An Antidote to Israel Derangement Syndrome

Sufferers of Israel Derangement Syndrome do strange things.

A couple of pertinent examples spring to mind.

First, Honest Reporting directs us to a letter to the BBC written by a group of Israel bashers who complained that the BBC is “little more than an extension of Israel’s PR offensive”.

Yes the BBC. The same BBC renowned for some of the worst anti-Israel bias in the mainstream media.

It should therefore not come as a surprise that among the signatories are Guardian contributor, Tony Greenstein, the “fantastic ignoramus” and “crank of the first order” and nutty Deborah Fink who is rather famous for putting on quite a “performance” at a pro-Israel rally as can be see here:

The second example is this bizarre review in the Guardian by John Crace of Melanie Phillips’s new book The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth, and Power.

In her book Phillips writes:

“What have the issues of anthropogenic global warming, the war in Iraq, Israel and scientism got in common? Not a lot you might think. But in fact a number of threads link them all. Most fundamentally, they all involve the promotion of beliefs that purport to be unchallengeable truths but are in fact ideologies in which evidence is manipulated, twisted and distorted to support and “prove” their governing idea. All are therefore based on false or unsupported beliefs that are presented as axiomatically true. Moreover, because each assumes itself to be proclaiming the sole and exclusive truth, it cannot permit any challenge to itself. It has to maintain at all costs the integrity of the falsehood. So all challenges have to be resisted through coercive means. Knowledge is thus forced to give way to power. Reason is replaced by bullying, intimidation and the suppression of debate.”

If you can make it to the end of Crace’s strained attempt at rubbishing The World Turned Upside Down (Yaacov Lozowick had some understandable difficulty), you’ll see that rather than succeeding in what he sets out to do, Crace scored an own goal by proving Phillips’s central thesis! No doubt Crace and Georgina were so wrapped up in their sanctimonious self-righteousness they didn’t even realise this.

In my book though, the best way of sticking it to Crace and his fellow Israel-haters at the Guardian is simply this: click here and buy yourself a copy of The World Turned Upside Down.

60 replies »

  1. Simeon, you seem to think zionist a synonym for orthodox. That’s not the case.

  2. The Guardian and it’s boot-licking ass-kissing toadies are pissed off at Melanie because she gave them the flick.

  3. Christian zionist- I don’t i just used an example….i’m on your side dumb …ass

    God Bless!!

  4. ” bizarre review”

    It isn’t a review – it’s the “Digested Read”, a regular weekly Guardian feature by John Crace featuring a humourous and satirical synopsis of a newly published book

    Calling it ‘bizarre’ is ridiculous. You may not agree with his satirical approach, but it is completely non-bizarre for the format of the feature.

    It doesn’t say much for the quality of your “watching” of the Guardian site as you appear to be completely unaware of the format of “Digested Reads”, which has been a weekly feature in the Guardian and its website for years.

  5. darkhorse

    Thank you for the info about the “Digested Read” feature of the Guardian.
    I’m interested to know how the author digests the works of Quaradawi, Tarik, Ramadan, Slavoj Zizek, George Monbiot and Inayat Bunglawala.
    Could you post the links to these articles?

  6. Mel speaks the truth, and that is why she is so reviled by organs of lies such as the Gruaniad.
    However Mel (and I really hope you take this on board), please stay off science. I’m behind you all the way on Israel and the West’s duplicity re. Islam, but your attempts at science – although nobly motivated – will be your undoing. At the very least, they take credibility away from you as a person of good reasoning and undermine your reporting on the topics that you do know (and probably better than any other journalist out there).

    You were flattened in your debate with a scientist on creationism (I can’t remember the occassion, but the BBC aired it a few months back: you tried the old “wind through a junkyard=747” nonsense and claimed that “only believing what can be proved” somehow makes no sense, which could only be true to a philosopher playing games with semantics – not a wise sentiment for a wordsmith to advocate). You came off badly. I won’t get into that vaccination issue or AGW, but I’ll say this – sources are everything in science, and knowing the people behind the sources is critical. You like facts Mel, and you do them well, stick with them, not the young earthers, who don’t have any.

    Just keep up the good work on Israel and exposing islamofascism and all will be forgiven.
    Take this in the right spirit Mel.

  7. A little condescending dont you think kenny? Young earthers as you put them have facts…..not sure about people who think we were once sea creatures though!?