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Petra Marquardt-Bigman is a German-Israeli freelance writer and researcher with a Ph.D. in contemporary history. Her blog, The Warped Mirror, has been published by The Jerusalem Post since late 2006, and her writings have appeared at The Guardian's Comment is Free, World Politics Review, The Commentator and other sites.

ARTICLES BY: Petra Marquardt-Bigman

February 20, 2018 10:54 am

Dear Sarah Silverman: Amnesty Is Lying About the Tamimis

Dear Sarah Silverman -- it seems that you have been taken in by Amnesty International’s cynical campaign for Ahed Tamimi. A few days ago, you linked to...

December 28, 2017 10:02 am

The Deceptive Campaign for Ahed Tamimi

Ahed Tamimi is not yet 18, but the blonde girl from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh has been a celebrity of sorts for years. In...

December 4, 2017 12:22 pm

Salon Mainstreams the Vile Antisemitism of Max Blumenthal and Joseph Massad

There is a German expression about framing something odious -- like antisemitism -- in a way that would make it “salonfähig,” i.e. fit for the living rooms...

November 12, 2017 5:35 pm

Wake Forest Professor Barry Trachtenberg’s Defense of Antisemitic Comparisons Between Israel And Nazi Germany Reflects His Anti-Israel Activism

Barry Trachtenberg is a professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he was appointed to the Michael H. and Deborah K. Rubin...

August 16, 2017 12:08 pm

The Cultural Appropriation That Linda Sarsour Doesn’t Care About

Omar Suleiman is an immensely popular Palestinian-American imam -- and he counts Linda Sarsour among his many ardent admirers. But as I have recently documented, Suleiman has expressed...

July 31, 2017 11:29 am

Best Friends: Linda Sarsour and Muslim Brotherhood Supporter Omar Suleiman

In late August 2014, Linda Sarsour declared that Imam Omar Suleiman made her “more proud to be a Muslim and a Palestinian.” One year later, she praised...

May 24, 2017 3:45 pm

How ‘Woke’ Are Feminist Farrakhan Fans Like Linda Sarsour?

When Essence recently presented “Woke 100 Women,” three of the leading organizers of the Women’s March -- Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez -- were among the “socially...

May 17, 2017 10:18 am

Yes, Marc Lamont Hill Is an Antisemite

Marc Lamont Hill has an impressive biography, and a record of achievements as an academic, activist and TV personality. On his own website, he describes himself as “one of...

October 2, 2015 5:01 am

Amnesty International Defends Palestinian Who Uses His Children to Provoke Israeli Soldiers

How would you like your children being taught about human rights by a veteran Palestinian activist who has pushed his own children for years to...

June 8, 2015 5:31 pm

No Truth in Advertising: Max Blumenthal’s New Book on Gaza

With his last book Goliath published in fall 2013, Max Blumenthal hoped to popularize the antisemitic comparison between Israel and Nazi Germany. But he and...

March 20, 2015 10:40 am

Guardian Promotes Anti-Israeli Pundit Max Blumenthal to ‘Israel Affairs Specialist’

A recent Guardian article celebrating reports that Tony Blair was about to "step back from his role as a peace envoy for the Middle East" referred to...

September 2, 2014 8:29 pm

Ken Roth’s Twitter War Against Israel

After I recently wrote about Ken Roth's preposterous defense of the tunnels dug by Hamas in order to attack Israeli communities near Gaza, I realized...

August 22, 2014 2:35 pm

Human Rights Watch Official Justifies Hamas’ Use of Terror Tunnels

Tuesday night, just when Hamas got ready to launch rockets at Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion airport, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Ken Roth took...

June 15, 2014 3:57 pm

Anti-Israel Activists Thrilled by Abduction of Israeli Teens

Shaped largely by its co-founder and "Executive Director" Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada (EI) is described on its own website as an award-winning and widely...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...