Blog Profile / Melanie Phillips Blog


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Archived Since:May 7, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Rosh Hashanah

Off now for a few days to contemplate higher things. I wish all my Jewish readers a safe, tranquil and happy new year. The post Rosh Hashanah appeared first on MelaniePhillips.com.

Terror returns to the London Tube

Please join me in this clip as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the implications of the recent terror attack on the London Tube at Parsons Green station. To watch our entire discussion, please click The post Terror returns to the London Tube appeared first on MelaniePhillips.com.

Bahrain steps into the light

Please join me in this clip below as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the remarkable comments about Israel made by the King of Bahrain. To watch our entire discussion, please click here. The post Bahrain steps into the light appeared first on MelaniePhillips.com.

One step forward in Bahrain, two steps back in Britain

Please join me here as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the remarkable comments about Israel by the King of Bahrain, a dismaying although not altogether unproblematic report about antisemitism in Britain and the latest...Show More Summary

World ends? Well it may take a bit longer now…

Climate scientists have now admitted they were wrong about man-made global warming and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Not very wrong, you understand, just a bit wrong. Apparently the planet is still going to hell in a carbon-lined hand-cart, just more slowly. Show More Summary

Political art can easily turn into propaganda

The acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been repeatedly persecuted in China over his human rights activism. Having previously suffered a brain haemorrhage as a result of a police beating, he was arrested in 2011 and imprisoned for 81 days in solitary confinement in a tiny unventilated cell. Show More Summary

In defence of Boris

The now (in)famous article Boris Johnson wrote about Brexit in the Telegraph (on his Facebook page here) has been presented entirely in political terms. It was an attack on Theresa May, an act of disloyalty or treachery, a sackable offence, the outcome of blind ambition and his positioning for a leadership challenge. Show More Summary

Hello Refugees!

Tuvia Tenenbom, that most acute and incendiary observer of what’s festering beneath the surface of polite society, has turned his attention to Germany’s “refugees”. To his surprise and no little dismay, what he has found out is not so much about these migrants but about Germany itself, and it isn’t pretty at all. Show More Summary

Britain’s alarming antisemitism problem

In 2002, on the BBC TV show Question Time, I was accused of dual loyalty in front of a jeering studio audience. My crime had been to defend Israel against demonization and double standards by both the audience and other members of the panel. Show More Summary

What red lines really mean. Israel gets it. US doesn’t

Please join me here as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network about the still under-appreciated Iranian threat, how the US State Department under Rex Tillerson is getting just about everything wrong (as usual) and the significance of the assumed Israeli strike on Syria’s chemical weaponry arsenal. The post What red lines really mean. Show More Summary

Don’t look for prejudice where it doesn’t exist

One of the key dividing lines in political debate is whether people are largely helpless victims of circumstance or responsible for their own fate. The Labour MP David Lammy seems well aware of the trap of elevating the former belief into an irresponsible dogma. Show More Summary

The sea-change in American Jewry

I have often written about the current dismaying trajectory of the American Jewish community. With some three quarters of them identifying with the universalist, left-wing mindset, both in religious and secular life, they are positioning...Show More Summary

The dismaying trajectory of the American Jewish community

Please join me in this clip below as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the dismaying trajectory of the American Jewish community, the majority of which is now on the wrong side of the war for civilisation. To watch the...Show More Summary

The hijack of liberalism

Please join me in the clip below as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network how the word “liberalism’ has been hijacked to turn it into the polar opposite of its traditional meaning. To watch the entire video discussion, please click here. The post The hijack of liberalism appeared first on MelaniePhillips.com.

Did Comey fix emailgate for Hillary? Big yawn…

Please join me below as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network whether what’s more staggering is the behaviour of US special counsel James Comey in closing the Hillary email inquiry before he had even finished investigating...Show More Summary

The pie in the anti-democratic sky

There are many things that could be said about Tony Blair’s suggestion that the UK should toughen its immigration policy to reduce the numbers coming in from Europe. He claims this can be done “by measures within our own law or by negotiation with Europe”. Show More Summary

Wicked media distortion over Shamasne eviction. Fancy!

Western media have been having a field day with the story of the eviction of the Arab Shamasneh family from a house in east Jerusalem. The case has been presented as an example of cruel and callous Israelis throwing an elderly Arab couple onto the street in order to “Judaise” the Shimon HaTzadik area of east Jerusalem. Show More Summary

The fascists of the left

So-called “progressive” Jews think that the major threat to the Jews and humanity in general comes from a few thousand neo-Nazis and white supremacists, while all who organise against them are by definition on the same side as the Jewish people, anti-racism and civilised values. Show More Summary

Those non-existent fraudulent voters are, well, mounting up

Remember Donald Trump’s claim that the only reason Hillary Clinton won more popular votes in the election than he did was because of voter fraud? Remember the way he was howled down on the grounds that there was no evidence that a single...Show More Summary

The axis of destruction

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to fling open the doors of Germany to more than a million migrants from the developing world baffled many. Although only a minority of these migrants were refugees fleeing persecution, withShow More Summary

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