THREAD on the Palestinian territories & the vaccine: The Israeli government is facing criticism from human rights groups & international organisations for not extending the vaccination programme currently underway in Israel to the millions of Palestinians in the WB and Gaza 1/
Let’s just deal in some facts. The Israeli government is embarking on an unprecedented drive to become one of the first countries to vaccinate its entire population, including Arab citizens of Israel and Palestinians in East Jerusalem and in Israeli prisons. 2/
Mar 1, 2020 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
.@lisanandy I’m sorry Lisa but us Zionists are a bit confused. You support Zionism as the right of Jews to self-determination in a safe & secure Israel. Good. But when asked recently why you have signed a pledge supporting the right of “Palestinians to return to their homes” 1/7
Your spokesperson, Jade Azim said “It is a long standing principle of ‘international law’ that those people made refugees in the wars of 1948 & 1967 have a right to return home”. Lisa - please consider these points: 1) There are currently approximately 4.3 million refugees...2/7
Apr 10, 2019 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
THREAD ON JUDEA & SAMARIA OR THE WEST BANK (you choose). This week’s Israeli elections seem to have acted as a trigger for the uneducated in ME history & the usual anti-Israel suspects to advise us all on Twitter that it is Israel’s fault that 2.2m WB Palestinians can’t vote. (1)
This seems an opportune time to state a few facts on the actual status of the WB. Opponents state that Israeli settlements are illegal under international law; constitute an obstacle to peace; and threaten to make a 2-state solution to the ME conflict impossible - ALL UNTRUE (2)
Mar 10, 2019 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
1) A THREAD ON #JackieWalker & HER CLAIMED JEWISH STATUS.
Why is this important? Because Walker trades on her “As a Jew” status. In fact she doubles down on it. Speaking as a “Black Jew” she uses her self-declared double victim status as a force shield against accusations of AS
2) But is #JackieWalker actually Jewish? The first thing to understand is that Jews are both a religion & a “people”. You CAN be Jewish without believing in any religion, or G-d, or Moses & you aren’t disqualified if you eat bacon & never go to synagogue.
Jan 3, 2019 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
.@terrytini99 Hi Terry. Please allow me to explain. This might take me a few tweets but hopefully by the end of the thread you’ll understand. (1)
Let’s not go into too much detail of the historical narrative - suffice it to say that Israel is a 70 year old democratic country broadly populated by 1.8 million Arabs and 6 million Jews. It became an independent State in 1948 roughly at the same time as Pakistan & Jordan. (2)
Jun 5, 2018 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
.@BrightonBDS@BrightonPSC@BenJamalpsc@SussexFriends@NorthWestFOI@mishtal 1/ It started last Saturday when video emerged from Brighton town centre of a woman violently attempting to grab the phone off a non-Jewish Israel supporter after allegedly calling him a “f***ing Jew” 2/ It was pointed out to @BrightonBDS that this woman has been seen on a number of occasions standing with the anti-Israel supporters that gather in Brighton most weeks.