The antisemites and their defenders

The obsessions of Antisemites Most people do not understand antisemitism at all. The question “what did he say that was antisemitic” is one almost immediately encountered when challenging antisemites. But antisemitism is not just about individual acts – anti-Jewish hatred is a mindset. The antisemite carries a grossly distorted view of how things work. To an antisemite the world would be much better if only … Continue reading The antisemites and their defenders

The truth behind the anti-Israel ‘Apartheid’ smear

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has just taken its latest steps towards using the Apartheid smear to delegitimise Israel. Everybody with an ounce of sense knows that there is no Apartheid in Israel. And this certainly includes those who have needed to butcher and mash-up several definitions in order to write lengthy reports that argue the opposite. Two minutes of walking through Israel’s … Continue reading The truth behind the anti-Israel ‘Apartheid’ smear

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Irish media is helping to spread antisemitism

The Irish Times has just produced yet another rancid article attacking Jews. This in the same week that Ireland’s ‘bestselling’ political magazine ‘the Phoenix’ was busy spending its time smearing those Jews that fight antisemitism. When we look for a central pillar of Ireland’s widespread antisemitism, we really have to look no further than the Irish media. When it comes to Israel, the people of … Continue reading Irish media is helping to spread antisemitism

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What type of Jews do we want to be?

This article was originally posted on my blog at the Times of Israel on 6 Dec 2021. Over the last few days we have been witness to two key events involving attacks on Jews that were captured with clear video footage. The first was an attack on a busload of Jewish children in the heart of London’s shopping district, a group that was out celebrating … Continue reading What type of Jews do we want to be?

We have planted trees in Israel for those who help fight antisemitism

Before we were rudely interrupted by a pandemic, I ran a campaign asking British Jews to put forward names of those who they feel are standing by them in the fight we face against rising antisemitism. They also donated, to honour those fighting with trees being planted in Israel in their names. Forty trees in total have been planted and this week a certificate has … Continue reading We have planted trees in Israel for those who help fight antisemitism

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An open letter to Sally Rooney – on the boycott of Israel

Sally Rooney, I understand from the recent publicity that you are engaged in a boycott of Israel. Let’s be frank, the manner in which the story originally came out was a bit of a mess wasn’t it – because it painted you as someone who was boycotting Hebrew, rather than just Israel. Following this initial negative publicity, I am certain that the key players of … Continue reading An open letter to Sally Rooney – on the boycott of Israel

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What if… it wasn’t Ireland? The awful truth about the antisemitism report

On Thursday I published an indepth study into antisemitism in Ireland – much of it disguised as anti-Zionist activity. This is Ireland’s shame. These are the facts: The report was based on years of research. The report contains 760 footnotes that provide concrete evidence to support the findings. It exposes Irish politicians who have shared blatant fake news stories. Shows Irish politicians have also like … Continue reading What if… it wasn’t Ireland? The awful truth about the antisemitism report

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Reject Antisemitism – an open letter to all the Lancaster City Councillors

A copy of this letter was sent to all the Lancaster City Councillors   To the Lancaster City Councillors This letter is about the anti-Israel motion you recently passed. I have seen the motion, read the minutes and watched the video of the ‘debate’. I wish to keep this letter short, and there are far too many issues to address – so I will just … Continue reading Reject Antisemitism – an open letter to all the Lancaster City Councillors

Elbit – Meet the six Palestine Action activists charged with criminal damage

It is important to state that at this point – these people have just been charged with criminal damage and are awaiting a possible trial. The activists claim their action is ethically justifiable. No guilt can yet be assumed. Yesterday six activists from Palestine Action were charged with criminal damage after their attack on the Shenstone offices of the Israeli company Elbit on Tuesday. It … Continue reading Elbit – Meet the six Palestine Action activists charged with criminal damage

BOYCOTTING JEWS

Boycotting Jews is nothing new. It is as old as antisemitism

Boycotting Jews is nothing new, and in order to protect the current mutation (the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement), antisemites are hiding behind a massive straw man argument about personal freedoms. From persecution to boycotting Outside of the Old Testament, early Jewish history is difficult to piece together. The earliest tribal leader that told his clan not to deal with the Hebrews is lost to … Continue reading Boycotting Jews is nothing new. It is as old as antisemitism

Canadian research house EKOS spews a twisted anti-Israel survey

Ekos Research Associates is a social and economic research company in Canada run by Frank Graves. They have just put their name to some rather vicious anti-Israel propaganda. Lies, manipulation and EKOS Long before anyone in the UK knew who I was, I put a comment under a Tony Greenstein blog pointing out a truly glaring factual error. Greenstein’s response was to delete my comment. … Continue reading Canadian research house EKOS spews a twisted anti-Israel survey

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The Jew-hating shame of Scotland and their lazy media

Friday evening. It was in the 72nd minute of a game between Israel and Scotland in the Nation’s League. Israel had a throw-in deep in the Scottish half. There was an quick one-two between the Israeli number seven and their number nine. Goal! And the score was 1:1. No this is not going to be a post about football, but that move, slicing apart the … Continue reading The Jew-hating shame of Scotland and their lazy media

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As toxic an event about free speech and antisemitism as you will ever see

I have sat through many toxic events in my time, but even for me yesterday was something special. A gathering of no less than four of the Labour party’s ‘antisemitism’ stars, Chris Williamson, Jackie Walker, Tony Greenstein and Mark Wadsworth. As an additional bonus they had a special American panel member – the conspiracy theorist and anti-Zionist rock star, Max Blumenthal. It could have been … Continue reading As toxic an event about free speech and antisemitism as you will ever see

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The Methodist Church promotes antisemitic conspiracy theorist

The Methodist Church, the fourth largest Christian Church in Britain, are actively promoting an antisemitic conspiracy theorist as one of their key readings on the subject of Israel. There are six thousand Methodist churches and a total membership of approximately 330,000 people. Globally the community number 70 million. My own experiences with the Methodist Church have been far from comforting. Anti-Israel propaganda events at Hinde … Continue reading The Methodist Church promotes antisemitic conspiracy theorist

Interfaith Chester

The Catholic Church, Interfaith and the Antisemites

This weekend Chester saw an Interfaith event – at least on paper it did. In reality what took place in the North-West is part of a particularly insidious antisemitic attack. Those responsible are a group called ‘Interfaith for Palestine’. The people behind Interfaith for Palestine created a Facebook page and a website in spring of 2019. This week they held a two-day conference. The programme … Continue reading The Catholic Church, Interfaith and the Antisemites