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" or at Amazon Kindle.

Most Recent Articles by Barry Shaw:

In South Africa, someone needs to get an education

May 20, 2018 — Barry Shaw

In South Africa, someone needs to get an education
Yaakov Amidror, the former national security adviser, told an Israel Project conference that “relations with South Africa are not that important to Israel so, if they want their ambassador back, they are most welcome.”

This undiplomatic statement was made after South Africa pulled its ambassador out of Israel following the Hamas promoted violence.

Having met the ambassador, I can attest that Amidror is right. I have never met such an unpleasant and provocative ambassador as Sisa Mgombane who came to Israel with a heinous anti-Israel stance and began to off load his “Israel is a racist apartheid state’ venom on the two shocked guests I brought to him on a courtesy visit.

Why do the media always fall into the Hamas trap?

May 18, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Why do the media always fall into the Hamas trap?
Did you notice, during the recent mass riots on Israel’s border with Gaza how the Western media played their knee-jerk role of turning the violence into an emotional defense of Palestinians and an attack on Israel? Why do the media always fall into the terrorist trap?

They always talk of Palestinian dead and not Hamas or Islamic Jihad dead. The latter would be more truthful, but it wouldn’t make such tear-jerking headlines, would it? If truth be told, telling the truth would put Israel on the moral high ground but that would be against editorial intention. Tales of dead babies win every time against a tale of Jews defending their country against a fomented mob of 40,000.

Corbyn is a Dangerous Anti-Semite

Apr 8, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Corbyn is a Dangerous Anti-Semite
There can be no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn is a shrewd and canny politician. It takes a special talent to emerge from the radical left of his political party to become the potential next Prime Minister of Great Britain.

He has cannily persuaded disillusioned Britons into believing that he can cure their ills. His rise is a phenomenon that goes against the trend in mainland Europe where, increasingly, populations are ditching failed Socialist governments, particularly over the issue of unbridled mass immigration which is leading to a breakdown of the social and cultural order in many European nations.

The Corbyns of this world

Apr 5, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn represents the shameful, sneaky, face of anti-Semitism. The one that accepts Jews who subscribe to his radical brand of politics, the ones who will play by his rules.

He’ll probably admit to admiring Karl Marx. He was a Jew with no other agenda except the Communist cause. That’s good enough for the Corbyns of this world. So how can Jeremy be called an anti-Semite?

What’s going on in Gaza. A Short History

Apr 2, 2018 — Barry Shaw

What's going on in Gaza
One thing that the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority shares with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza is the dream of a world without Israel and Jews.

They both propagate a world in which the Palestinians will rule the whole of ‘Palestine’ “from the River to the Sea.” What they will do with seven million Jews goes unanswered. It’s enough that their children are taught that Israel is rightfully theirs in a fake history of victimhood that goes back to a story of dispossession dating back to 1948 when four Arab armies (Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq) tried to destroy the nascent Jewish state and failed.

Why Jared Kushner is on a fool’s mission

Dec 7, 2017 — Barry Shaw

Why Jared Kushner is on a fool’s mission
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is trying to do the impossible. He hopes to achieve too many others before him have failed to achieve. That is, to turn a dysfunctional, corrupt, rejectionist, ideological, violent Palestinian political divide into a peace-loving nation.

Here are just a few of the obstacles that stand in his way.

1) You cannot bring peace if you are delusional about the nature of the beast you are trying to tame.

Kushner,  like others before him, goes to Ramallah to talk to the head of the Palestinian Authority, whether it be Yasser Arafat or PA President Mahmoud Abbas, as though they truly represent the best interests of the majority of Arabs in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip. If they did,  there would have been peace a long time ago, without Kushner.

Pro-Palestinian Pretense

Nov 28, 2017 — Barry Shaw

ro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, venom is anti-Semitism
I have never met anyone who really gives a genuine damn about Palestinians unless it is linked with an umbilical cord to hatred of Israel.

The two are so welded together that you have to think what came first - the Palestinian chicken or the Israeli egg.

Those that adopt a Palestinian cause use it as a club to beat Israel. Show me anyone who loves the Palestinians without hating Israel.


Nov 26, 2017 — Barry Shaw

1917 AND THE LIBERATION OF JERUSALEM, General Edmund Allenby
On December 11, 1917, General Edmund Allenby’s forces officially liberated Jerusalem.

Actually, a Jerusalem delegation, led by the mayor, surrendered the city to a pair of British army cooks on December 8. Thus began a comical farce of who received the surrender of the Holy City.

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.


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.


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?


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.


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.”


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.