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Where are the real journalists? 15 questions for Amnesty

Since Amnesty wrote their Apartheid smear report, most of the questions for Amnesty coming from journalists have legitimised Amnesty’s work. This does not mean that the journalists agree with the contents of the report, but merely that the manner in which it has been reported has given Amnesty credit that they clearly do not deserve. It is worth reading how the Times of Israel’s Lazar … Continue reading Where are the real journalists? 15 questions for Amnesty

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An open letter to Boris Johnson – do not u-turn on antisemitism

Boris Johnson PM I basically have just one question to ask you – are you a man of your word? After all that British Jews have been through over the last few years, after all your promises and supportive words – it seems as if you are about to go back on everything that you promised. You are about to betray British Jews. We all … Continue reading An open letter to Boris Johnson – do not u-turn on antisemitism

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On the matter of Jewish sovereignty, everybody should settle down

This is a piece on the application of Israeli Sovereignty. I am trying to finish a deep (and very secret) research project that has kept me busy for two months, but given some of the recent articles on the subject in the media, I felt the need to pen this: Black cats in dark rooms Decades ago, I remember listening to a Rowan Atkinson stand-up … Continue reading On the matter of Jewish sovereignty, everybody should settle down

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Palestinian refugees and UNRWA – it is time to tell the truth

In May 2016 I spoke at a panel event on the possibility of a two state solution. My talk focused on the key issue of the entire conflict – the reason the ‘Palestinian refugee’ situation can never end. At the time I called for the ridiculous definition of a Palestinian refugee to be thrown into the dustbin of history and for UNRWA to be scrapped … Continue reading Palestinian refugees and UNRWA – it is time to tell the truth

From boycotting Jews to attacking MPs, the bullying thuggery of BDS

By almost any measure of freedom, Israel is a Garden of Eden compared to every single one of its neighbours. The obsession people have with that *TINY* state is simply astonishing. Of all the nations in the world, Israel is the one people want to boycott (BDS)? No less astonishing is the obsession some people have with the *TINY* global Jewish population. You cannot simply … Continue reading From boycotting Jews to attacking MPs, the bullying thuggery of BDS

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The Adalah scam. The farce of the ‘discriminatory laws database’

Adalah is a name you may not recognise. They are an Israeli NGO and are responsible for one of the most important ‘scams’ of the delegitimisation campaign against Israel. Adalah created a database of laws that they claim ‘discriminate’ against the Arab citizens of Israel. There are currently sixty-six laws listed. Whenever you hear the claim that Israel is a ‘racist state’ or that it … Continue reading The Adalah scam. The farce of the ‘discriminatory laws database’

Gaza, Hamas and why I won’t be criticising Israel today

One of the reasons I won’t be criticising Israel today is because I am in London. I am not facing 40,000 rioters sent by Hamas to the Israeli border. Instead I am safely tucked away in a relatively secure part of the globe, with the armies of British enemies pushed back through centuries of brutal conflict. Even in the last two decades many have died … Continue reading Gaza, Hamas and why I won’t be criticising Israel today

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The Corbyn v Jews chess match. Gaining time by doing nothing

Yesterday there was a meeting between the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), Board of Deputies (BOD), and Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party. The Jewish organisations reported that the meeting had been disappointing as Corbyn had failed to meet even the ‘minimum level of action’ necessary. As I wrote last week, these are the opening moves of a game ‘that must be played‘. Neither … Continue reading The Corbyn v Jews chess match. Gaining time by doing nothing

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Islamic war cries heard, as antisemitism runs free on the streets of London

Jerusalem – the capital of Israel Before discussing London, first a quick note about Jerusalem. It is where Israel’s Government sits and is inside Israel’s internationally recognised borders. Israel, as a sovereign state, has every right to name its own capital. So what is the problem here? The responsible nations on the planet should have recognised Jerusalem as the capital decades ago. Unofficially they all … Continue reading Islamic war cries heard, as antisemitism runs free on the streets of London

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The University of Cambridge – teaching ignorance and hate

Universities and ‘free speech’ arguments are back in the news again. This time at Cambridge, with the Evening Standard running a story about the University of Cambridge being ‘slammed by senior academics over a ‘crackdown on free speech’ at a student Palestine event. Social media is also full of a petition, aimed at criticising Cambridge for forcing a change in the chair for the event. … Continue reading The University of Cambridge – teaching ignorance and hate

November 2nd to November 29, Twenty-eight stepping stones to partition

On 2 November 2017 we celebrated the Balfour Declaration centenary. On the 29th November, we celebrate seventy years since UN resolution 181 – the United Nations ‘partition plan’. Looking at much of the discussion over Balfour, there is still clearly misunderstanding over the process that led to the creation of Israel. The Balfour Declaration was a stepping stone, an important point of recognition. Yet the … Continue reading November 2nd to November 29, Twenty-eight stepping stones to partition

Yevsektsiya AND JVL antisemitic boycotts

History repeating: Jewish Voice for Labour, today’s Yevsektsiya

How is this for a fun fact: A small group of anti-Zionist Jews set out to oppose Habima theatre, discredit them, have them boycotted, and remove any official support they received. These people wanted Habima, and their ‘Zionism’ sent packing. Does it sound familiar? It shouldn’t, because those responsible were not ‘Jews for Boycotting Jewish Goods’, they were the communist ‘Yevsektsiya’ and these actions were … Continue reading History repeating: Jewish Voice for Labour, today’s Yevsektsiya

Thomas Suarez antisemitic fraud

Exposing an antisemitic fraud: The case of ‘State of Terror’ by Thomas Suarez

As each page of the Thomas Suarez book, State of Terror, is turned, another horrific statement against Zionists appears. The book was called a ‘tour de force‘ by Ilan Pappé. Jenny Tonge referred to its central ‘truth‘. Publishers Weekly suggested it is ‘an impressive display of historical excavation’. So we (David Collier and Jonathan Hoffman), went digging to see if the Thomas Suarez story ‘held … Continue reading Exposing an antisemitic fraud: The case of ‘State of Terror’ by Thomas Suarez

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The Mandate: From 1919 to civil war, antisemitism and Bergen-Belsen

I have been spending time recently in the British Archives at Kew. I am working on a project (with Jonathan Hoffman) that is due to be published on Sep 4th. It has meant spending time, inside the files that recorded the British view of the events of the Mandate. Engaging with the mindset of those that wrote the documents. This ‘perspective’, and the bias behind … Continue reading The Mandate: From 1919 to civil war, antisemitism and Bergen-Belsen

The myth of Balad al-Shaykh. A massacre that never happened

This is the story of how a small engagement at Balad al-Shaykh, at the start of the 1947/1948 civil war in the British Mandate of Palestine, became the story of a full blown massacre with its own wiki page. I have uncovered documents that reveal the Balad al-Shaykh massacre is little more than part of the bubble of anti-Israel distortion. Here is the report: It … Continue reading The myth of Balad al-Shaykh. A massacre that never happened