Publishing Left Activists

Resisting Left Antisemitism

The views expressed on this page of the website belong solely to the named author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of No Pasaran Media

Meet Ben M. Freeman

Ben M. Freeman is a Jewish leader, a Jewish thinker, and a Jewish educator

Born in Scotland, Ben is a gay Jewish internationally renowned author, educator and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion specialist focussing on Jewish identity, combatting Jew-hatred and raising awareness of the Holocaust. He came to prominence during the Corbyn Labour Jew-hate crisis and quickly became one of his generation’s leading voice against anti-Jewish racism.

He is the founder of the modern Jewish Pride movement and the author of Jewish Pride. 

Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People is the manifesto of the modern Jewish Pride movement and is the first instalment of Ben M. Freeman’s seminal Jewish Pride trilogy. Inspired by his experiences with LGBTQ+ pride, aims to educate, inspire and empower Jewish people to reject the shame of antisemitism imposed on Jews by the non-Jewish world as well as non-Jewish perceptions of what it means to be a Jew. Enabling them to begin the process of defining their own identities as proud Jews rooted in Jewish experience, Jewish history and Jewish values.

In his follow up,  Reclaiming our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride introduces the contemporary conversation on internalised Jew-hate. Continuing his radical focus on the impact of Jew-hate on Jews, on this groundbreaking work, Ben takes his readers – both Jewish and non-Jewish – on a powerful learning journey that explores the long history of internalised anti-Jewishness. Most importantly, he educates, inspires and empowers his Jewish readers to look inside themselves – with empathy and without shame – to identify their own experiences with internalised anti-Jewishness so they can reclaim their Jewish stories, ultimately moving from prejudice to pride.

As a specialist in the field for over a decade, Ben is a prominent thought-leader on Jewish education, history and identity and carries out speaking engagements all over the world. He is a trained teacher and experienced lecturer designing and facilitating unique learning experiences for both his students, the general public and global organisations.

He has worked with a variety of companies from Facebook to Hollywood studios, such as The Jim Henson Company. His work also includes consulting for Emmy Award winning directors on documentary projects, such as Jews of the Wild West.

Through his work, he aims to educate, inspire and empower both Jewish and non-Jewish people from all over the world.

Ben M. Freeman on Social Media

Arguing Israel is not a white colonialist state because the majority of its Jewish citizens are not-Ashkenazi is an ineffective argument against this accusation.

You are inadvertently arguing that *if* Israel was majority Ashkenazi then it would be a white-colonialist state.

Hamas used the hospital as a base.

Where is your condemnation of that?

Your faux-outrage is as transparent as your hypocrisy.

Cynthia Nixon is racialising Israel as a white state to delegitimise the Jewish right to sovereignty in our indigenous land in the Southern Levant.

She also utilises 'white supremacy' as it is an acknowledged evil, and in applying it to Israel in this way - "a whole *other

Nine months ago, the lives of Jews changed forever. There is a before-October 7th and an after-October 7th.

We are still trying to process what the 'after' will look like for us, especially in the diaspora. Whatever happens, we are a strong, proud people. We will prevail.
...
Am

For all the people celebrating Jean-Luc Melenchon's victory.

He has a long history of Jew-hate. Here are some - but certainly not all - examples:

For over a decade he has attacked Representative Council of Jews of France (CRIF), in one instance arguing they believe themselves

I am sure that Jews all over France, indeed all over the diaspora, are thinking, ‘thank God for Israel’.

We are the luckiest Jews in 2000 years to live in the time of Jewish sovereignty in our indigenous land.

Rooted in populism, France rejected one set of extremists, in favour of another.

No one should be celebrating.

How an egregious lie is born and then spread like a wildfire on @X in 4 steps and with screenshots of all accounts who jumped on this lie to deliberately spread it and make viral. I am talking about “Lancet has published an article proving there are more than 186,000 death in

It was worrying that the far-right National Rally and Marine Le Pen seemed on track to win the French election.

It seems equally worrying that the far-Left New Popular Front has won in the exit polls (even if it doesn't have enough seats to form a majority).

UPCOMING EVENTS

13 Sep
Outcast: How Jews Were Banished From the Anti-Racist Imagination.
15 Jun
“Outcast” online book launch
07 Jan
Book Signing
Signing his latest release
31 Dec
Example Event

RECOMMENDATIONS

PODCASTS, VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Interview

Antisemitism: Why Does it Persist?

BLOG POSTS