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:


Jan 19, 2019 — Barry Shaw

In 2002, then-prime minister Ariel Sharon wrote a letter to US president George W. Bush, informing him of his intentions to make a bold new initiative for peace by removing thousands of Jews from their homes in the Gaza Strip and completely withdrawing all Israeli forces, and he received a response from Bush.

In this letter, Sharon wrote, “The Palestinian Authority under its current leadership has taken no action to meet its responsibilities under the road map. Terror has not ceased, reform of the Palestinian security services has not been undertaken, and real institutional reforms have not taken place. The State of Israel continues to pay the heavy cost of constant terror.

UNWRA is a racist obscenity

Jan 9, 2019 — Barry Shaw

UNWRA is a racist obscenity
Through UNWRA, the Palestinians have received 25 times more aid per capita than did the whole of Europe to rebuild their shattered countries after World War II And yet, many decades later, Palestinians still use the victimhood card of poverty and statelessness, even though massive funding flows through the hands of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. 

UNWRA is the only UN refugee agency dedicated to a single group of people. They do not solve the refugee problem. They inflate it. One needs to ask why.
Palestinians do not absorb their refugees. Instead, with cooperation from UNWRA, they increase their refugee numbers with each generation.
Compare this to Israel that absorbed more refugees from Arab and Muslim countries than the number of Arabs fleeing the Arab-inflicted wars against the Jewish State.

Christmas Sympathy for Palestinians Wrapped in Lies

Dec 23, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Free speech should be protected and I applaud the Irish newspaper, Southern Star, for having the commitment to allow all views to be expressed in its columns, including its Readers Letters.

But one thing should be required of its readers. That is to think and question dubious allegations that are frequently expressed in its columns, particularly those attacking Israel and dressed up with emotional imagery.

Walls Save Lives. Israel Has Proof

Dec 22, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Walls Save Lives. Israel Has Proof
A huge political row is going on in America over a security wall between the United States and Mexico.

The President wants to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs, criminals, and terrorists into America.

The Democrats are vehemently against it. They say it’s too costly and it doesn’t work.

The Israel-Europe Pipeline. The Geo-Political and Strategic Umbilical Cord.

Nov 29, 2018 — Barry Shaw

The Israel-Europe Pipeline. The Geo-Political and Strategic Umbilical Cord.
After fairly rapid negotiations, Israel has agreed with European nations to supply Europe with its future natural gas needs. The project will turn Israel into a significant fuel-exporting nation.

Construction will begin on the longest and deepest underwater fuel pipeline in the world. 1,305 miles in length and lying 1.86 miles under the Mediterranean Sea. The $7 Billion project will take five years to complete.

A Corbyn Government in Britain will be a major existential threat to Israel

Nov 18, 2018 — Barry Shaw

A Corbyn Government in Britain will be a major existential threat to Israel
Revelations expose Labour Party members at all levels holding deeply felt and widespread anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist tendencies.  The outing of this anti-Semitism has come about to a large extent by the actions and utterances of their leaders. The rank and file feel emboldened to express themselves by calling Israel a “racist endeavor”  and anyone who supports the Zionist state as being complicit with an illegitimate regime.

The Rotten Apple Doesn’t Fall far from the Corbyn Tree

Sep 2, 2018 — Barry Shaw

The Rotten Apple Doesn't Fall far from the Corbyn Tree
They say that criticism of Israeli government policy doesn’t make you an anti-Semite.

Maybe not, but all too often we see a breakout of vile Jew hatred when people, lots of people, take a swipe at the Jewish state in the guise of defending Palestinians.

In March of this year, Britain’s Daily Mail exposed that in Tommy Corbyn, son of the besieged Labour leader,Jeremy Corbyn, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to attacking Israel. In his case, the son hasn’t matured enough to disguise his nasty attitude to Jews behind the slightly more sophisticated form of political Jew hatred adopted by his dad.

Israel’s National State Law—For Good and for All

Aug 21, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Israel's National State Law--For Good and for All
I wrote an article that was distributed on the social media in which I touched on the recently approved Nation-State Law that brought with it some controversy in Israel and abroad. I was asked to elucidate the details of this new law and the nuances that have caused discussion and some protest.

Much emotional rhetoric has been heard over the recently approved National State Law in Israel. Protests have accompanied hysteria that las left many open-minded people confused about what actually happened in Israel.

Judge Israel Justly!

Aug 19, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Judge Israel Justly!
Israel has taken wrongful abuse by much emotional misinterpretation over the recently passed Nation-State law.

It has been called everything from “racist,” “apartheid,” to undemocratic.


Aug 14, 2018 — Barry Shaw

British Labour leader and potential British Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn, may claim amnesia about laying a wreath at the grave of Abu Jihad, but it is impossible to accept that this politician, so steeped in Hamas, Hezbollah, and the “armed resistance” to Israel, was ignorant of whose grave he paid homage in his paid visit to Tunis.

He would have been aware of the details of his itinerary and approved it prior to his visit.

Waving the Wrong Flag

Aug 13, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Waving the Wrong Flag
I have been critical of crazy far left, anti-Israel, activism in America, Britain, and Europe, but I have to admit the lunacy is alive and kicking - as well as killing - here in Israel as well.

Last weekend, we had a demonstration, in Yitzhak Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, by those that oppose the new Israel National State Law.

The False Images of a Young Palestinian Provocateur and Israel

Aug 8, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Ahed Tamimi, the poster child of Palestinian provocation
When publicity seeking 17-year-old, Ahed Tamimi, the poster child of Palestinian provocation, was sentenced to jail for punching and slapping an Israeli soldier, many in the mainstream media and Hate Israel NGOs, ranted about Israeli cruelty for incarcerating a teenager.

So let’s look at some facts, and examine the evidence of Israeli “cruelty” in having a troublesome girl face jail time.

The Hypocrisy of Intersectionality and the Jewish Question

Jul 10, 2018 — Barry Shaw

People with strategic antennae can detect a throwback to the Soviet inspired canard of “Zionism is Racism.” This radical left-wing anti-Israel trope raised its ugly head way back in 2001 at the UN World Conference Against Racism in South Africa where thousands of anti-Israel demonstrators and groups hijacked the event to target the Jewish state with phony propaganda including apartheid accusations. Sadly, despite being beaten down in the United Nations, this same anti-Zionism has breathed new life and is active today on the campuses and streets of America and Britain reaching out into support for Hamas and Hezbollah.

The Arab world opens up to the truth about Palestinian violence and rejectionism.

Jul 3, 2018 — Barry Shaw

The Arab world opens up to the truth about Palestinian violence and rejectionism.
I read an amazing news item bearing the headline ‘Hamas Double Standard on Syria.’

This piece of journalism reported on the Palestinian community suffering massive destruction with over ten thousand displaced and many hundreds killed in artillery bombing and aerial bombardments.

Saying Kaddish for Hamas

May 30, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Saying Kaddish for Hamas

On May 16, about 50 Jewish activists gathered in London’s Parliament Square and, in a public display of phoney grief, davened Kaddish.

This gathering was less about a genuine empathy for dead Palestinians. It was more an exhibition of Jew hatred for the Jewish state.

How do we know that? Well, these people proved they are not equal opportunity grievers. They did not gather to mourn the 1242 Israelis killed by Palestinian terrorists since the year 2000. Instead, they collected together to publicly show their support for Palestinian terror. Of course, these useful idiots would protest vehemently at such a suggestion but what other conclusion can we reach when it was announced, from the Palestinian side, that at least 53 of the 58 rioters shot by IDF soldiers were, in fact, either members of Hamas or Islamic Jihad.

Your future will be run by Israeli innovation

May 24, 2018 — Barry Shaw

Your future will be run by Israeli innovation
Not a week goes by without the Israeli press headlining major investments and partnerships between global corporations and Israeli start-ups and tech companies.  This may fly under your radar but pay attention. Today’s Israeli innovation will impact how you live your life tomorrow.

The opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem hit the global headlines but the news that 270 venture capitalists visited Jerusalem didn’t make a ripple. But this event will affect the lives of many millions of people going forward

There are currently 470 start-ups in Israel’s capital alone, and that number is growing.

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?