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Hilary Aked

Hilary Aked is a London-based researcher and freelance journalist currently writing their PhD which examines the pro-Israel lobby in the UK.

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After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

06 December, 2017

Comment: Israel's support for Trump's embassy move would expose its 'desire for peace' as a lie, writes Hilary Aked.

May vs Corbyn on Britain's failing counter-terrorism policy

31 May, 2017

Comment: The 'Prevent' strategy divides the United Kingdom, with Conservatives wanting to bolster a policy which critics say is both Islamophobic and counter-productive, writes Hilary Aked.

May vs Corbyn on Britain's failing counter-terrorism policy

29 May, 2017

Comment: The 'Prevent' strategy divides the United Kingdom, with Conservatives wanting to bolster a policy which critics say is both Islamophobic and counter-productive, writes Hilary Aked.

Worlds apart: Labour and Tories on Syria and beyond

24 April, 2017

Comment: With a UK general election just six weeks away, Hilary Aked takes a look at the gulf separating Britain's two major parties on foreign policy in the Arab world.

The 'A' word: Is Israel's censorship strategy sustainable?

23 March, 2017

Comment: Israel and its allies will need to engage in ever more outrageous censorship to keep a lid on the burgeoning criticism of it, writes Hilary Aked.

UK government's moves to outlaw BDS are unethical

22 February, 2017

Comment: Hoping to cosy up to Israel in a post-Brexit Britain, the UK government has moved to make local councils' boycott of Israeli companies illegal, writes Hilary Aked.

It's time for transparency on Friends of Israel donors

01 February, 2017

Comment: Calling for transparency is about democratising UK politics. It should be the rule for everyone from arms dealers to pharmaceutical and energy companies, writes Hilary Aked.

Smears and astroturfing: UK Israeli embassy's techniques revealed

10 January, 2017

Comment: Shai Masot's unguarded comments suggest that Israel's UK 'grassroots' are actually more 'astroturf'; operating effectively as front groups for Israeli state power, writes Hilary Aked

Merkel's burqa ban: Germany not immune to populism

08 December, 2016

Comment: The German chancellor's endorsement of a ban on full face veils is an attempt to claw back votes amid rising right wing populist sentiment in Germany, writes Hilary Aked.

For 'alt-right', read 'white supremacy'

30 November, 2016

Comment: Discussion of the 'alt right' and a fixation on figures like Spencer is distracting from more pressing threats on the horizon, writes Hilary Aked

Post Trump, can Europe's far right be stopped?

18 November, 2016

Comment: The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the world. But the after-shocks in Europe could be almost as momentous, writes Hilary Aked

Why Israel fears Black Lives Matter

27 October, 2016

Comment: Black Lives Matter's solidarity with Palestinians and support for BDS fits into a wider programme of progressive politics that is beginning to rattle Israel, writes Hilary Aked.

Hilary Aked
Hilary Aked

Hilary Aked is a London-based researcher and freelance journalist currently writing their PhD which examines the pro-Israel lobby in the UK.

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