A big lie we are being sold is to suggest the anti-Israel demonstrations on our streets are all about human rights concerns. They say that any support for violence is just an outlier. In reality the opposite is true. Just look: 1. Let’s start with Scotland. Mick Napier is the head of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign. He is the face of Palestinian activism … Continue reading Rotten and extreme from the top down
Yesterday was another day of hate on London’s streets. There had been calls for the demonstrations to be banned – but none of the authorities saw fit to do so. I have been doing this for many years and can see things have visibly become worse. Yet just as the streets in our cities deteriorate – there is a growing counter movement of delusional people … Continue reading The Brits are like turkeys voting for Christmas
All of us are finding it difficult to digest the full horror of what took place just a week ago – and I am no different. I have barely slept since the attack, and I am spending most of my days using my social media platforms to battle for the truth to be heard. But this is not a post about events in Israel. I … Continue reading Our cities and streets are full of haters
It is almost impossible to overstate how far the Guardian has fallen. Once the voice of the liberal left – the paper has turned into a ‘Palestine’ obsessed rag that consistently promotes voices that are attacking British Jews. Just this week we were given yet another example – Haroon Siddique wrote an article about a report attacking the use of the IHRA definition of antisemitism … Continue reading The Guardian attacks the Jews…. again
No people on earth are under the watchful gaze of cameras more than the Jews. On one side, Jewish organisations use cameras for protection – and every Jewish school, every synagogue has a network of CCTV cameras acting as a deterrent. Yet for every camera that offers Jews protection, 100 others are used to demonise them. Social media provides the perfect platform for the viral … Continue reading ‘Jew being bad’ – let the cameras roll
I recently spent a night in Belgium doing some research. As soon as I came out of the Brussels Midi Eurostar station I was confronted with a huge image of the Palestinian flag that had been graffitied onto one of the station walls. I took a photo of the flag – and posted it in a tweet – noting my discomfort. That simple statement of … Continue reading A point or ten about the Palestinian flag
Social media sites such as Twitter portray a wonderful history of a state called Palestine – but first let us quickly remember the truth. The historical facts: For the Islamic world, the area of 19th century Southern Syria was a sparsely populated forgotten backwater with rival clans and nomadic tribes presenting a hazardous obstacle for every trip. The weakening of the occupying power (the Ottoman … Continue reading The colourful Twitter history of Palestine
I lived in Israel for nineteen years. I lost a good friend during the Second Intifada to a suicide bomber who chose to turn a music pub on the Tel Aviv seafront into a scene from a disaster movie. During this time I also tutored a boy of a close family friend – I helped him pass his exams – only to see him murdered … Continue reading So you think Israel should tear down its walls?
Why do those who support and celebrate the murder of Jews always have a queue of people who want to give them money and shake their hands? The Seeds for Development and Culture ‘Seeds for Development and Culture’ (SFDC) is an NGO operating out of Nablus. The Facebook page suggests it has been around since 2012. They claim that SFDC ‘aims to create a positive … Continue reading Sowing the seeds of support for terrorists
During an interview with Israeli ex-PM Naftali Bennett the BBC anchor Anjana Gadgil suggested that ‘Israeli forces are happy to kill children’. This is an antisemitic blood libel reworked for the 21st century. Many complained, the BBC apologised, and the Board of Deputies swiftly accepted the apology. I cannot be the only one who is sickened by this recurring pantomime. Anjana Gadgil’s words may have … Continue reading The BBC blood libel and the shame of a biased media
It was surprising to see a book based on an antisemitic conspiracy theory being given a gushing review by The Spectator. Much less surprising is that ‘Three Worlds: Memoir of an Arab-Jew’, is authored by Avi Shlaim – a Baghdad-born Jew best known for making it his life’s mission to wear his (lucrative) anti-Israel credentials on his sleeve. My response to The Spectator’s review was … Continue reading Three Worlds by Avi Shlaim – a proper review
The Jews were persecuted, dispossessed, and forced out of Iraq. Most turned up as penniless refugees in Israel. This is fact, not opinion – and there is overwhelming evidence to prove that this is true. Yet Spectator Magazine has just published an article that gives legitimacy to a disgraceful antisemitic conspiracy theory – one which claims that it was the result of a Zionist plot. … Continue reading The Spectator falls down an antisemitic conspiracy rabbit hole
The Guardian recently published an article about the Government’s upcoming Boycotts, divestment and sanctions bill. It is a bill that sets out to stop activists damaging community cohesion and subverting the UK’s foreign policy positions, by forcing through local level boycotts. As always the principal target for boycott is the only Jewish state in the world. Supporters of the bill claim that taxpayer funded bodies … Continue reading Muslim Brotherhood? Antisemites? Meet the Guardian’s ‘civil society’.
Today is Nakba Day. It is a day in which social media is flooded with a tsunami of posts about the Arab losses in the 1948/1949 war. If you read one article today related to Nakba Day – I suggest you read this one. In many left-wing circles, the Palestinian Nakba has reached the level of a religious belief. To question it is seen as … Continue reading Things you really need to know on ‘Nakba Day’
For those that are old enough to remember, there was a time when Gazans commuted with ease to work in Israel, and Israelis went shopping in markets in the Gaza Strip. When I first arrived in Israel many of those I worked alongside lived in places such as Beit Lahia or Beit Hanoun (two towns at the northern tip of Gaza). This continued for a … Continue reading The Gaza Strip – always remember how we got here