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The BBC does it again!

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First it was Channel 4’s Jon Snow with his unbelievably one-sided programme on Gaza; misrepresenting totally what last Summer’s war between Hamas and Israel was all about. This week it was the turn of the BBC’s Panorama, via the services of film-maker Adam Wishart. As a programme supposedly marking the same anniversary as Channel 4’s, one… Read More ›

Current Events »

Israel’s response to UN Gaza report

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Watch Prime Minister Netanyahu’s spirited answer to the UNHCR’s biased report on Israel’s conflict with Hamas last year…

The BDS Campaign »

This is “lawfare” – coming your way soon!

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This is a guest post from Sondra Oster Baras of Christian Friends of Israeli Communities (CFOIC). She recounts a recent battle her organisation has had with BDS activists and their eventual triumph over this attack on their work. The BDS movement repeatedly uses underhand tactics like the ones described below to undermine, discredit and destroy… Read More ›

Palestinian Incitement »

Terror Leader’s Daughter: Time to Stop the Lies Against the Jews

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By David Lazarus (reproduced unaltered with permission from Israel Today Magazine, Jerusalem) Nonie Darwish is the daughter of Mustafa Hafez, former head of intelligence in Gaza when Egypt was in control of the coastal enclave. During this time, Hafez founded the Fedayeen, the original terrorist group that launched raids across Israel’s southern border between 1951… Read More ›

The Delegitimisation of Israel »

The BBC does it again!

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First it was Channel 4’s Jon Snow with his unbelievably one-sided programme on Gaza; misrepresenting totally what last Summer’s war between Hamas and Israel was all about. This week it was the turn of the BBC’s Panorama, via the services of film-maker Adam Wishart. As a programme supposedly marking the same anniversary as Channel 4’s, one… Read More ›

The Good of Israel »

 The Triumph of Zionism

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This is a guest post, reproduced with permission from the website “On Jewish Matters“ Article “The Triumph of Zionism” by Tsvi Bisk and Moshe Dror It seems to me self-evident that a serious reevaluation of Jewish life must begin with the extraordinary success of the Zionist project in the 20th century. Israel, for better or worse,… Read More ›

Antisemitism »

Christian event confronts the holocaust with a heroic film

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Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked each year on the anniversary (27th January) of the relief of Auschwitz in 1945, has become an established part of our calendars in the post-Christmas and New Year weeks. And quite right too. It’s become a hackneyed phrase, but it is right that we don’t forget the worst atrocity carried out… Read More ›

Minorities in the Middle East »

Islamic State reaches Jerusalem!

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News stories were breaking this week that a group linked to Islamic State (IS) had begun distributing anti-Christian leaflets in the east of Jerusalem. I have been sent a copy of the original leaflet and an English translation by a local man from Jerusalem. Here is the translation… “Our people, Muslims, we salute your resistance… Read More ›

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