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Media analyst. Words in @Jerusalem_Post, @TimesOfIsrael, @Forward. Loves nuance, balanced conversation, and a good cup of tea with milk. 🇬🇧 🇮🇱
Oct 5, 2022 16 tweets 3 min read
So you've been caught spewing antisemitic hatred online:

A guide for journalists who feel they've been "silenced" by the "Zionist lobby"

(Thread 🧵) 1. Before anything, know that a healthy media is vital for a healthy democracy. We need our conversation to be vibrant and diverse, and that depends on reporters uncovering things that those in power don't want the public to know.
Nov 19, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
A little under three months ago, I wrote this article.

Sick of seeing media depictions of the "political wing" as if it had no connection to Hamas's terror activities, I realised that the problem needed to be addressed by the UK government itself.

honestreporting.com/its-time-briti… As long as the UK government draws a line between these two parts, the logic went, reporters are able to simply refer to the government's categorisations.

Removing this arbitrary division was therefore of utmost importance in ensuring accurate media coverage.
Nov 18, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Things that are like the Holocaust:

1. The Holocaust.

That's it. That's the list. Seriously, if something disturbs you, by all means, let's discuss it. You have the right to point out injustices. Of course you do. But if you use the unparalleled Jewish trauma that is the Holocaust to make your point, you've lost your moral high ground.
Oct 25, 2021 30 tweets 16 min read
Numerous headlines in recent days have decried Israel's move to designate "Palestinian human rights groups" as terror organisations.

Unfortunately, much of the coverage gets the story backward, accepting at face value that these really are Palestinian human rights organisations. Let's start with @Addameer. In 1969, a #PFLP terror cell blew up a Jerusalem supermarket. Two Jews, Leon Kanner and Eduard Jaffe, were killed. The @Jerusalem_Post reported that Yacoub Odeh "was instrumental... in planning the acts of sabotage and in preparing the explosives."
Jul 20, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Hi @Mittaloak,

It seems we have a common interest: Indigenous rights. At least, that's per your bio on the @BenAndJerrys website.

It seems we have another thing in common: Indian roots.

Let me introduce you to my grandfather, Saba Joe.

Like you, my Saba grew up in India. Unlike you, he wasn't born there. His family came from Baghdad, Iraq.

At the age of two, he was taken by his mother to India because Iraq was increasingly unsafe for Jews. They were far from alone. Their story was shared by many thousands of Jews in Iraq alone.
Jul 19, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
Pathetic.

I love @BenAndJerrys ice cream. I'm sure many Palestinians do too. Wouldn't it make more sense to ensure that everyone gets to enjoy ice cream? It's this kind of stupid, all-or-nothing thinking that led the Palestinians to protest the Argentina national football playing in Jerusalem in 2018.
Jul 19, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
FACT CHECK: Did the "Palestinian flag" actually feature a Star of David?

As someone who works in the field of Hasbara, I regularly debunk claims made in the media that just aren't factually accurate. But the truth is that misinformation isn't the preserve of one side alone. All of us are susceptible to spreading misinformation, and we need to take steps to prevent taking part in sharing falsehoods.
Jul 14, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
Hi Tala,

I'm the writer whose work exposed your antisemitism to a global audience.

I can understand anger when your people are under attack.

When I was a student, I was near the site of an IED that detonated in Jerusalem in 2010. A student at my university was killed. But I did not respond with hatred.

I remember when my brother was sent to fight against Hamas in 2009 and was saved from almost-certain death, I was shocked.

But I did not respond with racism.
Jul 7, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
While many of those attending were civilians, they were sent — against their will — by #Hamas to locations such as this one adjacent to a Hamas military facility, to act as human shields. "Some of us distracted the Israelis with stones and Molotov cocktails."

Women and children are, understandably, automatically presumed to be innocent by Western observers. But in the course of the demonstrations, women and children frequently participated in the violence.
Jun 1, 2021 23 tweets 4 min read
On this day in 1941, during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Jews were violently attacked in Baghdad, Iraq.

Shavuot is supposed to be a happy time, with families gathering and eating cheesecakes. But in Iraq in 1941, it was anything but as a massacre befell the Jewish community. As someone with a Jewish Baghdadi grandfather who fortunately escaped Iraq a few years earlier, I am compelled to tell the story that decimated the community he left behind.
May 19, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Let's stop for a moment and analyse this frankly irresponsible reporting from @SheeraF of the @NYTimes.

The Times didn't post any such article about the Arab mobs that attacked Jews in Israeli cities, pelting vehicles and cars with rocks. Nor did it document the wave of Palestinian attacks on Jews for viral TikTok videos that presaged the current violence.
Apr 30, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Proud of my people in times of crisis.

Israeli Arabs from a village near Meron have been offering food and drink to all who need, non-stop, for hours.

In Tel Aviv, hundreds of secular Jews have turned up to give blood to their ultra-orthodox brethren. In Jerusalem, a blood donation station downtown has been turning people away - there's already enough.

In Givat Shmuel, a religious Jew is distributing food for free to families with loved ones who haven't yet made it home, and have been too busy to cook for Shabbat.
Feb 21, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Let's clear this up:

1.9m Palestinians are Israeli citizens, have the same rights to Covid vaccines as Jewish Israelis.

5m Palestinians are ruled by the PA and are dependent on the Palestinian health care system. Per the Oslo Accords, Israel is not responsible for their doses. Is Israel preventing Palestinians ruled by the PA from gaining access to the vaccine?

No. Israel has shared thousands of vaccine doses with the Palestinian Authority, and is looking to vaccinate Palestinians working in Israel.

apnews.com/article/israel…
Jun 2, 2019 20 tweets 3 min read
On this day in 1941, during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Jews were violently attacked in Baghdad, Iraq.

Shavuot is supposed to be a happy time, with families gathering and eating cheesecakes. But in Iraq in 1941, it was anything but as a massacre befell the Jewish community. As someone with a Jewish Baghdadi grandfather who fortunately escaped Iraq a few years earlier, I am compelled to tell the story that decimated the community he left behind.
May 19, 2019 6 tweets 1 min read
ON THIS DAY in 1950, the first flight taking Jews from in Iraq to Israel in Operation Ezra and Nehemiah departed from Baghdad. At precisely 2:00pm on Friday, 19th May, 1950, a Skymaster jet carrying 86 Jewish refugees immigrants, accompanied by an Iraqi police officer, took off for Nicosia in Cyprus. This was the first flight of Operation Ezra and Nehemiah.
Dec 29, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
Amos Oz, beloved Israeli author, died on Friday. An outspoken "peacenik" who was critical of the Israeli government, he was nonetheless a staunch supporter of his country. As people rush to memorialise him as an unyielding critic, bear in mind that Oz was no absolutist.

(Thread) In 2015, Oz asked why extreme leftists question Israel’s right to exist: “Nobody presented this question in Germany during the days of Hitler or in Russia under Stalin,” said Oz.
Nov 21, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Dear @Airbnb,

My Jewish grandfather, along with many thousands others, fled from Iraq, losing property there, as a result of the Farhud (murderous pogrom in 1941).

Please delist all stolen Jewish lands in Iraq.

And Syria. And Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Libya, Morroco, Jordan, etc. We can also get into stolen Jewish land in Gaza, Hebron, Jericho, and Jerusalem, too.
Aug 23, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
This is Avera Mengistu, a Jewish Israeli of Ethiopian descent who suffers from mental illness. He turned 32 today.

His family & friends can't celebrate his birthday with him: He is being held captive in #Gaza by Hamas in violation of international law and basic human decency. Four gears ago, #Hamas took Avera - an innocent civilian - as a prisoner. Since then, his family have heard nothing from him. They have no proof that he's even alive, as the International Red Cross has been denied access to him.

Locked up in #Gaza for the crime of being Jewish.
May 14, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
1. After Trump's declaration 6 months ago, I went to Damascus Gate in Jerusalem and asked Arabs there what they thought of the decision to move the US embassy. Most were dismayed, but didn't justify violence. Some explicitly told me that they were upset with America, not Israel. 2. Today, over 35 people have died in Gaza so far. It seems to me that Hamas used this sequence of protests to whip up latent dismay and convert it into potent hatred and violence against Israel.
Apr 1, 2018 18 tweets 6 min read
Thread: Observations on the MarchForReturn protest in #Gaza on Friday. #Israel was aware that thousands were likely to attend the protest. The #IDF warned people to not breach the fence, and brought many soldiers to cover the border in case hundreds of people broke through.