Barry Shaw


My opinion was formed from living in Israel, witnessing the horror of terror, reading the misinformation and downright lies perpetrated by the Western media, seen the incompetence of Israeli leaders to project the facts. My website comes from a particularly personal perspective. The articles may be controversial and provocative. For whatever strikes Israel today will surely visit you tomorrow.

Barry Shaw is the author of Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism.’

Barry is the author of ISRAEL - RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE which is available at Israelnarrative.com" or at Amazon Kindle.

Most Recent Articles by Barry Shaw:

America loses its security virginity in Las Vegas

Oct 6, 2017 — Barry Shaw

Israel has a love for everything American. We enjoy your movies, TV series, fast food, country music, New York, Los Angeles, Florida, and your wide open spaces We even enjoy your innocence when it comes to your domestic freedoms.

For Israelis, it has become a part of everyday life to walk through body scanners several times a day. For us, this isn’t confined to an airport experience. They are all over the place. You can’t go to a shopping mall, entertainment center, train station, bank, sporting event, supermarket, without having yourself and your bag searched. It doesn’t upset us. We know that it keeps us safe. It’s become an essential part of our daily routine. So we envy the open freedom of America that doesn’t need all this. Until Las Vegas. Then things changed.


The Asymmetry of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Oct 5, 2017 — Barry Shaw

The position of many world leaders and much of the international diplomatic community to the Israeli-Palestinian problem is that everything can be solved with a Two-State solution based on 1967 borders.

This throws the emphasis in forcing Israel to surrender territory in the name of peace and leaving Israel as the guilty party if it refuses to do so.

The notion that a missing peace with break out by Israel withdrawing from land that it has an equal entitlement to, if not more, than either side of a Palestinian political divide, is a fallacy.


Israel’s ongoing problems with Hamas

Oct 2, 2017 — Barry Shaw

Hamas leader, Yahya Sinwar is ready to hand over the civil administration of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority.

Don’t be fooled by this gesture.


North Korea and Iran. The Nuclear Outcome of Strategic Patience

Aug 14, 2017 — Barry Shaw

While American politics are in melt down mode over the Democrats almost yearlong obsession in trying to find a scintilla of evidence with which they can hang Trump on charges of colluding with the Russians, both North Korea and Iran have been busy getting on with developing their nuclear missile programs.

North Korean President Kim Jong-Un has blatantly carried out a series of missile tests that show their capability of launching a nuclear missile strike that will put the west coast of the United States within range.


Palestinian flags flying over Jewish day camps in America. Insanity!

Jul 31, 2017 — Barry Shaw

When a Jewish day camp in America flies the Palestinian flag as Palestinians are killing Israelis you know that PC in the US has gone off the cliff. 

This is what happened at Camp Solomon Schechter.

They claim to be “unabashed pro-Israel.” They should call themselves “embarrassing terror supporters.”

When criticized, they said they did it to “help develop empathy” and a “teachable moment.”


Israel caught in a trap of its own making

Jul 27, 2017 — Barry Shaw

Ever seen how a jackal kills its prey? Usually, it doesn’t kill it with one blow or bite? It surrounds it, it challenges it, it probes for points of weakness. It then gets its claws around the neck of its prey and won’t let go. Whenever the animal struggles it makes itself weaker.

This is what we have been seeing from Israel. We are caught, like an animal, unable to shake off the obsessive hunger of those who have their claws into us and want to kill us.


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

Jul 21, 2017 — Barry Shaw

An investigation following the terrorist shooting on July 14 on the Temple Mount Complex in the Old City of Jerusalem revealed that an accomplice brought weapons into the compound in the early hours of the morning in readiness for the attack.

In this attack,  two Druze police officers were shot dead by the attackers before the three terrorists were neutralized by security forces on the Temple Mount.

The sensitivity, indeed the volatility, of this location is significant. For too long emotional language has been used by Palestinian politicians and Islamic religious leaders to stoke the flames of violence in the name of this holy place.


Linda Sarsour calls American Muslims not to assimilate and for jihad

Jul 8, 2017 — Barry Shaw

When you hear the words “jihad” and “our top priority is not to assimilate” and this call is made to “please Allah” at a public event by an award-winning Champion of Change in a Western country you know that country is in deep trouble.

That is precisely what happened last week in America, in Chicago, on July 6.

Linda Sarsour has been hiding her agenda behind the cloak of liberal progressivism but, occasionally, her real identity emerges.

At the annual meeting of the Islamic Society of North America she made a speech which should trouble people who truly believe in diversity and, well, liberal politics.


TERROR INCITEMENT IN JERUSALEM FOOTBALL.  WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

Jun 14, 2017 — Barry Shaw

This may come as a shock but intense terror incitement is happening in Jerusalem and nobody is taking a bit of notice.

Noise is being made about stopping Mahmoud Abbas paying salaries to jailed terrorists but nobody is addressing the source of the incitement, even when it is taking place regularly in our capital, and it is being done under guise of sport.

Let’s follow the money trail and we’ll arrive at the hard evidence of what is happening and who is failing to stop the incitement that leads to murder and bloodshed on the streets of Jerusalem. Who knows about it, and who is turning a blind eye?


CO2 EMISSION HYPOCRITES

Jun 4, 2017 — Barry Shaw

The hypocrisy of those who don’t believe or practice what they preach.

Richard Branson called out Trump for pulling America out of the Paris Accord. He said “fossil fuels are dangerous” yet he is flying Virgin planes all over the planet, and experimenting with space flights. He also owns a Dassault Falcon private jet that burns more fuel in a single trip from Hawaii to his American home than you will burn in a lifetime of driving to the beach!

Elon Musk was also critic of Trump as he flies his huge Gulfstream G650 private plane across the globe.


BETHLEHEM; THE CAPITAL OF PALESTINE

May 19, 2017 — Barry Shaw

The world is myopic if not deranged, in declaring Jerusalem’s Jewish Temple site Islamic and that the Kotel, the western retaining wall supporting the Temple Mount built by Jewish kings and recaptured from Jordan fifty years ago on June 7 in a defensive war forced onto Israel by aggressive Arab armies bent on our destruction, as not being part of Israeli territory.

So what is this nonsense that Mahmoud Abbas demands that Jerusalem should be his capital and that Israel cannot claim Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State?  He seems to have much global support.

I have a solution to the impasse. Let them call Bethlehem their capital. After all, they invest political capital in telling the world how much they care for Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus who they call “a Palestinian messenger.”


It’s time for FIFA to KICK TERRORISM OUT OF FOOTBALL

May 2, 2017 — Barry Shaw

Much has been said recently about the need for Mahmoud Abbas to cut the Palestinian Authority’s terror-related payments. But the PA funds its ministries, including the Palestinian Football Association that has deep links in exploiting football for the propagation of terror.

The gruesome history of Palestinian exploitation of football to promote their terror ideology goes back at least fifteen years.


KICK TERRORISM OUT OF FOOTBALL!

Apr 29, 2017 — Barry Shaw

The Israel Institute for Strategic Studies researches and exposes important regional and global strategic and security developments. These include issues relating to terrorism.

We are writing to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to highlight a history of more than fifteen (15) years of the exploitation of football for the promotion of terrorism by Jibril Rajoub, the Palestinian Football Association, its officials and teams.

We are certain that, given the facts, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee must come to the inevitable conclusion that the above parties have been in a prolonged and serious breach of FIFA ethics and rules and that their behavior is in grave contravention of the traditions and purity of football.


Shtetls, Ghettos to the Jewish State. Nothing has changed

Apr 23, 2017 — Barry Shaw

Nothing has changed in attitudes against the Jews in the last century.

From the pogroms of a hundred years ago to the strain inflicted on Israel today there is an eerie similarity.

Jews confined to their Russian shtetls suffered the murders and horrors of Jew haters.  Polish Jews were herded into ghettoes, ghettoes where their presence was harshly tolerated as a temporary measure by their Nazi masters.

History shows us that these shtetls and ghettoes were gradually reduced in size and denuded of their Jewish population by the ethnic cleansing of their haters.  Their Jewish exclusivity did nothing to make them feel safe. On the contrary, a sense of vulnerability and foreboding hovered in the streets and in the homes of the enclosed and entrapped population.


When Palestinians are not killing Israelis, they are killing each other

Apr 13, 2017 — Barry Shaw

(Photo: Amnesty.org)

A frustrated Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman, criticized the United Nations for ignoring the issue of Palestinians killing Palestinians.

In a phone conversation with Nikolay Mladenov, the UN Middle East envoy, he complained that while the UN regularly condemns “justified Israeli actions against terrorism” they have nothing to say about decades of intra-sectarian rivalries in which Palestinian kill and injure each other.


Syrian attacks: Lessons and repercussions

Apr 9, 2017 — Barry Shaw

The news in early April circled two attacks in Syria.

One was the horrendous chemical weapons launched from Syrian warplanes. The world was sickened by the sight of dead and dying children and babies choking on the poison that descended on them from a threatening Syrian sky.

The other was the decisive response when President Trump spoke for the outraged world by destroying the Syrian airbase from which the planes carried their lethal loads against the civilian population of Idlib.


JVP. The Epitome of Jewish Self-Hate.

Apr 4, 2017 — Barry Shaw

The horror felt in Israel over a group calling themselves Jewish Voice for Peace hosting a convicted Palestinian terrorist guilty of murdering Jews is palpable.
No words can adequately express the shock in the Jewish state to learn that an American Jewish group went out of their way to invite an unrepentant killer of Jews as their special guest.

An estimated thousand people gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on March 31, 2017, to witness a smiling JVP director, Rebecca Vilkomerson, introduce Rasmea Odeh to the adoring crowd.

Odeh is a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a notorious Palestinian terror group that has killed hundreds of Israelis in decades of fatal terror incidents. The ideology of this terrorist organization is to kill as many Jews as it takes until the Jewish homeland no longer exists.


The Anti-Semitism of the American Left.

Mar 30, 2017 — Barry Shaw

Remember the hysteria at the start of March over a wave of bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers and the desecration of graves in Jewish cemeteries?
A plague of swastikas scrawling on Jewish buildings has been going on in America since November 2016. The blame was always dumped on Trump.

The wild rhetoric put the blame on white supremacists, neo Nazis, alt-right racists, anyone coming to the surface in the wake of Trump’s rise to power. This level of Jew hatred could not be put at the feet of liberal progressives who are wedded to diversity, love and peace.


BDS Violence in Holland

Mar 16, 2017 — Barry Shaw

When I visited Holland in 2015 to speak to Jewish and Christian audiences and to have private meetings with pro-Israel leaders I was told how Dutch Jews were increasingly fearful about speaking out or showing their support for Israel. Their main fears derived from the threatening atmosphere being stoked up by anti-Israel protesters and BDS activists.

I was introduced to Rabbi Benjamin Jacobs, the head of the Dutch Jewish community, who has been the victim of five attacks as Jews have been targeted in proportion to the rise of BDS and other anti-Israel activism in Holland.


The Inevitable Outcome of the Establishment of Palestine

Mar 7, 2017 — Barry Shaw

At the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies we pride ourselves at going where others dare not tread.

One such example is the Israeli-Palestinian problem.

Collective thought stops at a two-state road block. Strategic thinking dare not go beyond this point. No alternative route to peace can be contemplated. It is, for too many, the only route allowed. All other maps are discarded with little or no examination. The only end goal is a Palestinian state and they try to convince us that this is the only ultimate aim that should be considered.