Pro-Palestinian rapper Lowkey smeared by Zionist group in Cambridge University
The Israeli occupation's lobby has long been pushing against Lowkey for his pro-Palestine activism, and its arms in the United Kingdom have smeared him and prevented his hosting of a talk at the Cambridge University.
A pro-Israeli occupation group has smeared British rapper and activist Lowkey ahead of a planet visit to a renowned British college.
The British artist had given a talk via Zoom arranged by the Palestine Solidarity Society at Cambridge University on March 15.
Titled "The Israel Lobby's War Against You," the talk was meant to take place on campus a week early, but the organizers contacted Lowkey and told him they had postponed the event.
The group announced the postponement, explaining that it was due to "certain last-minute unanticipated logistical challenges."
Dear friends,— Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Society (PalSoc) (@cupalsoc) March 8, 2022
Due to certain last minute unanticipated logistical challenges we are having to postpone this event. We apologise for the short notice especially given the enormous amount of interest that the Cambridge community showed in this event. We will notify you shortly... https://t.co/yIx8grI0L3 pic.twitter.com/RVXN5cjSDe
The reason behind the postponement could have been pressure exerted by the Cambridge University Jewish Society over the visit.
The group had alleged in an email that Lowkey "has repeatedly used unfounded conspiracy theories and harmful arguments about ‘the Israel lobby’ to attack the British Jewish community, often in a way that undermines the lived experiences and realities of Jewish students."
The Cambridge University Jewish Society is among around 70 groups that comprise the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).
The UJS makes plain its commitment to "Israel" in its official constitution, and among its objectives is "inspiring Jewish students to make an enduring commitment" to the Israeli occupation, i.e. practically misguiding Jewish students within the United Kingdom into believing they are obliged to pledge allegiance to "Tel Aviv".
Investigations had concluded that the Israeli embassy in London finances the UJS, which was cited by Lowkey when he commented on the issue, as he said he was "not surprised" that a group with strong connections to the Israeli embassy "came after me this way," as reported by The Electronic Intifada.
"But it's certainly disturbing that, yet again, the Israeli lobby is attempting to prevent pro-Palestinian, anti-apartheid perspectives from reaching uni campuses in the UK."
"UJS, through the Masa Israel Journey program can serve as a gateway to the Israeli occupation forces," the artist underlined, citing two of its programs that directly enlist teenagers into the Israeli occupation forces.
The message sent from the Cambridge University Jewish Society argued that Lowkey's talk title played into a trope that he "has employed against Jewish students," though it did fail to back up their claims of the rapper's hostility toward Jews in any way.
These pro-israel pundits of war & hate keep stabbing the people we love the most & it's backfiring marvellously for the Palestinian cause https://t.co/8gYwiCVW8S— Sarah Wilkinson (@swilkinsonbc) March 20, 2022
Despite his anti-racism activism, he has been regarded as an enemy by pro-Israeli lobbyists due to his usage of his platform as a popular hip-hop artist to educate younger audiences about the Palestinian cause and Israeli racism and discrimination.