, economic and political power. 3. They are therefore in a position to discriminate against actually marginalised groups.” August 2023

​“Zionist forces killed their own people on October 7. Zionist propaganda (also known as Hasbara) has suggested that Palestinian resistance forces were responsible for their deaths, but the narrative doesn’t add up.” November 2023

​“Even chicken soup is a Zionist plotOf course Israel have sent people in to target that, to deal with that. Particularly through interfaith work Pretending Jews and Muslims working together will be an apolitical way of countering racism. No, it’s a Trojan horse for normalising Zionism in the Muslim community. We saw it in East London Mosque for example, where East London Mosque unknowingly held this project of making chicken soup with Jewish and Muslim communities coming together. This is an Israel-backed project for normalising Zionism in the Muslim communities.” June 2020, speaking to the Labour Left Alliance

​“Pears property company was voted by a BBC show some years ago as the worst landlords in the country, living up to the stereotype of the Jewish landlord.” January 2024, Palestine Declassified

“If you are not Jewish, do not be cowed by racial supremacists who want to hector you into political subservience. Judeophobia barely exists these days. Educate yourself about Zionism and the tactics used by its adherents.” August 2023

“The Zionist movement prioritises the radicalisation of Jews outside occupied Palestine, so they become enthusiasts for, promotors of, and participants in, genocide. They try and recruit young Jews from the US, UK and elsewhere to join the occupation forces as well as to join what Zionist professor Ruth Wisse called the ‘army of words.’ The role of this army is Hasbara, propaganda to misinform and lie about the genocide and to play the victim. This is Zionism.” November 2023

“What we see across Hollywood and the cultural industries is a closing of ranks by the people in charge, and the people in charge of almost all these companies are Zionists.” December 2023, Palestine Declassified

“The Zionist movement cannot be negotiated with. It must be defeated Now we need to spread the campaign to #DismantleZionism all around the world - wherever the Zionist movement raises its ugly head.” February 2024

“[Israel] was by definition a racist endeavour, there’s no getting away from that. I say that in cognisance that to say something that I’ve just said is regarded by lots of people as being antisemitic. It isn’t.” November 2018, “How to stand up against intimidation at campuses” seminar

Share via

Want more from the JC?

To continue reading, we just need a few details...

Want more from
the JC?

To continue reading, we just
need a few details...

Get the best news and views from across the Jewish world Get subscriber-only offers from our partners Subscribe to get access to our e-paper and archive