Jan 12, 2011
Scathing Indictment to Israel

Award winning British journalist and author Melanie Phillips delivers a scathing indictment to Israel, while not being anti Semitic.

By Raanan Isseroff

"Israel has made itself defenseless," award winning British journalist and author Melanie Phillips declared Monday on Israeli TV.

"Hasbara is a Joke!" she said as she described Israel's self destructive strategy of continuing the failed peace process.

"True and lies have been turned on their head," she said. "It was Britain itself that declared that on account of their unique claim to the Land Jews should be allowed to live in Israel and have a state."

"The Young in Israel learn that that Israel was basically: "born in sin". Most of the animosity of British Aristocracy is fed by papers like "Haaretz. It is all coming out from Israeli academics."

When the commentator protested that "we have freedom of speech in Israel," Ms. Phillips remarked: "Freedom of Speech Fine! The problem is that the Government of Israel does not understand that this is the only story being told. But somebody should be putting the truth into the papers! Freedom of speech should be used to let us know what lies are being told."

When the commentator asked why even Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu endorses the Peace Process, Melanie had this to say: "Peace would solve the problem in the "Abstract."

"A two state solution is an old idea from the 1930's, it cannot be the solution! Every time it has been offered there is (only) more war! It was such a good idea, such a good scenario. The reality that the other side does not want it! In everything they do, in every word they say, they show it."

Melanie told Channel 1 news that anyone in Britain who stands up for the truth of what is going on in Israel is vilified. "This is the label hung around the neck of those like myself. It is not something that people will willingly embrace."


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her head is screwed on real good
(1/12/2011 7:00:24 PM)
she is so right
(1/12/2011 7:07:19 PM)
you really dont know what she is saying
There is nothing hateful towards israel in thsi video quite the opposite.
(1/12/2011 7:09:50 PM)
amazing...halevai it has an effect!
Wow! I loved her views on the "2 state solution"! mamosh like the Rebbe says, the arabs don't want peace--she backs it up with full historical proof.
Is she Jewish? she has to come and convince the yidden that eretz yisroel is our land?! How articulate and clear she is...

"There is nothing remotely right-wing about standing up for truth against lies..."
(1/12/2011 7:18:14 PM)
sad but true
the history of the middle east is so well documented that if israel even tried they could disprove this theory that israel stole palastine
(1/12/2011 7:32:44 PM)
Just did a search on her. Seems she is Jewish and very vocal supporter of Israel.
(1/12/2011 7:34:24 PM)
Mom on president
Never thought I would ever hear these sentiments from a British journalist.
(1/12/2011 7:36:50 PM)
How articulate.
(1/12/2011 7:58:45 PM)
Manadory viewing for all
Very well said, halivei on all media....
(1/12/2011 8:01:02 PM)
My newest hero!
(1/12/2011 8:13:50 PM)
I Second That
I am also against that Israeli policy, and I hope everybody else is as well.
(1/12/2011 8:15:27 PM)
Tell It Like It Is!
Unbelievable. Perhaps we could make her an "honorary Jew?"
(1/12/2011 8:54:32 PM)
she doesnt sound like an anti semite she sounds like she knows what she is talking about.
(1/12/2011 9:19:54 PM)
Kol Hakavod
Yes, kol hakavod Ms. Phillips. A voice of reason in this olam hasheker.
(1/12/2011 10:09:55 PM)
way to go!
shes fantastic!!!!!!
(1/12/2011 10:36:11 PM)
She should be the official israeli spoks person
(1/12/2011 10:36:13 PM)
(1/13/2011 12:37:41 AM)
not anti semitic?
She is Jewish!!
(1/13/2011 1:49:52 AM)
This woman if phenomenal.

Hashem should give her to koach to continues her honest work of clarity.
May she be a light onto the nations.
(1/13/2011 2:14:19 AM)
jewish brit
it should have said a "jewish british reporter " she has always been very vocal in her support for israel and most brits would know something about her if they just heard her name
(1/13/2011 3:33:17 AM)
Thank You
Thank You Melanie Phillips
(1/13/2011 7:02:09 AM)
I,m with the 16. She is absolutely correct. I wish the government would listen to her.
(1/13/2011 7:18:32 AM)
i'm from england....
...and I can tell you this wonderful Jew opens her mouth without fear to stand up for Israel at every opportunity in the press. In England she is well known in the Jewish community for her 'extreme' pro Israel opinion. But as she says, they are pushed down People like Colonel Richard Kemp (non-Jew) said no country does more than Israel is keeping casualties to a minimum. He was heard ONCE on the bbc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WssrKJ3Iqcw. Another non-Jewish historian Andrew Roberts is similarly pro Israel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frpys7TSSPc&feature=related. But Melanie is right, they are seen as weird outsiders out of touch with reality. Kol hakavod to Melanie Philips!
(1/13/2011 8:00:33 AM)
3rd rov
Melanie Phillips for 3rd ROV!
(1/13/2011 8:15:05 AM)
i have allways felt this problem. and now that ppl are speeking out. may god have pity and help others do the same
(1/13/2011 9:04:43 AM)
A fellow Londoner
Definitely a Jew! She goes to my Dad's shul, married name is Rosenberg.
(1/13/2011 10:14:20 AM)
wake up
Let us learn from her
(1/13/2011 10:35:44 AM)
im so impressed by her !!!!
and impressed that it was actually on Israeli TV...being that Israel press is so lefty !!!!!!
(1/13/2011 11:09:31 AM)
right on Melanie!
she's Jewish and very sharp!
(1/13/2011 12:57:28 PM)
Finally, the TRUTH
Wow, this women is on the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Right on the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On target!!!!!!!!!!!!! Firstly, I hope she gets through to the ISRAELIES and the Jewish Lefties. They have to begin believing that Esav Sonai es Yaakov. They should start by supporting their Israeli Citizens over the Arab Citizens.
They should learn from the 1929 Arab Massaceres of Jews they were friendly with.
I hope we have more journalists who would not be afraid to speak the truth.
(1/15/2011 11:50:20 PM)
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