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Ex astrophysicist now Hobbesian realist & founder @NGOMonitor. Last book: Menachem Begin & the Israel-Egypt Peace Process; Next: Human Rights and Soft Power War
May 6 6 tweets 4 min read
Why does @SwissMFA hide funds to Israeli fringe political NGOs? Perhaps b/c manipulation via facade of "civil society" violates democratic principles. See @IsraelHayomHeb on @NGOmonitor research re Swiss funding for @Akevot to use selective archive material to invent 1948 history @SwissMFA claims that they promote peace by funding NGOs to brainwash Israeli public via using highly selective archival material to spin and distort history of Israeli responses to Arab attacks (1947-1950s). @NGOmonitor

Jan 20 5 tweets 2 min read
A few observations on harsh European (🇩🇪 @GermanyDiplo 🇫🇷@francediplo_EN 🇪🇸@SpainMFA 🇮🇹 @ItalyMFA) attack on Israeli residential construction plans in Area C & some Jerusalem neighborhoods: 1) Europe's main claim (slogan) that this blocks peace, "2 state solution" is not credible. Main obstacle for 74 yrs has & continues to be Palestinian rejectionism, 1948 return myths, erasure of Israel. Europe has done nothing to press Palestinians - in fact, the opposite >>
Jan 19 4 tweets 5 min read
Major development re Palestinian NGOs linked to PFLP terror network (from MEP questions): "The 🇪🇺@EU_Commission has suspended EU funding to @alHaq_org and has instructed @Oxfam to cut funding to the @UAWC1986 until the situation has been clarified." Follows 🇳🇱NL cut-off and >> @EU_Commission @alhaq_org @Oxfam @UAWC1986 and follows Israel MOD designation of 7 NGOs based on core links to PFLP terror org. European officials might say "no evidence" but actions show that they recognize the reality of the terror links, documented in @NGOmonitor's open-source research. TBC…
Jan 18 4 tweets 3 min read
If Europeans thought that Israel's post-Bibi coalition w/ @yairlapid @IsraelMFA etc would fold under pressure, think again. “The ambassadors that attacked Israel today were confused - instead of protecting the residents, they’re protecting criminals."
Jun 24, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
The WCC @Oikoumene added to the vile antisemitism of the 2001 UN Durban conference -- an anti-racist event hijacked for hate. Will they repeat this immoral behavior at the Durban +20 "commemoration"? @dextervanzile……
Jun 22, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
More 21st century woke #antisemitism insanity... the Philadelphia Israeli food truck incident con't. (BTW, even if an agreement on "balancing" an Israeli and Palestinian trucks actually exists, it would be inherently and blatantly discriminatory.) @rabbijilljacobs does the right thing.
Jun 21, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
@KenRoth @hrw's latest director for Israel-hate @OmarSShakir to be hosted in @KnessetIL by @meretzparty @mossi_raz. Watch 21st century NGO antisemitism live. @OmarSShakir has been busy lately on the Israel elimination circuit (fake #HumanRights) with Hamas , Moslem Brotherhood etal.
Jun 3, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
The post-Netanyahu period for Israel will be interesting (understatement). After 12 years of increasingly polarized politics, the main objective for the 8 party coalition will be to restore coherence and social solidarity. Even passing a budget will be a major accomplishment. To succeed, every minister in the incoming government must act professionally to promote the general welfare, not sectorally, ideologically, cynically or manipulatively, The polar opposite of recent years.
Mar 24, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
A few observations on #IsraelElex4:
1) Israeli politics remains divided and dead locked. 2)Netanyahu's situation has not changed significantly. His next coalition will be as fragile and unstable as the previous one. 3) No credible challenger to Bibi has emerged 4) The Center > 4) The mostly secular Center (Lapid+ Gantz) remains a viable force. This bloc is the main opposition to the Right. 5) Merav Michaeli brought Labor back from the dead. But even with Meretz, they remain marginal
Feb 7, 2021 5 tweets 7 min read
The @IntlCrimCourt is not a serious threat; no #Israelis will be tried,screaming headlines notwithstanding. It's another performance in the ongoing propaganda war led by intl law cultists ("lawfare"), including powerful NGOs, to demonize #Israel, fuelling incitement & violence 2/n The specifics of claims by #ICC prosecutors & judges cited in media reports are window dressing for a vicious political campaign to demonize Israel. It's not about law, policies or "occupation"; if #Israel were to go back to pre-1967 lines, the delegitimization would continue
Sep 2, 2020 10 tweets 4 min read
Thread on total irrelevance of 🇪🇺Europe in Middle East diplomacy (highlighted again in 🇮🇱🇦🇪 events) and why this matters.
cc @EUinIsrael @JosepBorrellF @HelgaSchmid_EU @vonderleyen @eu_eeas 1/n @EL_AL_AIRLINES plane from Tel Aviv to UAE carried no European officials and no 🇪🇺 flags. And Europe had no role in the 1979 Israel-Egypt and 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty. Why not?
Jul 16, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Just another day at the @UNHumanRights Council as the chair and VP censure me for this 90-second rebuttal to Agenda Item 7's "special rapporteur for singling out Israel, Michael Lynk", and his blatant violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. @NGOmonitor ⬇️ ImageImage Full session here:…
My rebuttal starts at 1:37:18. Speaking truth to abusive NGO power is what we do; Mr. Lynk didn't like being held to account -- his response at the end (1:46:40) ⬇️
Mar 1, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Tomorrow, Israelis vote for the 3rd time in a year with little expectation of a clear outcome. Our society, (like others) is deadlocked, without the majority needed in a multi-party parliamentary system. #IsraElex2020 1/n On the plus side, and despite intense differences, passion, and uncertainty, the democratic process is respected - no street violence. The system is strained, but continues to function. Not trivial. 2/n