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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

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...

May 16, 2014 9:47 am

Max Blumenthal Attracts Jew Haters of All Stripes

Max Blumenthal, the proud author of a book that equates Israel with Nazi Germany, keeps complaining that he is being unfairly accused of anti-Semitism. According to...

April 27, 2014 11:30 am

The Palestinians and the Holocaust

In the past few weeks, several reports highlighted the vitriolic backlash that followed a visit by a group of Palestinian students to Auschwitz at the...

February 19, 2014 11:12 am

Free Speech and Antisemitism: Max Blumenthal’s Goliath

When the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) released its 2013 list of the "Top 10 Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs" at the end of December, Max Blumenthal reacted with...

February 6, 2014 1:27 pm

How The New York Times Whitewashed the Anti-Semitism of the BDS Movement

A few days ago, anti-Israel activists noted with considerable satisfaction that several recently published New York Times (NYT) articles seemed to justify the conclusion that the...

December 18, 2013 11:05 am

Democratic Think Tank Spreads Max Blumenthal’s Hateful Lies Against Israel

Since I wrote a few weeks ago about the publication of a vicious anti-Israel screed authored by Max Blumenthal, there have been some noteworthy new developments....

November 15, 2013 10:29 am

David Duke, Other Anti-Semites Praise Max Blumenthal’s ‘I Hate Israel Handbook’

Coinciding with last weekend's 75th anniversary of the "Kristallnacht" pogrom by the Nazis, several institutions in Berlin, including the Jewish Museum, organized an "International Conference...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Trump Lays Out Agenda for First 100 Days in Office in Gettysburg Speech

Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of...


Israel Security Agency: Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Doubled in September

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem doubled last month compared to August, according to Israel’s security agency, the Shin Bet. There were 26 attacks in the capital in September, compared to 13 in...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...