More about Asa Winstanley

“A star of true and honourable journalism” — Abdel Bari Atwan, iconic Palestinian journalist

“An excellent journalist speaking out about Israeli crimes against Palestinians” — Hala Jaber, former senior Sunday Times correspondent

One of the UK’s top investigative reporters” — Matt Kennard, author of Silent Coup

Originally from south Wales, Asa Winstanley began visiting Palestine at the end of 2004, volunteering with the human rights defenders of the International Solidarity Movement. He ended up working in the occupied West Bank until 2007 and has returned many times since.

Media coordinator for the ISM, he later wrote for the Palestine Times, the first Palestinian English-language daily newspaper published in the occupied West Bank.

He has written for The Electronic Intifada since 2009 and has been an associate editor since 2012. He is the author of Weaponising Anti-Semitism: How the Israel Lobby Brought Down Jeremy Corbyn (OR Books, May 2023).

ISM activist Asa Winstanley dodging an Israeli army sound grenade in Bil’in village circa 2006.

He is regularly invited onto podcasts and YouTube channels to talk about Palestine, the Israel lobby and geopolitics.

Appearances have included BreakThrough News, The Chris Hedges Report, Danny Haiphong, The Katie Halper Show, By Any Means Necessary, The East is a Podcast, Unauthorized Disclosure, Ben Norton, Not the Andrew Marr Show and Palestine Declassified.

He’s written for many other publications over the years, including Declassified UK, Middle East Monitor, Middle East EyeThe National, and Jacobin.

He is a member of the National Union of Journalists.