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:

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.


ABU JIHAD – A HISTORY OF PALESTINIAN TERROR - AND CORBYN

Aug 14, 2018 — Barry Shaw

ABU JIHAD – A HISTORY OF PALESTINIAN TERROR - AND CORBYN
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?


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.


1917 AND THE LIBERATION OF JERUSALEM

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.