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The false accusation of ‘Israel apartheid’

The false accusation of ‘Israel apartheid’

The smear triggers emotions of deep anger and disgust among the ignorant whose knowledge of Israel is drawn from malicious propaganda.Op-edMelanie Phillips, 30/09/2021 22:38
The baleful significance of the Democrats’ Iron Dome fiasco

The baleful significance of the Democrats’ Iron Dome fiasco

Jewish defenders should target their enemies’ Achilles heel—their narcissism and belief in their own unimpeachable virtue.Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 24/09/2021 05:04
The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

The United Nations itself is allowing evil to triumph with the complicity of the West. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 17/09/2021 09:28
Two decades on, the West’s cultural fault line exposed by 9/11 remains

Two decades on, the West’s cultural fault line exposed by 9/11 remains

In the West there are no “forever wars.” Its wars are either won or lost. For Islamic extremists, war is forever; defeat is temporary. Op-edMelanie Phillips, 10/09/2021 08:39
When anti-Semitic lunatics take control of the academic asylum

When anti-Semitic lunatics take control of the academic asylum

A new literary weapon by Andrew Pessin is a sparkling and savagely satirical novel about campus “cancel culture.” Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 03/09/2021 07:41
When the Jew-bashers are Jews

When the Jew-bashers are Jews

Their values turn Jewish principles on their heads, and their Israel-bashing is a thin veneer for a hatred of Jews or Judaism itself. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 13/08/2021 07:06
Envoy will first need to root out anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party

Envoy will first need to root out anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party

A president who trivialized the Nazi regime to make a partisan political smear has appointed Lipstadt, who defended him for it. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 06/08/2021 09:12
The invisible victims of jihadi violence

The invisible victims of jihadi violence

Westerners don’t understand the threat to their own security because it doesn’t fit the liberal narrative about Muslims as victims. Op-edMelanie Phillips, 30/07/2021 07:09
The real scoop? How Jews won’t lick the demonization of Israel

The real scoop? How Jews won’t lick the demonization of Israel

The point about Ben & Jerry’s, as with all boycotts of Israel, is that the main issue is not the boycott. It’s the thinking behind it.Melanie Phillips, 23/07/2021 09:52
The real challenge of reconciling Christians and Jews

The real challenge of reconciling Christians and Jews

Saying sorry for the past just isn’t enough. Addressing Christian anti-Semitism involves facing its anti-Israel element head-on.Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 16/07/2021 06:07
Media malpractice in the West has caused permanent harm to Israel

Media malpractice in the West has caused permanent harm to Israel

The effect of media's invidious role fomenting rage against Israel and Jews, while sanitizing the Palestinian Arabs, is incalculable. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 09/07/2021 12:30
Donald Rumsfeld’s legacy: a warning against American retreat

Donald Rumsfeld’s legacy: a warning against American retreat

Rumsfeld wanted to show unwavering resolve against the enemy. The Biden administration is learning this, or failing to, the hard way. Op-edMelanie Phillips, 02/07/2021 07:37
Palestinianism is opening up a posthumous Nazi front against Jews

Palestinianism is opening up a posthumous Nazi front against Jews

In the UK cultural manipulation and intimidation pushes politicians into hostility to Israel, imperiling the security of British Jews.Op-edMelanie Phillips, 18/06/2021 07:36
Meddling with Israel’s security, Biden is also dangerously interfering with UK governance

Meddling with Israel’s security, Biden is also dangerously interfering with UK governance

Such interference is based on an ignorant partisan view that, instead of advancing peace, is a powerful incentive to aggression. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 11/06/2021 13:45
Actions, not bromides, are how the West must confront rabid antisemitism

Actions, not bromides, are how the West must confront rabid antisemitism

This madness must be fought by those who help make the cultural weather. Politicians' promises of support are not enough. Op-edMelanie Phillips, 28/05/2021 13:00
The last, overlooked but still active front of World War II

The last, overlooked but still active front of World War II

The West needs the Jews to be proved bad people. Israel-haters are eager to yell “gotcha” and put the Jews into the public pillory.Op-edMelanie Phillips, 21/05/2021 06:24
Might Biden be turning America into Israel’s foe?

Might Biden be turning America into Israel’s foe?

When it comes to the Middle East, Biden's specialty is the “values-feint”— high-minded statements to disguise morally bankrupt action.Op-edMelanie Phillips, 14/05/2021 09:28
A complex relationship made in heaven

A complex relationship made in heaven

If Jews feel threatened by some Christians through conversion or assimilation, Christianity itself feels threatened by Judaism. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 07/05/2021 11:00
How Biden is smashing America’s moral compass and dragging the West behind it

How Biden is smashing America’s moral compass and dragging the West behind it

Obama repudiated the “Durban Declaration and Program of Action” for its demonization of Israel. Biden has embraced it. Op-edMelanie Phillips, 30/04/2021 09:56
Anti-Semitism is a form of delirium, especially in France

Anti-Semitism is a form of delirium, especially in France

Those in its grip believe Jews have diabolical powers, have a secret conspiracy to control global affairs, cause all the world's ills. Op-edMelanie Phillips, 23/04/2021 11:32
Jared Kushner’s curious change of heart

Jared Kushner’s curious change of heart

With the Biden administration re-empowering PA aggression, Kushner has shown he doesn’t grasp the significance of the Abraham Accords. Op-edMelanie Phillips, 19/03/2021 09:06
The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

The idea that Judaism is both religion and peoplehood feeds the antisemitic paranoid suspicion that the Jews are slippery customers.Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 05/03/2021 05:11
We recogniize Haman, but where are Mordechai and Esther?

We recogniize Haman, but where are Mordechai and Esther?

Today’s Persia declares its intention to annihilate Israel and works to achieve that infernal aim. And there’s Western media and academia …Melanie Phillips, 26/02/2021 09:28
Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred

Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred

Moderator of the WCC’s Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, openly suggested that Israeli Jews were demonic. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 01/02/2021 06:00
The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

They fear that if they shut their schools, they will lose an entire generation that learning Torah is more precious than life. Op-ed..Melanie Phillips, 29/01/2021 13:49
Will America stay the strong horse when it comes to Iran?

Will America stay the strong horse when it comes to Iran?

The Iran accord—whose limitations were a farce and allowed Tehran to lie and cheat as it always does—was rotten to its core. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 22/01/2021 07:27
A disaster and a tragedy for America, Jews and decent people everywhere

A disaster and a tragedy for America, Jews and decent people everywhere

Those trying to defend principles of law and constitutional order against the left have been grievously undermined. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 08/01/2021 15:17
The agenda that undermines America’s bond with the Jews

The agenda that undermines America’s bond with the Jews

Instead of promoting his nation’s strength, Biden will advertise its weakness—and he will call this virtue.Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 04/12/2020 08:51
The prospective return of global appeasement

The prospective return of global appeasement

A foreign policy delusion of 'appeasement' means that tyranny is incentivized and war more likely. But Biden seems to be going there.Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 28/11/2020 18:20
Electing a president under an erupting cultural volcano

Electing a president under an erupting cultural volcano

There is a mighty cultural force field of "Trumpism" that brought even the Amish out to vote, and his foes cannot understand it. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 05/11/2020 21:09
Turning Britain and America into Salem

Turning Britain and America into Salem

Critical race theory accuses all white people of abuse of power. Jews are seen as powerful, therefore they are oppressors. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 08/10/2020 23:43
Support for Black Lives Matter repeats a lethal error of history

Support for Black Lives Matter repeats a lethal error of history

Many Jews, particularly in Israel, are brown or black-skinned. Whiteness, though, is deemed to be less about pigment than power. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 20/08/2020 23:59
The progressive world: An antechamber to evil

The progressive world: An antechamber to evil

The passivity that greeted the British rapper’s brazen Jew-hatred shocked many Jews into concluding that a line has been crossed. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 31/07/2020 09:00
Betraying Jewish history by watering down the Holocaust

Betraying Jewish history by watering down the Holocaust

Unless the Holocaust is seen as it really was, the attempt to exterminate an entire people, it can be turned against the Jews. Op-ed.Melanie Phllips, 23/07/2020 22:01
The Jewish surrender to the West’s eclipse of reason

The Jewish surrender to the West’s eclipse of reason

Under no circumstances should I mention President Trump, abortion, the Democratic Party, or heaven forbid, the Israeli settlements. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 17/07/2020 12:03
Both hero and zero: Israel’s strategic incoherence

Both hero and zero: Israel’s strategic incoherence

As Covid-19 threat was perceived to have retreated, its second-to-none security apparatus bowed out, civil infrastructure took over. OpinionMelanie Phillips, 10/07/2020 03:17
Why is Israel going to pot?

Why is Israel going to pot?

With all the Covid and security threats, a move to risk public health by normalizing cannabis should be dismissed out of hand. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 03/07/2020 11:00