Strange Hate with author Keith Kahn-Harris



Time: 6 pm start
Location: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

Meretz UK is delighted to have Keith Khan-Harris speak at our next meeting about his latest much praised and extremely timely book, Strange Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and the Limits of Diversity.

The event takes place on Sunday, 25 August, at the Youth Centre within the JW3 building, Finchley Road, London. We are also very pleased to say that Osama Filali Naji, another past speaker at Meretz UK and the founder/ director of Arab Millennial, will be in discussion with Keith.

Strange Hate particularly investigates the current crisis in the British Labour Party, though also raises themes relevant to Trump’s USA, populism in Europe, Islamophobia and the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

  • Refreshments served, suggested £5 contribution
  • Ticketing via Eventbrite or you can pay at the door
  • Discussion between Keith and Osama followed by questions from the floor
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  • With the support of Hashomer Hatzair Trust UK

More about our speakers

Dr Keith Kahn-Harris is a prolific author, sociologist, commentator and analyst of current affairs. Strange Hate is published by Repeater Books and has received positive reviews. Recently Tablet online magazine published an excerpt from the book under the title The Normal Anti-Semite.

Besides academic posts at Leo Baeck College and Birkbeck, University of London, Keith is an authority on heavy metal music and has written many books on topics raging from Judaism, the British Jewish community and industrialisation to popular youth culture and the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Keith has also written in The Guardian about anti-racism and antisemitism, especially in the British Labour Party; as well as for The Forward, openDemocracy and numerous academic journals.

For more information, see this page.

Osama Filali Naji is a political scientist and commentator who has previously worked as an analyst at the University of BirminghamQuilliam counter-extremism project and Google. He did research for the parliamentary-based NGO, the Arab-Jewish Forum, and appeared alongside Keith Kahn-Harris to discuss the Effect of Brexit on Jews and Muslims, at Meretz UK.

Arab Millennial, which he founded and directs, is a think tank featuring content from experts on Arab societies. Its values are social enterprise, community dialogue, research & development, and global peace. The enterprise has already created an impact on young members of diaspora Arab communities with 400,000 visits to its website each month. Moreover its various analyses, reports, opinion polls, reviews and consulting services have garnered praise from the Washington Post and Harvard University, amongst other institutions.