Southern Israel – my journey into hell

On a material level the attacked Israeli communities will rebuild. At some point the houses will be put back together, the streets will be repaired, and apart from an inevitable memorial on site – the external reminders of the October 7 atrocities will be gone. I wanted to digest some of the reality of what took place during the deadly attacks before the rebuilding begins. … Continue reading Southern Israel – my journey into hell

The dangerous lies of our media

Another week, another mass demonstration in London calling for the destruction of Israel. If you disagree with that statement and believe that these are peaceful marches by people who only want a ‘ceasefire’ – then this article is for you. I attended this one, as I have since they started three weeks ago. I turn up, I hear the chants, I take videos, I post … Continue reading The dangerous lies of our media

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A point or ten about the Palestinian flag

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

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The colourful Twitter history of Palestine

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

Seeds for Development and Culture

Sowing the seeds of support for terrorists

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

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Three Worlds by Avi Shlaim – a proper review

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

Nakba Day myths

Things you really need to know on ‘Nakba Day’

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’

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The Gaza Strip – always remember how we got here

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

The lies that MPs tell in Parliament

The lies that MPs tell about Israel in Parliament

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

Hate followed the brutal terror attack of Lucy, Maia and Rina Dee

Hate in the shadow of a terrorist attack

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

No! The Jews were not ‘living happily’ in Arab lands

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

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Challenging the false anti-Israel narrative with facts

“Not all opinions are equal. And some things happened just like they say they did. Slavery happened, the Black Death happened, the earth is round, the ice caps are melting, and Elvis is not alive” -Rachel Weisz (playing Deborah Lipstadt) from the movie ‘Denial’. Jews are facing Orwellian inversions of history. We are witnessing an increase in Holocaust denialism, that can even perversely attempt to … Continue reading Challenging the false anti-Israel narrative with facts

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An open letter to Gary Lineker

To Gary Lineker I am writing this because you recently blocked me on Twitter. I am not an abusive guy, I am not an extremist, I do not spam – and I know what I am talking about. You apparently did not like that I disagreed with your post. You have the right to block whoever you want to, but effectively you just put your … Continue reading An open letter to Gary Lineker

Burning peaceful roots. How UK politicians side with the terrorists

Every now and again the mask of the anti-Israel movement slips to such a degree that even the naive and foolish should be able to see the real face of anti-Israel activism. The ‘rape your daughters’ convoy last year is a good example – even if shamefully the CPS has decided not to prosecute those responsible. The current attempt to silence the NGO ‘Roots’ on … Continue reading Burning peaceful roots. How UK politicians side with the terrorists

Judean Hills - the truth

I told the truth about ‘Palestine’ – and this happened

Two things are key to my outlook – truth and historicity. Being driven by a need for honesty however, does mean that I am not so big on being ‘politically correct’. I believe that following such an ‘unchained’ strategy exposes the weaknesses of the anti-Israel propaganda machine far better than other, more ‘diplomatic’ methods. So on Sunday I put out a simple, factual tweet. I … Continue reading I told the truth about ‘Palestine’ – and this happened