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
On the 20th April 2023 several British MPs turned the Houses of Parliament into an anti-Zionist, Israel-bashing chamber. A house of antisemitic lies. This took place just 13 days after the brutal Palestinian terrorist attack that killed three British/Israeli citizens, Lucy, Maia and Rina Dee. MPs have a responsibility, and spreading blatant lies about Israel spreads antisemitism, which in turn poses dangers to British Jews … Continue reading The lies that MPs tell about Israel in Parliament
Make no mistake, the only reason I am here to write this report is because yesterday the police managed to stop those who were trying to get at us to cause us harm. Of all the antisemitic, hate-filled gatherings that take place in the UK, the annual Al Quds march sits at the very top of the pile. The Ayatollah’s UK fanbase may have had … Continue reading Al Quds 2023 – London’s annual march of hate
Whenever they occur terrorist attacks are met with global sympathy – except of course when they happen to Jews in Israel. But even for those of us who have become used to the blatant double standards, loaded headlines, and insincere commentary that regularly accompany these tragic events, the raw hate that we saw following the tragic events of last Friday still took us by surprise. … Continue reading Hate in the shadow of a terrorist attack
This is a post that I felt compelled to write but that will make me no friends – on any side. I had originally intended to maintain complete radio silence over the current situation – as is generally my strategy on internal Israeli affairs. Others suggested that given the noise in the UK Jewish community – I shouldn’t remain silent. So here it is – … Continue reading A short ‘what on earth is going on in Israel’ – the Judiciary post
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” (source unknown, but often attributed to Mark Twain). The ‘success’ of ‘Palestine’-related myths provides excellent examples of how we are surrounded by Orwellian inversions of truth. From the Guardian and the BBC to the Washington Post and NYT, the mainstream media are all likely … Continue reading Just where on earth was ‘Palestine’?
On Friday 27 January 2023, at about 8:15pm, a Palestinian terrorist murdered seven people outside a synagogue in Neve Yaakov, a neighbourhood of Jerusalem. This was a cold-blooded, inexcusable, and targeted terrorist attack against innocent civilians. Yet whenever Jews are murdered just for being Jews – the media has a long history of twisting events or making excuses for the terrorists that set out to … Continue reading Jerusalem, dead Jews – and a history of media excuses
According to the anti-Israel narrative, Jews and Arabs lived peacefully together – until of course the ‘Zionists’ arrived to spoil the ‘beautiful’ relationship. This is one of the most offensive rewrites of history. It may be true that the Jews had a worse time in Europe – a deflective phrase I have even heard academics use – but let’s face it, is the industrial slaughter … Continue reading No! The Jews were not ‘living happily’ in Arab lands
We all know that Jew-hate spreads in the Twittersphere, but nobody touches on how much of it is there. Nor do people draw comparisons between the level of ‘anti’ activity, and the level of ‘pro’ that seeks to answer it. As a quintessential minority group, Jews are drowned out on social media, and because these platforms operate on algorithms that reward ‘popularity’, Jewish people are … Continue reading How the Twittersphere spreads antisemitism