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This is “lawfare” – coming your way soon!

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May 13, 2015

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 ›

Follow up – Stephen Sizer “temporarily unavailable”!

So says the website of Rev Stephen Sizer, whose bishop states that his “strong but undisciplined commitment to an anti-zionist agenda has become a liability to his own ministry and that of the wider church.” His sins have led finally to him being severely disciplined by his own church. Rev Sizer has been in hot… Read More ›

The ignorant bigotry of Palestine “supporters” in Britain

Here in Britain, we have long believed that our cherished value of free speech means that intelligent and thinking people can hold reasoned debate about just about any topic and enable all views to be heard, considered and answered. How wrong we were! Of all the world’s political “hot potatoes”, few cause as much polarisation and… Read More ›

Fighting back against BDS

The supposedly pro-Palestinian BDS movement frequently makes the news with its aggressive and counter-productive antics in stores and on the streets, but supporters of Israel, both Jewish and Christian, are fighting back. It’s a common joke in the pro-Israel community that there are less and less things that BDS supporters can eat, use or be… Read More ›

Mapal Green Energy

A problem for Israel boycotters – stop drinking water!

Britain’s largest water provider, United Utilities, has just signed a contract with Israel’s Mapal Green Energy, a start-up that purifies waste water more efficiently than other methods and uses less energy in the process. United Utilities is the third major British water company to sign with Mapal. In a Times of Israel article, a Mapal… Read More ›

Israeli Apartheid Week 2014 – a Western political aberration

Spring is in the air, the daffodils are blooming, birds will soon be nesting. It must be time for the annual university hatefest called “Israel Apartheid Week”! Unless your world is academia and campus life, there is no reason why you should have heard of IAW, because it doesn’t normally make the mainstream media. It… Read More ›

Christians Against BDS in the heart of London

Representatives of Israel-supporting Christian groups held a bold event this Wednesday (12th February) to counter the efforts of the boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign in Britain to recruit churches to its cause. Following the efforts of a London church to hijack Christmas in support of the anti-Israel BDS movement, Christian pastor Mike Fryer held… Read More ›

The human reality: boycotters just don’t care about ordinary people!

The curious case of SOS – “Scarlet, Oxfam and Sodastream” – has enabled us to hear something almost totally inaudible most of the time – the voice of ordinary Palestinians. And what they are saying doesn’t match the much louder voice of the boycott campaign groups, one of which it seems Oxfam has become. Instead… Read More ›

Peace and justice at any price?

Guest post by journalist Amanda Ruth Thomas. My housemate really loves God. She is a passionate Christian who genuinely cares for people. She is also incredibly teachable. Told by a Christian charity that by buying their Christmas cards, she will be helping to bring justice to the Middle East, this compassionate 20-something has no reason… Read More ›

Charities abuse Christmas to demonise Israel

Cross-posted from The Commentator, with permission. This is a “must-read and share as widely as possible”. You could also write to the culprits below to complain about this sordid politicising of one of Christianity’s most important feasts! Robin Shepherd writes…