An open letter to Hannah Weisfeld, Director of ‘Yachad’. Hannah, I apologise for having to write this letter. I do not care for internal UK Jewish politics nor tend to involve myself in the arguments and machinations that surround it. My stance is and will remain focused on attacking those that delegitimize Israel. You are right when you state nobody can claim a monopoly on … Continue reading Hannah, are we really ‘Yachad’?
I recently responded to a post on a friend’s Facebook page regarding the current security threat in Europe. This is something I do not do very often, Facebook is inherently a ‘family affair’, which means arguing on someone’s personal page, rather than in a dedicated group setting, is like arguing in their lounge. I know many cast this aside, but it is my personal thing, … Continue reading The true level of antisemitism
There is a vote taking place at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Denver tomorrow over the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. I am far more in tune with the BDS movements actions within the UK but having analysed the dedicated boycott website and seen their attempt to deceive the doubters through a Q&A page, it is clear that the method and flawed logic crosses … Continue reading Are Anthropologists that stupid?
For those that haven’t read my writing before, I never shoot from the hip. The bigger the issue, the greater the anger, the longer I require to internalise events before I am able to place my thoughts onto paper. So it is little surprise that it has taken several days to digest the events that took place in Paris last Friday night. Like most people … Continue reading From Jerusalem to New York, to Paris, ‘brothers in arms’
Dear James re: LBC radio – Ignorance and the support of terrorism I have just listened to a recording of yesterday’s show on LBC. I appreciate your role is to stir up trouble, create an emotional response and indeed, I would imagine the more people who talk about your show, both for good and for bad, the better your employers will probably like it. You … Continue reading An open response to James O’Brien at LBC radio
I do tend to write about most of the events that I go to, but walking into a room full of people who do not spend their time spreading lies about Israel is an odd circumstance for me. So despite the serious nature of the BBC Watch events this week, it was a refreshing experience and in an odd way I could relax; I was … Continue reading BBC – Guilty as charged
I didn’t get to go to and see the talk last month by Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice at Gresham College, but having watched the performance on video, I made certain I was going to be there for the second event. Whilst last night’s speech was focused mainly with the events on the Mavi Marmara in 2010, the first speech had been a more general discussion … Continue reading How Gresham College turned history and justice upside down
Last week, in my blog, I addressed a short speech by Gerald Kaufman that included ‘accusations’, that ‘Jewish money’ directs British foreign policy and a statement that Israel has fabricated most of the terror attacks to cover up the murder of Palestinian civilians. The story was covered widely in the Jewish press, both here and abroad, with all of the major Jewish papers covering the … Continue reading Antisemitism in Westminster and nobody cares. More politicians involved.