The article fails to inform readers that the Orthodox Jews in question were members of an extremely marginal anti-Zionist movement (with almost no support in the British Jewish community) known as Neturei Karta – a group “founded on the idea that Zionism is a demonic force”, and one which often provides a fig leaf for anti-Semites around the globe.
It was widely reported in early 2015 that Mughniyeh – widely believed responsible for attacks on Israeli and American targets, including the deadly 1983 attack on the US Embassy in Beirut – was killed in an operation jointly carried out by both US and Israeli intelligence agencies
Here’s what The Independent’s ‘award winning’ Middle East analyst Robert Fisk wrote about Jewish writer Norman Finkelstein in his May 5th op-ed, in the context of praising the putatively pro-Palestinian sympathies of Democratic presidential candidate […]
It is wrong to say that there is no antisemitism in the Labour Party, and that this current crisis is a storm, manufactured by Jews, to silence criticism of Israel and to benefit the Tories. These are not random bad apples in a Labour barrel. They are important because they are manifestations of a way that many people, including the leader, thinks about Israel and the Jews who relate to Israel.
‘The more I thought about it, the more I realized he had a point. What better target than Israel? There’s only one Jewish-majority state, as opposed to dozens of Arab and Muslim states, some of them simply swimming with cash for advertising on news-sites. Israel is an open democracy with a free press, so we can say anything about it with no fear of consequences.
Here’s the sensational headline which accompanied a Feb 17th article at i100 (The Independent’s BuzzFeed–style website) by Bethan McKernan. Shocking, isn’t it?! Well, no, actually. The Feb. 15th Haaretz op-ed i100 cites, written by […]
Yesterday, this writer published an op-ed at The Independent in response to the UK Government’s plan to prevent local authorities from participating in boycotts against Israel, arguing that the policy reflects not only the […]
Cross posted from the blog of David Collier Recent events within the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) suggest that the movement is losing the fight to keep its internal extremists at bay and […]
The Mail’s suggestion that Israel was knowingly treating people who hate her is false, and the more serious accusation than Israel was using Sunni jihadists against Iran and its proxies in Syria is likewise unfounded. “Israel didn’t give one shekel or one bullet to al-Nusra members,” as the IDF officer underscored.
Posted by Richard Millett After a scathing assessment by the Spanish Foreign Ministry of Rototem’s refusal to allow American Jewish singer Matisyahu to perform at their Sunsplash music festival this weekend just […]
Posted by Richard Millett On Monday Channel 4’s Cathy Newman interviewed Jeremy Corbyn about his connections to the group Deir Yassin Remembered (DYR) which is run by self-confessed Holocaust denier Paul Eisen. […]
Posted by Richard Millett British Jews are living in surreal times. We watched with dismay as the anti-Israel SNP won a landslide in Scotland at this May’s general election. Now anti-Israel Labour […]
If some within the UK Jewish community thought that Jeremy Corbyn would use the Labour Party hustings on Monday night at JW3 to clarify his positions on terrorism and Israel, they were […]
In multiple posts, we’ve noted the UK media’s failure to confront British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn on his record of expressing sympathy towards Palestinian terror groups. Here’s a quick rundown: Corbyn […]
Since most of the British media continue to ignore Jeremy Corbyn’s evident support for proscribed extreme-right terror groups, we tweeted the “left-wing” Labour Party leadership candidate and asked him about his position. .@jeremycorbyn Do you still […]
Among the Labour mainstream, complacency about Corbyn has been replaced by a rising sense of anger. “He claims he is a socialist, yet the first principle of socialism is supposed to be equality,” says James Bloodworth, editor of the influential Labour website Left Foot Forward. “Is he deluded enough to think that anti-Semitic terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah care a jot for the human rights of women, of gay people and of Jews?”
We recently commented on a June 15th Guardian report which benignly characterized Jeremy Corbyn MP (who’s competing for Labour Party leadership) as a “leftwinger” despite his well-documented record of support for decidedly reactionary (aka, right-wing […]
In the context of the Guardian’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the word “rightwinger” is essentially meaningless, as it is often merely a pejorative meant to signify views their contributors personally find […]
Cross posted from Richard Millett’s Blog Last Tuesday, 27th January (Holocaust Memorial Day), at a joint Palestine Society and Feminist Society event at the London School of Economics, Zena Agha accused Israelis […]
A report in The Telegraph on the Hezbollah attack on Wednesday which killed two Israeli soldiers (‘Israel strikes target in Lebanon‘, Jan. 28th) included the following passage: However, though Hezbollah claims that Shebaa Farms (an […]