UK’s student union rebukes officer for Israeli embassy plot

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‘A senior officer in Britain’s National Union of Students has been censured for his role in a pro-Israel propaganda scandal.

Earlier this week, the union’s executive council voted that Richard Brooks had “violated democratic procedures of accountability.” Brooks, a vice president with the union, featured in January’s Al Jazeera documentary on Britain’s pro-Israel lobby.

Undercover footage showed Brooks plotting to oust Malia Bouattia, the union’s overall president and a supporter of Palestinian rights. Brooks made his comments to a reporter, who had been posing as a youth activist with connections to Israel’s embassy in London.’

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