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

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Pillars and Myths – destroying the false narrative of the 1948 Nakba

I witness pro-Israeli arguments online every day – and one of the things that always depresses me is when I see those defending Israel get stuck down pointless rabbit holes. Anti-Israel activists are only interested in the present ‘what’ – as in ‘the prisoner’, ‘the checkpoint’, ‘the wall’ – and they do this because this is where they are comfortable. These propagandists deliberately avoid the … Continue reading Pillars and Myths – destroying the false narrative of the 1948 Nakba

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Teaching to hate – UK Islamist extremism grows in confidence

I doubt many have heard of Safiyya Shaikh. She was a Muslim convert who plotted to blow up London’s St Paul’s Cathedral and then kill herself in a suicide attack somewhere nearby on the London Underground.  Fortunately, the intelligence services got to her first The BBC news reports at the time tended to focus on a ‘drug addict’ element, which like the ‘mental illness’ excuse … Continue reading Teaching to hate – UK Islamist extremism grows in confidence

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Academia – the epicentre of global antisemitism

The epicentre of global antisemitic activity is – astonishingly – academia. Anti-Zionist, antisemitic academics beget more anti-Zionist, antisemitic academics, all scratching each other’s backs and agreeing with each other. It is almost impossible to follow a research path on the subject of Israel unless you have spent several years mentored by an Islamist, a Marxist or someone who claims Palestinian heritage. If you show potential … Continue reading Academia – the epicentre of global antisemitism

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There is no room for Israel in the lies of the Nakba narrative

It is absolutely wrong to say that Arab residents of Mandated Palestine did not suffer a NAKBA (catastrophe) in 1948. History shows that from their perspective, whatever the truth of the conflict itself, the end result was a catastrophe for them. But is accepting they suffered a catastrophe the same as accepting that the Palestinian NAKBA narrative is true? No, it most certainly is not. … Continue reading There is no room for Israel in the lies of the Nakba narrative

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There is no real justice for Jewish people in the UK

Three years ago I was present at the pro-Hezbollah Al-Quds rally in London. In the process of whipping up the crowd to prepare them for the march, the leader of the rally, Nazim Ali, made several blatantly antisemitic statements over a loudhailer. After it became known that Nazim Ali was a pharmacist, complaints were made to the General Pharmaceutical Council. They took three long years … Continue reading There is no real justice for Jewish people in the UK

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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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SOAS hosts Islamist linked fake Jewish group – created to attack Jews

This exclusive account demonstrates that SOAS has been the venue for a hate-infested political group set up explicitly to attack mainstream British Jewry. The official minutes from this group’s meetings demonstrate- That it was set up by academic(s) at SOAS. The university hosts the group’s strategy meetings Calls itself Jewish even though it is driven by non-Jewish antisemites The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) – … Continue reading SOAS hosts Islamist linked fake Jewish group – created to attack Jews

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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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The Board of Deputies don’t want us to talk about their survey

I start with an apology. This blog is one that I am forced to write. The trigger is a survey that the Board of Deputies is trying to put together. One I feel poses a real threat to our community. Over the last few weeks I have tried in vain to open a dialogue with the Board of Deputies. I have not been alone in … Continue reading The Board of Deputies don’t want us to talk about their survey

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Attacked again – just another day researching antisemitism

Yesterday I was physically attacked at an anti-Israel protest at Kings College London. I emerged relatively unscathed, but a demonstrator clearly intended to deprive me of my camera. He rushed at me and tried to grab it and run. The force of the attack had left me with slight friction burns on my hands and a broken tripod. Just a few minutes earlier, another demonstrator … Continue reading Attacked again – just another day researching antisemitism

Fifty-six antisemitic conspiracies- by members of the Labour Party

You are about to enter a twilight zone, a place deep in antisemitic conspiracy. Everyone mentioned has implied that they have been members of the Labour Party. Many explicitly say they joined because of Jeremy Corbyn. Because of the antisemitic nature of these conspiracy theories, ‘Israel, ‘Zionist’ and ‘Jewish’ are used interchangeably. There will be two images on each conspiracy, the first evidence that the … Continue reading Fifty-six antisemitic conspiracies- by members of the Labour Party

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The girl who made the mistake of making friends with a Zionist

What happens when an anti-Israel activist takes a leap of faith and opens a positive dialogue with a Zionist? Well – here is one story. Because of the subject matter, this blog has been difficult to put together. In advance I can say I gave serious thought about how to approach it. I also had to consider whether to shield someone’s name from the piece. … Continue reading The girl who made the mistake of making friends with a Zionist

In the beginning there was an Arab with a knife 180 years of excuses (V2)

In just the last few days, the BBC deliberately mistranslated the use of the word ‘Yehud’ as ‘Israeli’ instead of ‘Jew’ and Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib made comments distorting the history of Arab violence. Both of these recent incidents are connected to a wider movement that excuse and whitewash anti-Jewish violence. In 2015 I wrote an article on the subject. This is version two. … Continue reading In the beginning there was an Arab with a knife 180 years of excuses (V2)