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Trumps vision: knocking the Palestinian cause off its perch

For two days now, there have been a stream of articles calling Trumps ‘peace plan’ everything from a conspiracy to Apartheid. Quite a few of the ‘predictable’ politicians from the UK and US have bitterly attacked the initiative. Judging by Emily Thornberry’s comments in parliament it seems that many of them are unlikely to even have read the American ‘vision’ before calling those involved with … Continue reading Trumps vision: knocking the Palestinian cause off its perch

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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

Marching with (and stopping!) terrorist supporters in London in 2017

It is 3pm on June 18th 2017.  I am in disguise, wearing a keffiyeh that is necessary to cover my face. I want to infiltrate the Al Quds Day march and the only way I can participate is to remain unrecognised.  I stand next to the terrorist flag of Hezbollah. The stewards are on the lookout for people like me, and although I am quickly … Continue reading Marching with (and stopping!) terrorist supporters in London in 2017

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Bare faced lies, distortion and propaganda at the SOAS centenary talk

Last night 9/3/2017, I had an invite to two very different events. The first, an event at UCL hosted by the UCL Israel Society, with Mohammed Zoabi. The second, part of the SOAS centenary lecture series, with a talk by ‘renowned human rights lawyer’ Raja Shehadeh. As it was, I chose to see both, an upside to the new trend of live streaming. This a … Continue reading Bare faced lies, distortion and propaganda at the SOAS centenary talk

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From Manchester to Brunel, polishing the propaganda machine

Brunel 2 March Last night, 2nd March 2017,  I was in Brunel for yet another event during ‘Apartheid Week’. There is a difference between an argument shaped to reflect your perspective and delivering raw propaganda. Opposition to ‘Apartheid week’ is not about a difference of opinion. The endless distortion provided by speakers is supported by pillars of outright deceit. Those standing in front of the … Continue reading From Manchester to Brunel, polishing the propaganda machine

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You don’t want dialogue! Says the Palestinian to the SOAS PalSoc

Yesterday, 24th Feb 2017, I went once again to SOAS. I had heard that Israeli and UK Jewish students were setting up a stall outside the main SOAS building. They came to engage SOAS students that were interested in dialogue. SOAS is the ‘capital city’ of the UK campus ‘haters’, and has several Palestinian students. This promised to be an interesting event.  It was a … Continue reading You don’t want dialogue! Says the Palestinian to the SOAS PalSoc

SOAS Palestine Society and evil Zionists that control the world

03 Nov 2016. I was inside one of the hot spots of radical Islam in London – SOAS. We came to hear Tom Suarez promote his book, ‘State of Terror’. I had not heard of Suarez, and he is a musician, not a historian. The book is published by Karl Sabbagh, who provided one of the speeches at the House of Lords event that saw … Continue reading SOAS Palestine Society and evil Zionists that control the world

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Institutional antisemitism at Goldsmiths, University of London

On Tuesday I spent an evening at Goldsmiths, University of London. It was my first visit. The talk itself was called ‘Palestine 101’. Like many events that are taking place on campus at the moment, it was designed to convert ‘interested folk’ into ‘dumbed down’, rabid, Israel haters. The talk was one of the most nonsensical, baseless and insane rants I have yet to hear … Continue reading Institutional antisemitism at Goldsmiths, University of London

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BDS open the season at SOAS, back into the snake pit

Its 27th September 2016. Summer is over and the new academic year begins. Across the country, political activists such as those in the SOAS Palestinian society hold ‘freshmen’ sessions to attract new recruits to their cause. Everyone knows SOAS is important to BDS and Palestinian activism. When you walk into SOAS you enter the BDS UK student stronghold. But I am used to being inside … Continue reading BDS open the season at SOAS, back into the snake pit

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Ilan Pappe destroys BDS, claims its central pillar is not true

Ilan Pappe is the head of a department of a UK University. Below is a video apparently signaling Pappe believes it is ‘important’ to push a line for the ‘historical record’, even if it is not ‘the truth’. What is scary is that his cause and the subjects he teaches are intimately related. How can the university not address this? In the video Pappe also … Continue reading Ilan Pappe destroys BDS, claims its central pillar is not true

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Facebook. A pipeline for funding Hamas terrorism?

Arabs in Gaza are swarming social media platforms and sending private messages to pro-Palestinian activists looking for donations. Is it just one massive scam? Or are Hamas utilising social media platforms, not just to spread propaganda, but as a pipeline to raise funds for their terrorist activities? Hamas are one of the most brutal terrorist organisations on earth. Some of their attacks, such as the … Continue reading Facebook. A pipeline for funding Hamas terrorism?

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Walking with the Hezbollah in London

3rd July 2016. It’s ‘Al Quds’ day. An annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan. Yet another of the ever increasing number of days where an excuse is found to march against Israel. This particular day was introduced by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979. With Hezbollah symbolism ever present in these ‘Al Quds’ marches, that flavour is never far from sight. … Continue reading Walking with the Hezbollah in London

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Antisemitism and terrorism supported by the NUT

The first story to tell is that I had trouble getting in to an event and was eventually evicted. As someone who does nothing but *REPORT* on events, I find this truly disturbing. It is something that needs to be addressed urgently by both the PSC and the National Union of Teachers (NUT). I was a Jew who was simply thrown of the NUT HQ. … Continue reading Antisemitism and terrorism supported by the NUT

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Antisemitism at the root of the Labour Party

Last night, I went to an event at the student central in Malet Street organised by supporters of the Labour Party. Part of the Birkbeck campus. The event was titled ‘Antisemitism, Zionism and the left’. The purpose was to address the ‘witch hunt’ taking place against anyone who criticises Israel. Something that is seen by some as part of a co-ordinated attack to unsettle Corbyn … Continue reading Antisemitism at the root of the Labour Party

Two states, Israel, several rabbit holes and one straw man

The recent post by David Hirsh on Israel and the Two State solution and antisemitism played an unhealthy and unhelpful trick. Creating a straw man argument, an irredeemably flawed logic, through which all political opponents were smeared. The article begins with a headline that holds some merit. “Opposing settlements is constructive criticism, not anti-Semitism”.  An attack on a specific policy, is not in itself antisemitism. … Continue reading Two states, Israel, several rabbit holes and one straw man