A realistic look at the Israeli election

Another Israeli election is coming. Let me be absolutely clear – most of what you will read is written from within one of two political world visions Bibi is the demon Bibi is the king The recent piece in the NYT by Thomas Friedman is a good example. Friedman literally drools over the recent coalition whilst spitting venom at Netanyahu. None of this is political … Continue reading A realistic look at the Israeli election

Bristol University submits to Islamists

The University of Bristol submits to the Islamists world vision

It has been a long, difficult and so far unsuccessful fight by Jewish students at the University of Bristol. Professor David Miller has spent much of the last two decades mapping conspiracy theories about ‘Zionist’ power, dressing them as academia – and then teaching them to students. Since serious complaints about him surfaced, he then turned his conspiratorial mind towards the Jewish students themselves – … Continue reading The University of Bristol submits to the Islamists world vision

David Miller

David Miller’s antisemitism – Bristol University shares the blame

David Miller must live in a dark world and his recent comments about Zionism and the Bristol University Jewish Society were outrageous. But none of this is new. Miller has been dripping this type of poison for well over a decade. Given his history, the University of Bristol must take responsibility for having given him a role in the first place. David Miller Before David … Continue reading David Miller’s antisemitism – Bristol University shares the blame

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

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Peter Beinart, a one state solution and the Jewish far-left

Peter Beinart recently wrote an article of Jewish surrender that was published in Jewish Currents. Falling over itself, the New York Times rushed to publish an abbreviated version to ensure the piece was given a much wider audience. Beinart  The thrust of the Beinart argument is simple. Beinart used to believe in a Jewish state – he doesn’t anymore, and as he lives in his … Continue reading Peter Beinart, a one state solution and the Jewish far-left

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Fighting the academic demonisation of Israel in schools

How do you deal with historical distortion in academic  textbooks and propaganda in schools and universities? I would argue that if you want to really fight this fight, then you have to begin by understanding just how widespread the problem really is. (On Wednesday I spoke as part of a panel on anti-Zionist, antisemitic propaganda in schools. The event was organised and chaired by UK … Continue reading Fighting the academic demonisation of Israel in schools

Those pesky Israelis just can’t stop disappointing diaspora Jews

Some UK Jewish papers have already opened the ‘annexation front’, criticising Israel for unilateral action it may be about to take. I promised myself I would stay quiet on this until July – when I expected to be forced to stand up against an uproar from some of the small-but-vocal quarters of the diaspora community. It seems they are so eager to make a noise, … Continue reading Those pesky Israelis just can’t stop disappointing diaspora Jews

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The crypto currency that ridicules and trades on the Holocaust

Some things are too sickening to digest properly, and I can rarely remember being as horrified by an item as I was whilst researching this. Some things cannot be unseen. This exclusive is about a new Crypto currency that turns the Holocaust into a sick trading joke. I am neither pretending to be an expert in crypto-currency nor do you need a working knowledge of … Continue reading The crypto currency that ridicules and trades on the Holocaust

St Anne’s Church in Soho, Miko Peled and an evening with antisemites

In 1656, the 366 year old banning of Jewish people in England began to come to an end. Between 1656 and 1690, approximately 400 Jewish people came to settle in England. Whilst this was taking place – in 1686 – a small plot of land was being consecrated in London by Bishop Henry Compton.  It was to be a Church for the new parish of … Continue reading St Anne’s Church in Soho, Miko Peled and an evening with antisemites

Owen Jones

Owen Jones – please don’t celebrate when people leave the UK out of fear

Owen Jones is not someone I usually bother with. I had him pinned as little more than an immature loud-mouth. As my research was geared towards anti-Zionist movements, I first stumbled across him whilst researching Jeremy Corbyn. In a similar fashion to his relationship with ‘Mr Apartheid‘, (Ben White), Jeremy Corbyn was all over Owen Jones’s timeline in 2012 and 2013. This from Christmas 2012: … Continue reading Owen Jones – please don’t celebrate when people leave the UK out of fear

Ignorance and antisemitism – from Reggie Yates to Kelechi Okafor

As someone who deals with the world of antisemitism frequently, I attack ideas and groups far more than I do individuals. My fight isn’t against people, and if through education, someone who harbours antisemitic views, can be shown the ‘racism’ inherent in their world vision – if we can adjust the lens they view through – then that person is no longer part of the … Continue reading Ignorance and antisemitism – from Reggie Yates to Kelechi Okafor

West Dumbartonshire supports antisemitism

Scottish antisemites in Dumbarton get to throw a public party

From London to Dumbarton, we have to stop the spread of antisemitism. The Barbara Stanwyck smoking advert is probably from the late 1940’s or early 50’s. When I was growing up in the 1970’s, despite a growing understanding of the dangers, you would still see images of the connection between status and smoking. It was still seen as ‘cool’. Non-smokers who avoided the intense peer … Continue reading Scottish antisemites in Dumbarton get to throw a public party

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Apologise for the Balfour Declaration? You are having a laugh

Suddenly everyone wants to talk about a letter written 99 years ago. As Israelis and Zionists worldwide begin the countdown to the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Balfour Declaration, several campaigns have been launched that seek to persuade the British Government to ‘apologise’. The Balfour Declaration was a letter, written by the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild. It is recognised … Continue reading Apologise for the Balfour Declaration? You are having a laugh

Yachad UK

So this is Yachad (UK) – part two: a borrowed ideology

For those who missed the first part of this research into Yachad UK, you can catch up with it here. In the second part of the series, I will look at the core politics and activities of Yachad, and analyse the reason for the frustration and hostility the group generates amongst mainstream British Zionists. In many ways attacking Yachad is exactly what Yachad want you … Continue reading So this is Yachad (UK) – part two: a borrowed ideology

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HGSS, Jewish News and Yachad, shutting the mouths of the London Zionists

A Jewish newspaper in the UK smears a Zionist movement in a badly researched hatchet job, a London synagogue bows down to pressure and cancels a Zionist event. A scene from an antisemitic horror movie? No, this is the actual state of affairs of Jewish London in 2016. Read on for a Beyond the Great Divide exclusive: Questions now need to be asked about just … Continue reading HGSS, Jewish News and Yachad, shutting the mouths of the London Zionists